File this one under Things You Probably Already Knew but Maybe Some People Don’t.
I’ve always considered myself aware of my environment. Growing up I witnessed over-development raze my home town. I’ve always thought that something was fundamentally wrong with the way that humans consume without consideration for consequences. I thought I was doing something by heckling the machines and educating myself. I recycle. I re-use. What I know (and have never had the ovaries to act on) as a thirty-something suburbanite not under a rock with all my senses functioning is that this is clearly not enough. In the company of my fellow editors here, I’m the baby at radical action.
I’m jumping into the pool finally, after years and years of getting my feet wet and reporting on the temperature of the water. I started awhile ago with my clothes. Now I’m moving on in baby steps to the Plastic Monster.
And plastic is a MONSTER. So if you’re like me and just stepping into the Radical Mom frontier, here are some
basic steps you can take:
2. Educate. What are they?
3. Act. What can you do?
Lots of you will already be familiar with this information. I am a little, I got an 83 on #1. But where lots of people in my mom-type peer group fail is at action. Action, action, action. It’s a mantra. And as a parent, I want my kid to learn from my experience that knowing is only half the battle. At some point you have to mobilize and (not) put your money where your mouth is.