I need your help.
Though I am fairly cynical regarding the new "Green" movement I would like to try and look past the trendiness and do my part. It's not that I don't want to save the planet, I just don't know that ridding the Earth of plastic water bottles is the answer. Anyway.
Everyone at my office has been tasked with identifying at least one PSP. PSP = Personal Sustainability Project. I think the term was originally coined by Walmart. Not sure. But PSPs are commitments made by individuals to do their part in any small way to help the cause. Examples of PSPs I have heard around the office include:
- Biking to work (This won't work for me for obvious reasons.)
- Not printing emails (I think this is a no-brainer.The whole point of email is that it isn't printed… I think that one is cheating.)
- Eating a vegetarian diet (I believe in the food chain. I think Mother Nature understands that. She did invent bacon after all.)
- Only putting out one trash bin per month – recycling all other waste (This one intrigues me. Though I think I fill our kitchen trash about once a DAY.)
None of those work for me.
I try! I wash all of our clothes in cold water (in a non-HE washer…), I carefully wash and dry every single empty (Organic!) baby food container so that my family can reuse them to hold buttons and nails and such, we use those damn inconvenient compact fluorescent light bulbs – I even wash all my dishes by hand so as not to run a half-empty dishwasher! But I use disposable diapers, leave the TV on when no one is in the room, and I loooooooove to take long showers. Is that wrong?
I need some help on this one. Any suggestions for my PSP?