How did you spend Earth Day? I was hanging out at McDonald’s, sipping iced tea out of a gigantic plastic cup. This is how far I’ve fallen. It’s been a downhill slide since my first admission that, for me, the thrill of green living had gone.
Nothing but the finest organic foods touched her lips
Sometimes I like to imagine I’m famous. Every time I do something environmentally reckless, I wear a wig and sunglasses so the paparazzi can’t identify me—the co-founder of Green Baby Guide—purchasing Mexican tomatoes or going into Starbucks (not even a local roaster! It gets worse by the second!) without a reusable coffee cup.
This is a far cry from where I expected to be six years ago, full of lofty ideals. My daughter didn’t have one grain of sugar or a morsel of non-organic food until she was two (recommended by . . . some expert, probably. It’s all such a blur now). Now she survives on Cheez-its and sheer will.
So what now? Earth Day used to be a time of hope for our planet. Joy and I would rattle off lists of Earth Day resolutions and our readers would inspire us with their plans. This year, my only resolution is to rediscover my excitement for green living! How do I do it? Help me out!