I recently came across a blog that sparked my interest. It’s interesting, and fun, and sometimes more than just skin deep. Just the kind of thing that I like to read. It is hosted by Suzan aka Old*Grey*Mare.
Suzan is hosting a monthly (1st of each month) blog post where everyone can share tips for living a more socially responsible life. Aptly named “Project Genesis”. (Suzan, I hope you don't mind that I used your header. Just this once.)
I remember back to the earliest days of recycling. In my town, in Canada, that was more than 20 years ago. Back then, the consensus was kinda “what one person does, doesn’t make much of a difference”. And the experts agreed. It had to be widespread. Regardless, I didn't care who said I wasn’t making a difference, with just a little amount of conscious thinking, it quickly became habit in our house. I can only imagine how much has been kept out of landfills from just our family.
Now, something else has been on my radar recently with the recent outbreak of salmonella in the egg industry . The television coverage of these recent events has made me cringe, turn away, and change the channel. And cry. I suppose I have been functioning in “ignorance is bliss” mode. The way these poor creatures are forced to live is heartbreaking.
So next on my agenda is to become more diligent about buying local eggs.
I already buy whatever I can locally and this is just one more reason to support our local farms. Fresher food and money spent in the local economy. Why not?
I think each and every one of us can make a difference.