Yes, I try to do my small part in looking after the planet. Drying linens on the line means I don't have to use electricity to power the dryer. Instead, it's what I like to think of as backyard wind power. And oh, but I do love the bonus scent of those sheets that have danced in the breeze on a sunny afternoon!
This year I am hoping for a bigger kind of restoration to begin, one I'm calling Restore the Peace.
I'm imagining crews of workers employed at what's still called 'Site C' -- only they're not building a mega-dam -- they've abandoned that folly and are working to restore the land as well as the currently-diverted Peace River.
They're planting trees to replace those that were removed and while they wait for those trees to grow, they've established a 'forest' of wind turbines.
If this sounds like a dream, yes it is. But it's a dream I believe we need to make come true.
While many of us believe that every day should be Earth Day, the official one is coming soon, so yes, I'm embarking on a countdown and hoping you'll join: Ten, nine, eight, seven...