Thursday, February 10, 2011
I don't see the point , the world is coming to end in 2012!
Instead of using your car: walk, ride a bicycle, ride an electric scooter or a moped, ride a motorcycle, take public transit, carpool, drive an electric car or stay home.
Use biodegradable soaps, shampoo, conditioner, laundry products, cleaning products, paper products including toilet paper. Even my tampon box is recycled...when will my tampons be?
Shower less. If it's yellow let it mellow. Make sure to plug up the rinse sink when doing dishes so you won't waste water there. Have a rain barrel if you like to garden.
Use natural products, like baking soda and vinegar, as often as possible.
Reusable shopping bags. Reusable containers for the Kid's lunch.
Compost. Which means I have to save the stuff in my freezer and then bring it to a friend's house to use their composter because I live in an apartment. Which is one of the buildings I'm sure that are very environmentally unfriendly by nature anyway.
Turn off my lights all the time.
I should be receiving all my bills electronically.
Cook less. And buy only local foods or grow my own.
I can't even use the dish soap I prefer because it alters the sex of the fish in our waterways.
And there's probably a hundred other things that I can't even think of that I could be doing to help the environment. Everything I do or don't do is ruining the environment. Since there are not enough trees because of clearcutting, the fact that I'm alive and breathing is damaging. If I were to die, my rotting corpse would be seeping into the ground water and contaminating it. I can't win. So for the longest time I didn't bother. But I should bother at least a little. I don't have to be an environmentalist but I could put out my cardboard, glass and plastics. I'll turn off my lights. I'll use less water. I won't drive as much. I'll say YES to making an effort. If all of us did only one thing it would make a difference after all.
Now that I've decided to be less of an environmental douche, this is what my kitchen/dining room looks like...
Damn tree huggers....