Monday, June 23, 2008

You don't have to be perfect...

When writing for this blog, I try to stay pretty practical and offer useful ideas, but today I'm going to get a little "philosophical".

I read a post at OrganicMania the other day and I've been thinking about it. The post was about people who are "Greener Than Thou". It's not cool when you're doing the best you can for you and your family by being your own version of green and someone criticizes you for it.

To me, being environmental is not a black and white, all or nothing thing. I try to do a little things that will hopefully add up...but I am sure there are hardcore people out there that might point out that I have a car that isn't gas efficient as a hybrid or that I don't always buy recycled toilet paper.

My point is that it's not easy to do every single eco-friendly thing. Everyone's green habits are different and I think it's important to support everyone's environmental efforts whether they are doing one little thing or live like Ed Begley Jr.

I think going green is whatever degree you do it. EVERY TINY THING IS GOOD AND HELPS. You put your cans and bottles out for recycling once a week? Great! Or maybe you installed solar panels on your home and are off the grid? Awesome! But not everyone can do all of the same kind of things. You do what you're able to do. I think it's important to respect that.

1 comment:

Lynn from said...

Absolutely! Everything helps...and thanks for the link love! :)

Great to find your the name!