I'm sick of it. That's all. Just sick of it.
What am I sick of? I'm sick of talking green and not doing it. I'm sick of trying to be green and managing to be lime but little else. This green stuff is not that hard.
Here's the problem - I bought canvas bags to use at the grocery store. And, we used them a few times but...then, we forgot to put them in the car and... we don't remember they're not in the car until we get to the store. So, I could buy a few more while there...and gradually build up my supply of canvas bags until I have enough to open my own shop - but I really don't want to do that. I want to remember to bring them, dag nabit!
I'd be interested in how other women are managing the green issue.
Here's another story - while at the store the other day, Tom and I stopped in the lightbulb area and reached up to grab a couple of the good lightbulbs, the 'green' ones...but when I tried to find one that had 3-way, I was stymied. Now, when I'm reading in bed at night, I like my light way up high. I am not yet using "those" kinds of reading glasses, but I do need good light. Once I decide to put my book down, I usually turn the light to the low setting - because I am not ready to go to sleep. Turning the light off is certain to send me off to dreamland.
Does anyone know if compact flourescent light bulbs come in 3-way settings?
Okay, on to other green issues. How about gas? In the car. When you arrive at your destination, do you immediately turn your car off? Or, do you fiddle with the seat belt, gather your things together, put your sunglasses in the visor, and THEN turn your car off? How much gas does that waste, over a whole year? I'm thinking a whole lot...but I don't know for sure. Personally, I turn my car off as soon as it comes to a stop, and then I do all that other stuff.
Is that helping the environment or the ozone layer? Beats me. I just think it saves gas, much like making sure when you run errands that you chart your path properly and don't have to drive hither and yon to get your chores done. One stop following another...one straight line... and home. At least, that should be the goal.
Am I being crazy to contemplate these things? How do you do it?