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.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Less is more

So if imitation is the best form of flattery then I am  about to flatter the heck out of the local environmentalist, since she so kindly flattered me the other day.  OK so maybe all this drama is in my head, but she did discuss a good idea the other day on the television, which I thought was worth repeating, and it was to buy in bulk.  More specifically it was to research products you buy and make sure you are buying the products that contain the least amount of packaging.  You really cannot argue with that.  Especially  when it comes to food items, individually wrapped items create more waste that ends up in the landfill (if we are lucky and it is not littered on the side of the road).   If you buy items in bulk you can then package them at home in individual reusable containers.  If this option is not possible just look for products that contain as little packaging material as possible, and keep your eye open for things that contain and use recycled materials for their packaging.   Lets face it you really cannot argue with common sense.  This local personality also mentioned an idea I discussed moths ago which was reusing your produce bags.  But as I mentioned in my last entry you can buy cloth produce bags which are also a good option.  So anyway I guess that there is strength in numbers, and no matter where the ideas come from if we all start practicing them we can make a difference.
Side note happening here.  Feed the birds.  What am I talking about.  The other day I noticed that we had about 15-20 robins in our back yard.  I have never been much for bird watching, but I really got into it for a few minutes just watching them.  It was actually quite amazing, 1. to see so many of one kind of animal in your garden, and 2. to watch these birds in action searching for their breakfast.  Just makes you realize that nature, no matter where you live, is still fighting to continue.  I don't know maybe birds won't affect you like they did me.  But I would still recommend feeding the birds, or whatever animal may be  local to your corner of this planet, and just watch, observe, and appreciate the life that is all around.  Because without all other forms of life there would be no us.  Just saying.

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