Recently Len, Willa, and I headed to Bruneau Dunes State Park to celebrate the arrival of spring. Created by the wind’s artistic touch, the first sand dune we passed brought to mind the precise raking one admires in Zen gardens.
Many types of glass are made from silicon dioxide — the main ingredient of sand — along with soda ash and limestone. One ton of recycled glass saves 1,300 pounds of sand, 410 pounds of soda ash, and 380 pounds of limestone.
Glass has many positive characteristics we’d do well to emulate:
- The majority of glass used today is clear.
We can live transparently
- Glass reflects light
We can let our inner radiance shine through
- Cullet (recycled glass) requires a lower heating temperature than glass from raw materials, thus requiring 40 percent less energy.
We can cultivate lifestyle practices that are earth-friendly
What view do you enjoy most through a clear glass window in your home?
© Laurie Buchanan