Today the world wide protests against the atrocity that Monsanto is, took place. This was the second march Maui has hosted in the past two months, and again, I am left feeling so privileged and lucky to be able to participate in such an amazing gathering. I love that more and more of Maui's people are becoming aware, inspired and taking pro active action to give voice to their wants. It has been truly such a positive experience for all diverse pockets of our community to come together and move!
Kalani and I have decided that the message we are living and speaking from is simply 'Vote With Your Money'. Both of us truly believe that an effective way to get our point across and make our lil contribution is to put our money where our mouth is. For us, that is any food sourced locally, either from our yard or garden, our farmers market, or anyone else in our local community. We are hoping to bring awareness, for once to the concept of living inside ones actual means. By doing so we are hoping to rid ourselves and the world of GMO's, plastic and packaging and reduce our carbon footprint as a whole, while stimulating our islands local economy.
For the most part, we have stopped eating out, unless we know where the restaurants food is sourced from, stopped shopping at Costco, and the majority of any other stores. Although over the past year and a half we have been refining our daily diet, our personal experiment has been going full force now for about three weeks and with each day we are learning how to live without our societies ingrained habit of immediate gratification. Although this may seem extreme to some, I do not think I could be happier. Looking down at a meal that has come entirely from our garden, or knowing that a part of a meal came from a friend, gives me the biggest smile! We are re-defining 'The Finer Things in Life'. It is an awareness that once found, continues to expand in amazing ways. Our sacrifices are small compared to the bigger picture and collective that expands past our individual desires.
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