I’m Kerry Allen, and this is Weekend Hippie. Welcome to my daily anecdotes from a Weekend Hippie life. Commentary on why you need to grow and raise your own food to counting shrikes on California’s San Clemente Island. We hope there is something here for you that adds value and simplicity to your life, and lets you help the earth, yourself, your family, your friends—it’s worth it.
Weekend Hippie was born in Santa Barbara, California in 2008 and is all about living a full, responsible life on this planet--and having fun while doing it. First and foremost, loving life and living it with passion while making conscious choices, even small ones, that can make a big difference.
If you are committed, and have decided to get completely off the grid – living off the sun and soil in the Ventana wilderness– you’re an inspiration, please keep it up, of course, you probably won’t read this because you’re off the grid). Regrettably, most of us don’t really have that option, and instead have to be satisfied making more modest statements about how we choose to live.
Go ahead, make a small statement – change your light bulbs, wear TOMS shoes, give a micro loan to a Kiva entrepreneur, travel eco-mindfully, shop at your local farmers’ market, pick-up Patagonia clothes made from recycled plastic or an organic cotton t-shirt from Weekend Hippie! It works. Like putting quarters in a jar: all of a sudden it pays for a new wetsuit, each small statement adds up…
Being friendly to the earth, and you and your family, comes at different levels. Give 1% to the earth; do what you can but do something.
Be a Weekend Hippie – seven days a week!
Earth, it’s worth it…
The Weekend Hippies.