1000 Flowers for the Planet - #376 Value Something Olde
There are plenty of people who really hate old things. They like everything to be new and modern, and that’s okay. We don’t all want to be the same. But there are others who do like old things, and that needs to be valued too. If you’re a modern person who has something old you really don’t want, find someone who will value it and give it to them. Don’t toss it into landfill. This is how we come to have antiques and other such beautiful things – when we value something olde. Fill your home with treasures from the past and you will be doing something good for the environment, by keeping goods out of landfill, by ensuring the resources already used in the production of those items are still being valued, by not putting further pressure on resources to create new items to replace the old ones and thereby reducing carbon emissions and other pollutions. When you feel you need something, see if you can buy a version that is older than yourself. Have some fun with that idea, and value something olde.