It was in 1990 that I was first introduced to environmental preservation issues. I was disappointed by the news and so certain I had learned something that my parents knew nothing about; otherwise, why else wouldn't they have discussed these important, pressing problems with me? Weren't they concerned? I can still remember the dinner conversation that ensued.
This life lesson occurred around the same time that our county began recycling. Although it seemed strange that the milk cartons went with newspapers, I soon got the hang of it. Twenty years later, recycling is now routine to me, but as I examine the way I manage my home, I know there are things I could do much better.
Not to pat ourselves on the back; rather, in an effort to personally evaluate what we, as individuals, can do better:
(Image: Resource Action Programs)