This week has been one heck of a social ride for yours truly. A friend works on events production on the side, and this week is one of his biggest productions yet. A well known name in the local indie music scene, he organized a festival featuring various indie bands from the region. Hence, every night since Wednesday, I found myself going out, traipsing around the metropolis.
More than the music and the fun, the experience has highlighted some green practices in my mind. Since I walk to work, I never really appreciated the idea of car pooling. This practice is one of the most preached axioms in green living. Fuel consumption is reduced, carbon emissions decreased. If you do not go out much, try going out on a Friday night and you just might be surprised at how many cars are out there! Worse, many of them have only one or two passengers. This week, we car pooled like never before. The advantages?
1. We saved money on gas and/or cab fare.
2. We spent time together on the road, and it was fun!
3. We contributed to the cause for the environment.
Another thing about going out at night is the trash. I couldn’t help but notice that the place around the bar is littered with cigarette butts. Smoking in itself does not really help the air quality, but do you really have to throw your butts wherever when there are trash cans or ashtrays around the place?
Think about it – going out is so much fun but it doesn’t mean that we should totally overlook the environmental aspect.