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"Every child should have mud pies, grasshoppers, waterbugs, tadpoles, frogs & turtles, elderberries, wild strawberries, acorns, hickory nuts, trees to climb, animals to pet, hayfields, pine cones, rocks to roll, sand, snakes, huckleberries and hornets – and any child who has been deprived of these has been deprived of the best part of his education." -Luther Burbank 1849 - 1926
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Green Living in Southern California

Winter rain is a lifesaver for Southern California. Our desert and coastal ecosystems are dry about nine months of the year – and many people don’t realize this natural fact. Getting to know your local ecosystem is the heart of being green and sustainable.

That’s our life support system we’re protecting! It’s our air. Our water. Our life support system.

It’s hard to remember Southern California is an ecosystem as we cruise the expressways in our tightly insulated vehicles – and it’s just as difficult to comprehend how much those comfortable vehicles are polluting the air just a couple feet from our fingertips. The collision of modern convenience with nature’s system is taking its toll on the air we breathe and the water we drink, as well as much of the food we eat.

It's important to explore how we can live in closer harmony with nature’s systems as we go about living thoroughly modern lives – and sharpening our choices to be responsible for our actions.

My mother used to tell her little ones, as yours probably did – to “clean up after yourself!” That’s part of our job as members of a more expansive home. Larger community. More decisions! And that’s a new way of thinking because we’ve been lulled into believing during decades of abundance that there are no bounds to our resources and possibilities. Global climate change is bringing reality into focus. The globe’s very thin, life-supporting surface has limited resources and our individual choices and behaviors make a difference.