This was sent to me by my friend Murray Clarkson, who does an amazing job of managing the Featherston Community Centre, and it really struck me and made me think, so I thought I would share it and maybe it will make you think too...
But she's right; we didn't have the green thing back then.
We drank from a tap when we were thirsty instead of a plastic bottle every time we had a drink of water.
We refilled writing pens with ink instead of buying a new pen, and we replaced the razor blades in a razor instead of throwing away the whole razor just because the blade got dull.
Back then, people took the bus and kids rode their bikes to school or walked instead of turning their mums into a 24-hour taxi service.
We had one electrical outlet in a room, not an entire bank of sockets to power a dozen appliances. And we didn't need a computerized gadget to receive a signal beamed from satellites 2,000 miles out in space in order to find the nearest pizza joint.