Sound advice, but therein lies a lifetime commitment. It does get wearying, but there is much work to do to change the world.
I get mighty tired of picking up the litter along my little stretch of rural road, but I don’t notice anyone else stepping up to the plate so I’ll keep on keeping on. Recycling is difficult in this area as there is very little municipal support for the programs, and even less money … but we still find a way to recycle far more than the items we put in the regular trash. When we married, we decided that disposable plates, cups and plastics didn’t need to be a part of our budget (we were broke!); I’m not sure how many times our dishes have been washed, but I’m betting 35+ years has saved a whole lot of space in landfills. When re-usable grocery bags came on the scene, I made it a habit to keep several in my car … and if I forgot, I also made myself buy a new one to hold that day’s purchases. The occasional plastic bag shows up, but it gets saved to recycle or reuse too.
All of my efforts are small things in and of themselves, but I’d like to think they are all making a difference and a change.