Making Sustainability A Part of Everything
A friend of mind recently made the comment that I consider the environment when it comes to everything. Unfortunately, he wasn’t saying it as a compliment, and for that, I was insulted. But, thinking back on it now, I’m glad he noticed!
In the past few years, I have gradually changed the way I look at… well… pretty much everything. I cringe when I put something in the garbage can. I switch off lights in every empty room I come across – at home, at the gym, in public washrooms. I’ve stopped playing golf because I know what goes into keeping those courses so green. And the list goes on.
But, sometimes, I get the feeling that my focus on the environment makes me… weird. Like I don’t fit in with so many people around me. That’s not the case at all, but still…
However, tonight, I don’t feel so weird because I read a very interesting blog entry by an American named Karl Tear. Mr. Tear is studying abroad and the entry he wrote is about how sustainability is “deeply ingrained” in the European culture.
Please, take a look at Mr. Tear’s blog entry by clicking here.