Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Tree Hugging and what not

In the last 10 years we've all become a lot more conscious about what we eat, wear and use because Mother Earth is crying. I'm no tree hugger but I try to do my part. I don't waste water, electricity,use Eco-friendly fluorescent bulbs, re-usable grocery bags,C.J. and I recycle etc... to do our part in saving the planet, but there are just some things I can't give up. I decided on Earth day that  I just won't ever part with out of sheer convenience.

1. Paper Products (plates and cups) I just can't make myself give up the convenience of never having to wash another plate (unless there is company) in my life. I work all day, rush home and cook and the last thing on my mind is washing plates and cups, so I won't give them up. Recently I found a line of plates that are made from Sugar cane and are environment friendly so that's a win for me and Mother Earth.

2. Lysol 4 in 1 bathroom spray: This is the MOST AMAZING SCRUB EVER! It's fast and smells like Ajax without the grittiness. And I just love me some Ajax and fast working bubbles. Anyway I've tried the green product I just don't get the joy so I'm not giving this up.

3. Printing : I don't print everything but if I have a 92 page analysis I'm not going to kill my eyes reading it on a computer screen. I will even print using the double side feature but I'm printing.

4. Leather : One of my vegan tree hugger friends told me that leather shoes weren't a necessity. HUH WHAT? I refuse to wear any plastic, hemp, shoes. I want real leather to cover my feet and so that's not going to happen. And if you come at me with one of those incent smelling Mexican bags, we're gonna have problems.

That's really it, not so bad right? I think Mother Nature and I can agree to disagree on these few small items. If not she can kick rocks *sniffs Lysol 4 in 1 spray*


Bangs and a Bun said...

Err yeah, you know if someone even attempted to suggest hemp shoes to me, they wouldn't even get half way through the word 'hemp' before I lay the smack down on them.

You can take a thing to far, you know what I mean?

*strokes new, uber soft leather Mulberry bag*

CurvyGurl ♥ said...

You're not alone, the best I can do is recycle plastic bags. One step at a time, right?

LOL @ the hemp shoes.

The Jaded NYer said...

I feel like this entire post was a dig at my hemp shoes & Mexican bag. Which by the way isn't Mexican, it's Peruvian. So THERE!

And PS- I'm buying that 100% Bamboo dress and you can't stop me!