Are you childfree by choice and green by nature? Then this blog’s for you. (Read the “welcome” post.) Not having kids is far and away the biggest green step any average individual can take — and that’s just one of the many upsides of kid-free living. This blog will explore a wide range of those upsides, green and otherwise.
If you’re undecided about the whole kid thing, you’re welcome here too — I hope you’ll find some ideas worth considering as you ponder the possibility of parenthood, and if you still ultimately decide to have a sprog or two, hey, at least you’ll have more insight and fewer misconceptions about your childfree friends.
If you’ve ended up kid-less without really meaning to, there’s good stuff for you here as well. Society at large can make it seem like parents have it all and us non-parents get the shaft. Au contraire. Life without kids has oodles of positive aspects. Embrace it!
The GINK acronym and concept were first introduced at environmental news site Grist.org. I wrote a number of other GINKy posts at Grist before deciding to spin the whole shebang off into a stand-alone blog. Here are a few of them:
- I am the population problem
- Nearly a fifth of American women skip childbearing
- Is coming out as childfree like coming out as gay?
- ‘Sex and the City 2’ is the greenest [childfree-est!] movie of the year
- The green [childfree!] message in ‘Eat, Pray, Love’
- Betty White is a GINK role model
- A green guide to getting along for parents and the childfree
- Want to join the Voluntary Human Extinction Movement?