I sold my car when I moved to DC & now ride my bike everywhere. Unfortunately, I left it in front of Pour House last night & took a cab home... So I'm mostly green about transportation, unless I'm drunk & it's raining. :)
i use canvas grocery bags.i don't turn down my thermostat when i leave my apt. but it's my way of sticking it to the man for my high ass rent.
I recycle everything.I use the plastic cutlery at our office.
Good things: no car, most of the time refuse bags at stores and take-out places, I recycle.Bad things: I heart target. Plane travel. buying too much pre-packaged food.
What green thing do I do? Vote Democratic. What non-green things do I do, pretty much everything else. I actually put the garbage in the recycling and vice versa. Not only do I not cut the plastic rings on a sixer, I actually collect them and personally drop them into the Atlantic. And I keep my hummer running during the daytime. With the increased length of commutes, I can't waste time starting my car.
I'm pretty green when it comes to transport (my primary modes are bus, metro and bike), but I often forget my canvas grocery bags so use my share of plastic.
Green: garden with veggies and herbs, canvas grocery bags, rarely use lights during daylight hours, turning off the water while brushing my teeth.Non-green: lots of plastic bags when groceries get delivered, addiction to paper towels.
Green: I take Metro whenever I possibly can...but unfortunately, I have clients in Manassas and Reston, so I can't always. We're also really good about recycling at home.Eff the Earth: I smoke and throw butts on the ground all over the city. The AC's on in my apartment pretty much all the time, even when we're not there. I haven't turned off my computer in about two years. I leave chargers plugged in around the house all the time. I also club baby seals...but I eat them, so I suppose that's recycling.
I will go out of my way to recycle a bottle or can. My office does not recycle these things, so I bring them home.But...I drive to work almost every day, when I could Metro. It's the difference between showing up 20 minutes late and showing up 45 minutes late.I justify my shopping at Target by exclusively using their bags for my small garbage can.
I ride my bike to work 3 times a week. I use reusable grocery bags. I recycle. I reuse containers from cottage cheese, sour cream, etc as tupperware. I bring all my own plates, bowls, cups, and silverware to work instead of using the disposable stuff. I print out EVERYTHING at work so I can read it, b/c I have a hard time reading it on the computer. I also take rediculously long showers sometimes... and I live in the desert.
Good: I was born green. Been recycling since I could walk my diaper butt to the separate bins in our house. Never owned a car. Now, I work for Clean Water Action on Global Warming and Energy issues.Eco Sin: I became a vegetarian for enviro reasons but after 4 years of it I started eating meat again(but only one or two times a month!)
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