Cecilia G. and family from Bergamo, Italy.
“Try to leave this world a little better than you found it” - Robert Baden Powell
Our family has always been quite concerned about the environment, as a lifestyle habit: we’ve always recycled, tried to minimize energy consumption, tried to use our car only when strictly necessary.. Lately my mum started purchasing local, organic and eco-friendly products through a buying club, which greatly increased our family’s involvement in conscious choices about our consumption. In the family garden there is now a compost and a vegetable garden. I don’t live with them anymore, I moved to Chicago, but these actions are now rooted in me so I also recycle, bike, line dry, buy local… I am lucky my landlady even has a compost in our backyard so I’m also doing that!
What keeps you going?
We love nature and we just can’t accept to harm the environment so badly. Doing something that helps the planet, while also enjoying a healthier lifestyle and even better food simply seems the right choice.
What gives you hope?
The world is slowing starting to see it: we can’t go on this way, because it’s a loss for everyone. When this will be really clear I’m confident that human kind will find the inspiration and the skills and the strength to do whatever change is needed to save the situation. But it’s crucial that we understand this and start the process as soon as possible, because we’re losing huger value every day. I’m convinced that everyone’s individual effort makes a difference, both in itself and for the “contagion” effect that it can have on others.
Thank you, Cecilia!