We(C&G) like to consider ourselves a curious pair, always reading, researching and discussing in search of new knowledge; especially when it comes to topics related to culture, food and the environment. We are thankful for the friends who know our passions and send us recommendations of documentaries and good reads that they know will fill our minds and hearts.
This past week two videos have helped to kick start a higher level of consciousness about our own actions and their effects on not just our bodies but also the environment around us and we thought we would share.
He puts it quite simply with 3 easy rules “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” He explores each of these aspects by looking at our history with food and travels to different parts of the world to see how indigenous tribes and life long vegetarians food choices have impacted their health. The documentary findings are not easy to ignore and we found ourselves delving deeper into our own food choices.
We found ourselves appreciating her honesty and once again the simplicity behind her actions and choices.
Avoiding plastic waste, shopping consciously (which after taking a trip to the grocery store made us realize the organic/natural choice without plastic can be hard to come by) Her actions are creating a movement and have moved us to look at our waste a little closer, and think twice next time we buy something.
These two video crossed our path for a reason and we are happy to begin the year with these positive lifestyle advocates sharing their advice. Our hope to to continue to increase our self sufficiency in matters of growing our own food but also expand that to making many of our products from scratch. Not to promise ourselves we will be perfect but to know we can do better and continue to try. In the words of Lauren Singer we hope to further align our values with our lifestyle.
E.C. Brown is a wetland conservation area located in Wainfleet, Ontario on the boarder of Pelham and Welland along the Welland River. Previously used as agricultural land it has since been transformed into a park where over 60 species call home. This is a park that we frequent; enjoying as each season transitions and brings new life and impressive scenery.
The park is frequented by bikers, dog walkers and snow shoers during the winter, there is also a boat launch which many use during the summer and a lovely shaded picnic area. Across the way is the Niagara Airport where parachuters and planes and be seen overhead.
Here are a few photos from our visits over the summer.