We are now home in Washington after an incredible 18 days on the road. So many times we were just amazed that, due to the support we received, we were able to travel across our country to talk to so many people about something that is so important to us all.
We are both so passionate about the connection we all have to the earth, and Branching Together allowed us to bring others to that realization. Regardless of someone’s political stance, dwelling place, economic background, etc., the environment is something we all rely on. It is time that people start investing their thoughts and actions in the earth.
Branching Together was an incredible opportunity to talk to people about this exact necessity. We both felt that we had to do something about what we see every day; which is people living without any concern or regard for the environment that surrounds them. On this trip, so many people agreed that this is the case for many people.
The people who visited our display seemed excited and ready to continue that ripple of sustainability in their lives and the lives of their friends, loved ones, and community members. These people took time to really think about what vow of change they wanted to write on their leaf. That exact thoughtfulness is how we must live each day.
The population will continue to grow, as well as globalization and consumption. We have to keep up with this growth and match it with an increase in compassion for the earth and for others. We can’t wake up one day and change the government or corporations that same day. What we can do is make different choices about what we buy, where we work, and how we speak to one another. When enough of us wake up to injustices and waste, then large scale change is possible.
Thank you so much for following along on our journey of Branching Together. We are so excited to continue this project in different capacities to continue working toward a more sustainable population.
Cheyenne and Susie