It is clear that the future of life on Earth is in our hands.
Too long have we as a people and nation treated our Earth as an object to be used and abused.
Through prayer, contemplation, readings, workshops, and everyday life, we have grown in awareness and deep understanding that Earth is not an object but, rather, a sacred subject, worth relating to as a teacher, mentor and healer.
Join with Your Local Community
We are members of various organizations in Westchester County who ban together to protect our common home.
With these organizations, we create solid action steps about educating ourselves and others, advocating for Earth's sake, and even gardening communally (without GMOs). Because we share this land, it only makes sense that we join with our neighbors to act in Earth's best interest.
Interested in getting involved?
Do you know where your water comes from?
(Not the faucet. We mean the true source of your water. If you have a well, do you know where your town or city's water is sourced from?)
Do you know where your food comes from?
(Not the local grocery store. Where is your food grown? Who is growing it? How is it transported?)
What about your neighbors’ water and food?
Just as important:
Do you know your history?
Do you know who was living here before you?
Do you know why they’re not here now?
These are questions that we all do well to answer, especially in times of water crises like those that have affected Flint and the Navajo nation across four states. Find out from where your water is sourced. Find out how to preserve that source not only for the short term, but for generations to come.
Not sure what you can do for Earth? Start with one specific action. We've built houses for bluebirds, planted milkweed for Monarch butterflies, and changed local legislation to allow beekeeping (we now keep two hives of bees).
But, those are all small examples. On a bigger level, we've committed to securing much of our 61-acre land at Mariandale in a conservation easement. This will legally protect it from development in perpetuity so that our neighborhood can maintain its natural beauty for decades to come.
Ready to Commit to Protecting and Preserving Earth?
There are a wealth of options available to you.