On my travels to the supermarket recently, I have noticed a lot of people using their recyclable bags. It’s cool to care for the environment and do our best to reduce waste. And it’s okay if you take another supermarket’s recyclable bag to a competing supermarket. At least you’re making a difference. (Speaking to myself here). Even opting out of receiving a plastic bag when you buy something from retail stores is an idea. I was recently shopping and two people in front of me said no to plastic bags, so when it came time to pay for my items, I also declined a bag. Partly out of pressure, I didn’t want the shop assistant to think I was killing the environment.
It was great to attend a planting day last week. Several weeks ago, we wrote about a generous member of our community who wanted to donate $1000 to tree projects in the area. Turns out he donated a lot more than the $1000, so that everyone who pitched an idea got some form of funding. What a generous person! I got to see the first of the projects take place, where more than 800 trees were planted. It’s great that we have people in our community who are passionate about the environment, and people who help to make it happen.
Still on the topic of the environment, the fuel tax came into place on Sunday- if you haven’t filled up yet, you might notice next time you do. Maybe it’s time to start thinking about using your bike, scooter, roller blades… or public transport.