In talking with Laurie yesterday, I realized that I had left out a resolution of mine for the New Year. Although it isn’t really a new resolution, as I have been trying to do it for months. My goal is to recycle as much as I possibly can. Our neighborhood offers recycling, so I don’t have to take it anywhere other than down to the curb. Now that I have been doing this for the past 4-5 months, I notice more and more how environmentally unfriendly we are. There generally are no recycling options when you are out; if you want to do it, you have to take the trash home with you. Frustrating, but I still do it most of the time because I want to keep nature clean.
After thinking about it yesterday, I was inspired to go back and look at our photos from when we went to the Ozarks this summer. It left you a little speechless to walk through a cavern that was only discovered within the past 40 years, and to see how we hurt nature with our waste and the effect it has on a living cave system. When we visited the springs and the Buffalo National River, I was in awe of the amazing clear water. Looking at this photo, I still remember how I felt like a very small part of the world when I considered the forces of nature that it takes to move those boulders.
Be kind to the environment. It needs you.