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What are some simple tips for conserving water?

lt johnDrink more beer and less water, collect rain water from catch barrels, and if you live in the mountains near a spring you should try to set up some sort of system through that.

John Morefield
Ben Lomond | Motorcycle Mechanic

 

 

 

 

lt ravenYou probably already know this one, but I put a rock inside of my toilet so that when I flush it doesn’t use too much water. We could change the faucets that we use as well, just make them stop at a certain point.

Raven Sherman
Aptos | Bartender

 

 

 

 

lt lindaI save all my graywater into a bucket in the sink when I do my dishes, and water my plants outside because we won’t have any landscape watering this summer.

Linda Schutte
Santa Cruz | Retired

 

 

 

 

lt mary joWe harvest rain water from our gutters. We have a pipe that runs down and we buy 32-gallon trash cans and we fill them up. And we’re getting excited because we think we're gonna get one more fill this Friday.

Mary Jo Marshall
Santa Cruz | Preschool Teacher

 

 

 

lt kimTake fewer showers, water your garden at nighttime as opposed to daytime. Shower with a friend.

Kim Krouskoups
Santa Cruz | Bartender/Waitress

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Heart Me Up

In defense of Valentine’s Day

 

“be(ing) of love (a little) more careful”—e.e. cummings

Wednesday (Feb. 10) is Ash Wednesday, when Lent begins. Friday (Feb. 12) is Lincoln’s 207th birthday. Sunday is Valentine’s Day. On Ash Wednesday, with foreheads marked with a cross of ashes, we hear the words, “From dust thou art and unto dust thou shalt return.” Reminding us that our bodies, made of matter, will remain here on Earth when we are called back. It is our Soul that will take us home again. Lent offers us 40 days and nights of purification in preparation for the Resurrection (Easter) festival (an initiation) and for the Three Spring Festivals (at the time of the full moon)—Aries, Taurus, Gemini. The New Group of World Servers have been preparing since Winter Solstice. The number 40 is significant. The Christ (Pisces World Teacher) was in the desert for 40 days and 40 nights prior to His three-year ministry. The purpose of this desert exile was to prepare his Archangel (light) body to withstand the pressures of the Earth plane (form and matter). We, too, in our intentional purifications and prayers during the 40 days of Lent, prepare ourselves (physical body, emotions, lower mind) to receive and be able to withstand the irradiation of will, love/wisdom and light streaming into the Earth at spring equinox, Easter, and the Three Spiritual Festivals. What is Lent? The Anglo-Saxon word, lencten, comes from an ancient spring festival, agricultural rites marking the transition between winter and summer. The seasons reflect changes in nature (physical world) and humanity responds with social festivals of gratitude and of renewal. There is a purification process, prayerfulness in nature and in humanity in preparation for a great flow of spiritual energies during springtime. Valentine’s Day: Aquarius Sun, Taurus moon. Let us offer gifts of comfort, ease, harmony, beauty and satisfaction. Things chocolate and golden. Venus and Taurus things.

 

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