thoughtful, committed citizens
can change the world; indeed, it is
the only thing that ever has.
You know you're Canadian when it's -20, you look outside and you say, "What
a wonderful day for snowshoeing!" That whole crazy Canuck nickname is
completely warranted. Although I really do dislike winter, it is undeniably a
beautiful time of year. It's the only time you can stand still and be surrounded
by dead silence. No birds chirping. No leaves rustling. Nothing but the sound
of your own breathing. It's an unforgiving place. You are not the ruler, but
the subject here. And I wouldn't want to be anywhere else!
I find I need outings such as this. I care for these darn trees and sometimes
living downtown in a city I forget how wonderful nature is and how important
it is to preserve it all. I'm way beyond thinking recycling is a sufficient enough
action, but there's always room for improvement. Every so often I will add to
my list little pledges that help the environment. A few that I have already
committed to are: buying only used books and not buying magazines, about
80% of our things are second hand, never ever use plastic water bottles, use
energy efficient light bulbs, I have fast food about once a year (and it's icky),
I've looked for jobs that use the least amount of transportation (I work from
home at the moment), I cut my own hair, don't dye it, and I most often air
dry it, etc.....But like I said, there's always room for improvement. I've started
thinking about taking the extra step. Our landfills are out of control.
I truly mean it when I say it is darn near impossible to buy things
that have not been made in China. Why are we still using dirty coal? Why
are we and the animals we raise for food eating so much of some form
of corn? When did spend, don't mend become the unspoken mantra?
A nation needs to tap its resources (whether it be nickle, gold, etc.) in a
manner that does not destroy the land making it an unlivable wasteland.
I apologize for getting heavy here, but things need to change and
we all have the power to make it happen, never underestimate it!
GAP (Gift) // Down Vest
GAP (Gift) // Scarf
American Eagle // Wool Sweater
Thrifted // Long sleeve shirt
Sorrel // Joan of Arctic Boots
Thrifted // Leg Warmers