From the Editor

by Susan Weidman Schneider

In the elevator of Lilith’s office building, news is perpetually flashed at us on a small TV screen, just in case we might be tempted to say hello to our co-passengers. Last week, on the two-minute ride to the 24th floor, I learned that, according to “a recent survey,” 20 percent of North Americans feel guilty that they are not doing more for “the environment.” It’s not exactly news, as we swing through the 21st century, that, deep down, we feel increasingly uncomfortable depleting natural resources — trees, water, fossil fuels, the shoreline — however much we might be tempted to buy yet another cheap T-shirt made in China and shipped to us from halfway around the world.

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