Friday, August 29, 2014

On Earth Day’s Naughty List

April 22, 2010 by  
Filed under living green

As if Earth Day had a fictional character like Santa checking his list of who’s naughty or nice, I’m feeling a little vulnerable on Earth Day.

Anyone who knows me understands I’m for children over trees. But it’s not that simplistic.

Don’t get me wrong, all deference to Mother Nature, but over the top environmentalism is not something I relate to. I’m from the city where there was more concrete than trees. I believe we should respect the planet as we’ve been given this responsibility by God.

I don’t litter. I try to be environmentally conscious when possible.  But I don’t recycle and separate my plastics from my paper and glass bottles. It takes everything to make sure I get the trash out on time on collection day!

I don’t have one of those preachy email signatures that caution recipients to think twice about printing. But I am discriminating about if I really need more paper in my life.

I sign up for paperless billing, not because I want to save the planet, but that I rarely get around to opening my mail and an email reminder will get you paid faster than relying on me to write a check, find a stamp (after remembering how much it costs to mail something), and find a mailbox.

So even if the “thought counts,” I fail miserably.

I’m trying to do better.

So hopefully the fictional Earth Day goddess won’t leave me a lump of coal in my non-recycled stocking.

- blackgirl (not so green)

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  • savvybrown

    It's about doing your best. I really think “living green” means different things to different people. For me, as I strive to be more healthy and less wasteful, being eco-friendly and frugal go along with that. Do what you can, when you can and eventually those things will become habits.

    Great site BTW!

    -savvy
    http://savvybrown.com

  • savvybrown

    It's about doing your best. I really think “living green” means different things to different people. For me, as I strive to be more healthy and less wasteful, being eco-friendly and frugal go along with that. Do what you can, when you can and eventually those things will become habits.

    Great site BTW!

    -savvy
    http://savvybrown.com