Holidays Are Here with Us
That’s right, holidays are here with us. Is it me or did this year move so fast? Just the other day, we were happy welcoming the new year, and here we are ready to welcome another one. Are you happy so far, did everything go as planned, or did only a few did? Or maybe everything went south or took a new turn. It doesn’t matter, as long as you can still send oxygen to your lungs with no machine help. You are good just the way it turned out.
What did we do for our environment?
We had several global, national, regional, local and personal meetings, in search of solutions towards a sustainable environment.
Some of us did our best to air out our environmental concerns, taught others about environmental issues, promote laws and regulations that are to protect our environment, etc.
We did a lot of talking, but did our actions reflect any of it? I will leave you to answer that.
Trees were planted in huge numbers, one-use bottles and straws finally started to get effective replacements and the government system tried to if not pretending, to recognize the nightmare of climate change.
We now have glass water bottles, steel straws, and restaurants allowing us an opportunity to either decline or accept their plastic utensils. The wave of changes is on.
Sadly, we saw decreasing numbers of other living organisms, as the human population continues to shoot upwards.
As we fully indulge in the holiday mood
It’s that week where we use all the savings we made during the year. Time to buy more stuff, enjoy a wide range of foods, enjoy family time (plus drama), and most importantly, enjoy a rest from our usually busy lives.
One week can either be productive or destructive, depending on how you handle it or it handles you.
We must not forget what has been preached to us throughout the year. Including:
- Zero food waste
- No cutting trees, this includes Christmas trees. We are planting and growing them instead.
- No single-use plastics
- We are only buying what we really need and in necessary measures.
- We are carpooling
- Among other practices that are eco-friendly
It has been more than 300 days, you deserve to sit back, reflect and enjoy. Ready for a new year.
Another chance to be better and correct our mistakes. Just like a bicycle allows you to balance as long as you keep moving, so is life. If w have to run, walk or crawl. let’s do so but we refuse to remain stagnant.
I wish you all the best time ever as we enjoy these holidays.
I know! Where has this year gone?
Am wondering the same. It went by so fast.
Wish you lovely holidays too and a healthy new year!
Thank you very much, Reni.
Happy holidays to you! A very insightful post. Unfortunately many are moving too fast to think and appreciate the yields of a love invested environment. One day hopefully there will be a massive awareness in all conduct! Love and Big Hugs! ☕️🥰☕️
sadly, hopefully they will be sensitive to our environment soon. Happy holidays to you.
Happy Holidays! Good reminders! Here in Canada people need to go back to real trees from tree farms that are replanted and replenished instead of all these hundreds of thousand artificial plastic trees that will be in the landfills forever never mind the manufacturing, packaging and shipping foot print – people keep thinking its the better option versus cutting down a real tree – it’s super challenging to get people to get it.
True, but we will do our best until they understand and do right by our environment . Happy holidays to you.
Appreciate your strike out articles of environment! Hopefully we can wait for the betterment of the environment! Wish you Merry Christmas and peaceful New Year! 🎄
Thank you very much and do have merriest Christmas & Happiest New Year
Thank you! ❤
A recent visit to Costa Rica humbly opened my eyes on the need to preserve our beautiful nature. Happy Holidays. We need a President who supports global sustainability of our natural environment.
Happy holidays to you. True, we need leaders who truly value our environment and its well-being