Yogic Way – An Ode to the Trees

By David Meyer

Yoga offers ways to establish a life of balance and transformation.

Yoga David Tree Pose
Finding strength in vulnerability

Yogic Way would like to take a moment to honor the trees during this time of year when perhaps they need it the most. These majestic life forms serve as the extension of our lungs, supplying our atmosphere with life force. As the leaves continue to fall, the trees begin to become more vulnerable to the elements of nature as their structures are exposed to the world. From their exposure, the trees derive strength: when the leaves fall to the ground, energy is sent back into the roots. The decomposition of the leaves provides stored energy from the sun, feeding the soil with nutrients necessary for the trees so that in spring, they are able to grow grander than the year before. Each cycle of the tree is invaluable. Each natural cycle is transformative.

Introducing Operation Green

by Sonya M. Shull

Operation Green is the Environment Club for RACC. The members dedicate themselves to educate the college community as well as the city of Reading on ways to change their lifestyle. The changes allow an individual to reduce their carbon footprint, which is the impact one person has on the environment.

Operation Green has already made a positive impact by hosting rain barrel workshops. Their success in selling the barrels to home owners in the greater ReadingĀ area brought a lot of attention from organizations such as the PA Department of Environmental Protection and the Schuylkill Action Network. The Schuylkill Action Network presented the Schuylkill Scholastic Drinking Water Award to Reading Area Community College and the members of Operation Green on May 7, 2015. The students of Operation Green impressed many people with this outstanding accomplishment.