So, you know how you're at work, and you're talking to a coworker, and they're all, "Yeah, I know I said I'd do that for you, but I'm just so busy!" and you're like, "I know, me too. It's just that..." and they say, "No, I'm really BUSY!" and you're thinking, "YEAH I KNOW MAN WE'RE ALL BUSY, WE'RE AT WORK," because apparently this bitch thinks she's some sort of special kind of busy that you can't possibly understand?Yeah. Get ready for a whole lot of that in this post....more
I am married to someone who is loving the economic downturn.
Not for the reasons you might think. He was green before it was hip to be
green. He was frugal before there was recession chic. But now, he is almost
gloating because he thinks all the doom and gloom will change *my* consumer
behavior. And, you know what? It is.
I refuse to say I'm green anymore. I feel that the environmental movement has just become about buying stuff. To me the destruction of the environment is based in consumerism and I at times feel that the green movement isn't looking at that.
A few weeks ago, I spent about an hour trying to find out where to
recycle regular AA alkaline batteries that come out of my son's toys.
Basically, I found that regular alkaline batteries are considered
household waste and you should throw them in the trash. So I started
thinking about rechargeable batteries. I've never bought them before
because batteries are so confusing and you just don't know what to do
when you're in the battery aisle at the store!
(And I thought they'd be expensive.)
What with the Earth Day and the organic food and the hormone-free milk and the biodegradable condoms (okay, maybe I made that one up), I’ve been thinking about how kids remind us to be our best people. Especially when they catch us not practicing what we preach when it comes to the environment.
April's Challenge has been introduced over at BlogHers ACT Canada. This month, we are teaching our kids to go green! What better message to impress upon kids in the month we celebrate Earth Day?
This first week of April, we're focusing on discovering great books for teaching kids about the environment.
I am developing an "All or Nothing" attitude with regards to living more naturally and respecting my environment and our planet. My journey began with converting from disposable diapers to cloth diapers in order to reduce the massive amount of waste I would produce by diapering twins. One thing quickly led to another and our we decided that if we're going to save thousands of diapers from the landfills then surely we should be recycling as well.
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