While I was pregnant with my son, I made every effort to keep him as healthy as possible. I ate healthy foods. I exercised. I took my prenatal vitamins. I was busy preparing the perfect environment for him to thrive, but not thinking about his environment for once he was born.
I was not entirely blind to ecological problems in our world and I made minor adjustments to my living situation to feel a little less guilty about my contribution, but nothing radical. I knew about global warming and, yes, it was scary, but now it is terrifying.
I worry about the world my son will be raised in. What if the bees go extinct? What if our water supply is poisoned? What if we run out of resources? Given any thought, I fall down a rabbit hole of what-ifs. I want a safe, healthy, and bright future for my son and that means we need to make a lot of changes. I need to make a lot of changes and I am starting with my consumption and garbage. A quote I have always loved, but not properly honored is “every dollar you spend… or don’t spend… is a vote you cast for the world you want.” It is time for me to start casting my vote for the candidates I choose.
My family and I are pursuing a future where we will buy less and do more. We will refuse to contribute to the plastic pollution of our environment. We will buy to support people, not corporations. We will reduce our footprint. We will try to do better.
Over the next three months, we will strive to reduce our waste by 90% and attempt to reduce our plastic consumption entirely.
Maybe you came here because you are already on this path or maybe you just happened to stop by, but I hope you are inspired to make a change where you can. Follow along and I will be presenting the inexpensive options I have discovered to help you along your transition to more sustainable living.
With love and hope,
From my family to yours