Justice Grace Vineyards

Taste the Life Within...

 
 
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Conviction is worthless unless it is converted into conduct.
— Thomas Carlyle

We Are: EARTH

Winemaker Blend: Petite Sirah (2 Vineyards, Organic & SIP Sustainable), Organic Grenache (45%)

Very Few Ingredients, Low Sulphur Added,     Tasting Notes, here


We are not separate from this Earth that 7+ billion people, and nearly 9 million unique species of life, share. It is a tiny oasis measuring only 8,000 miles across, floating, spinning (at 1,000 miles per hour) and racing (at 67,000 miles per hour) around its orbit in an incomprehensibly infinite and mesmerizing Universe.

All planets and life in the Universe (as we know it) were created from the Big Bang 14 billion years ago and the subsequent creation of trillions of stars thereafter. The very elements that make up our bodies were birthed in the furnaces of stars of yesteryear... We are, indeed, stardust.

Life on Earth has evolved through a miraculous and ever so delicate balance, and must not be taken for granted.

In addition to climate change: we are in a new Mass Extinction period

While she has weathered astonishing change over billions of years, life on Earth has Not always fared so well. Scientists describe five previous mass extinction events in our planet's history, and believe we are now in the midst of its 6th-- the "Holocene". Importantly, this is the very first man-made, and the effects of climate change are incremental, and only just beginning. The informed predictions from an overwhelming consensus of scientists is that life on Earth is facing its greatest threat yet: ourselves.

Climate change, and mass extinctions, are real, and here. The time to passively learn and patiently observe has past.

Our political leaders engage in public denial (whether they actually believe it or not) just to appease their corporate benefactors, and their own bank accounts. Theirs is a crude and simple consideration: short-term riches for themselves vs. empathy for all other life, including the plant and animal kingdoms, our children, and the developing world. We know we can not wait for our leaders to act conscientiously.

We must now – all of us – be engaged in the Earth’s healing, ourselves. For the Earth’s healing, is our healing. We are same.
 

It can be overwhelming, but we'll all need to take action to create change...

WWII '42

 

 What You Can Do:

A)  Being more mindful where you spend your $ may be one of the single most important things you can do, with the fastest impact on positive change. It is critical to support Small/ Local in an age when the big corporate race to the bottom has caused so much harm to people and planet.

B) Support organizations (small and large) devoted to protecting:   Forests, Oceans, Air, Water, Soils, Animals, Plants, Biodiversity
Find one today and make any kind of donation. If you have kids -- let them help pick. It All helps!

C) Some places to start, at Home:

  • Food:
    • Buy Direct from your community at Farmers Markets;
                   and at grocery stores, buy small, local, seasonal, heirloom, organic farms. Try  something New!
    • Move towards more plant based diet
    • Use sustainable seafood guide from www.seafoodwatch.org
    • Less packaged foods, No GMO
    • Save $ by reducing food waste. Buy only what you really need
  • Water:
    • Conserve All. Especially hot water.
    • Plan ahead. End use of plastic/ bottled water.
    • Replace lawns w native, drought tolerant plants in landscapes
  • Transportation:
    • Drive less. Carpool. Keep tires inflated
    • Use public transport.
    • Walk. Bike.
    • Support sustainable cities efforts, new culture for urban planning
    • Fly less
  • Renewable/ Green Energy
    • Sign Up for renewable energy provider to your Home: In CA , in San Fran
    • Use LED bulbs ...
  • Conscientious Consumer:
    • Support your local small businesses. They reflect the values of your community.
    • Consider that low prices today come at a Greater Cost to Society (exploitation of the environment, and workers earning poverty wages get assistance from the middle-class)     If you can afford, Please consider...
    • Re-Use, Re-Cycle.
    • Buy Second Hand. There is soooo much of everything out there... Have fun with it.

D) Visibly Support Public Events, through Social Media or Attending in person. Bring your family. Make your Support and presence physically known!

Some Helpful Tips from recent New York Times article

Organizations Supported

Women's Earth and Climate Action Network, International

The Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN) International is a climate justice-based initiative established to unite women worldwide as powerful stakeholders in sustainability solutions, policy advocacy, and worldwide movement building for social and ecologic justice. Home of "Women Speak: Stories, Case Studies & Solutions from the frontlines of Climate Change"

Movement Generation Justice & Ecology Project

MG inspires and engages in transformative action towards the liberation and restoration of land, labor, and culture. Rooted in vibrant social movements led by low-income communities and communities of color, committed to a just transition away from profit and pollution and towards healthy, resilient and life-affirming local economies.