….I remembered to take our reusable canvas bags to the grocery store! Yes!
A couple times in the past few weeks I got to the store and realized I left the bags at home by the front door. The surprising thing is that I sat in the parking lot and considered going back home. Then I decided to just get a few items on our list and just use one plastic bag. Just one.
Few years ago, I would have laughed at someone telling me this story. (I say laugh but I actually mean mock.) It’s amazing how these small efforts to reduce and reuse have become a part of everything I do. It’s a whole new mindset and every day I become more aware of how much we waste. I cringe when I think of how many plastic bags I used to bring from every trip to the grocery store. Where does all that trash go? is there endless space for all that waste?
We all know the answer to those questions but it's so much easier to pretend it's someone else's problem to resolve. It's not. Let's make a few small changes and celebrate the small victories. Take a mug to work and stop using several disposable cups throughout the day. Keep that reusable grocery bag in your car. Opt for paperless bills.
Go on. Try it. Go green.