I credit a long-ago Earth Day television special to introducing me to the fast-paced world of reusing and recycling. Now I try hard to do what’s best for our environment, but I don’t always live up to my ideals. Here are my top five eco-sins, confessed.
- I take long, hot showers. I know, I know. I should get a solar heater and bathe in harvested rainwater from our rooftop. This is an especially heinous sin considering how often I’ve bragged about limiting my daughter’s bath time fun.
- I don’t always buy organic produce. I’m cheap. I’m trying to get over it.
- I don’t always buy local produce. Buying local produce as a “green” action was something I hadn’t even considered until a couple years ago. But even after educating myself a bit on the subject and reading Barbara Kingsolver’s Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, I’m still not a locavore.