Little things matter. They do. Here I am, seemingly for no reason at all, carrying on with Vegan Mondays. I mean, really, who cares what I eat every Monday? But the reason I keep doing it is that I truly believe you can’t change the world, you can only change yourself. Not eating red meat (it’s been 11 years now), and practicing veganism one day a week (for over a year) are my small efforts to combat the negative environmental impacts of the industrial farming of red meat.
What do you do? Maybe you can try just cutting back on red meat? Or cutting out all meat? (Eliminating all animal by-products is tough. But also easy. It’s a mindset, I guess.) Maybe you can buy only local produce. Or stop drinking water bottles (imagine how they add up! And where do they go, do you know? Do you think about it?). You can stop buying plastic soap dispensers (after all bars still work—especially lovely olive oil bars from Provence!). You can walk (or Velib!) instead of drive. Little things matter. I double-dog dare you to do something.
(Now, stepping down from my soapbox.)
Coffee & soy milk
Veggie stir-fry with brown & red rice
Too many dried pineapple rings