Chartreuse Ova

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Friday, July 27, 2007

Friday Five: Floods and Droughts

Thanks to Sally and the RevGalsBlogPals!

1. Have you experienced living through an extreme weather event- what was it and how did you cope?

Not really. I was leaving Puerto Rico and made it out on the last flight before Hurricane Hugo hit in 1989. Experienced a few major, but not extreme weather events.

2. How important is it that we wake up to issues such as global warming?

Extremely. I believe that many of the world's environmental, poverty, health, social & family issues are intertwined. Many of the things that we could do to decrease global warming would impact the others. Even if someone could prove to me that global warming is nonexistent, I think we still need to make many of the same changes in our lifestyles, individually, corporately, nationally, and internationally. This would make the world, our communities, our families, and us as individuals stronger. I doubt I'll ever become "No Impact Chartreuseova", but I'm quickly becoming a fan of No Impact Man.

3. The Christian message needs to include stewardship of the earths resources agree/ disagree?

I think stewardship is of critical importance. Too many times I think we, Christians, just equate stewardship with giving money to the church. God cares about creation. That's us and the earth and all its resources. When we disregard/plunder the gifts of creation, we disregard & dishonor the Giver.

And because it is summer- on a brighter note....

4. What is your favourite season and why?
Summer. [ Chanting C-S-A, C-S-A,...] I love the fresh organic veggies we get each week from the local Community Supported Agriculture farm of which we are members. I like hot weather too, although this year I've been spending more time in the air conditioning.

5. Describe your perfect vacation weather....
Perfect summer days of cool mornings to enjoy the outdoors, hot afternoons to lounge in a pool or escape to a cool place to read or maybe just take a nap, an evening thunderstorm to clear the air.


Blogger swandive said...

love the CSA chant - so so so awesome.

9:26 AM  
Blogger Mrs. M said...

Hurrah for CSAs!! We don't belong to one, but we do support the local farms.

9:33 AM  
Blogger karlassi said...

and...also love the link to no impact man...thanks for a great play and I love your blog. when I have a few more minutes I am going to read more....

9:56 AM  
Blogger Sally said...

well played- and thanks for the link to no-impact-man :-)

10:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Would you count lightning as a weather event?

11:43 AM  
Blogger chartreuseova said...

Yes, now that I think about it, yes I would :-)...feeling like the house was exploding around me was definitely extreme. And finding out that almost everything electrical in the house including the "industrial strength" computer surge protector was blown out was extreme too.

12:11 PM  
Blogger zorra said...

Yea CSA!!! Me too!!!
(and I love figuring out how to cook all this stuff I never thought of buying/eating before)

10:24 PM  
Blogger hipchickmamma said...

lovely play! the csa sounds wonderful!

a big AMEN! to your 3.

your lovely weather day sounds pretty good--i could totally go for that!

6:53 PM  

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