This blog was started, and is intended to illustrate that environmentalism happens through small acts, is not difficult, and that it does not always have to be some big life changing event that forces you to live in the tree tops with no electricity. All that being said, one of my small acts was to start this blog to gain some friends to help me save the world.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Take a Hike

The human body is efficient at a lot of things.  Walking just happens to be one of the things that we do best.  We are designed for it. We have evolved into bodies that are superb at walking (and for really long distances), so why don't we do more of it.  Well I guess we could look back at the last entry and blame cul de sacs.  Or we could blame Henry Ford.  Seriously I am very good at finding scapegoats, that is my evolutionary advantage (hehehe because it is never my fault).  Lets say I was very efficiently walking around 300,000 years ago (yes we were walking back then, there are studies that have shown the way/style we walk may have developed while we were still in trees) I would very easily be able to blame at least one (if not more) of my homo erectus counterparts for why all of my stone tools still looked liked well stones (rambling).  OK who knows what I am talking about, maybe I am trying to cling to my beloved anthropology classes here, and maybe I should shut up and just get to the point.  All I am trying to say really is, take a hike (but in a nice way).  If you are able to get anywhere without a car, just do it (thanks Nike).  I know not always possible.  For example I live in a town were it takes at least 20 minutes by car to get to anything.  And public transportation, well lets just say what public transportation?  But we can still take a walk around the neighborhood.  We don't always have to be going somewhere.  You can walk the dogs, or just take some time to collect your thoughts.  I mean I wish I could tell everyone to stop driving, or even just pack the car full of as many people as possible and carpool, or take a bus but I know it is not always possible.  But seriously if we try we may be able to cut down on gas just a little and maybe even burn a few calories.  And guess what if you are walking you can pick up litter.  Just a suggestion.  OK well that is all.

And because I am a weak individual, that desperately tried to avoid images, but obviously failed, here is my picture for the day (and no it is not a self portrait, but enjoy anyway).

Just as an FYI, my original post for the day was censored.  Guess you cannot talk about water conservation and the act of not flushing pee and still be taken seriously.  So that is why I am talking about walking.  
Still hope everyone out there is having a super fun day.

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