Tom & I are just finishing off our time here at Eastern Mennonite University. We have enjoyed sharing with the students about how live on purpose in our consumer driven world.
I have particularly been impressed with some of the green initiatives on the campus here. Their campus garden provides greens squash and grapes for the school cafeteria. A student led initiative has resulted in the cafeteria going trayless which has saved a stunning 300,000 gallons of hot water as well as quantities of soap and hours of staff time. It also cuts down on waste as students think more about the food they put on their plates rather than mindlessly filling up their trays.
These initiatives show me how easy it is for all of us to make a difference in our world in areas of earthkeeping and justice. And if you arn’t convinced of that look at this interview between Julie Clawson, author of Everyday Justice and Spencer Burke