Going Green With A Resistant Spouse

My husband loves hiking, polar bears, native plants, and organic cherry tomatoes. We met on Earth Day at an eco-friendly volunteer event and share a deep appreciation for the natural world.  Why then does he turn the thermostat up to 71 degrees while loafing around the house in shorts and a t-shirt?   Why does he drive to the park with our son when he, an avid marathoner, could push the stroller there in a mere ten minutes?  Sadly, I think I know the answer to my own questions.  My husband, the love of my life, is a lazy environmentalist. 

The good news is that although he is highly resistant to change, once he’s on the bandwagon, he’s there to stay.  He wasn’t sure about cloth diapering but now he’s the one who launders them more than anyone.  Composting seemed a bit messy to him but now he happily takes out our potato peels and radish tops on a daily basis. 

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