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Embracing Ideals

Part of what we strive for and continue to learn about both in our work and in our day to day life, is how to be more sustainable and leave as small a footprint as possible.

 Mark Angelini at the beginning stages carving a spoon

Mark Angelini at the beginning stages carving a spoon

In this blog, we'd like to feature a young man who is walking the walk. Mark Angelini is one of our Scandinavian Carving Hatchet  customers and is one of many really good examples of what green living is all about.

 Mark carving a spoon

Mark carving a spoon

We're sharing a video that begins and ends with the word Videnda. Veronica Jacobs defines the word at Unused Words as:  "what is to be observed”; things that should be visited or seen because they “mark the character of a person or place."  What it expresses so well in this video is a sense of great appreciation for the richness in the world around us, right now.

 Mark Angelini

Mark Angelini

Everything in this video is an expression of Mark's great affection for the world he lives in and the possibilities of living simply and more sustainably, embracing some of what past generations knew, practiced and loved while developing new ways to build upon sustainable ideals.

 

Mark is an ecological designer in Michigan. This video, which is his sister,  Sarah Angelini's first documentary project, is about how he works with the world around him. He creates and sustains an alternative lifestyle that can be a living example for many of us looking to create a better world. 

All the images in this blog are still taken from Sarah Angelini's video.