Often the environmental movement presents the reason for change as protecting our future children. How often do you hear: "We need to do X to assure a world for our children and grandchildren".
I hear it, I've read it, I've even written it here on this blog. But I didn't write it because that is the MAIN reason I care about the environment.
Yup, I said it. I am not a Greenie or EcoYogini in order to protect the planet for future generations. I'm not against children, Andrew and I will probably have one someday. But when I think about why we've made all these changes about our lives it has nothing to do with humans and everything to do with the planet.
(Lobster traps in Chéticamp Cape Breton last September 2011)
My Origin Greenie Story includes the smell of moss and leaves in our Atlantic Canadian forests, clean rivers filled with non-mutant tadpoles and catfish, deer pistes in the mud near our cottage.