I read this article by Derrick Jensen yesterday, and it’s been haunting me ever since. Check it out.

Thing is, I’ve been trying for years to limit my consumption habits, and feel pretty good about my “carbon footprint” being relatively small.

But I’ve got this gnawing feeling that all my earth-friendly efforts–reusable bags, shopping local, using public transportation–are fruitless and meaningless. And Derrick seems to be confirming my fears.


Question: Do you believe that small, individual actions–like changing a lightbulb–can inspire major change?