After much discussion and years of procrastinating, my boyfriend and I got serious about our 2007 New Year's resolutions to make positive lifestyle choices minimizing our contribution to global warming. I can't specifically identify what caused us to act after so many years of passivity. Perhaps it was the strange weather patterns around the globe, or the acute air pollution in Hong Kong over our Christmas holidays, or the fact we're thinking of having children. Whatever the reason, we have successful implemented a few easy changes: 1) we no longer use plastic bags, 2) we're using energy-efficient light-bulbs, and 3) we're limiting our car use. Shortly, we will be buying almost exclusively locally grown organic produce as well as trying new ways of conserving water, such as buying a water saver kit from the City of Vancouver. It has been far easier than we ever imagined to be more environmentally conscientious and we're proud to be doing our part.
Way to save the Earth, Anna! You're setting a perfect example. Wonderful!