This past week the challenge was in regards to road blocks. What roadblocks do I encounter when trying to be green. This one was rather easy for me. The greatest roadblock I have is in my desire to buy local. There are several farmers markets during the summer but non that have been convenient for me to get to. There is one in Tower Grove Park that I hear is wonderful, but it's at least a 30 min drive. When I drive 35-40min each way for my commute to/from work 5 days a week, I just don't always want that commute on the weekend (plus the park is by my work so it just feels like I'm headed to work again).
There is a farmer's market closer to where I live but it is during the week and closes around 6pm. That just hasn't been a possibility for me.
However, I was able to change my hours at work this past fall and now I normally work 7-3, which gives me plenty of time to get to the farmer's market close to my house. However another roadblock is that baby girl is supposed to arrive in early May. My life is about to be turned upside down, in a good way. I think, though, that buying local and fresh produce is important enough to me that I could hopefully make this an outing we can do together. Sure, as an infant she'll have no clue and it'll be tougher for me to get around, but I'm hoping I can get into a routine and make it a habit.