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Sunday, June 11, 2017

Lesson 15: Love Nature


I am a member of Sierra Club - founded by John Muir in 1892, about 125 years ago. It is now the largest and most influential environmental organization in the country. I joined in 1997 because I like to "explore, enjoy and protect" nature. I went to a Newcomers Orientation and enjoyed many hikes with the Club.

I love nature because it is where I truly belong. I bask in the beauty of the scenery, breathe in the fresh, clean air and feel really present. I need to escape the "madness" of civilization and go on a hike, a national park or a retreat. I love Yosemite - I hiked to Vernal and Nevada Falls. I enjoyed a brisk swim in Mono Lake. climbed up to Lembert Dome and forest bathed in the Sequoia Groves. I was there for three days with no internet connection and I was able to recharge. Reconnecting with nature is so important to our health and well-being. We are interdependent and I believe we need to be good stewards to nature (our environment) so our children can enjoy clean air, clean food and clean water.

Ingrid Cheng

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