This month's APLS carnival is on proselytizing green. You can find more posts in a few days over at Kellie's blog.
So how do I spread the green word? Well, I live my life. Exciting, huh? I've always been more of the quiet type (my friends and family are laughing right now). Once you get to know me, I'm more in your face, but when I'm out in the real world, I'm very shy and quiet.
The thing is, that I tend to do things off the beaten path. The things I do, tend to garner some attention. Attention makes me uncomfortable in many ways, but I also love to talk about the things that I'm passionate about. So, shy or not, if you get me talking about our food supply, the climate, or consumerism, you're likely to get more than you bargained for. My friend K likes to tell me that I inspire people with my passion. I find that hard to believe, but am thrilled if it is the case.
One thing that I have always believed is that the more people are exposed to something, the more likely that they will accept it. People can talk all they want about a subject and it will go in one ear and out the other. If they see someone else doing it,howeve, then it must not be that hard and they are more apt to try something new. All of a sudden, that vegetable garden might be something they could try. Maybe that cool metal water bottle would be just as easy as the plastic one from the grocery store. We didn't get to this point overnight, and the unfortunate thing is that its probably going to take longer than we would like to get people over to the green way of thinking. We just need to keep plugging away.