To me, that we have to live with less is clear, and i like to say; when we live with less, we get more, more living to do.
Today i biked over to the AGM in our neighbourhood, (biked with a peddle bike.)
I brought a cloth napkin, to receive the food that would be offered.
But the group of neighbours that I sat close to, and socialized with before and after the meeting, they all impressed me with their travel habits. It show me again that we neighbours are kindred spirits, we all live here in this faraway neighbourhood, because we have at least some similar values.
I was telling them i was travelling next week for a few days to Pemberton BC, we laughed at the horrendousness of what one neighbour called; using an airplane as a taxi service. We all got it. People here in the Yukon are in general, if i may say quite rich, and do seem to use airplanes as a taxi service. But not so some of my neighbours as it turned out. K had not been flying for a long time, his grandchildren are far away but driving to see them is possible. H has his parents in Europe and will go down there this year first time in 6 years. and E did recently take a plane ride to go to a meeting for work but had not travelled by plane since 2018 or so.
Still we here in the Yukon, this might be much more air travel we do then people in your neck of the woods. I at least was impressed.
And that is it, we all have to do what we can. But i do hope we all make a change, because to keep living the way we do up till now is not sustainable.
And what about the living more you might ask; as i biked back i came upon an elk, i took my bike home and ventured in the woods where i had seen it. I heard them call and grunt, and found the area where they have frequented lately by their prints in the moss, and from there i let them be. I always wanting to see the wildlife but not wanting to disturb them too much. Don and i had seen their prints on the dusty drive way for several days now, so it was nice to finally meet them, all for free, no airplane needed.