… when he sat down on that grassy knoll and crooned, “It’s not that easy being green.” But he actually wraps it up on a note of optimism: “Green can be cool and friendly-like / and green can be big like an ocean, or important like a mountain, or tall like a tree.”
If there’s anything I learned from Sesame Street, it’s that you can always trust a frog (and also, large birds frighten me). So after years of turning my nose up at hemp this and tempeh that, recklessly throwing plastic water bottles in the garbage and blowing my nose with entire sheets of paper towel, I’ve decided that maybe, as long as I’m not too self-righteous about it, I can make my life a little greener and hopefully not lose all my friends and family in the process.
Starting as of March 1, 2007, I’ll be spending each and every day finding some way to minimize my ecological footprint — whether it’s a big thing like giving up my car for the weekend, or a small thing like switching brands of toilet paper — and then I’ll write about whether it was easy, challenging, or seriously made me consider buying a Hummer for the sole purpose of running over the nearest hippy.
I hope you find this blog helpful/amusing/procrastination-worthy — just remember, I’m pretty green at going green, so forgive my whining when it comes to Day#276 and I break down, drowning myself in sweatshop-special hoodies and unfair-trade coffee.