You may know by now that I am studying sustainability. As a result of my readings, I am trying to incorporate more sustainable ways of living in to my everyday life. For your amusement/horror, I present a few new conundrums in my life that are gradually grinding down my ability to function and will eventually turn me in to a blubbering eco-mess. That or turn my life in to a meme.
|Disclaimer: not actually my cat|
I read a book last semester called "Time to Eat the Dog?" - it basically focussed on all the small decisions we make and how they affect the planet. The argument was that creating pet food, keeping small companions animals alive, was actually costing the planet more than they were worth. In other words, Elmo, my cat, should be eaten, then I should use his pelt for making slippers and finally, mulch the left overs and use them as fertiliser. I was Sad, capital S. I started feeding my cat less. He was SAD, all capitals.
When greeted by sales assistant:
Do you KNOW how many carbon miles the rip off designer things in these stores are imbued with?!
When observing a teenager lusting over some object: Stop looking! You have too many things already!
While passing people at the check out: People shouldn't be allowed to buy so many things, it's killing the planet
When safely outside the store: Regal Almighty self congratulations for not having been tempted to buy anything.
I now have to go back to writing an essay on global waste on a MacBook Pro that I just found out you can't recycle.
(F... My Sustainable Life)