Sierra Club – There are more than 20,000 Virginia residents who belong to this environmentally concerned group.

When I moved here in 1992 they used to regularly have meetings here. The first time I joined the local group they had an educational session about herbs given by a medical doctor at the public library. For years there was petitioning, picketing, and meeting government officials to stop the plan to use some Mattaponi land for a peninsula reservoir. Result: Mattaponi kept the land. The Club did the same to stop a coal power plant from being built in Surry. Result: There is nothing in Surry to spew out mercury etcetera into my neighborhood.

My last Club newspaper lists 11 chapters. They are organizing (now virtually) to stop fracking plans in a bunch of areas across the state. For fun they have hiking and camping trips, watch films, and eat together.

Examples of newer topics:

“Pass on plastics” with a sewing demonstration of making reusable bags from nylon net. They are durable, strong, washable, and colorful.bags for groceries. The Rappahannock group got a state grant to make the bags.

There is still some concern about Dominion Power rolling out Smart Meters. The Club has helped educate against them so that customers have let state officials know they don’t want them. Smart Meters radiate a lot of harmful EMFs.

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Shiva continues

Dr Vendana Shiva owns a biodiverse farm in the state of Uttarakhand, India.  They have many kinds of seeds of olden times.  There was so much more nutritious variety of food to eat before big business started to change it.  Her farm is a center for organic farming and much more.  Working there (which attracts students from around the world) may earn one some college credit.  Rights of organic farmers and how to keep such a farm despite the the lure of quicker money from big food corporations are other topics.

Uttarakhand is one of 11 states in India now outlawing these big corporations to come in with a genetically modified idea.

Her farm, Navdanya, also hosts some guests.  I did actually stay there.  It’ s very nice if you like rustic!  This state draws visitors for its natural beauty, yoga and Ayurvedic classes, and religious significance.

See also “Wild” entry about food.

Quite successful and growing. Nice place to stay
If you like rustic! Opportunities to get college credit for working there with others from around the world. Uttarakhand has much natural and also religious beauty.

See also “Wild” entry.

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Not the god of India.  Dr Vandana Shiva is a worldwide activist and
speaker promoting healthy food.  She spoke at the William and Mary Earth Day some years ago.   She openly criticizes the big corporation begining with the letter “M” now bought by another with the letter “B”.  For that activity she has gotten death threats!

The same company is responsible for glyphosate in tampons and foods!  We all need to wake up!

In the area of Virginia near West Virginia and in West Virginia I have seen family farm names with the logo of the “C” corporation (which I knew was a subsidiary of the gigantic “M” corporation).

See associated entry, “Shiva continues”.

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Earth Day 2020

For the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, Wednesday April 22, it will need to be virtual. ECOWATCH online will show the famous picture of our planet from space (1970) for 24 hours on the 22nd. They have suggestions for at-home activities: doing a plastic audit at home, working with arts and crafts ( which I see kids doing outside), try out a new recipe, begin using one of the books I’ve mentioned throughout my blog to make some lifestyle change(s).

This year’s theme is “climate change”. As near as Charles City County some 7,000 residents are organizing to oppose the plan for a natural gas plant on a site of more than 200 acres. They plan to do fracking, releasing many horrible chemicals into the air and water. They plan to use some of James City County’s water.

I will miss participating in personal interactions at some Earth Day event.


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Energy healing

Faraway some read an article in the newspaper in the N Y Daily News of July 18, 2014 about energy healing. You can easily read it online now.

It requires some focus and quiet time and getting in touch with yourself to take a class in some form energy healing. This culture, however, seems to favor more, faster, and with lots of talking. For those of us who take the time, or maybe try something else since we aren’t able to move that well or have some other symptom we’ve been told to “live with”, we’ve discovered something Quite Nice.

During this slower, quieter time, hopefully more people will begin to look at the energy healing modalities, as listed in the Encyclopedia of Energy Medicine. Those of us whose consciousness is already there are doing and receiving the energy. It’s already been possible with social distancing and we’re now fiddling around with the technology like zoom/Skype to talk about experiences boosting the immune system. But understand we are not doing instead of the other precaution directions of the CDC and our local medical folks.

See also entry, “Biofield Basics”.

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Green living

Living with a Green Heart “ is a great primer book for buying healthier products, like NVOC (non-volatile organic) paints for the house, a shower head with a filter to protect against chlorine, or a healthier service, like a mercury-free dentist.

Green living helps our immune system cope better with all organisms which come along that can cause us to feel sick before and after COVID-19.

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Healing with intention

Dr Emoto wrote a NY TIMES bestseller, The Hidden Messages in Water. He used Magnetic Resonance Imaging and a high-powered microscope to show pictures of water molecules before and after directing a person’s heart energy with intention and focus to make noticeable changes. Some of his pictures are online. This is not trick photography.

Our body’s content is mostly water. We can all easily change our water for ourselves and others this way to promote our health. Now we can drink this water in addition to taking all the other precautions against COVID-19.

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