Letter from Publisher: Conscious Consumption
Sep 28, 2012 04:45PM
By Nancy Caniff
photo by Yelena Yahontova
Welcome all to October 2012, the many wonders of fall in central Indiana, and Natural Awakenings.
As the keeper of the earth’s environment and your own personal environment, you choose through your daily actions how you will affect our natural resources and those whom you encounter. Your power to enact positive change is unlimited. Take a minute and let those words absorb into your conscience.
Now I would ask you to think for a moment about your daily routine: Are you conserving or wasting? When you wake in the morning and proceed through the day, do you turn on only the lights you need or, by habit, do you turn on every light? Can you perform your routine without using any power? Have you ever tried?
Thinking about your water consumption, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reports a 5-minute shower uses as much as 25 gallons of water. Most bathroom faucets flow at a rate of two gallons per minute. I’m sometimes referred to as the water police in my home where each shower is controlled using an egg timer! I do just fine with shutting off the water in between the wash and the rinse cycles. Surprisingly, the average person uses 100 gallons of water each day or enough to fill 1,600 drinking glasses, according to the EPA. This is one instance where I insist on being anything but average.
Traders Point Creamery had a vision about how they would positively impact the local area and this month they have shared some wonderful stories about the creation of the barns located on the farm. Best of all they have been created from recycled uses! Check it out on page 16.
We have many more amazing articles this month and slated for the remainder of the year! We are especially looking forward to unveiling our first annual Natural Directory in January 2013. This will be your go to guide for all Indiana providers offering something in the holistic, natural or healthy living industry.
I get chills when those calls come in from friends and neighbors excitedly spilling details and stories about the mecca of heart-centered individuals that are rapidly growing and changing the face of Indianapolis, and I’m so proud to be part of that movement. We are aligning with a greater good and molding new lives from shared and impassioned energy. This is it – this is us – using our power to enact positive change. I say Yes! to that. Can you feel it?