Winter is here. A big YAY, because I love snow, fog and the stillness of this season. I ran out of the house in my PJ's one night because it started to snow. Yes, I'm that person. The cold seasons are my favorite. And that's coming from someone who nearly froze her fingers&toes off during her walk in a park yesterday. I need better gloves.
I want to share some unrelated thoughts with you. Accompanied by a few Winter scenes I captured with my new camera. Or old camera, I found it on the Dutch Craigslist (marktplaats). If you can buy it secondhand, you should. There is too much waste on this planet. We finally watched Before the Flood this week and even though it wasn't new information, it broke my heart. Big time. Everybody should watch this documentary with Leonardo diCaprio. Even if you think "blah, hippie stuff". No, especially if you think things like that!
It's time to speak up. So that's what I'm doing.
I have been thinking about what else I can do better, what I can do to save this beautiful planet. I stopped eating animals years ago and hardly use any dairy products (not liking cheese and all ;)). Actually, not eating beef is one of the best things you can do. It's that easy!
I always check products for palm oil, buy organic, fair-trade and secondhand if possible and don't use my car when I don't have to. We use LED-lightbulbs (warm white ones!), turn off heating&lights in rooms we're not in and recycle all our waste.
Some things I can do better: I'm going to switch energy providers and will be more strict with my shower habits. And I will definitely vote green again. I don't want to live in a world where greed and short-term-politics are more important than taking care of the planet and her inhabitants. After all, we don't own the Earth. It's not disposable. And there is no back-up Earth where we can live if we fuck this one up.
It may sound a bit cliche, but: 'Power to the people!'. If we keep telling those politicians how we want to do it, they have to listen. Like they say in Before the Flood: a President is a chosen follower, not a leader. Benefit of living in a democracy guys!
Thank you for not scrolling without reading and go see that movie!