The husband wanted to take the LRT to KLCC today instead of driving, in his attempt to reduce the carbon footprints. I disagreed, because I’ve been toiling for quite a bit and the last thing I needed was a train ride into KL and back. Not after a sturdy wooden jewelery box fell right on top of my head while I was spring cleaning my wardrobe in the morning–which caused me to see little birdies fluttering all around my head before I kind of zonked out for a little while. Very much like cartoon, I know but it happened. And to have a bump on the head and travel to KL on train, is a big no-no, carbon footprints saving or not.
So I didn’t go, while he did and reduced some carbon footprints for Mother Earth. While I am all for green technology and saving the earth for the future generation and all those greenish holy stuffs, I somehow feel that the results of the Copenhagen summit is somewhat expected, and that although the issue is crucial, it is difficult- if not impossible altogether, for the whole world to come into conclusive agreement on the best possible way to save the environment. If at ground level, it is already difficult for two people like myself and the husband who love each other to bits to even agree on what to throw, what to keep, what to recycle, when to take the car, which green products to use and yada yada yada, there should be no surprise over the dissatisfaction over the Copenhagen outcome, no?
But will there be any hope at all?
There might be, if by the impact of the latest movie Avatar. It showed there that we need to create more awareness for those who are unaware, and more practice by those who are already aware (but lazy to implement, like yours truly). We watched Avatar and loved it to bits, for its impressive graphics and also the way it brings out the environmental theme to the kids in a more chewable form in comparison to Al Gore’s The Inconvenient Truth.
This new Muharram year, I have yet to try and make any resolutions. But I bought 2 canvas bags for my shopping. They both come in funky colours which I love to bits and can be folded into a neat pouch so that I can carry them snugly in my handbag all the time and use them as and when I need to buy something (but refuse the plastic bag that comes along with my purchase). So far I have been grocery shopping with those, which has cut down the used plastic collection in my kitchen by about 15 in the last two weeks. Tiny steps, no doubt but must at least start somewhere, right?