Wednesday, June 10, 2009

What 'green' things do you do that could make you an environmentalist? And what 'non-green' things do you do that could make you an earth-hater?

11 comments:

Battgirl said...

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. :)

beenu said...

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.

Cate said...

I recycle everything.

I use the plastic cutlery at our office.

Beth D said...

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.

John said...

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.

Dan said...

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.

tamika said...

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.

Scottie said...

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.

pinchie said...

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.

Sister Ashley said...

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.

Christine said...

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!)