some is better than none

January 19, 2008 at 9:07 pm 2 comments

half moon bay cypress grove

Some Is Better Than None is my theory that every little environmentally-friendly action is better than none. It can even be a hobby you already have, like growing your own veggies alongside your flower garden. Basically, it comes from my worry that plenty of people give up because they think that being green means you have to go to the extreme (No Impact Man).

Banish that though. Because even one teeny-tiny-minuscule little thing you do helps more than not doing that one teeny little thing. Pure, mathematical logic. 0+1 is greater than 0. It certainly isn’t as big as 0+142, but it is still bigger than 0.

What about carpooling just once a week, if you can? Heck, what about just once a month? Seriously. That once a month is better than never. (Benefit to you: less stress and maybe make a friend at work.)

Rather than ordering take-out one night, invite friends over for a potluck dinner party. (Benefit to you: less cost for more social impact.)

Don’t worry about how much that adds up to. Don’t worry whether or not your efforts count in the bigger picture. Just take pride in whatever amount you can do, not what you “should” do. Because Some Is Better Than None.

Google Transit (for figuring out public transportation schedules in certain cities)

Paperback Swap (cheaper-than-buying alternative to your free library)

USPS pick-ups at your door (if you mail packages often, rather than driving to the post office)

OneSquare Foot (help them out by adding to their trivia collection)

Reuse clean, outer cardboard boxes from food packages (storage, kids art projects, organization…)

Geekware (fun, geeky, repurposed gifts)

Shop and donate to thrift stores (some support a good cause like Goodwill, Weave)

And on that note, here are two of my all-time favorite thrifted finds. A chunky painted ring and over-the-top floral silk scarf:



To any browsers/lurkers/regulars out there: please share what little, teeny, tiny thing you do.


Entry filed under: green, thrift. Tags: , , .

pot shots not new

2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Sheila D  |  January 20, 2008 at 10:06 pm

    I’ve stopped buying ALL plastic water bottles. If I buy bottled water, it’s in a glass container. Also, I had to pee WAY too often.

  • 2. Geeky Acorn  |  January 20, 2008 at 11:59 pm

    We take our own containers when we go to a restaurant, if we know they have big servings. We hate to use the disposable containers they send us home with.

    And growing vege’s too! We have big plans for our vegetable garden this year 🙂


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Trackback this post  |  Subscribe to the comments via RSS Feed

January 2008
    Feb »

%d bloggers like this: