A few Suggestions for 2021 you might like to consider?

  1. Reduce or completely give up eating animals – including fish and other marine life. Please!
  2. Adopt an animal from a shelter or SPCA
  3. Buy a vegetarian/vegan recipe book and make a meal or two every week for you and/or family and friends.
  4.  Plant a few vegetables – even if you have no garden, a couple of pots with decent soil and you can grow a tomato plant and a few herbs.
  5. Make a decision to recycle or up-cycle all household waste.
  6. Buy a few canvass carry bags for your grocery shopping and stop using all plastic bags.
  7. Start a compost heap or compost bin if you can. (The hardware store should have them). We’ve found that by recycling all veggie matter and paper there are some weeks that, come collection day, our rubbish bin is barely half full.
  8. Plant a fruit tree.
  9. Get fit – or at least make a firm decision to become more healthy. Walking is good. Take the dog for a walk! If you haven’t got a dog, see Point 2!

Have fun!

Ark.


37 thoughts on “A few Suggestions for 2021 you might like to consider?

    1. I have found that by not eating meat (or any animal) – along with the recognition of the suffering animas endure just to satisfy our taste buds – I have become more empathic towards all creatures.

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    1. Pete, you are a shining example. Good on you, sir! Long may it continue. Thanks for the visit and comment.
      Am I right to presume your family were vegetarian when you were growing up?

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  1. Hi ark, these are good suggestions. I Cook a veggie meal once a week but hubby is a red meat and two veg type of cave man but we are getting there. I can’t adopt pets but I would like to suggest people adopt and support local animal charity’s or for children’s present subscribe them to a wildlife charity. Growing herbs in pots is a good suggestion.

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    1. I mention your efforts regarding the animals where you live at every opportunity. You’re a champion, Mister Z.
      In fact there are many people over here you will likely never meet who have heard the opening line of conversation: ”I have a friend called John Zande who lives in Brazil …”

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  2. I like the list. I think we see a list of ideas and believe we had to do it all at once. And end up doing nothing. Even doing one is a good start. I already do a couple. So my new one is #6.

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    1. Great place to start.
      We have a car boot full of canvass bags …. and you know that every now and then we still forget to take them into the supermarket with us.
      Sometimes we can push the trolley back to the car … sometimes, depending on the store we return with a plastic bag!
      *Sigh*
      But we’re trying.

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      1. I do reuse the plastic bags for this and that.
        A canvass bag would be great gift to give for that special or not so special person for Valentines. Who needs another bunch of flowers. I’ve already got enough plastic ones ….. OH OH.

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        1. Most of our large supermarkets sell the canvas bags at the till/point of sale. They also have the cooler bag type for frozen foods and milk.

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  3. At this point they don’t allow us to use plastic bags-from-home, because of the virus. I abhor the plastic bags, but they have gone for insulation in the house (really) and they make wonderful crunchy catbed stuffing. They give back the body warmth …the bags we don’t use go back to the store for recycling.
    There is also a BestBuy store that will take electronics for recycling, and it’s a wonderful place to unload old TVs, monitors, radios, anything that you can plug into a wall or run by batteries. Even old CDs…

    We’ve been recycling for nearly 40 years, here, and sadly the local dump has had to go back to buried landfill; their money ran out, and they don’t make enough on the recycling fees to keep it up.

    In 50 years we have taken in 22 cats and one dog, almost all of them strays, including a bonded pair of cats from a local shelter.

    we also live in the middle of a huge tract of land, all but 10 acres is recovering forest and all of it is under a conservation easement–no hunting, no snowmobiles, no trespassing, no forest management. Trees know how to grow all by themselves. Three of our next neighbors have since done the same thing.

    The wood we burn is partly blowdowns from the forest here, and from a local logger. We split and stack all of it and that’s our fuel supply. I had a garden (vegetable and flower) for maybe 40 years, but then I realized I could no longer stand up without assistance, once I got on the ground. I miss it. But it’s all in place, and the deer and birds have a wonderful time with what still comes up. And of course a compost heap goes with that.

    It all matters. No matter how small an effort, it does matter. =)

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    1. Well, because you know I am vegetarian for one thing.
      I consider the life of a pig or cow to be the same as my dog or cats.
      One person, one vegetarian meal, one day of the week.
      One step at a time.

      And just because your other half eats meat, doesn’t’ automatically mean you have to, right?
      You know my crew are all carnivores, yes?

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      1. Yes, I’m aware that you’re the outlier.

        Of course one can always come up with reasons/excuses why they remain a “carnivore,” so I won’t go there … except to say that your “encouragement” does smack of “evangelizing” of another sort. Need I say more? ❤

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        1. Sure. Say as much as you want to Nan. I welcome it, truly I do. Evangelizing for Christianity harms an awful lot of people, especially children, and we both know it.
          The difference of course is ”Evangelizing” for vegetarianism saves lives.
          And is also good for climate change and so many other associated topics.

          That simply can’t be wrong, surely?

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  4. Don’t dogs and cats require animal proteins to maintain optimal health? Since I have no pets (because of allergies), I consider my seafood habit no more unethical than feeding meats to a house full of pets. 🙂

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    1. The problems are huge and large scale overfishing is putting many species at critical risk of extinction, which include many species caught by long line nets.
      For example> A recent attempt to ban the catching of Mako sharks, which are now approaching endangered, has gone unheeded by the EU and the US.

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          1. And how do you suppose these fish are fed?Certain fleets are deployed specifically to catch fish to feed them.
            The Chinese for example, who operate one of the largest fleets on the globe I understand.

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          2. Yes. But I’ll probably be dead before that happens.

            Especially if you keep eating shellfish. Meat of any kind is unhealthy for humans, and do you have any idea how polluted the ocean is now? Even factory-farmed shellfish will be full of toxins if they’re fed on wild-caught fish.

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