Plant Seeds of Greatness, the Wright Scoop
In honor of February as national "plant seeds of greatness month," Glen Allen VA based The Wright Scoop – eco consultant, lecturer, & wordsmith Sylvia Hoehns Wright urges all to "plant seeds of CARE" – conservation, accountability, recovery and eco-efficiency.
Planting Seeds of Greatness -
As the recipient of the ‘Turning America from Eco-weak to Eco-chic’ award, Wright encourages use of green-scaping concepts. “The challenge,” says Wright, “is to identify and inspire 'seeds of greatness' which enable a “waste not, and want not eco logical commitment: become caretakers for the environmental community.”
Initially, Wright defined her eco-healthy landscape advocacy as enabling 3 Ps – place, plant and planting strategy. Then, in 2011, she added ‘purchase’ - buy-local; but after witnessing a record-breaking urban/suburban pollution ride on the waters of storm Irene, for 2012, emphasizes the ‘people factor’. “If,” says Wright “we are to create eco-healthy urban suburban communities, we must become people who CARE – have a perspective of conservation, accountability, recovery and eco-efficiency. While keeping it simple (as in simple living) is the name of the game, there is a more important underlying factor – a commitment to ultimate greening: provide for the present without sacrificing the future.”
About Wright –
Wright, a graduate of the Virginia Natural Resource Leadership Institute program, urges all to 'sow seeds of inspiration' that enable people to CARE - have a perspective of conservation, accountability, recovery and eco-efficiency. To inspire others, she offers one-on-one consulting, speeches and workshops and has published a series of eco books. For details, link to web site www.TheWrightScoop.com or contact Sylvia@TheWrightScoop.com or follow Wright’s activities through facebook group The Wright Scoop or twitter ID WrightScoop.
As recipient of the Turning America from Eco-weak to Eco-chic Award, Wright challenges all to ‘plant seeds of greatness’, ‘green’ America’s landscape.
Side-bar: Tips for Creating Eco-chic Landscapes
Hitch hike onto seasonal cycles.
Conduct a site analysis.
Develop a master landscape plan.
Create bio-diverse landscapes (blend of native and non-native plants).
Be water wise.
Create layered tree/shrub shelter.
Enable ‘critter’ and ‘people’ habitats.
Create an eco-chic landscape, a space that reflects a naturalist ‘waste not and want not’ perspective.
Sylvia Hoehns Wright