Someone recently asked me why I post so often about green issues. While it seems obvious to me that the health of the planet influences our personal health, it is not so apparent to others.
I now have a little more unfortunate evidence backing me up. The European Environment Agency reported that the life expectancy in Europe has been cut by nearly a year, and they are pointing the finger at pollution, both air and water, as well as climate change. The agency also reported that over 100 million Eastern Europeans did not have safe water supplies. Wow!
I take this news to heart literally. It inspires me to bike and walk more. It inspires me to buy fewer goods, especially plastic. It inspires me to think globally and act locally. So do what you can to help the environment, because essentially you are really just helping yourself.