I’m typing this blog post on eco-friendly paper.
A little girl, you couldn’t blame her, she is still quite young and like most youngsters her age, has a curious mind; had to ask me; Auntie Cara, what is a tree hugger. Taking the statement literally, the girl understands that much. But it would seem odd to her watching a man or woman hug a tree in the park. The tree is never going to hug him or her back. And while this odd pair of tree huggers is hugging trees in the park, people may stare.
I’m typing this blog post on my version of eco-friendly paper.
If I was more than qualified to give enthusiastic tree huggers a short word of advice, let it be this. Good and well that you are hugging trees in the public sphere. Most folks may think you are weird, some may even think that you are blatantly showing off in order to make your point about the important need to conserve and grow as many trees as possible. I’m shy, so I’ll probably just take myself to the forest some day and give one or two trees a nudge, just to show them that I do care, even though I’m not living out this care at the moment.
My version of eco-friendly paper is my laptop screen.
I feel so bad about the amount of paper and, worse, plastic, we are wasting today. I’m now well aware of just how much our nasty habits are destroying our natural environment which we all need, in any case, to survive. If I could, and if I had the courage to do this, I would lobby for an outright ban on the use of all forms of plastic, period. It has already been proven that there are more than enough sustainable alternatives for us to use instead of killing the sea’s fish and birds at alarming rates.
Do something useful with your current reams of paper, don’t throw it away.
What can little me (and you) really do in this (not so) big world to make a difference? Well, quite a lot, actually. And it all starts right here at the workstation, study desk, office desk, or whatever you like to call your working space. Where paper is concerned, try not printing anything off of your printer. Better still; get rid of the thing as soon as you can. I did not too long ago. I gave it away to charity.
Pity for me though, because it had other handy tools, like scanners and fax message systems. Actually, no, I don’t miss these tools at all. In fact, I hardly used them much in the past anyway. For now, the internet and my email accounts serve me just fine. Just moments ago, I scheduled an appointment to visit the doctor. I did all this by email. Because I couldn’t hear a thing (I’m going to have my ears seen to), it would have been pointless trying to phone anyway.
Don’t print paper, not if you can help it.
I was thinking about what to take with me to the doctor tomorrow, seeing as how so money conscious private practitioners are these days. For now, I have little choice but to print out my income statements to take with me. Bad planning, I’m afraid. I’ll try and remember for next time.
Have I told you lately that I love you?
That song comes from the Irish folksinger, Van Morrison. I don’t know his music well at all but this is the one