I have had all week to think of new ideas, but not much time to write about them. It seems my life as a full-time mother of two (two month old and three year old) doesn't leave much space for typing. Lists are the compact version of what I am thinking, so I will be making more lists.
I have now had a chance to read the No Impact Man book and watch the movie. And I've had some thought-provoking conversations with friends about environmental issues. It is such a relief to find others who want to talk about the same lower impact lifestyle. With my new ideas and insights, what shall I do? No Impact Man suggests volunteering with an environmental organization to increase our sense of purpose and community. My friends have me thinking about writing about specific areas I am making change in my own home. There are so many things to say and do and learn. Where does one start with these ideas? This is when I attempt to transition from broad to specific. With a list.
Things to explore:
- children's activities
- food choices
- gift-giving and receiving
- sense of connection with neighbors
- environmental volunteer opportunities