Earlier this week, I had the great pleasure of attending the town hall at Northampton High School where Senator Markey and Congressman McGovern discussed the Green New Deal. There was a lot of great conversation, and the event filled me with hope that our country might have a chance at becoming better stewards of this planet.
As is the case with so many people, the idea of a looming climate crisis has been on my mind for years, and at times I've felt quite helpless about it. It just seemed like too big of a problem. Sure, I had reusable grocery bags (that I almost always forgot to bring with me to the store), and I would try to recycle things if they were obviously recyclable. But I barely had the energy to follow through with the few things I knew I could do, much less think of solutions for other ways I was contributing negatively to the environment.