The goal of this year is living packaging-free from Earth Day 2010 to Earth Day 2011. I imagine there will be practical changes I make in this year that will last for a lifetime. Just as important to me, however, are the mental shifts I hope to see. First off, I am eager to see how this experiment affects my perspective on human rights issues – my perspective on poverty, my ideas about consumption, my view of exploitative extractive industries. Secondly, I am eager to see what mental shifts about my own life and community happen throught this process. Already, I can imagine I will be doing a lot more eating at home! I’m wondering how shifts like these will affect my sense of community and wellness.
As I decided to live packaging-free for a year, I started researching and am inspired to learn about the many fabulous people who have done some fantastic projects and research. I have a blog at unpackaged.wordpress.com