Every morning I take a train into Manhattan and the ride is over an hour long. Some days I just sleep through it, other days I really soak it in because it is a very scenic commute. I brought my camera with me the other day.
It's hard to photograph in a moving train. The transition between seeing this into getting off in Midtown Manhattan chaos is pretty drastic. But it's nice to know you don't have to go too far out to enjoy nature at it's finest.
I'm not going to pretend that I am the most super green eco-conscious person around. I try my best to do my part every day. I recycle, bring reusable bags to the supermarket, do my best to shop local (love farmers markets), at home we always turn the lights off if we're not in the room, unplug the toaster and coffeemaker if we're not using it, we sort our garbage, etc. Seriously, we've had neighbors that ALWAYS left their lights and air conditioners on 24/7, or who would throw cardboard in the garbage even through there is a bin right next to it that says "Cardboard". Blame it on laziness and stupidity I guess. Anyway, I think I'm saying these things because what I do is small and basic but in the greater picture, I like to believe it's helping a little. If you do these things enough, it becomes so routine you don't have to think about it anymore or need a special day to remind you about it.