Hello, I’m anybody

I could be the neighbour you don’t talk to, the woman in the supermarket with her annoying kid, or the person you smile at on your daily dog walk. The fact is I’m anybody. But I am anybody with a conscience.

At least, a selective conscience.

So what is an eco hypocrite any way?

Maybe it’s the person that moans about air pollution but drives to the local shop. Or the person that hates fast fashion but just has to have a new outfit. Or the person that wants to buy organic and in season foods, but instead ends up with strawberries flown in from Peru in February because, well you just want them.

Here’s an example of how I’m an eco hypocrite…

I hate litter. I don’t understand how people prioritise their own selfishness over wildlife and preserving natural beauty spots.

First of all I want them to stop doing it. Second of all, if they are going to do it then I want someone to sort it out.

Then I realised. I am someone.

So I get my litter picker and sometimes I go clear it up. Nobody thanks me. Nobody gives a shit actually. But I do it any way.. and it feels good.

But sometimes I just keep walking past the rubbish. And sometimes, after a while I stop seeing it. Sometimes I see it, and I hate it, but I still don’t do anything about it.

If we don’t pick up the rubbish, are we bad? Of if we buy the outfit? Or eat the strawberries? Does that mean we don’t care about the environment?

Because I could pick it up. And you could wear something you’ve already got in your wardrobe. Or just have an English apple instead.

I guess that’s the premise of being an eco hypocrite.

So instead of trying to be perfect, let’s just try our best, whenever we can. I hope this blogs helps you to learn it’s not so hard to make better choices for ourselves, or our precious planet.