My crocuses are blooming mighty early this year. These crocuses do tend to come out early, so I honestly can’t remember if this is their normal bloom time or not, but either way, it’s got me thinking about this world we live in – this warming globe of ours.
So as I schlep the kids around town in my big old minivan, questions bounce around in my head:
Why do so many people drive giant gas-guzzling vehicles - alone - to the grocery store?
Why am I one of them?
Am I allowed to call myself an environmentalist and drive a minivan?
Will the car companies ever give us a hybrid or electric minivan?
Could a Prius V hold 3 carseats?
Is it better to go hybrid or electric?
Will I ever convince my husband that a Nissan Leaf is way cooler than his current car?
If you have no garage – or no driveway – where do you put your charging station for your electric car? Do you just install it right there on the road? Is that safe?
Which is greener – solar panels or wind energy?
What on earth am I going to cook for dinner tonight? Will my children play together peacefully long enough for me to lovingly prepare a locavore feast from scratch, or shall I just break open a box of frozen chicken nuggets again?
What would happen if every villager in every developing country adopted my lifestyle? What’s my responsibility here?
Why are my crocuses blooming so early?