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!
Save the environment poster
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!