OK, so here goes… in an unusually spontaneous moment (very rare for me; I am usually a compulsive planner) I decided to set up a website to document my green journey. I don’t know where it will lead, how far I will get on this journey or quite frankly have any real clue what I am doing but I have decide that I need to act.
This idea has been triggered by a book that I have been reading by Naomi Klein called ‘This Changes Everything’. I am not even half way through reading the book but it has made me realise that climate change is very scary and very real and that I need to make some changes in my life to help make a difference.
It feels daunting and if I am perfectly honest I don’t have any great desire to change my life. I like things the way they are. Change sounds like hard work and I am expecting that being more environmentally friendly is likely to mean sacrifices. Not big ones, just little every day things. Part of me doubts that I will achieve much because small changes in my life probably won’t have any significant impact on the bigger picture. However, the point is to try to make things better. Even if I only manage to change things in my own life in a small way that has to be worth something.
I thought I would write about this journey and share it on the basis that if I can influence just one other person to make a few small changes in their life and perhaps they can influence someone else to make a few small changes and so on then perhaps we might end up with a big change. Perhaps it is arrogant to think I can influence other people. I haven’t made any green changes in my own life yet so how can I possibly think I can influence other people to do the same? The honest answer is that I don’t know. I have no answers right now. However, I do have a desire to try and a desire to do something positive. I also have hope that it is possible to make changes that will make a difference.
I promise I will try very hard not to preach at people. I also want to be completely honest in saying that I don’t know very much at all about how to become more environmentally friendly. I just know that I need to learn.