Posted by: Noni | August 1, 2011

Taking it to the Next Level – Critical Measures for Critical Times

A little over a month ago (June 20th, 2001) a report was released on the state of our oceans.  People who read the report and were horrified at the contents. None of it was much of a surprise to me since I’ve been monitoring the health of the planet for years now.

Click for interactive presentation on the Earth SystemBottom-line, if the ocean dies so do we.  DEAD. Extinct. Man can not survive without food, water or oxygen.  All three rely on healthy oceans.  Our oceans are sick. Terminally sick.

I had decided earlier this year to make a concentrated effort to limit my impact on the environment and to promote sustainable lifestyle choices within my business and personal network.  While it’s fashionable to be “Green” it’s not always popular. Apparently I’ve alienated family and friends who feel guilty when they compare their habits and buying patterns.

It can be a lonely job saving the world but I’m determined to stay my course. I was happy to discover some folks down in Kansas who are even nuttier about preserving our planet than I am. It’s people like this who inspire me to keep going. changing lifestyles to save the world. 

Who are we…..

We are the urban experiment…

We are the seed that died and went into the ground.  We are about 20 families who have purposefully uprooted from out of our comfortable suburban homes and moved into one of the worst neighborhoods in Kansas City.  We each bought homes within a 5 block radius of each other and we put down our stake for the sake of the youth and the poor. What is going to happen to us … who knows, but this is certainly not a novelty idea, and please don’t try it yourselves without thinking it through.  We are a band of pioneers.  We don’t claim this is even a good idea…. it is our lives.  We are cultivating the life of the inner-city. The Police helicopter is our favorite bird.  Neighborhood meetings are our drama.  Dropping crime stats are our touchdown cheer.  Just to see people walking their dogs around the block again is a sign of good things to come.  Stay tuned, lots of adventure to come….and please Join Us Here

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