Growing Out of Climate ChangeMar 16
Growing out of Climate Change
I planted spinach yesterday. Just a few plants. Its not even St. Patrick’s Day yet. The ski season was too short, and I feel like we really did not have much of a winter. The soil is warm enough to get my early starts in–a good month earlier than last year.
As I was digging in the dirt, I started thinking about
climate change. How could I not? I have tan lines and have not gone to the beach. We are making too much CO2. Its really too much of a good thing. Plants need the CO2 for photosynthesis. We need the O2 that they give off. Will we make too much CO2 where the plants will finally drown in too much? I sure hope not. What if each of us committed to plant? And plant A LOT this year. I suspect that we would not make a dent in the CO2 to to offset the amount emitted from coal-fired power plants and cement factories and all the other big emitters. But, if we planted our plants with consciousness that we are doing something, then maybe we have a shift… our own little off-set project. We took responsibility.
And maybe that consciousness and responsibility would spread. To our driving behaviors and our consumption patterns. Then the impact gets bigger. And then with our consciousness we start to pressure our politicians to speak about climate change and even ACT!
Our little plants are the start of a change, a shift. We can grow. We can make change happen.