About

I am a Canadian mother of two young children.   I am writing this blog to raise awareness about climate change and the catastrophic effects it may have on future generations.   I look at the innocent faces of my kids and think – what will I say to them when they ask what I did to change when we still had a chance? 

We are the generation to act.  No other generation has ever held such a responsibility in the history of humankind.  We will determine the future of life here on Earth. 

The primary purpose of this blog is to offer a challenge for those who want to do something positive for the environment but don’t know where to start.  Are you up for it?  Read more about the challenge here.

The secondary goal of this blog is to provide some insight on my journey, as I embark this challenge.

I have been inspired by three people along the way.  Firstly, Al Gore with his very important film, “Inconvenient Truth”.  I watched it a few years ago and it really opened my eyes as to what was going on with our planet.  Secondly, Tim Flannery with his equally important book “Now or Never”.  This book had a profound impact on me, and I realized I had to act.  Recycling and using tote bags was just not going to cut it anymore for my contribution.  I wanted to raise awareness in my community, inspire social change, and ultimately, be part of the movement for environmental political change.  Thirdly, Gandhi with his quote that “you must be the change you want to see in the world”.  This is the idea that if I change, perhaps others with be inspired and follow.  So here we are.

It is my profound hope that we leave this spaceship Earth a better place than what we found it.

5 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi there,

    I’ve just come across One Earth to Live and I was impressed by your passionate advocacy for environmental and social issues.

    I was wondering if you would consider including an article about car donation in your blog? As one of the greenest and quickest ways of disposing of scrap vehicles and a great fundraising tool for a range of charities, it provides a means for people to get rid of cars responsibly.

    I’m emailing from a UK company called Giveacar (http://wwww.giveacar.co.uk), a not-for-profit organisation which organises the collection and recycling of unwanted cars, with the proceeds of each vehicle going to charity.

    We have imported the idea of car donation from the US to the UK.

    We work with over 250 charities and have raised over £200,000 in the past year through car donation, and work with scrapyards and salvage operators to ensure cars are sold for their maximum value – thus providing the maximum donation to charity.
    It would be great if you could feature us on your site, be it through a link, an article or a guest blog.

    We are an environmentally friendly operation, recommended by Keep Britain Tidy and recently covered by the Ecologist:
    http://www.theecologist.org/green_green_living/out_and_about/687787/recycle_your_car_dont_scrap_it.html
    We want to make sure that as many people as possible are aware of the environmental benefits of car donation, and would really appreciate your help!

    If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

    Kind regards,

    Daniel Frank

  2. Hi Fellow Canadian Mommy:

    I am contacting you on behalf of my eco-friendly, vegan/cruelty-free, Organic Salon Systems. We are sponsoring a carbon emission reducing initiative called Blog-A-Tree. We decided to start this campaign in celebration of our new revolutionary green hair products’ packaging that grows a tree! We figure if shampoo bottles can grow trees, we as a company should too!

    Blog-A-Tree is seeking to plant a tree for each blogger, company, or website that composes (or posts a unique copy we provide) about the campaign, or product. The participants will receive a Blog-A-Tree badge that authenticates their help in our cause. The website/blog with the most creative informative content will be automatically eligible to win our prize, which is having their URL/Domain name mentioned in a full page ad in the eco-conscious New York Times.

    Because One Earth to Live is such a wonderfully influentially green site, we thought we would seek help in promoting this campaign. Personally, I am college student interning with this eco-friendly company looking to make a difference.

    Is this something you would be interested in? Much more information, media kits, etc. are available upon request.

    Through green colored glasses,

    Ashley

    Follow Blog-A-Tree Campaign on Twitter!
    http://twitter.com/#!/BlogATree

  3. Dear Sherry

    I think you blog is fantastic, very inspiring and loaded with great information. I really like the way you have incorporated the survey’s and challenges which I think engage readers well.

    I am currently conducting research into blogs that focus on sustainable
    living as part of my Masters at the University of New England, Australia.

    We are looking for people to who read these blogs to participate in a
    short online survey
    (5 minutes), link below
    http://uneprofessions.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_1MOWwlgbGJlIyJS

    If you could help that would be greatly appreciated.

    Regards,
    Larissa Shashkof
    Student Researcher, Master of Environmental Systems, Markets and Climate
    Change
    University of New England
    Email: lshashko@une.edu.au

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