Eco Living Weekly celebrates our collective efforts to live more harmoniously on Mother Earth, and walks hand-in-hand each week with @ecotrain's other curation, Eco Village News. It's a "best of" from posts on the steem blockchain this past week which have used the #ecotrain tag.
What kind of content will get you curated here? Practical, thoughtful, creative and personal posts about literally Making the World a Better Place. From recycling, art, natural health and organic-permaculture to eco-travel, creating change, spirituality, art-poetry-music, natural food preparation and growing-storing-preserving your food and natural medicine. Please attribute quoted material and images which aren't your own, and be thoughtful. You need to use the #ecotrain tag to be considered for an upvote. And please make at least part of your post in the English language - we MANUALLY curate so we need to be able to understand the gist of your post.
We DON'T require you to delegate to @ecotrain, but we'd ask you to please consider it. You can take it back at any time, no questions or stress. Delegation is nothing more than a LOAN of your SP so we can give YOU juicier upvotes. It's a no brainer, really. We also don't REQUIRE you to upvote or support others (all too school-marmy for us!) but, again, we'd ask you to simply give to others what you' like to receive, which is a generous upvote and a thoughtful comment.
MUCH APPRECIATION for the wonderful posts this week.
Please: read, upvote, comment, resteem the posts we've selected for you. And start writing YOUR next @ecotrain post.
Winter, pruning the dormant fruit and nut trees, looking back over the last decade of clearing and planting whilst shaping an independent, abundant future... @thebigsweed has it all going on in this lovely post, including showing us the beautiful furniture he has made using the walnut timbers harvested in the pruning of years past. The eco-living cycle is so beautiful when it is mindfully enjoyed.
The traditional Christmas 'green' takes on a new meaning, and provides another opportunity, for the greening of West Africa. @thegreens continue to spread the tree-planting work with a big push at Christmas, while people are thinking about green trees. Nice work!
Eco Living demands long range thinking, planning and actions that don't see immediate fruit. @nateonsteemit is starting to see improvements in his land and his food forest after starting his swales last year. He's still on the job and looking long-term (maybe 7 years?) for great results. Family, worship, Sundays, soil and a project? Makes for a beautiful deep Autumn eco-living day.
Upcycling is an important part of eco-living, and it's always a pleasure to see how others do it. @papa-pepper puts his industrial-level handyperson skills to great use and makes some useful new shelving. Nice creative inspiration!
Understanding not just how to read a food label, but appreciating the provenance of those ingredients is super important if you are buying food in our world today. @senorcoconut dives deep into the sham that is the modern "food industry" and shines a little light on the subject. Making good eco-living choices requires us to continually self-educate and be informed.
Eco Living isn't only about gardens, preserving and earthbuilding. It's also about being equipped to walk through the greenwashing maze in things like financial investments, and to be able to make informed choices. Really appreciating @vlemon consistently informing us about changes in the macro world 'out there' and helping to shine a light into what are some dark and murky areas for many of us.
With half of humanity menstruating for roughly half their lifespan, menstrual cups are a HUGE issue in reducing paper and chemical waste, and improving natural health. @plantstoplanks braves an important topic that NEEDS regular discussion. If you're not a woman and have daughters, wives or lovers, this one is especially important for you! This is NOT only a women's issue! This is an eco-living must read.
The permaculture principle of diversity is a huge part of the ethos of eco-living. @trucklife-family shares what that means for her, and how it shapes the eco-living choices she makes.
Whether you personally celebrate Christmas or not, conscious gift giving should always be a consideration. Sharing from our abundance without depleting or destroying the world matters. @rawadventuress gives us 10 suggestions for conscious gift giving, and her post makes a great thought-starter at a time of year when the material world seems to be thriving on red koolaid.
Ecotrain's Question of the Week this week is another biggie: ecoTrain QOTW - Are 'eco-warriors' hypocrites for flying? JOIN IN!
ANYONE can contribute by posting an answer! Simply post your response by December 18th, use the #ecotrain tag and be sure to post your post's URL in the comments of the launch post. That's it! Too easy. We look forward to some wonderful input around a tough question.