We have to get from A to B, but how and how often are up for examination.
This encompasses two broad categories, driving and trips. Because we live in a rural area we can waste time, gas, and vehicle wear by running into town when it’s convenient rather than stacking errands. Our goal is to plan better, take fewer trips into town, and to set aside days where we don’t use the car. We’ll also rely more on our bikes and feet for neighborhood events.
We take trips for business, family, and recreation. Some years we travel a lot and others we largely stay home. Our goal is to be mindful of our choices and to see if any patterns emerge.
Overall, we want to see how our relationships to home, land and community may evolve, and we also hope to tread more lightly and respectfully on the earth.