This wasn’t just any essay. This was the laying out of an ecological ethic. It wasn’t just about my writing, but about my living too– a deep dive into my own moral responsibility as a participant myself in the cycles of life.
I am a big believer that you gotta walk your talk. This meant that my every choice of a word, every sentence that I settled, echoed an implication for my own life. Of course, I was writing about stuff I have already been living and experimenting with. But with the polishing of paragraphs it became clear that I still had a ways to go.
So the last two months have been a mix of writing about the importance of ecological disclosure… And coming up with my own!
Ani and I have thus undertaken a full biodiversity accounting for our home food forest.
We’ve also undertaken a full accounting of our ecological impacts, in terms of carbon and plastic, over the last year.
I certainly hope this essay inspires some folks to ecological action. As you can see a lot tree went into the process of its revision!