What good does recycling do if my husband dumps the recyclables in the trash on trash day? Seriously.
I do try really hard to recycle--it's really not that much more difficult to put cans, bottles, and cereal boxes in a bin in the garage rather than in the trash. And not too much of a hassle to bring the bin to town. The chickens love to eat the leftover scraps from the table, too, reducing the amount of garbage in the compactor. (I do refuse to feed chickens leftover eggs and chicken--something just too weird about that!)
I don't believe in global warming or government control of...well of anything, but I do believe in taking care of the earth--and somehow huge piles of trash covered in dirt don't really seem to fit the bill. We're not perfect here in the Palmer household, but we do try. Am I going to freak out about a light left on or a bottle not recycled...nope. But if everyone just does a little bit, that adds up to a lot.