A few weeks ago my friend Darren Bouwmeester posted here at The Awesomeness Conspiracy as part of a blog exchange project. Today, my article, “Confessions of a non-sustainable carnivore” appears on Darren’s site, Composting Faith. Here’s an excerpt…
I don’t garden. I shop at Wal-Mart. I drive an 8-cylinder Jeep. I only recycle about a third of what I should. I eat a LOT of meat. And I like it.
In fact, for all my talk about conservation and protecting wild places, I’m not really very “green” in my own home.
I don’t say those things pridefully. In fact, there’s a good bit in those statements that I’m not at all proud of. Some of them I even feel a little guilty about. Except the meat part. I do like meat.
So why would I tell you all of this? And why, of all places, would I write these statements for a blog devoted to practices I’m admittedly not good at following?
Because it is what it is. I’m human. I mess up. I’m lazy. I’m stuck in a lot of patterns and habits.
But also because I care. I care about our planet and our society and our cultures.
I care that my impact means something. That the things I do (or don’t do) don’t happen in isolation.