Here in Langley (not Burnaby, not Vancouver, not Mission… Just Langley) there are people who seem uncomfortable with my avoiding plastic, ethically sourcing meat and never purchasing single-use cups or bottled water. I flow through life hearing why reducing and reusing is time consuming, why vegetarians are bad for the planet (I’m not vegetarian) and receive many a spiel on protein consumption (I’m not vegetarian).
I don’t engage much in these conversations. I just listen and continue in my awareness of what I know is right…
And then, this morning… I open and the email newsletter from Kootenay Ecosociety:
“16 municipalities in Canada have committed to transition to 100% renewable energy by 2050.”
My heart radiates. I’m from the Kootenay’s. Eight of these municipalities are in the Kootenay’s.
I remember who I am and where I’m coming from. I remember all those who have shared with me, “you are making an impact, keep doing what you are doing.” Receiving this news is just another affirmation upon many affirmations that following my heart and knowing IS the right thing. I am still making an impact and I will continue to reduce, reuse and follow my ethics. I will ethically source my meat (I’m not vegetarian) and won’t engage in consumer culture.
Here is the link to the news from the West Kootenay Ecosociety.