Picture this: farmer plows and plants
seeds, waters, protects, and harvests plants. And more, I’m sure. The harvest
gets shipped to a grocery store. You buy fruit/veggies/meat/cheese and take it
home. Time goes by. Food rots in fridge. You throw it away. Sanitation worker
takes it to landfill.
How to change the end of this sad
story? Buy less every week and commit to eating what you have. What could be easier? For those of us who
aren’t perfect, make the compost bin plan
you can’t go cold turkey and never use another plastic bag, reduce when you
can. Keep a couple of reusable shopping bags in the car so you’re always ready.
Think you’re the
only one packing your stuff? Look around at the checkout counter- you could be
pleasantly surprised. Or be the trailblazer in your community. If others see
you doing it, they might too!
Plastic bags never. Break. Down. They get
infinitely smaller, and we ingest the micro-pieces. If the 126 million households
in the US used ONE less bag a week, we’d use 6.5 billion fewer plastic bags a
year. End to end, they would wrap around the Earth over 7 times. Stuff that in
your kitchen drawer.
Do your books runneth over? Donate them to your local library, find a Little Free Library nearby, sell them to a used-book shop or give them to a local nursing home or homeless shelter. For old textbooks and outdated books, just give that cover a rip and recycle the pages.