It is about halfway through the year, so I’ve been doing some thinking about the changes in my life within the first 50% of the Green Challenge. Overall I enjoy doing the Green Challenge, and I am very happy knowing that I am doing my best for the environment. Here’s a look into my typical day:
Wake up. Get dressed in clothes from the thrift shop (yes, I actually found clothes at Goodwill that I can wear to work). Eat a bowl of cereal and save the plastic bag when I finish a box. When I’m getting ready I use my NatureMade toothpaste and notice the off-white toilet paper in the bathroom. As I leave for work I take the stairs down to my hybrid car.
Cruise to work (only speeding 5 mph). Use Goodsearch when I look something up. Eat lunch with my own utensils from a reusable bag. Leave work and wish I hadn’t left at rush hour.
Come home and check the mail. Get frustrated by a few pieces of junk mail that are STILL coming even after I cancelled them. Change out of my work clothes and sometimes put them back into my closet. Make (a meat-less) dinner using organic foods that I bought in reusable bags when I walked to Whole Foods (and which Greg carried home while making donkey noises.)
Maybe I plug in the router to surf the web and read blogs. Maybe I go out to grab a drink with friends where I forget to say “No” to a straw (this has been the most difficult change! I can’t seem to remember to say “No straw” while I’m ordering.) Maybe I take a Navy shower after doing P90X abs.
Before bed I unplug the router (and that other mystery box that goes with it). Use organic lotion. Read my Book Club book that I got by walking to the library. Go to sleep thinking about my next Green change.