Here's a story how one already eco friendly person can do more to make a difference without even leaving their street.
It started one day when I needed some leaves to add to my compost for my container garden.
Been cleaning up around my building's parking lot and the lots on either side. Hard to believe what's hidden under years off soil and leaves. Every plastic bag I pull out, 5 more are hidden underneath. The neighbors are picking up on it and littering less. I've met more people and get a chance to point out in a pleasant way where the trash or recycle cans are.
Finally got ahold of my can throwing away neighbor and suggested recycling. He seemed open to it.
The empty lot next door is finally becoming a pleasant place to walk my chihuahuas and I'm happier going outside and the neighbors seem friendlier.
I hear ya... but I try to think of the positive side... that all the hubub is making at least one person somewhere think long term about making changes to help the planet. It only takes a spark to get the fire burning! ;-)
I bet this is a familiar saying to most of us. "Every day is Earth Day" is something that rings in my ears and I have a hard time watching people get pumped for one day (because for some I fear it is only one day). Yet I have fun with whatever events go along with it.
I found a grist article about this phenomena. I suppose I am just cranky for trying to eat low calorie, or I am just a grinch. Do you have any opinions on the Earth Day is EveryDay idea.
I am including a link to grist because you can download a copy of their book "Wake Up and Smell the Planet: The Non_Pompous, Non-Preachy Grist Guide to Greening Your Day" from their website. It is in 4 sections that come as .pdf files.
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