January 31, 2008
"It's Not Easy Being Green"
Kermit sang it well when he warbled, "It's not easy being green." I agree to some degree with my small amphibian friend. Since I started writing Petite Planet, I have been subjected to some scrutiny regarding eco-friendliness. Once you say you're "green," suddenly everything you do is questioned. I think this must be why many celebrities (not comparing myself to a celebrity here... although Olivia thinks I do a fine impression of Jim Carrey) who go to press with their latest green ventures, slink back into the shadows when they are then seen driving a car other than a hybrid or drinking from six different Starbucks cups in one day.
One of the main reasons I started this site was to show that going green doesn't have to mean all or nothing. Perhaps the song should be re-written to say, "It can be easy being green." Note my tagline for this website too: "Baby Steps Toward Changing the World." We don't all have to build a green home from scratch or never eat from another takeout container, but we DO all need to try in any way we can, even the smallest ways, to help preserve our planet.So, today's idea is as small as it gets. It came to me in the shower, where I get many an inspiration... but this one is literally from the shower. Simple Human has a shower caddy called the "flip and fit shower caddy," and it allows you to store your shampoo and conditioner bottles upside down. So, my dear readers, this enables you to quickly squeeze the products into your hands instead of doing the shimmy shake dance and wasting precious drops of water. Another plus... you use the very last ounce of each product, which means you don't have to buy the plastic bottles as often. See how easy that is? Simply turn your bottles upside down in the shower, and be a little green.