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Sherry Wright

A transplant from Maryland in 1998, I have found California to be a great place for the current chapter of my life. As someone with various and numerous interests, the opportunities here have been abundant. And with each opportunity has come responsibility always to do what is right — for the job, other person(s) involved, self, and planet. As a child, I thought nothing of helping Mom tear up our old clothes that could no longer be mended, and braid it into rugs. Nor did I think that making/wearing clothes from feedbag was unusual. We spent weekends from spring to fall helping in our grandmother’s “garden.” As a young teen, I realized that a “garden” didn’t require a tractor — which we needed. Of course, we ate well all year. What else could we ask for? As a mom, I found that everyday life provided opportunities to model behaviors that taught respect and stewardship of the environment . . . and let me tell you, it has paid off! Our older son and his partner raise their own veggies and fruit, fertilized by their own compost; and they collect eggs from their own chickens. Our younger son founded a non-profit called 4WallsInternational, committed to rescuing Mother Earth. By using discarded tires, cans and bottles as building blocks for sustainable off-the-grid homes for the poorest of the poor in Mexico, he hopes to clean up the Tijuana River and its estuaries. I now edit for Green-mom, which is great because I get information already researched by our writers. And I take it to heart. I thought I was “green” before, but the information in the articles has had its impact, believe me! There’s always something more to learn, like soap nuts for laundry. The articles provide real, down-to-earth help. I feel that my current profession is a natural progression of sorts. I recommend reading Shel Silverstein’s The Giving Tree for an even better understanding of where I’m coming from. Oops! That’s the English teacher in me coming out!

The Gift of Giving

By Sherry Wright How do you celebrate Christmas? With decorations? a tree? a party? presents? special foods? We do, too. But when our children were young, we wanted to teach them a bit more about what the season means, so we started our own Christmas tradition, the gift of giving. …

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The Gift of Time: Extending the Holiday

By Sherry Wright We know the scene: piles of packages, a feeding frenzy opening them, exclamations of ooh! and aah!, expressions of thank you, and hugs and kisses, and excitement!!! Then it stops. My husband and I asked ourselves if this was really what we wanted, a nano-second of the …

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