So the Earth day dawns on me tomorrow. Why is it there, what is the purpose. The lovely Wikipedia gives me the answers.
How did I find out about it? Advertisements: There was the Turn the light for an hour campaign. I cheered along but could not follow through. I don’t think 11 in the night counts. There is the Wear a Jeans day with a Green T at a work place just to show the united front. Well, I probably will do that. And then of course, its innumerable articles, posts etc I am reading about it.
How does it affect me is the question: Right now: To be very blunt, in no possible way.
How does it affect me in the future: In every possible way.
Being green, going green is not a one day thing; it’s a habit we have to form. A simple habit as well> for right now, out of convenience, I am doing what I can.
Walking home to enjoy the Chicago spring breeze => One car less on the road.
Either carrying my own shopping bags or fitting all in one big bag => enough plastic spillage.
Really trying to potty train my daughter => Don’t want more than 2 years of diapers in the environment.
Water usage limiting => This is hard, but well, for now, I am just not wasteful.
Lights => Oh yes, turning them off the minute I step out of the room.
Chargers => Trying to remember to unplug the chargers from the walls: Vampire power I think it’s called.
Using Cloth swipes more => Than paper swipes at least. It’s hard.
And a few simple other things like barely any hair dryer, limited oven usage and oh yes... definitely recycling!
Now will these small things matter in the long run? I really hope so. Will I find out in my lifetime? I doubt it. But I am sure, my daughter will! So maybe I am doing simple things for her. May be if all of us can do simple things, it might make a bigger difference and we might see the benefits in our lifetime.
Want to try with me?