This morning, I took my 12 year old son to the airport to send him off on a week-long adventure in Colorado. The drive home took a couple of hours, and when I wasn’t worrying about or missing him, I got to thinking about some of the habits I have that I would like to work on changing this summer.
I’ll confess right now that sometimes I forget to turn off the lights when I leave a room.
How about you?
Do you sometimes forget your reusable shopping bags? Could you bring your own mug with you when you stop for a coffee or a tea? What about buying in bulk to eliminate packaging waste? Giving up bottled water? Carpooling instead of driving solo? Turning off your computer at night? Unplugging stuff when it’s not being used? Line drying your clothes?
There are so many things I could list here…so many things each of us do that we could do differently…
I’ve read that it takes 3 weeks to establish a new habit. So how about swapping out just one eco-unfriendly practice for a greener one, and focusing on it for the next 21 days? I am going to be turning off the lights whenever I leave a room; if you want to share what habit you are going to try to change, please let me know in the comments section.
Thanks for playing along with my eco-friendly Friday challenge: I know it sounds “cheesy”, but if we all change just one thing, it really will make a difference.