When I see garbage cans overflowing with recyclables, it breaks my heart.
When I see plastic bags and disposable plastics wash up on the shores of our oceans, rivers and lakes, it makes me sad.
When I see cows being force-fed corn, it makes me sick to my stomach.
When I see people turn a blind eye to the multiple harmful chemicals lurking in their everyday products, it makes me cringe.
When I hear people say that global warming is a myth, it makes me twitch with anger.
Therefore, if I can stop one water bottle from being placed in a landfill, one plastic bag from being ingested by a sea turtle, one family from consuming factory farmed animals, or one kid from being exposed to formaldehyde, then I will feel like I have begun to make a difference in peoples’ lives. All I ask is for you to do the best you can.
“I am doing the best I can. And that, to me, is what all of us should do. We should always feel like a hummingbird. I may feel insignificant, but I certainly don’t want to be like the animals watching as the planet goes down the drain.. I will be a hummingbird. I will do the best I can.” ~Wangari Maathai, Dirt! The Movie
Dirt! The Movie uses the hummingbird analogy to prove that, no matter your size, you can make a difference.
I am the Good Girl Gone Green. I am a tree hugger; I am almost vegan; I am a hummingbird. I am trying my best to make a difference on this planet. I want to be the voice of change that will help others make their positive contribution to the environment.
People often tell me that I am just one person. How could I possibly make a meaningful change? To all those people, I say, this blog is only the beginning!
Please keep in mind, I don't have a filter. I am not sure if I was born without one or if I lost it somewhere along the way. Living without a filter creates interesting situations – some good and some bad.
That is what you will find here: the unfiltered truth about the ups and downs of living the green life.
So, please join me on my quest to empower and inspire you to do better and feel significant, no matter what you do!