Turn the lights off

Although I study sustainability, I’m not really a very green person.  I tend to think that the best changes will come from the top down, with legislation and policies about the way we use resources.  That said, I have thought some lately about my own resource usage.  I’ve been thinking some about Haiti, and my friends there.  What would I do if disaster dictated that I live with the bare minimum day to day?  Water, light, shelter, all the things I take for granted…..I shoud be more careful, more thoughtful…..and as a result, I’ve been turning off the lights, and scolding myself for running the water excessively.  Will it make a difference? I don’t know.  But I find myself not wanting to be a glutten.  I’m just one of 6.8 billion people on this planet earth.  I need to be mindful of that every day.

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