In the Gaia Girls
books, Gaia often says, “Be brave.”
Julia Butterfly Hill
is the bravest woman I know. She tells it like it is. I think it is interesting how listening to this level of truth-telling makes even a greenie like me squirm. One-by-one, we will need to move away from our disposablility consciousness. Can you pick ONE THING you currently throw “away,” and make a new choice? I dare you. Pick ONE thing in your life that you currently throw “away,” and choose differently.
After all, how can we tackle the BIG problems if we are not even willing to tackle a little thing like using a paper cup?
This is a link to a video of Julia talking about Disposability Consciousness: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72Z2wmgLiTc&feature=player_embedded
Lee Welles is the author of Gaia Girls: Enter the Earth, and Gaia Girls: Way of Water. Both are available in our bookstore.
I am the author of the award-winning Gaia Girls book series. I live in Corning, NY with my third-grade teacher hubby, two dogs (one young and wild, one old and patient) and an orange cat who thinks he is king of the whole pride. I am elected City Councilman here because I believe in putting your money where your mouth is and I drive VW Beetle that runs on waste veggie-oil.
Writing a fictional sereis about girl-eco heroes is extremely fun and I have discovered the profession of writing suits my nature. Half the time I'm squired away from the world and lost in my own daydreams and the other half I get to go into schools, libraries and other interesting venues to talk about my work and, more importantly, about Gaia.