To be clear, I am in no way suggesting you grab your family each morning for a group hug around the large tree in the front yard. Nor am I suggesting you begin capturing rain water in large pails to bathe. BUT, I am suggesting we all listen a little more clearly to what our children’s generation is shouting out. While on the phone recently, my 20-year-old son Casey, made me consider how valuable and important simply sustainability could be. Guess what, it could not be more simple – living green and sustainable means creating a lifestyle that works with yourself and nature, instead of against it, and does “zero” long-term or irreversible damage to any part of the environment. Living “large & in charge” in old news. Living “smart & simple” is well, SMART!
As a parent that has attempted to teach his children the X’s & O’s of life, it is so gratifying to know that I can learn a few things from them. I could not be more proud that my son is majoring in Sustainable Design & Architecture at the University of Texas. If he one day chooses to live in a sustainable designed tiny house with his family, I will be blessed to have taken a small part in raising such a good and caring human being.
My family tree is clearly starting to bloom 🙂