i have basically come to the realization that i’m not very good at this whole "green" thing.
seriously y’all, i suck.
yes, i use my green bin in the kitchen (aka "the stink box") and i use my blue bins (we have one on each floor and a giant one in the garage).
yes, i turn my computer off at night. and try not to print things unless they absolutely need printing. and i try to make my copies double-sided.
yes, we use compact flourescent light bulbs. and rechargeable batteries. and turn the water off while brushing my teeth.
but that’s pretty much where my green abilities stop.
i am trying so hard to get used to this mug thing. i promise. i’m trying. My office gave out a mug to each employee for use in the cafeteria. $.80 for a coffee if you use your mug. so, of course, i tried it. but, alas, the coffee gets cold after about 30 seconds. and i’m saving no money, really, since the mug is about half the size of the disposable cup…so i’m buying two…and then it’s actually more expensive. 80×80= $1.60….which is more than the $1.25 i was spending before.
also…because i’m constantly washing the mug out…my coffee has this slight palmolive aftertaste.
i’m thinking that i may have to give up the whole mug idea.
i sit in meetings at work. and listen to people talk about using hankerchiefs instead of tissues. and i perish the thought. blowing your nose into a cloth and carrying it around all day??? is anyone else replused by this idea? and if i’m at a restaurant that doesn’t have a green bin…i don’t take my greenbin-ables home with me. i toss them. oh, and also…that whole only flush the toilet when it’s #2 thing??? seriously?
i feel like i’m the worst "green" person alive. i’m, like, yellow.