On Earth Day’s Naughty List
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)