However, I wasn't able to prepare for it and I didn't do everything I was supposed to do. Having started trying to live more sustainably six years ago I know that extreme measures don't work for me.
I like a comfortable life and I don't want to have to make more effort than necessary, but I believe that my comfort should not come at the expense of someone else's discomfort.
To me a sustainable life is one that works for individual people as well as for the environment and so step by step I want to try to make my life less exploitative of other people, less greedy for the Earth's resources and to make less and less negative impact on the environment - I don't think it is possible for any human to have lived and made no impact on the environment and even less so now.
|Waiting for the Communion service at Greenbelt, 2004|
With my desire to live more sustainably revitalised, in part thanks to the supportive comments people have made here, I shall now see how sustainable I can make my life in 2011. I shall also try to post about my progress or otherwise in one of each of the areas covered by NIW over the coming weeks.