May’s theme is PRESERVE
The beauty in our world deserves to be cherished, sustained and rediscovered. We share this life, and every day we have the opportunity to act as thoughtful participants in it.
What do we care about? What do we take for granted? Would we miss it if it disappeared?
Preservation begins with asking deep questions and turning our attention to the environment around us.
Marine biologist and explorer Sylvia Earle wrote in her book, The World is Blue, “Should we race to see how quickly we can consume the last tuna, swordfish, and grouper? Or race to see what can be done to protect what remains? For now, there is still a choice.”
Our daily habits are a mirror reflecting back what we truly care about. Our actions are key to protecting the wellbeing of our communities, cities, and planet.
Pause for a moment to notice what is being neglected and take an audit. We can break out of patterns, simplify our lives, and focus on the things that will last a long time.
Together, we can chart a brighter path into the future.
Our Charleston chapter chose this month’s exploration of Preserve and Chris Nickels illustrated the theme.
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Rayshauna Gray channels her creativity and love of history into her work with Tufts University’s Center for the Study of Race & Democracy, Harvard’s History Design Studio, and the Cambridge Historical Society. After spending years creating content for Boston’s Museum of African American History and advancing legislation with the National Organization for Women in Massachusetts, she’s currently finishing her first book, Roseland (Belt Publishing, 2020). Roseland narrates the last two hundred years of the nation’s history through the stories of seven generations of women in Gray’s maternal line. Gray is from the south side of Chicago, and presently resides in Cambridge, MA.
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