Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Bag it! and other eco-friendly thoughts

This weekend was saw "Bag it" a 2010 movie where one man decides he's had enough with single-use plastic bags. 
A couple of months ago we saw "The Clean Bin Project" where an ordinary couple hold a contest to see which one of them can create the least amount of trash.
A few years ago I read "Not buying it: my year without shopping" about a couple who decided enough was enough and they were not going to buy more.

Detecting a theme, yet?

It is no surprise we consume too much in this country. If we want our children to be able to enjoy the planet, we each need to do our part to cut back.

In a 5-minute encounter with Jane Goodall I was convinced we all have the power to make changes to improve the planet. We won't all become household names, like Dr. Goodall, but we can call help save the planet.

What does saving the planet look like? It looks different for everyone, but for me I'll start with:
  • Not collecting more single-use bags (except for Halo bags, because we use them as trash bags)
  • Buying used plates to use at picnics rather than using paper plates
  • Cooking at least one meatless meal a week, and increasing that goal

It is easier to achieve a few small goals than many large ones.

Let's all work together to leave the planet a better place for the next generation.

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