Context: this article has been written during my Pole 2 Pole 4 Charity trip, where I was documenting green initiatives around North America.
Part of my Pole 2 Pole 4 Charity trip is filled with crazy adventures, social mayhem, physical and mental challenges. The other part consists of stepping into the “world of green”, where people work hard to come up with solutions for a better world. Since I believe in the work hard play hard philosophy, I dedicated part of this trip to sharing the knowledge we gather with you. I’ll have to disagree with Kermit: it is easy being green.
Changes, changes? I don’t like changes!
I’m not asking for groundbreaking changes. I know you have a demanding job and/or spouse, a social life, a car and maybe a dog or two. There are not enough hours in the day already, I understand. I don’t want you to take food packages apart and start recycling every tiny bit in a different container. I don’t ask you to start a compost heap in your garden; you’ll probably have an apartment anyway, just like me. What do I ask for? To make a minimal change in the things you do daily anyway. You won’t even notice, but trust me, your children’s children will! And doesn’t it feel good to contribute to a good cause (and brag about it to your friends)?
Ok, so what kind of green habits are you talking about?
I’ve listed a few easy changes you can make, sorted on scale of easiness (1 to 5). Feel free to add your tips by commenting! Note that this list will be growing every time I learn something new, so keep an eye on it from time to time.. Ok, here we go:
Is it easy?
(5 is very easy)
(5 is very easy)