Clearly, Donna Marie Dominica Marcantonio is not a simple name, yet my aim is towards simplicity.
After watching the film “No Impact Man” with a group of folks at its Transition Sarasota showing, I took on the challenge of participating in “No Impact Week”. This series of daily activities asked us to look at facets of our lives in terms of our footprint on the planet and find ways to lessen the burden. The first task was to sort through our garbage. Plastic yogurt containers, cardboard soymilk cartons, soup cans (and the list goes on) overflowed from my kitchen waste basket. I felt mortified at the amount of trash I had produced and was stopped in my tracks — I had a lot of work to do here. Instead of continuing on to the second day’s assignment, I stayed on this one, focusing on exhausting the ways of reducing my trash. It was here that I veered off from my over-consumptive trajectory and began this journey of cultivating a more sustainable lifestyle.
A year or so into my process, Don Hall, the director of Transition Sarasota, asked me to write a blog about my experiences to share with the community through the group’s website. Soon after, Dave Beaton of Sarasota’s Low-Powered Community Radio Station, WSLR 96.5 FM, invited me to record and broadcast the blogs on the radio.
This leads us to now.
In a nutshell, I seek to find and implement ways to live in tune with nature and Spirit. This, I believe, done communally, will change our culture for the better, bringing about inner and outer balance, harmony and peace.
I write because I hope you and others are also on this journey. I welcome you to read my observations and thoughts and share your own insights and experiences. Most importantly, for you and me and everyone and –thing on the planet, I hope you embark on this most incredible journey of taking simple steps towards creating more sustainable lifestyles.