I just took the coldest/fastest shower in a long time, am now on the lookout for locally grown products and *gasp* no more meat.
This documentary, narrated by Glenn Close, is a visually stunning mind-opener.
80% of Earth’s resources are consumed by 20% of us.
1. Hack away at the unessential
2. Remember my consumer voting power is stronger than my political voting power.
3. Learn more about the methane under Siberia’s permafrost (seriously, why TF have I never heard of that before?)
4. Pay attention to my daily habits and determine whether it makes sense, or if I’ve been programmed to believe it’s necessary, instead of superfluous (examples: washing my hair every single day, using plastic razors, how often I buy new clothes/belongings, and -again, GASP - eating meat).
6. Remember to NOT get crazy or violent with people carrying plastic Crystal Geyser bottles. It’s better to just be the change I wish to see in the world. (Thanks Gandhi)
I’m going to watch this again to process it more fully and will keep looking for more Earth-balancing resolutions. If you have any suggestions or stories about how you’ve adjusted your own lifestyle in ways other people could fairly easily integrate, I’d love to hear about it..