So I’ve been thinking…
It’s taken me a few tries to start this post, you see, I feel passionately about this beautiful blue/green orb of ours and I so desperately want to be ‘that’ person who lives a perfectly green life, but the truth is, I’m seriously lacking. As a family, we recycle, keep our food waste down, turn off our appliances and lights and we keep our thermostat low.
We could do so much more. My children are very environmentally conscious, something I am very proud of, and my 4yr old always questions me, “why do people throw rubbish on the floor?” ( she has picked up litter and carried it home to our bin) & “why do people cut down trees if they help us to breath?” When I answer I try to explain that some people just don’t care, a concept that she struggles to understand. As a parent I am blessed to be able to help raise the next generation, and I feel very responsible for the sorry state we are handing our planet over to them. I need to follow the example of my thoughtful children and try harder to make a difference.
I would like to make a pledge on Earthday 2017, that myself and my family will:-
- Eat less meat
- Use our feet more and car less
- use re-usable water bottles
- use re-usable straws
- STOP using disposable coffee chain cups
I offer you all to talk with your families about what you can do to help our beautiful home, and leave it a better place for our children.