Greetings from Malaysia, not one of the greenest countries in the world, but we're getting there. When I read this post from The Green Phone Booth, I felt that I needed to share my green journey too.
I've been a greenie right from my childhood years. My cousins & I would set up a green club where we find out simple ways to save the environment and bug our parents to do the same. Whenever my mom pulled out the bug spray can, lil' me would be nagging her about the CFC's she's puting in the air.
Being from a little town that didn't have a recycling program, all we could do was compost when it came to waste management. Now that I've moved to a place of my own, things have changed. I've put a bin in the kitchen to collect compost and several other bins to collect recyclables. Even my housemates picked up the habit since I've made it easy for them to do so. The recyclables are collected by the local dialysis association, so we're helping the environment as well as people on dialysis.
Another habit I picked up while staying in London for some time was to bring my own bag for grocery shopping. I couldn't bear to use disposable bags after coming back home. One look at the checkout line, nobody else does it, but I hope someday somebody will notice and want to do the same too.
It does get kind of lonely on my green journey when people around me just don't bother. Now that I've found the world of green blogs, I know I'm not alone. I've even started my own and hope to contribute in and outside the circle of like minded people.