Monday, June 14, 2010

The BP Oil Spill is My Fault

I read this New York Times op-ed recently and decided this was a must re-blog.
In it, Thomas Friedman shares a letter to the editor written by his friend, Mark Mykleby. Here’s a quick blurb from the letter. The whole article is available here.
“This isn’t BP’s or Transocean’s fault. It’s not the government’s fault. It’s my fault. I’m the one to blame and I’m sorry. It’s my fault because I haven’t digested the world’s in-your-face hints that maybe I ought to think about the future and change the unsustainable way I live my life”… “If we want to end our oil addiction, we, as citizens, need to pony up: bike to work, plant a garden, do something. So again, the oil spill is my fault. I’m sorry. I haven’t done my part. Now I have to convince my wife to give up her S.U.V. Mark Mykleby.”
Well said, and a big cheers to all our members who’ve decided that they’re going to start taking small sustainable steps forward – thanks for doing your part.