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A Blog is Born!

Dec 07, 2012 02:42PM


Sarasota resident, writer, and educator Donna Marie Marcantonio has recently launched a new blog called “Taking Simple Steps” with the tagline, “Sharing the process of transitioning to a more sustainable lifestyle.” Here’s a short description of the blog’s genesis and purpose, in Donna’s own words:
“After watching the fi lm “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 fi nd ways to lessen the burden. The fi rst task was to sort through our garbage. Plastic yogurt containers, cardboard soymilk cartons, soup cans (and the list goes on) overfl owed from my kitchen wastebasket. I felt mortifi ed 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 from my over-consumptive trajectory and began this journey of cultivating a more sustainable lifestyle.
“Now, I seek to fi nd, implement and communicate 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.”
Donna Marie’s blog can be read at the blog listings at takingsimplesteps.wordpress. com. It can be heard 1st and 3rd Wednesdays between 6 & 6:30 pm on WSLR 96.5 FM’s Jumping Mullet Report or at
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