Friday, September 04, 2009

Living in the Wild Challenge!

Some of you may think, why should we escape the comforts of our homes to suffer in the cold or heat? Throughout the centuries the human race has fought against nature and tamed her, creating our own habitats out of stone and harvested energy. What we fail to realize that is in most other parts of the world, nature still rules.

Americans and most of the western world has an extremely unfriendly approach to life in regards to our environment. The farming lifestyle is seen as crude and primitive, as well as adopting greener habits such as buying clothes second-hand. Our culture really does not have much room to be completely green, and in being so we are left to depend on power stations and electronics.

But you don't have to go all out Survivor to be green! Consider spending a weekend day with your family without using electricity. Instead of watching TV after dinner, consider playing a board game with your children and cooking over fire instead of a microwaved dish. Hang-dry your clothes and wash delicate clothing in the tub. If you're even more adventurous, try taking a shower using the least amount of hot water tolerable. You can also bask in the warm sun for most of the day or take a trip out to the pool or beach. None of those activities require electricity.

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