Updated: Jun 15, 2019
It is right now, when i moved to the US – the land of unlimited consumer choices - that i feel the urge to refresh my former commitments to a sustainable lifestyle.
Eco-friendly, ethical, producing as little waste as possible, causing as little harm to fellow creatures as possible.
Which is hard..... and i may never meet my own standarts.
The challenge is to never stop trying.
Yes, i was in the eco- and peace-movement when i was a teenager.
Of course i was.
It was the 80ties and we were horrified by the cold war and the threat of Pershing Missiles and nuclear weapons around us.
In Germany we were located right in the middle of the whole dilemma....
I was 15 years old when i met my future husband Joe, who was stationed with the US Army in Stuttgart/Germany – while i was outside protesting the military base...
Life is a crazy bitch... isn´t it? ;-)
Actually it shows that everything is possible.
Cold war is over - and the warrior and the hippie girl got married... Hollywood has already knocked at our door. ;-)
Don´t get me wrong. We have new threats nowadays. This it the fate of human race. We may never learn.
The key is - you guess it - to never stop trying.
None of us can change the world all by himself. But we can change and shape the little universe around us.
Family, friends, neighbourhood, school...
We have an influence on how we treat each other.
How we consume, how we live, what we learn and what we teach, how we speak, how we think and how we act.
We have a choice.
“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference and you have to decide what kind of a difference you want to make.” — Jane Goodall