Sunday, April 22, 2012

One Small Change

I love nature.  I've even been known to literally hug a tree once in a while, though its unlikely I would be considered a hippy.  I’m not one to obsess over carbon footprints and such.  You don’t need all that jargon to know that polluting and wasting is bad and conserving is good.  I firmly believe in being a good steward of resources.  I found this list of changes you can make to be more environmentally friendly.   I already do some of them like recycling, carpooling, and turning the lights off when I leave a room.  I plan on challenging myself to adopt some new practices from the list as well.

The first challenge I’m going to take on is driving less.  My brother just got a bike so instead of carpooling to work we’re going to try cycling to work.  It’s about 10 miles round trip.  We’ll probably start off with at least one day a week and moving up to 2 or three times a week.  I love bike riding, but in Chicago traffic, it’s more than a little intimidating.  I’ll keep you posted on how that commute goes.

Today is Earth Day.  I want to challenge you to change one thing.  What are some other changes that should be added to the list?  Are there changes you’ve already made that are working well for you?  I’d love to hear about it!

1 comment:

  1. I absolutely love my bike, but I am so intimidated by the traffic, I think I'd be an accident waiting to happen if I tried to cycle to work, or into town! I'll be interested to here how you get on though! :D


    ps. I am so up for a trade for Kool-Aid! Drop me an email and we can organise something!