Going Green Mama mulls her son's employment future on this Labor Day weekend.
My 3 year old's dream? It used to be being a bus driver. This week, it's to be a trash man.
But what if we could cut his career prospects? Economy aside, what if each of us was just a bit smarter with what we did?
What if we didn't buy so much? That we planned before we spent? That we bought what we needed?
What if we opted to compost our food waste, our coffee grounds, our leaves instead of bagging and trashing them?
What if we opted to buy higher quality for long lasting things than something just because it's cheap?
What if we didn't buy something just because it's the latest and greatest, only to find it upgraded three months later?
What if we recycled what we could, got used instead of new and took the steps to find the things that weren't quite ready to be recycled had an appropriate home for the future?
What if instead of shipping plastic-wrapped food across the seas that we bought from our local farmer?
I think we could cut my son's career prospects quite a bit.
Or maybe he'd find the recycling guy was a much cooler career.