Recently, I had the pleasure of working with a group of fifth graders at the IB School in West Hartford, CT who had chosen to study water issues. They invited me to address some tough questions - “Why should we save water when we have plenty of clean water? How does this help those who are without adequate water supplies? Will using more or less water in West Hartford make any difference?
Near my home, the Scantic River is a magnet for paddlers, hikers, foragers, picnickers - an oasis between the suburbs of Enfield and Somers, Connecticut. A new pub on its shores, Powder Hollow Brewery, now makes craft beer from our local waters.
I feel really fortunate to live in the kind of community where your neighbors are a cornerstone of your life — we get together for coffee on Saturday mornings in our PJ’s, we take care of each others’ pets when someone goes away to travel, and we share our family life.