Hello, my name is Laurie and this is my first blog. Growing up I've always had an interest in nature and the creatures that live in it. In fact my plans for the future is to become a wildlife conservationist, however I've come to realize recently that the first step to helping our planet is to first start with ourselves. I've been aware of the global warming, pollution and mistreatment that we've induced on our planet but really haven't looked at how I've been effecting it.
I stumbled upon this site after watching the movie The Cove, a window of what goes on in the bays of Japan, the slaughtering and illegal busness of dolphin hunting. I found this site to sign the petition to stop the slaughtering and after looking more into this site, I see the value of fighting so passionatley for those who can't for themselves.
Reading of how forests are being destoyed, polluting factories rising everywhere and many species becoming endangered or near extinct and how people try to help, made me see that I could be doing more.
This isn't my journey going from an average everyday person to a "tree hugger" but this going to be about my progress of going as green as possible. Even though I don't feel my carbon footprint is that big, I'm sure I could make it way smaller with just the simplest things. I don't know why I didn't notice this earlier but I can hardly believe that I called myself pro earth and didn't even try to minimize my own damage.
I'm hoping that keeping a blog will help me stay on track and any tips or ideas people would share will help me "live green" more successfully. I plan on keeping track of everything I change to be more pro earth and catalog my successes and failures starting today!
Remember I'm starting with the small simpler things first and work my way up. My goal is to make active decisions on going green everyday till overall I live green!
greenanswers.com is a source I use and I've read that 51,000 trees must be replaced just to make up for how many paper towels are used in a day!
Read more: http://greenanswers.com/q/11295/recycling-waste/how-many-paper-towels-does-average-household-go-through-#ixzz1ldf4apvO