Ah, Earth Day. The one day a year when I can sit back, relax, and not feel bad about posting because pretty much every blog and news organization out there is bringing green news to the world. There a full front page dedicated to eco fashion and beauty, a roundup of eco-friendly beauty products, a list of eco do's, a list of eco don't's, some eco friendly shopping stops and a really thought meditation on what it really means to be green.
But folks who've found Chartreuse Chic don't need to be poked and prodded into being green -- you've already got it on the brain! So, in line with my favorite offering of the day (some eco confessions from fashion insiders), I'm going to confess some of my own eco sins:
- I fly. A lot. On big, gas-guzzling planes. It makes filling out those carbon calculators super depressing, because my trips to see family, friends, and the markets of Morocco make all of our walking to work and turning our appliances off at night seem a little less significant.
- Well the shopping online and wasting packaging thing is obvious. But you know what else I do? I buy frozen food. It might be from Trader Joe's or Whole Foods... but it's still frozen, shipped in, and surrounded in packaging. Honestly, if M weren't cooking for me, I might eat only frozen thai dumplings.
- When M's out of town, I leave a light on in the living room, like a big night light. I don't think even he knows that -- I always pretend that I pull out all the plugs before going to bed just like he does.
I could go on, but really the point is this -- for every green resolution you undertake, you'll notice another area that needs some improvement. And you know what? That's the whole point of this green movement -- always keeping the future and the earth on our minds. Every step in the right direction is the right step to take.
So... feeling inspired? Got some eco confessions of your own? Leave them in the comments. Or even better... if you've got some suggestions for absolving some of my eco sins (beyond disowning my family for a closer family), I'd love to hear them!