Saturday, July 14

Happy Bastille Day and help me save the environment

The bedroom smells like a school locker.

It smells like a mixture of rotten apples and socks. And a wet dog who was never in the locker.

It's probably because of those wet kitchen towels and wash clothes that somehow ended up in the laundry hamper before properly dried.

Who does a stupid thing like that? Not me. I swear it wasn't me.

OK it was me.

But in my defense: I threw them in there thinking I would do the laundry right away, got distracted by something shiny, and now it's three days later, the mound has grown and taken on a life of it's own, and our bedroom smells like garbage.

At least it's not deathly hot outside anymore or the department of health would be making headway into this home, burning sheets and throwing things out while donning haz-mat suits and breathing apparatus (apparatuses? apparati? please tell me Dad).

Right now the garbage smell is at a simmer. Must do laundry NOW.

Anyways, I didn't start this post to write something that would probably gross you out and make you think crazy things about me, because only 50% of those crazy things are probably true.

Nor did I start this post so I could remind myself to do the laundry.

I wrote this post to say Happy Bastille Day and ask did you recycle today?

I did.

As much as I feel like I could be doing more and a better job at being green, I think I'm doing fine with much room for learning and improvement.

I don't think I have a choice.

None of us have a choice really but without a push from those who want change, the polluters will succeed by default.

If we don't try to do something soon, where will we end up?

I used to picture a Blade Runner-esque all urban landscape where we need to manufacture open clean spaces as the result of not taking care of our environment.

Now I think nothing will exist if we don't make changes.

Of course the best place to start is at home. It's a mind-set change really, once it starts, it makes it way into all parts of your life. Buying local, less packaging, walking, public transportation, recycling, local farmer markets, reusable everything, watching for toxins and crap in everything. it just becomes easier to do. But what about outside the home

In our homes and immediate environment we can make a difference. But what about making a difference at the level of the corporation and the politicians and the lawmakers? Can we make a difference? Hell yes and here is a great opportunity to do it.

The BlogHers ACT has partnered with MBT to get BlogHers ACT: Canada rolling. This is a chance for your voice to be heard (or should I say read?), a chance to roll up your sleeves and get involved, a chance to make a difference for real. BlogHers ACT: Canada is looking for your submission and the deadline is tomorrow July 15th.

What is your cause? What makes you voice your opinion? Poverty? Child abuse? Medical Care? Elder abuse?

Something makes you tick or you wouldn't be out here talking. Come on now, that's true and this is your opportunity to make a difference for that cause.

Write about it, tell us about it, and if it is selected, we take it right to the top, many voices joining together to shout it and ACT.

4 comments:

kittenpie said...

I do, of course, think this is a biggie, but since Jana (and now you) covered it, I wrote about something different.

Kyla said...

We don't recycle. :( But there isn't any sort of program for it in our area. We would if there was, though. It is important.

crazymumma said...

I know that smell very intimatly.

Gotta say I am having trouble keeping up with all the stuff going on at MBT these days, and I have the guilt about it.

But you are all amazing!

Simply Hollie said...

I too know that smell..there is much us momma can be doing something about

Found your blog while out on a blog walk today...