"I just have this absolute belief that humans are moving away from cruelty and destruction towards a time when we can truly live in harmony with nature. When we understand that there is a spiritual power around us from which we can draw strength—that is where I believe human destiny ultimately is taking us. I just hope we have time."
Last October, my daughter turned five, and I am always in awe of the depth of her curiosity and sensitivity concerning the world around her. In her Pre-K class, she is already learning about the earth and what needs to be done to sustain life on the planet—for all creatures. While, admittedly, I sometimes forget our household recycling regimen, she is steadfast in adhering to it and also steadfast in reminding me of my shortcomings.
Even without her gentle reminders, simply having her in my life has changed my perspective immeasurably. While my future is important and relatively safe as far as the ecology goes, what about that of my daughter, or her children? It is this future I must nurture.
It is with great pride my staff and I have begun to address the “green” issue in our publication. I am pleased to introduce our new monthly column “GreenPiece” to our readership. Every month, we will publish new “green” products, practices and information to help you make informed decisions for yourselves and your clients. As you will read in the pages to follow, there is a fast, growing sector within the industry that is working tirelessly to change the way we conduct business.
We all need a gentle reminder sometimes to get the job done. My reminder comes as a gentle tug on my shirt tail and a “Mama, you forgot to put this in the blue bin;” let Print Professional be yours.