Wednesday, April 22, 2009

eh2ed-final. HAPPY EARTH DAY!

yeah, yeah, I'm posting at the end of earth day. but that's okay, methinks.

so, today's earth hour to earth day post, the crowning post of them all...I had to come up with something good, right? well this was one of the most valuable eco-lessons I ever learned.

I mean, I knew it, I did, but I hadn't heard someone who was "official" tell me so.

and as a matter of fact? the info came in a little book that dearest Jackie gave me for a housewarming present last July. It is this:

You do not have to be perfect to make a difference.

No, really. You do not have to eat local and bring you own bags and take ship showers and be a vegetarian and never drive a car and wear clothes until they wear holes and only wear ones made of organic materials and not shampoo your hair or drink alcohol brewed farther than 50 miles away and freeze in the winter and swelter in the summer and forego the refrigerator and grow your own everything and never take medicine and all that jazz.

I mean, you can. Totally. And if you do? More power to you, please teach me how you manage! But so many people don't bother to do anything because they feel pressure to do everything. I find it terribly ironic that people are having to be medicated due to their eco-stress, and that medication? not an eco-friendly thing! but I digress...

start small. do a little. if you already do things? add one more. buy carbon credits to offset your next vacay. get a couple of reusable bags and keep them in your handbag or glove compartment. and USE them. get a reusable water bottle or three and USE them. every bit counts.

and together? TOGETHER we can make a difference.

that's what this is all about. It sounds sappy and cheesy, but I cannot tell you how true it is. I firmly believe that when we look back on this time in history, if there is much of a future (sorry for the doom and gloom), we'll be able to look back at it if and only if the PEOPLE make the difference. As citizens of the US we've collectively emitted WAY more than our fair share. It is our voices and our actions that will institute change for the better.

And just like any journey? You have to take that first small step. And then all you have to do is keep the momentum going.

You can do it. Together, we can do it. Be someone your grandchildren will be proud of. Do your part!

Happy Earth Day!


m-m-m-melissa said...

this post makes my heart feel good. :)

M. said...

Great post!

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