Although I have to say that I started with this practices and this conscious few time ago, a couple of years ago maybe. But this is because I don’t have the space neither the freedom for decide to do this. I lived in the apartment of my grandmother, which was very small, so I can’t collect the garbage (you know… glass, paper and cardboard, and plastic). But now that I have my own apartment I can collect these elements and save it for the recycle truck of the municipality.
Four years ago I also used my bike instead of using the public transport (taxi, subway or transantiago), but I have an accident and my bike broke up and I can’t use it anymore. I hope save money for buy another bike, because I really need one. I hate the public transport, first, because it contaminate a lot, second, because always is full and the people haven’t patience, and third, because is so slow and it hasn’t a defined horary so many times wait a bus takes a long time.
I like be an “ecological person”, but I think that I could be better, be more committed with a cause. But I don’t have much time for dedicated one part of my life to an activity like this, because that required dedication and a real commitment.
Despite this, I try to do what I can to care the planet. For example, I recycle plastic and paper, I buy used clothes and I try to walk instead of using public transport. And, of course, I try to spread to my friends and family to include in their habits some of this green practices.