My name is Nathan. This is my first blog post.
I’m just a normal guy, feeling a normal amount of existential dread about the future of planet Earth.
I hear a lot of people say that, as individuals, there’s not much we can do about climate change. It’s a problem with capitalism; it’s a problem with other people in other countries; it’s a problem for national governments to solve. And maybe that’s true.
But for the sake of my own sanity, over the past several years, I’ve been trying to do what I can to reduce my individual impact on the ecosystem. Each season (fall, winter, spring, summer), I try to find one new way to reduce my carbon footprint, even if it’s only a minor change. This calms me. And I can’t quite shake the hope that maybe, if all of us make a few little changes, together we can make great changes.
This winter, I decided to start a blog to catalog these little lifestyle changes that I’ve tried. Maybe one of them will inspire you.