Earth Hour came and went like just another evening here on the urban homestead – in the dark.
How many of you powered down and unplugged last night and how many of you will continue to incorporate these new habits on a daily/weekly/monthly basis.
Care to share?
Keeping Up Appearances
Everyone knows that actions speak louder than words. So are there things, small things, that you do that you don’t think as significant but are to those around you.
I recall a time when we had someone over and she walked into our kitchen and noticed that we didn’t have any paper towels. Of course we are a paper towel less household but what people observe about us and our lifestyle got me thinking. What other things to people notice that aren’t so obvious to me/us because they are habits now. Is it that we carry metal water bottles with us where ever we got while others around us are guzzling from plastic bottles, is it the pile of cloth bags in the corner, or what brand of TP we use in our bathrooms.
Can someone, anyone just walk into our house anytime of day or night and see that we are striving to live a low impact life 24/7.
Or how about if someone were to go into our kitchen, bathroom or laundry room and open up a cabinet or refrigerator. What would they find?
Something for all of us to think about – if our insides reflect our outsides. I know one thing, this is we are still working on and it’s certainly a struggle and part of the journey. Right now I could list a whole slew of things we could do better – waste less paper when we print or on the computer too much these days, continue to whittle down the basic staples list, etc, etc.
But it’s a matter of taking steps, small steps at a time.
What about you?