Has green living created a class system? Of sorts?
A world where we all take on different shades of green to reveal just how earth friendly we actually are?
Think about it.
Are there green snobs? Those who wear a darker, richer shade of green than others?
I’m just asking.
In our home we use the right light bulbs, recycle, attempt to compost in George’s handmade composter, have replaced paper towels with microfiber cloths, have reuseable water bottles and won’t buy bottled water, purchase recycled toilet paper, use green cleaners and rechargeable batteries, own one car, donate unneeded belongings and try to repurchase second-hand in order to cut down on waste, and are doing our best to make changes that better our lives and our environment.
And yet, we’re not totally there.
Zane wears disposable pullups: although I am delighted to say that while wearing underwear in the house today he took the initiative to do the deed on the toilet. I like my skin care products: they are not all natural or organic or paraben free. Alot of paper doesn’t get recycled: just check the trashcan under my desk. Food gets thrown away every day: I didn’t polish off the entire box of macaroni and cheese today – the last remaining bits found a new home in the trash. I can’t afford to go organic and shop exclusively with local farmers: Whole Foods is out of my league. And yes, sometimes, I throw away plastic bags.
Does this make me light green? I ask because sometimes, not all the time, but sometimes, I feel sub par when in the presence of the kelly green’s of our world.
Maybe it’s just me, but I sense the lingering scent of an “us” and “them” mentality.
Is it just me?
So, what shade of green are you?