Monday, October 15, 2007
Green with pride, not envy
Yikes! It's a good thing there are people out there who know what's happening out in BlogLand. I just learned from Marie's blog mousearoo's mumblings that today is Blog Action Day. People from all over are publishing posts today on the environment.
Saying we should do Something Good to help improve our environment is like saying you don't believe in kicking puppies. It's kind of assumed. But what specifically should I do today that could help?
Yeah, I could pledge not to drive the evilSUV today, but I was going to spend the day recovering from my vacation, so that's a given. I could make sure I recycle things instead of tossing them in the trash, but I do that already too. So I don't know if I can do any one thing today that will help the environment. But I can plan to do good things this week.
I'm going on record here to publicly state that I will go one whole week without driving the gas-guzzling evilSUV. I will bicycle to work or to the store. If I want to go into Portland to play, I will take the Max.
Anyone else want to go on record for doing Something Good this week? (No, BCB, it doesn't count if you publicly state that you won't drive my evilSUV for a week either. Nice try.)
Here's a list of 50 quick painless ways you can help the environment today.
Wikipedia also has a list of environmental issues, if you're interested.