Do you know how bad I feel about that? Every time I stick a diaper in the garbage I feel awful for polluting our earth. However, cloth diapers would have been just as bad with the water usage required. Remember our drought? Well we're now at Moderately Dry in our area, which is better than Extreme Drought, but still dry.
So I'm sitting here trying to figure out what else I do that isn't "green." I've come up with a list.
Throwing jars out occasionally instead of rinsing them out and recycling them
Using too much toilet paper
Using paper towels frequently
McDonald's Breakfasts (styrofoam containers for the pancakes)
Shaving legs with shower running
Not cleaning up after my dogs in the back yard
Clay cat litter instead of pine or paper based (but who the hell can afford that???)
Smoking cigarettes (butts in landfill)
That's about it. I could do better, huh?
Here's a list of things where I'm actually ok:
Leaving lights off all day and relying on sunlight
Setting thermostat at 76 (it should be 78, I know, I know, but it's better than 72...)
Recycling all cans and plastic
Not flushing every time I pee (TMI, I know)
No dryer sheets
Low wattage flourescent light bulbs
Run washer only when it's an extra large load
Run dishwasher only when full
4 cylinder vehicle
Make popcorn on the stove instead of microwave bags
So there you have it. I know I could definitely be doing better.
How about you? Are you good at this or only so-so?