Just 35 miles (to cut down my ride tomorrow)
I had an interesting thought for the blog today. I think I have generated a lot of content in the now 100+ days that I have been writing this blog. I think most of it resonates with my readers or they wouldn't read as loyally as I know they do. I want to try an exercise - I want you to generate some of today's content, and here's how.
I want everyone to think really hard for 30 seconds about what good YOU are going to do for birds, insects, trees, or any other aspect of the natural world this upcoming weekend. Maybe you go and pick up some trash in your local park. Maybe you think about your consumption of bottled water (which is an INCREDIBLE waste of resources - more on this at some point). Maybe you talk to your church group about what you can do to help the environment. Maybe you carry a soda can home to recycle it versus throwing it out at the mall. Maybe you decline to use straws in your beverages this weekend. Maybe you bike or walk to get groceries. Maybe you forgo watering your garden. Maybe you switch to cloth diapers instead of disposable. Maybe you stop buying individually wrapped cheese slices. The point is that every one of us, you and I, need to do much more to minimize the amounts of everything that we use. In a society and an economy that preaches "consume, waste, and throw away" we must start to stem this tide by consciously choosing sustainability. What will you do this weekend, and hopefully beyond?