My 5: Angela Clark, Founder/Master Connector, enrgPATH
Blue Planet Green Living (BPGL) asked Angela Clark two questions we ask all of our interviewees. Clark is the founder of enrgPATH and self-described “Master Connector.” She is currently working to promote the Natural Living Expo, which will be held March 27 and 28 at the Polk County Convention Center in Des Moines, Iowa. — Julia Wasson, Publisher
5 Ways to Save the Planet
BPGL: What are the five most important ways we can save the planet?
CLARK: These are my Top 5 Solutions for Sustainable People and Planet:
Be Grateful. The more grateful I am, the more productive I am. To have daily gratitude takes some practice. It is easy to get caught up in the drama of life and forget to focus on all that I have, but after living both ways, I prefer to nurture the spirit of gratitude. It makes life beautiful.
Be Mindful. Living with the awareness of how connected I am to everyone and everything means observing The Ripple Effect in each of my choices. My pursuit of mindfulness has led me to ask more questions about where my food, clothing, shoes, car and household items come from. I am making more conscientious choices about buying locally and supporting the Iowa economy. I also base my purchasing decisions on how each item’s life cycle impacts the environment.
Be Well. I believe that global sustainability begins with self-care. Once we master the task of essential self-care, I believe it will be a natural extension to also care for other people and the planet. Experience has taught me that taking care of myself first makes me more effective in my attention to everything around me.
Be Still. Once I learned the power of the quiet mind, I became more centered in my daily life. I might have a busy and crazy day, but I have a peace of mind that comes from de-cluttering on a regular basis. Anxiety is not the close friend that it used to be, and people appreciate my grounded presence. Meditation allows for fresh inspiration and valuable self-reflection to occur.
Be in Nature. Immersing myself regularly in nature in all the seasons is refreshing and inspirational. Observing the animals, the plants, the trees, the water, the wind, and the sunlight helps me see the world at large. There is more than just me on this planet!
2 Minutes with the President
BPGL: If you had two minutes with President Obama, what would you say to him?
CLARK: “If you had one day left to live on this planet, where would you spend it and what would you do and who would be along for the day’s journey?”
Founder and Master Connector
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