In 2012 I decided to combine my musical gifts with my love of art and passion to reach people in a unique way and inspire us all to be better stewards.
I was born south of Cleveland, Ohio, in the small town of Berea, near the Cuyahoga River, which used to catch on fire in the 1960s because it was so polluted. I remember doing art projects in 4th grade on those fires. Between that and growing up in the beautiful Midwest woods, connecting with nature and knowing the names of all the birds and trees, I’ve been deeply inspired to care about our beautiful planet Earth.
My favorite class in college was entitled “Spaceship Earth,” a term coined by Buckminster Fuller in 1952. On the first day of class, we were asked to close our eyes and “imagine we’re on a spaceship, way out in space. We’ve only got so much air, so much water…” I got it right away! That’s us, Earth. We have a limited amount of resources that will not be replaced!
These are the kind of stories I share in “Spaceship Earth” along with art, photography (renowned John Fielder and Karl Snyder), science, and live music! The engaging presentation encourages use of both the left and right parts of the brain, making for an even stronger impact.
Eco-Cycle of Boulder, Colorado (one of the first curbside recycle programs in the USA in 1976) and the Environmental Protection Agency state that over 40% of our greenhouse emissions come from the way products are extracted, produced, transported, and gotten rid of (even recycling takes energy). They also say that striving for zero waste is one of the easiest and quickest ways to fight climate change.
Even if you are skeptical about the science of climate change, if you think about our population being close to 8 billion and growing exponentially, it’s clear we cannot continue living our “disposable lifestyle” and sustain life on our planet.
So please join me and become a Jedi for Spaceship Earth!
YOU ARE A PART OF THE SOLUTION!!! PLEASE VISIT AND LIKE
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The three R’s are Reduce Reuse Recycle in order of importance so Reduce and Reuse are so crucial in today’s “disposable society”!
EVERY TIME YOU BUY SOMETHING, EVERY TIME YOU THROW SOMETHING AWAY, THINK WHERE IS IT COMING FROM AND WHERE IS IT GOING?