Being Eco-friendly doesn't mean Japanese style minimalism. Nor is it just some new-age babble. It's not children's song nor a picture of a leaf that's suppose to make us go oh! . It's a way of life that doesn't have to cross the tiny sensitive line. It's a thinking that you can make a difference. That difference, that is not meant for others, but for you alone, the little knowledge how to manage your life better so you can let others live too.
I know we can't save the earth by promptly making ourselves go eco over night (to most it is equavalent to going nuts) and to tell you the truth, I think we're way pass that point. Earth doesn't need us to be Eco-friendly, but Human does. If Nature wants, it makes it simple - poof! and it creates new species that will take over the world.
On the other hand, if we want us, humans, to have a future, we must start thinking of getting ourselves out of our own trash. And that's where the word "Eco" really gets its meaning. It's not some mindless campains to save two female lions somewhere far far away, who are already extinct as there are no male left - this is saving ourselves. And in order to do that you do have to take care of your environment, a.k.a. Earth. So instead of screaming SAVE THE EARTH! Lets save ourselves, save our home and save our species. Starting here, not in the other end of the world as - be truthful, how many actually go to the other end of the world? Oh, and by the way - the end of the world is right where you sit (if thing is utterly round...).
Trash! And then one man can ruin the whole idea by going after his rights. What are such people's rights? Does being Eco-friendly give us the right to walk over others in thinking that word is a merely there to brake the law? In short I just had one truly wakening experience how some people use the word "Eco-friendly" as mere excuse to get what they want, be it even by using other people's trash can to save money without even understanding the idiocrasy he represented. You can read more of it here -> lotavisit.blogspot.com/2009/01…
. I urge you do - it was truly educational experience.
Actually, it's really simple to be Eco-friendly and it starts from little things. Like realizing that the littre doesn't have to stay where it falls from your hand. That mom is not your personal cleaning lady, but you can move your muscle too. That your home does not end with the yard, but that actually the whole world is your home - you don't trash your home! That the ultimate light is the Sun - if it does illuminate the room more than the artificial light, there isn't any excuse to have it on. Watering the plants that have no other access to water sorce than your hands would be nice. Realizing that the water you drink really does come from the well your dog just pissed in...
For example, brother did us even different recycle bins for the PC desktop - different conteiners for biological waste, batteries, packages, bottles, paper... Truly simple and utterly pointless, but effective to use
See? Just little things. Natural things. No need to go over the edge or lose a limb
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