Grist recently (last month) started publishing a webcomic called My Intentional Life which is billed as "somewhat true stories of attempted sustainability in the city."
While I'm one of, if not the most 'green' person I personally know, that's not saying a whole lot. I know of many things I could do to help the environment more than I am. I drive a hybrid car... but I could try harder to find a way to not drive at all. I reuse and recycle everything I can think of... but there are probably more ways I haven't thought of to reuse things. I probably could make my own compost and grow my own garden if really worked hard at it, but I think I'm pretty terrible with plants. I try not to buy things I don't need, but I still want to live comfortably, and I like a good comfy sofa. I'd love to install solar panels in my home, but the upfront costs are beyond my immediate cash flow just now.
I'm interested in the subject for two reasons. First, I think we as a planet need to live much more sustainably to ensure our continued survival. Second, and of more immediate and direct concern, it's more efficient and, therefore, more cost-effective over the long term. It's because of that second reason -- that practical viewpoint -- that I try to keep up with reading about green issues. I take what ideas I can that make sense for me and incorporate them into my life.
So with that in mind, plus my long-standing interest in comics, that I'm pleased to see a comic ABOUT trying to live more sustainably. It's been a little slow-starting so far, but it still looks promising and I hope to gain some additional practical insights about living a more holistic life. I'm giving them a shout-out here in the hopes that you'll get some insights too.
Go check out My Intentional Life.