March has truly been a month of months; exciting projects launching at work (which means lots of OT and tired days too), and I got to help a friend bring her baby into this world (amazing!)
I am still working on greening it up. I just read Shopping our way to safety: how we changed from protecting the environment to protecting ourselves. To sum it up, don’t be an ostrich with your head in the sand, sun screened bum to the ozone depleted atmosphere and think you’ve got it covered. It was refreshing and a good antidote to the commercialized idea that you can protect yourself and your family by buying green. The author advocates that we have to shake off the of false sense of security that this offers us and work towards bigger change.
So how we are going to do that? Moving our family to zero waste is a great first step, but it is time to get back out there and hug some trees. I checked online for some tree planting/hugging opportunities, but they were all during nap time. I wrote to my mayor about food waste pick up and while that is good I feel the need to do more. I think it is time to go to the top and write to the Canadian government and why not cc Obama too? We are neighbours, we should work together to clean up our countries. You could argue a lot about what are the most important political issues, but really if we don’t have clean water to drink and good air to breath what else is there?