A little acrostic "poem" (Thank you, Cate and Oscar from this "green" post) about how G.R.E.E.N. I am:
- G=Gross. That's right, I'm gross. I now use only one towel (a big deal for me) instead of one for my hair and one for my body. Plus, since I'm clean when I dry off, I've been hanging them to dry and reusing them before tossing them into the washer. Saving water, conserving energy, even burning fewer housework calories.
- R=Recycle! I know we must do this regularly, because the other day Monsoon had a piece of trash and instead of throwing it into the trash can, he told me he needed to take it outside to the recycling bin. Yeah, he said recycling bin. The fact that it's outside does not mean we don't use it, either - most of what goes in it stays on the stovetop until we remember to take it out (that stovetop is good for something!). When it's warm, he'll probably be begging to throw banana peels into the compost pile. Which is at my mom's house.
She wins again.
- E=Exceptionally honed talent for pissing off baggers at the grocery store when I hand them my reusable bags and/or ask for paper, please. They really, really hate that. FYI: the reason I have to ask for paper isn't always because I forget my reusable ones. I use the brown bags as shipping and/or wrapping paper.
- E=Exceptionally honed talent for finding art in trash. Monsoon loves to color and paint (above mentioned) brown wrapping paper to give any gift a personal touch. He also enjoys cutting and pasting
credit card bills and past due notificationsgreeting cards and newsletters from school.
- N=Never stop planting things. Sure, 90% of what I plant ends up dead, but that's just the rain's fault - how does all that planting help if I have to waste water on them? Ooh, there's a freebie: use something (giant buckets? feel free to enlighten me) to catch the rainwater to use for outside things such as plants.
Now that you have been enlightened, go forth! Share these newly aquired pearls of wisdom with your peers, your family, and the random kids running amok in the street. Let there be GREEN!