So…I just took a quick walk around the Ecological Footprint Calculator and my goodness, what big (ecological) feet I have!
It’s an embarrassment of riches we have here, in the United States, and I’m afraid I haven’t been as good a steward of those riches as I should have. But it’s never too late to change, and I can work on reducing my ecological footprint. For one thing, I can improve on my recycling efforts.
It’s funny, because I’m very good at recycling my words. If an essay doesn’t work for the market I first submitted to, I try, try again to find a home for it. I may have to tweak the words a bit, but happily, I often find another market. I like the publication credit, of course, but I like not wasting my efforts even more.
So on this sunny Earth Day, I challenge you to recycle. Shake off the cyber dust from one of your essays, give it a spiffy shine, and submit it to a new market. And while you’re at it, get that plastic container out of the trash and into your recycling bin.
Now, see? You and the Earth feel better already. (And good luck!)
I am not even going to think about calculating how big my ecological footprint is… My real feet are size 11; I shudder to think how wasteful I am when it comes our natural resources.
But I recycle when I can, I live in a tiny house, and I LOVE to recycle my writing pieces. (Great tie-in with Earth Day, Cathy!)
Thanks, Sioux, and Yay for recycling, right? 🙂
HEY, I needed that kick in the pants. It is amazing how much we do recycle, and I can’t believe we used to send everything to landfill.
I know, Linda, right? I needed that kick, too. 😉
I hear ya. We have to do heavy recycling here in Korea. Can’t just throw anything away. It has to be sorted big time. Good analogy.
Oh, that’s SO interesting–and sounds like it would make a great Earth Day story for a kid’s magazine, Tina. 😉
It would really take the joy out of writing if we couldn’t recycle those stories we work SO hard on! But when I rework and resubmit, my time and effort is well spent, not wasted. I needed this reminder – thanks!!!
Well, you’re so welcome, Deb! Good luck!
That was a brilliant connection to Earth Day. From the calculator, I learned I need to stop driving so far to work each day. I should stay home and write words to recycle. Hopefully soon!
Yeah, I learned I don’t need as much space, Suzanne. Well, duh, all the Junior Halls have moved out. But just when you think they’ve gone…they’re baaaaaack. 🙂 (Hope you’re recycling words real soon, too!)
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