How to Save the World and Have Fun Doing It
The slightly depressing preamble
If you took all the land in the world and doled it out parcel by parcel, person by person, we’d each get about five acres. Problem is, we actually need about 50% more than that to keep on living as we do now. If you’re a typical Westerner, it’s more like 5 or 6 times that.
The stuff we buy, the food we eat, the way we travel, where we work – they are all adding up to the speedy destruction of the place we call home.
This is terrifying to a lot of people. They don’t even want to think about it.
What if this were a good thing?
My Five Acres is a place for people who do want to think about it. It’s a place for people who think we can change things.
We’re going to talk about about concrete, simple shifts we can all make to be a little less destructive. With your help, I want to figure out how those shifts can make us happier and healthier, too.
We’re going to turn living with less into a good thing.
In which I convince you to stick around
I’m no perfect green goddess with all the answers. I don’t want to preach and wail from my soapbox. I’m on a journey, just like everyone else.
Right now, I’m part of a two-person two-car family and the owner of a house with rooms we barely use (except as storage space for stuff we never use). I drive my car when biking would have been better. Sometimes I forget to bring reusable bags to the grocery store.
But I’m making progress.