Two thoughts came up for when with this topic….
First is the ecology and climate change and the other is “greening” my diet with a more vegan/vegetarian eating plan.
I’ve been an ecological activist in what little I can do as a homebound disabled person. I use canvas bags instead of plastic or paper when I do go out shopping. I request the least amount packaging when I order from Amazon and other online sources. I use glass containers instead of plastic baggies. I avoid flushing my toilet anymore than I have to using the adage “if it’s yellow, let it mellow, if it’s brown, flush it down” (it helps living alone). I use a bidet to limit the amount of toilet paper I use it. I don’t shower every day (being stuck in a wheelchair means I don’t sweat much). I do what I can. It may not be a lot, but it’s something. I don’t want to take our planet for granted or assume that our climate isn’t going to get worse. It is. It already is.
I use to be a huge meat eater. In the last few years, that’s as gone down quite a lot, eating meat only a few times a week. After watching several videos about the meat industry and Covid 19, I realized I just couldn’t eat meat any longer. I knew all of this, but it’s amazing what you can ignore when you are in denial. I couldn’t deny it any longer. I stopped eating pork, beef and chicken, but still eat dairy, eggs and fish and seafood, so I guess I’m classified as a vegetarian, but I’m also exploring some vegan meat replacement products. Do I miss meat? Yeah, sometimes I get a craving for barbecued ribs or grandma’s fried chicken. And I’m pretty picky about vegetables, but I’m actually doing okay with all of this; lots of salads, spinach and veggie stir fries.