some is better than none
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)
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.