Monday Muse – World Earth Day.

Hi Everyone,

As some of you may be aware, Thursday is Earth Day. In recognition of this, this week, I’ve decided to dedicate a post each day with information I have found inspirational or helpful. I’m a big believer in small changes can make a big difference. Last year, we saw a glimmer of hope when all over the world we saw how the air cleaned up and we saw animals return to their natural habitats or roam freely, all in such a short period of time. So, for me, I want to take stock and see what differences I can make, they may be small but it doesn’t make them any less important.

I watched an interview with David Attenborough on BBC Breakfast last year, and he kept the message very simple. Something that we can all do anywhere in the world. He was asked; “If there is one choice to make today, what choice would you like people to make?”

His Answer:

Don’t waste.

Don’t waste anything.

Don’t waste electricity.

Don’t waste food.

Don’t waste power.

Just treat the natural world as though it’s precious, which it is. And don’t squander those bits of it we have control of.

I think this is a really humbling message. Something that each of us can get behind. Whilst there are many things in the modern world we can’t change or won’t give up. Avoiding waste is certainly something we can all easily get behind.

David Attenborough message on Waste.

The full interview can be found here:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p08sq5w2

I’d love to know your thoughts. Have you any tips or tricks you have to avoid waste?

Much Love,

KL ❤

5 thoughts on “Monday Muse – World Earth Day.

    1. Ooh that’s a really interesting perspective, Janet. I must admit I think everyone enjoyed seeing the roads quieter. Are you UK based? My biggest problem is public transport is just not a viable alternative in so many regions of the UK. It takes me 45 minutes to drive to work and costs around £14 per day, on public transport it takes over 2 hours (with no delays) and costs over £20. I would happily take it (even enjoy the experience of reading a nice book or something). Last year during the first lockdown I renegotiated my contract so that at least half of the time I will work from home. This saves time, money and helps the environment (and creates a better work-life balance). I really hope many individuals ask for the same (or more) and that many companies consider this. The technology is there now for so many roles to be able to do this. Thank you for commenting. KL ❤

  1. How does humankind correct its collective addiction to disposability when — regardless of scuba divers’ reports of immense tangled plastic messes (not to mention plastic bags found at some of the ocean’s deepest points) — so much of it is not immediately observable, i.e. out of sight, out of mind, thus misperceived as no threat to us?
    And so much of it is from gratuitous purposes, e.g. plastic from individually wrapped toilet paper rolls. (Why? So the consumer can enjoy opening each roll for its after-dinner freshness?!)

    It doesn’t surprise me, as general human mentality collectively allows us to, amongst other forms of blatant pollution, throw non-biodegradables down a dark chute like we’re safely dispensing it into a black-hole singularity to be crushed into nothing.

    And then there’s the astonishing short-sighted entitled selfishness. I observed this not long ago when a TV news reporter randomly asked a young urbanite wearing sunglasses what he thought of government restrictions on disposable plastic straws. “It’s like we’re living in a nanny state, always telling me what I can’t do,” he recklessly retorted.

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