Category Earthcare

Forest Is…

Forest: a bunch of trees. A product. A profit source for shareholders. A place where something useful might be built. Forest: a living community of interconnected lifeforms, above and below ground, that breathes oxygen, captures and stores CO2, communicates across…

Let There (NOT) Be Light

Yo, Fragments regulars or those much  more numerous who, according to my site statistics,  came here round-about from the oddest search results you can imagine (those details for another time)… I will be, at least for while, posting primarily on…

Nature Deficit Disaster: Vanishing Species

There was a time when we could pretend to not know it was short-sighted to let tongueless buffalo carcasses rot by the millions. Or shoot passenger pigeons for sport. Or wipe out all top predators because we had the notion the world…

Ill Winds of Change

The wind is not my friend, and, yet it is. While I loathe its bite on bare hands and the angry howl of it overhead, I often consider the powerful metaphor it offers as I feel it and hear it…

My CO2 Melts 50 Meters of Arctic Ice

One of the most useful and fairly recent ways to understand the impact of human commerce and lifestyles on the biological and material resources and processes of the planet is to express that use in terms of a carbon or…

On Beholding

It’s a lovely word: beholding. It expresses seeing beyond the mere perception of light and color, comprehending the deeper realities of the thing seen. It obliges the beholder to a deeper level of discernment than the casual onlooker. It is…

Out of Sight: the Semi-Immortality of Household Waste

You probably have one in your bedroom–a simple digital clock with big illuminated numerals you can read across the room. It consists of some simple mechanical and electrical components, and a box of molded plastic. Big deal. Ours is an…

Humankind: a Course Correction is Possible

The last movie of the SustainFloyd spring film series will come from  Naomi Klein’s book “This Changes Everything.” Doors open at the Floyd Country Store at 6:00 on May 11 for the potluck (bring your own plates and utensils please) and the…

What Goes Around

Two years ago mankind rushed full throttle towards a bridge abutment. And not much has gotten better, but some surely must have. Click the link below for the Fragments post on Earth Day 2014. Earth Day: We Couldn’t Stay Here…

Waste Not: Food Stewardship

Top headline here that I don’t want you to miss is that THIS WEEK–on Wednesday March 2, SustainFloyd will be presenting the first in our Spring movie season. Both the first and the second movies this year are about our…

The Family Farm: This Week’s Final Film

The trailer here points the way for more of what you’ll see–and afterwards, discuss at the Floyd Country Store, perhaps after sharing a pot-luck dinner staring at 6:30. Highly recommended. Take a look at this month’s SustainFloyd Newsletter, or skip straight…

The Weather Outside is Frightful

Not. Usually by this time we’ve had a skiff of snow or two; the upper pass is off limits because of the infamous Blue IceDome of Death; and I’ve gotten a few dozen images from frozen formations on the creek.…

Twixt Earth and Sky

This is one of my hugging trees. I confess that I often hope when touching or wrapping my arms around a favorite tree, up around the bend, out of sight of the road, back along the banks of Nameless Creek, that…