Have you had enough of ‘do more’ … buy more, consume more, spend more?
To help you, Alex Tylee and George Miller have started ‘Project DO LESS’.
Here’s the ethos of the project, which I hope we would all embrace.
“One of the main issues we face is the sheer enormity of the climate change problem and the fact that the more you learn about it the more terrifying it becomes. And we think this leads to a kind of paralysis amongst a large percentage of the population.
“So, the purpose of Project Do Less is to empower all people by reminding them all the small things they can do right now to contribute to the solution.
“By getting individuals to promise to Do Less, no matter how small, it will help to make them feel less like a victim and more like they are part of the solution. We believe the more small things they do, the better they will feel about themselves and the climate change problem, and it will have a snowball effect.
“Project DO LESS is … about making lots of little changes every day.
“I spent the most glorious years of my childhood on a farm just outside of Whanganui where nothing was wasted. The scraps fed the pigs, the chooks laid our eggs, the manure fertilised our gardens, we ate what we grew, we wore hand-me-downs, we washed our plastic bags, we conserved water so the water tank didn’t run out, the butter wrappers were saved for baking, and the meat fat for cooking.
“We made do with what we had. We were thrifty. Everyone was.
“And somewhere along the way we forgot about all of that. But now, more than ever, we need to remember.”
In this spirit, the DO LESS Facebook page is already a fountain of suggestions on how you can do less. Check it out!