Today is Blog Action Day, which means that fifteen thousand blogs with a combined total of twelve million readers are going to be publishing posts about the environment.
Since Iâ€™m always down to support a good cause, Iâ€™m going to participate by giving you DYH’s Simple Rule To Live By: Do Something.
Being green doesnâ€™t have to be a life changing decision. You donâ€™t need to sell your car and buy a Prius; you donâ€™t need to sell your Prius and buy a bike; and you certainly donâ€™t need to recycle your bike and start walking everywhere; you just need to do something.
Thatâ€™s because I believe that if everyone did something, then everything would change.
Because even small changes can make a difference.
Change a few light bulbs. Take a shorter shower. Recycle more. Drive less.
There are a million different things that you can do, so you just need to start doing them.
The key is to start small.
Soon, that single bulb will turn into a home full of CFLs, that shorter shower will turn into thousands of gallons of saved water, and that parked car will turn into a healthier you.
So just remember: Donâ€™t try to change the world by yourself; just do something, and the world will follow.
Jason Lewis recently completed his journey around the world; a 13 year, 2 month and 23 day trip that makes him the first person to ever circumnavigate the globe (reach antipodal points on the surface of the globe) using only human power. (No motors or sails.)
Transportation included bicycles, in-line skates, kayaks, swimming, walking and a unique pedal powered boat, and he traveled over 45,000 miles, including five continents, two oceans and one sea.
During the trip, Jason was hit by a drunk driver, chased by a crocodile, harassed by pirates, and questioned as a suspected spy.
I can only hope it was worth it, because Jason Lewis apparently doesnâ€™t know the meaning of the word â€˜quitâ€™.