Archive for August, 2011
For day 36 of our carbon fast we were thrown way outside MY comfort zone!
The suggestion read “Consider giving up your car. The General Manager of Boston’s MBTA just gave up his and now uses a ZipCar when he needs an automobile.”
Well good for him, I commend him, I really do, but this is NOT for me.
A Zipcar is not an easy thing to find in the villages of England and the bus service isn’t exactly brilliant. It’s a scary thought though, to realise how dependent I am on this old lump of steel.
I can’t shop without it. How totally NON independent is that?
Sure I grow some food, but not enough to eat 365 days a year. it’s a sobering thought to realise just how reliant I am on my vehicle and now I’m going to direct you to an excellent post which says it all.
Over on Eco Crap, Argentum Vulgaris sold his car 19 years ago and he hasn’t looked back.
He tells me that my reliance on my car is all in my head and that I don’t need one. He then goes on to say that this challenge isn’t a challenge to be green, it’s a challenge in survival. This terrifies me, I have to admit.