Wednesday, November 12, 2008
I've not been visiting TreeHugger as much as I used to. I don't know. Do I think I know it all? Do I think I've evolved? It seemed like I had already internalized most of what I could do. My energy use is relatively small - relative to other Americans. I use gray water for the backyard landscape. I eat locally and not much meat. I carry around my own coffee mug. Plus, it's not like I'm going to mount solar panels on a rental or participate in a greenwash by buying new goo-gaws. Even I have a bottom line.
Recycling is Bullshit is the blog that brought me back. I do still have much to learn. I remember that it was quite exciting to return bottles of Coke for quarters when I was a child. Not too many bottles could keep my brother and I in Ms. PacMan/Space Invaders/Centipede for quite some time or fund our sugar fix. That joy was stolen from my children by big corporations and their Indian-tear inducing trashy bottles? YIKES! Who knew? And for years I participated. Man, I love radicals. Thanks Lloyd! You scare me and make me feel like a loser, but YAY you!
So, anywayz, I don't guess I'll be able to change much about our recycling output in the short term. I'll still have to participate in the wasteful society, but on November 15th I'll also participate in NO WASTE DAY. I can't find any official shadow movement other than TreeHugger's, but I'm going to do it anyway. Care to join me?