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I'm not a huge fan of fruit leathers, but this turned out super good! And, really, you can't go wrong with blackberries, mint and rum.

Friday, May 25, 2007

Religion, politics and the environment

Bridging the gapHow's that for a light topic on a Friday?

I have to say that I've been extremely impressed by the variety of people joining together in the common cause and concern over the state of the environment.

By this I mean Republicans and Democrats, Christians and Atheists and those usually fractionated groups that tend to never agree on one thing.

I've been contacted by all manner of people all supportive of Low Impact Week and all trying to help make the world a better place by doing what they can to save the environment. I feel honored to be able to offer you whatever measly guidance I can provide.

So, props to all of you willing to do what it takes!

And while we're on it, why not a poll for those of you concerned about the environment? I'm sorry I can't include all permutations, but I'm limited to 7 choices...



For those of you visiting from outside the U.S., feel free to participate. I may get slapped for this over-generalization, but you can vote Democrat if you consider yourself to be liberal and Republican if you consider yourself to be conservative.

If you feel left out and had to choose "None of the Above", feel free to add your comments!

12 comments:

Alina said...

Im socialist and agnostic. One time I took this political ideology test and found that economically Im in the center left, while socially Im left-left. Im afraid the american political system doesnt quite translate into the outside world as you say. Here in Europe the democrats would qualify as center right...

Oldnovice said...

Here in Europe the democrats would qualify as center right...

(chuckle) I agree with that perception and I AM a USAn.

Crunchy Chicken said...

Dang. I suppose I should have left off Republican and Atheist/Agnostic (do any exist out there? -- I guess we'll find out). I could have used the space for the Socialists.

Speaking politics, I bought my husband this great t-shirt, The Communist Party. My kids are always asking why Karl Marx has a lampshade on his head. The shirt, of course, is red.

Chile said...

I'm definitely looking forward to the Low Impact Week. In fact, it spurred me to get my blog up and running (finally) just so that I can write about being a part of it. :)

P~ said...

CC, I was thinking the same thing, are there any atheist Republicans? Of course there are, but I doubt that there's a lot of them. I do appreciate your being open to the idea that a conservative such as myself could possibly entertain any green/low impact ideas. My hope is that I will begin to garner a small readership that I can help to educate in the fact that these are not left or right issues, and that conservative is not synonymous with overzealous consumption and environmental disregard.
I'm Looking forward to next week, I hope to blog on my progress towards preparing for my goals this weekend.
P~

anna banana said...

i'm apolitical and nonreligious. seriously none of the above ;)

Isle Dance said...

Excellent topic! This might best describe me: Politics | 'I Have a Dream'

Village Green said...

Wow! How pleasant to find myself in the majority for once!

Born and raised godless!

Piddler said...

Thank you for including such a variety. The only way the environment is going to be healed is if all kinds of folks band together...

Check out my post from yesterday because I give you and No Impact Man credit for convincing me to give up my dryer.

You are doing good works and making a difference.

cmm said...

I marked "none of the above". While I'm a very liberal christian, I'm VERY apolitical (love that word!!).

Isle Dance said...

Oh, yes. There are plenty Republican's who are Atheist/Agnostic...pinpointing another challenge of stereotyping! :)

tansy said...

green party, pagan, quaker,native american influenced spirituality

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