So, just in case? You live under a rock? Or in Kansas? Today is Blog Action Day.
Kinda like an internet time-out, a time to point fingers at one another and focus on how we're all fucking up the Earth.
Which, okay, we are.
There are so many ways we are ruining the environment -- each and every one of through action and inaction.
And there's so much room for improvement. Honestly, everyone I know is working to improve the environment. We may not through free hugs and radical dancing, but we are doing.
It's not all that damn difficult to make small changes - as light bulbs burn out, replace them with those high efficient wiggly bulbs (yes, I believe that is what they are called on their labels, thank you very much); choose to purchase locally-grown produce, meat, dairy and eggs when available.
And hey, I've been going out of my way to avoid purchasing our favorite apples grown in New Zealand and choosing instead to purchase Washington state grown apples. It's not much, but it's a start.
One of the biggest (and most productive) changes we made was to no longer use any anything on our garden and lawn and to purchase as much organically grown food as possible.
Yes, it's a hell of a lot more difficult to walk around the garden and pull (or dig) weeds out by hand, to watch a fungus grow on a rosebush, but it's also so much better for all of us. The amount of birds, rabbits and butterflies have significantly raised in our yard and we plant plants for them as well (although it would be nice if you'd lay off my fucking tulips). Our grass has continued to grow despite six treatments of shit and without additional watering.
We've done other things to help out the environment and we want to continue to do more.
I'll be the first to admit it's kinda difficult breaking away with the Americanism of a disposable lifestyle and easily throwing things away without thinking first. But we're really working on it.