I know I cannot save the world. Not alone anyway. I fall short of living the perfect green life. I still drive instead of taking the bus, I have not yet brought myself to fully commit to the navy shower, and I just cannot afford to go solar even though I desperately want to. I renovated my house before bamboo floors existed, so I’ve got laminate. I love new stuff, so I don’t yet shop at thrift stores and I sometimes buy strawberries out of season because my daughter loves them so much. There are just some green steps I am not ready or able to make. Hopefully one day I will be stronger, but until then I have learned the importance of making every little bit count.
I participate in all the usual “easy” green behaviours. I bring my own bag whenever I shop. I use a stainless steel water bottle and never purchase bottled water. I recycle and compost in my home. I use natural cleaners and personal care products. These are the basics – the first little bits that count.
Yet, I often wonder what else can I do to make a bigger difference for the planet? At first glance, it may not seem like much, but it all adds up. (more…)