What can immigrants teach us about #sustainability? - a lot. @bloomingrock "we contribute to scar…

My mother, who grew up in a small village called Koday in the northwest province of Gujrat in India, doesn’t waste a thing, even though she now lives in a nice 2500 square foot house in suburban Chandler, Arizona. She once told me that to save water in 1940s rural India, they used ashes to clean their cooking pots. Now that’s sustainability! Today, she saves all the plastic bags that come as roti packaging for later use, she washes plastic cups and forks and reuses them and without fail, she insists on packing a lunch for every significant outing instead of eating out. Not only did my mom grow up in a very poor village in India, but she experienced poverty throughout most of her life. She lived in Africa, first with her parents, then with my father, both who earned meager incomes. My mom and dad had eight children and lived in three different countries, and not until recen...

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