Monday, December 17, 2012

My Holiday Wish List

The tagline of The Green Phone Booth is Where Ordinary People Become Eco-Heroes. But today, as I sat down to write the first post following the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, I didn't feel like donning my mask. While I believe that the planet needs to be our priority all the time, I'm not feeling very much like the Climate Crusader at the moment. While I live on Canada's West Coast, nowhere near Newtown, Connecticut, like many people I am feeling deep sadness. It doesn't feel like the right time to put on a costume.

This is why, rather than share tips and tricks for going green over the holidays, today I am sharing my holiday wish list with you. Now, more than ever, I feel like I could use a little bit of holiday magic. I'm choosing to believe that if we all wish hard enough - and then pitch in to do our part - we can make good things happen.

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Holiday Wish List

  1. I wish that everybody would take a moment to sign the Sandy Hook Elementary School National Sympathy Card. It only takes a minute to add your voice and express your sympathies to those impacted by this senseless and unthinkable tragedy.
  2. I wish for tragedies such as this one to cease, so that all families can spend the holidays together, and so that no parents need to lose their children too soon.
  3. I wish peace for those who are suffering, whether because of what happened in Newtown, Connecticut, or for any other reason. The world can always use more peace.
  4. I wish for more time spent with those who matter most to me, and I wish the same for everyone else, too.
  5. I wish for more time spent in nature, for myself and especially for my children. Spending time outdoors helps connect us to this planet we call home, and gets us away from the hectic pace of day-to-day-life.
  6. I wish for meaningful memories, rather than stuff. I don't know about you, but I already have way more stuff than I need.
  7. I wish for a world where we can all work together for the greater good - people, governments, businesses and other organizations. That's how real change happens.
  8. I wish for fair trade, organic chocolate. Just because I like it.
What do you wish for this holiday season?


Betsy (Eco-novice) said...

I just signed the card. Thank you for letting me know about it.

Erin aka Conscious Shopper said...

Such a great post!


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