So that’s how it works! Being green also means reusing what you have got and repurposing it for other uses..this finally SINKS in…previously I used to do this because I liked being frugal and I also liked repurposing something when it befitted the purpose.
I have been bringing my plastic tupperware to contain my takeaway food. From a local Facebook group, I learnt an important value about being kind towards people who refuse to go ‘green’ like you or me. I learnt from a gentlemen who mentioned that when he now asks a hawker to place his food in his food container and the hawker does not, he respects the hawker’s decision because he or she must have his reasons.
I find this respectful attitude encourages my green lifestyle as I don’t grow exasperated if someone does not go ‘green’ like me.
This positive attitude must be contagious because just yesterday a lady hawker who sold carrot cake, grudgingly packed away our order of carrot cake in my tupperware but later shared with me on the side that if I had come on a Saturday or Sunday, when there was a throng of people queueing, she would not have entertained my request.Good feedback! However, I am still glad she acceded to my request that morning :))
I just learnt another tip this morning which I shared with a colleague about exchanging Christmas gifts at end of the year. Again, I picked this tip from a group on Facebook (you learn so much on the internet!)Instead of gifting based on the announced budget, why not set aside a nominal amount from each staff member and pool that together to donate to a charity of everyone’s choice! Lovely idea – lesser stuff, lesser clutter! I may just apply this to my Mothers Day gift too!