I love reading articles that help me become the green-living person I aim to be. I want to keep a healthy environment for my children but when I look at the road ahead my passionate personality can get completely overwhelmed until I switch off. I really don’t want to switch off, I want to make a difference!
A blog I regularly enjoy reading is Down to Earth Mother. Jo inspires busy mothers, like me, to make simple green-living changes to our lifestyle. She delivers each post with thought and encourages us to take lighter steps on our planet. She’s awesome!
After reading many interesting and eye-opening posts in one day though, I was close to the edge. I just wanted to roll into a ball and rock. It wasn’t Jo’s posts, it was a video about a baby bird that had died because it had been fed only plastic from its mother. But what was rolling into a ball going to achieve?
Instead, I took Jo’s advice and started making small changes. I also channelled that overwhelming conservation fatigue into making a poster for myself, a reminder that I can make a difference!
I’m sharing this Save the Environment Poster with you in the hope that it may inspire you too.
Here’s what I’ve changed since having this on my fridge.
- I always (not just sometimes) use my reusable shopping bags each week.
- I no longer use bin liners and instead just dump the rubbish straight in the bin.
- I’ve swapped plastic lunch bags with brown paper bags.
- I’ve revamped my worm farm and am using it again.
- I pick up more rubbish when I’m out and about.
- I’m still not buying water bottles (although I haven’t since that post).
- I’m being more conscious of and reducing the amount of plastic packaging that comes with food.
- I’m buying more local produce from our market food stalls.
It’s taken me a month to make all these changes. These changes may be small but when I think about how all of those add up, in a year, in 10 years, the difference will be huge!