I’m reading David Suzuki’s The Legacy after seeing him speak on the ABCs Big Ideas. Suzuki’s discussion revolves around economic disregard for the environment and the excessive population figures we can now attest to. There are now an estimated 6.8 billion people living on this planet and that number is growing by the second. It is really alarming to think about the damage that human beings are doing to the planet.
While I do a number of small things to conserve energy and water, after reading this book I do not feel like I do enough. We are still a two car family and live in suburbia, granted we live in a two bedroom apartment although that restricts us (but does not necessarily exclude us) from installing water tanks, solar panels and solar hot water, composting green waste, and growing our own produce. These are steps I would love to implement. I suppose I am waiting until we own a house with a backyard. As well as owning two cars and living in an apartment we own a massive LCD television and three computers.
So this year I am going to try and reduce our environmental footprint. One step at a time.