Sunday, November 6, 2011

It is Time

My heart hasn't really been in my blog for a long time now despite a couple of attempts at returning after taking a break. I don't feel as though I have much to say that I haven't said already in regards to my attempts at trying to live more sustinably in the suburbs.

It is harder than it may seem, living sustainably in the suburbs. Not that I don't do many small things that I hope will make a difference like trying to grow food, buying locally, using green products, reducing, reusing and recycling... etc etc.

I have yet to make a significant dent on the two things that would make the most difference and these are driving, and reducing energy use in our home. I still find it difficult to reduce driving to a level that would be conserving much energy because.... well, I live in the suburbs where there is little reliable public transport, and where one is literally taking ones life in ones own hands by cycling. We also still use an astounding amount of energy cooling our home in the summer despite keeping our house at 83 degrees, and keeping it shuttered up like a cave during the hot months. Unless we get a solar system installed this isn't going to change, and that isn't a prospect for the forseeable future due to how much it would cost to install. Sad but true.

So for now I will have to make do with what I have already achieved and continue to dream of a move away from the suburbs one day when practical for my family. Perhaps then I will feel as though I am achieving more than I currently am in an attempt to save this beautiful world of ours. Perhaps then I will also return to blogging.

I will still be checking in with all the blogs out there that I love and thank you!