It's been, what, 100 years since the work week changed? What would
it do to regional air quality and emissions if the commute was reduced
to four days per week? Could we meet our now-lost Kyoto targets, or
some of them? Would it allow families more time to connect and become
stronger? I love this idea but need help with momentum. We could even
Despite working with, and studying, various aspects of sustainability, I often let the little things slip in my own life. I want to change this. I want to start composting at home, recycling EVERYTHING that I can, ALWAYS using a reusable mug, sourcing my groceriers, clothing, and all other material purchases from informed, low impact sources, and minimizing my use of electricity and other wasterful materials (this means changing settins on my laptop, always turning lights off, not leaving appliances or electronics turned on unneccessarily, reusing pieces of paper, printing on both sides, and as mentioned - sourcing all material purchases from informed sustainable sources, even when it costs more).
I think to speak with credibility on environmental issues a person has to do as much as they can to reduce their total footprint. No one is perfect, but I'm going to try to live with more awareness on these items from now on, and hopefully inspire others to do the same.