As I travel down this, sometimes slo-o-o-w, path to being practically waste free, I am struck by how much of our lives we spend consuming. We consume food, water, electricity, gas, we shop, we read, we buy clothes and cars and toys, we listen to music. All of these things involve consumption in one way or another. What if we spent less of our time consuming and more time producing? What if we wanted to hear music so we played an instrument or sang? What if we wrote down a story instead of reading a book? Sewed clothes instead of heading to the mall? Made a gift instead of buying something from a wish list and having it wrapped and shipped? If we spent more time on the production end of what we consume, we would consume a whole lot less and appreciate it a whole lot more.
Join me and make your own music, food, clothes …. life.