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Friday, April 20, 2012
The Today Show:(is on tv at the Y)
This morning had a show on how to be green. Well, that's great... I mean who doesn't need suggestions for that? I'm working out on the eliptical and I turn off my headphones and watch.
1. Adorable bangle bracelets made of Mango trees from Thailand!
2. Organic Toms!
3. bikinis made of recycled bottles!
4. more bracelets, this time made of hemp!
ooo ooo ooo! So green!
Well, for Fuck's sake. You have got to be kidding me.
Now I'm no perfect green mama, but I'm pretty sure the online ordering, packaging and shipping that would be entailed for those MangoTree bracelets negates the "greeness " of the mango trees.
Today Show, how about you actually give us some GOOD and USEFUL hints.
For instance, cook meals from scratch, don't tell me you don't have time, you do.
Buy non petroleum based laundry soap. It's easy and yes, a little more expensive... but less $ than those hemp bracelets.
Don't buy all your clothes new. There is no point. Hit goodwill, consignment shops, etc... cheaper and reusing.
Cloth diapers. Reusable water bottles. Public transportation. One car family. Bicycle. Smaller house. Not poisons on your lawn. Local grocery shopping. Local shopping in general. No big box stores. Garden. I mean... these are couple of things. Turn off your lights, turn down the heat and up the AC (like do you enjoy your house at 68 degrees, really? EW).
Ok I know I sound pissy and snobby. Lets make something clear... I could do so much more than I do... BUT...
going green is NOT about buying. It's about changing the way we think... baby steps in what we have and do already.
Ok Rant over.