posted on Mar, 29 2015 @ 05:52 PM
a reply to: Look2theSacredHeart
Well now... lets see.
We reuse all plastic carrier bags that we get hold of, we keep cardboard boxes that we get our supplies in at work, so that people can use them as
moving boxes when we have unpacked them. Further to that, I personally choose to walk more often than I take the bus or get a cab, and I light my
cigarettes with a magnifying glass rather than a lighter, when ever the weather allows for it.
I also refuse to litter, and instead dispose of any trash I accumulate during a day out, in the rubbish bins provided by the local council.
Furthermore, we refuse to use the toxin stuffed energy saving bulbs that the government insist on shoving down our throats, because we know that they
contain mercury among other nasties, that is bound to be improperly disposed of by the private companies employed to deal with it. We know this is
likely, because even the normal recycling that our council is supposed to do on our behalf (after we, the people have sorted our trash into the
various different types, plastics, paper, and so on) is often simply discarded along with the rest of the waste we create, despite the people having
paid to have it recycled.
There is much that I would like to do, that I simply cannot afford to. For example, because I am not a man of much means, I cannot buy the apartment
in which I live, and nor can I afford to purchase a solar panel or three to mount on the roof. Even if I had the money to purchase a solar panel, I
would not be allowed to fit it to the building, because I do not own it. There are limits therefore, to what one can achieve when money is an object.
At the moment though, we can only do what we can do, and we have to be satisfied with that. Besides which, the planet itself will be fine. It will
remain long after our species manages to wipe itself off the map with nuclear weapons, or by way of polluting our own environment. We have to remember
that its our future we are hurting, NOT the future of the planet, which is being threatened.