Oh hi. Allow me to introduce myself; I'm Mindful Echo and I'm thrilled to be joining the Green Phone Booth as a regular poster.
Though I'm currently a resident of Halifax, Nova Scotia, and thus will be blogging from that perspective, I've hopped around three provinces in my twenty "something" years and lived in cities big and small - sometimes surrounded by like-minded people, and other times....not so much.
I'm still working on my identity, which continues to evolve with each new endeavour and the influences of the individuals I meet, but in an effort to provide a worthwhile introduction to you, Green Phone Booth readers, I'd say I fall somewhere amongst the feminist-environmentalists. While I'm not nearly an expert on living Green and still have tonnes to learn about eco-friendly decisions, I care deeply about our planet and strive to live gently upon it.
I subscribe to the belief that if you want to be a feminist, you are one. I would like to declare that the same can be said about environmentalists. If you want to make mindful decisions regarding what you consume, produce, purchase, and promote, then you're on the right track. Regardless of what the title may be, if you're making the *effort* to be eco-friendly, green, conscientious, low-emission, low-impact, carbon footprint-less, or an environmentalist, then that's what counts. It doesn't have to be all-or-nothing - though kudos to those who are!
Speaking of titles, I'm the Mindful Echo because it reflects my state of being and actions. I spend a lot of time (perhaps too much) inside my head. Thinking and re-thinking decisions and their impacts. How can I live a life in balance with nature without it becoming an all-consuming life focus? I strive to be mindful of the environment; of what it provides me, and how I can respect and repay its contributions to my life.
You can look forward to me elaborating on some of these issues in future posts. I'll also be providing my perspectives on Canadian and local issues and how I work to live Green at a household level with my partner, two cats and a dog, including travel, crafting, and locally-sourced delicious food.
When I'm not posting here, you can read my other thoughts at www.halitrax.com or follow me on Twitter @echoesofmymind
Thank you for having me as a part of this community!