How easy it is to become complacent. Life gets busy and all conviction goes out the window. Certain members of this household have become complacent. We run the water a little too long for our shower. We use too much TP. We forget to turn off the water as we brush our teeth. The biggest and most harmful practice we have not altered enough, is our use of plastics.
Plastic bags harm the environment. They do not biodegrade. They hurt animals. They become litter. Petroleum is used in their manufacture. We have become pretty good at staying away from using them, as our local program does not recycle plastic bags. Unfortunately, our wood pellets come packaged in plastic bags. Fortunately my daughter can recycle these bags at her curbside.
Another great culprit is the plastic containers that ready-made chicken and certain fruits are sold in. Hubby has been tossing these in the recycling bin and they have never been left...however...our program does not process these containers. Our eating habits are going to change...now.
We live a distance from stores, and farmer's markets now. Fruit is not quite in season. It is too hot to cook. I forgot my plastic bag. These are the excuses I often use when I become complacent.
What excuse do you use?
Another dry walk - Shirley and Kathy on the trailAnother lovely morning for a walk with the ladies. Nine of us met at the trailhead for *Lake Whatcom's North Shore*. This th...