We had green grass a couple of weeks ago. It’s been so damn hot here that the grass has burned away.
I stepped outside before to water my seedlings and check on the animals. I could hear the whirring of the air conditioners in the surrounding houses and smell the hose water from gardens close by that had been watered.
It got up to 40 degrees C here today. These kinds of temperatures are becoming more common.
We have a bushfire plan and we have a well worn method for dealing with extreme heat for both the humans and animals.
I wonder what the future will be like for my kids when they have kids of their own.
Sustainability and simple living have been weighing on my mind recently. It’s much easier to go with the flow and buy the latest stuff and eat whatever is cheapest and easiest.
I’ve been very conscious and committed in the past and it seems to invite a lot of criticism and judgement. I don’t like being thought of as someone who is being intentionally difficult or paranoid or weird.
I feel as though I’ve let go of many of the issues I feel passionate about as to not rock the boat (the kids not going to school is quite enough thanks!) but I can’t anymore.
I believe that every small, positive action can have great effect on the environment and global warming. I believe that we need more people to be more conscious and rock the boat for future generations.
I believe that my kids at least deserve that I try.
I’m choosing to vote with my dollars and support companies who are ethical, fair, and have sustainability in mind.
I’m choosing to step off the consumerist bandwagon and think about every purchase I make.
I’m choosing to aim for second hand, upcycled, repaired or handmade for things we do need.
I’m choosing to make setting up an edible backyard a priority.
I’m also choosing to remember that we live where we live and that going off grid or buying nothing new/perfect or getting an A+ in eco-awesomeness is not my goal. Every positive action counts. Sweating over every single action is tiring and unhelpful.
We’re going to change the world. One positive action at at time.
Anyone care to join me?