I call this post Green New World because I notice changes around me - green changes, and I like it.
We have to be critical, we have to care about our environment, our health, our wellbeing, we have to change in order to achieve change.
But we also have to recognize the good, and I feel like things are changing. Slowly, but steadily.
I read more and more about vegetarian and even vegan lifestyle (the other day there was an article about a farm in Germany that only takes care of old and/or sick animals who nearly got killed because they didn't produce anymore. I know, nothing new, but hey, it made it to one of the biggest online magazine sites!).
I see more and more people bringing their own bags to shop.
My son's preschool is composting! The teachers are encouraging healthy snacks! They learn about recycling!
Just little examples which show that we're moving to the right direction. Wonderful!
When I discovered a little hole in my favorite pair of jeans today (what the heck - another pound plus?!) I evaluated my options:
- try to fix the problem myself = greenest option, but nah - unfortunately my sewing skills are not that good
- bring jeans to dry cleaner to get fixed
- bring jeans to green dry cleaner to get fixed
- throw jeans out = horrible! First off, these are my favorites and second, throwing stuff away is just not a good idea at all. Think REUSE :-)