When I thought about the issue about environmental habits my initial defense to this topic is to say that I am almost always environmentally friendly. However, “almost always” doesn’t count and this weekend proved me wrong, for the better I would like to think.
This past Labor Day weekend, I had a wonderful opportunity to camp out (in a tent) at Lake Michigan with my friends. Being alongside nature made me realize that as a city girl I need to change my current habits in order to “green” my environment. To be environmentally friendly should not only be a choice for the moment but a way of life to consciously conserve the planet. So, for this semester I am going to focus on simply changing my poor habit of letting the sink water run when it shouldn’t.
I take this small action for granted every time I use the sink without thinking of the consequences that I am contributing towards. Though New York City has a convenient supply of tap water from the Catskill/Delaware watershed, many places (even in America) suffer from lack of water supply in their daily lives. This past weekend, I experienced a glimpse of that reality for many people in the world.
Limiting tap water from the faucets has its benefits that many people,including myself, should consider into their daily rituals. Through this action, I am saving money on my water bill and conserving the supply of fresh water that is much needed to provide as many people as possible.
I think that this change in action may be difficult at first since I am not used to the habit, however, small steps allow big results and I am willing to maintain this habit for this semester and beyond! Do you think you can do the same?