WHY I LOVE DR. BRONNER’S
This weekend I carried my spray bottle of diluted Dr. Bronner’s (lavender) soap around the house with me. I used it to clean up some spots on the hardwood floor. I spritzed it on my dog’s bed to deodorize it a little. I wiped down my b athroom sink with it, then I sprayed some on the walls of my shower just because. Unfortunately, I didn’t have time for a shower myself, so I grabbed a washcloth and spritzed myself down with Dr. Bronner’s! Ah, the multi-purpose non-toxic joy of Dr. B’s.
I’ll always remember when my son first started crawling and crawled right over to the Dr. B’s and put the nozzle in his mouth – I was never so glad to have gone non-toxic! (Of course, I took it right away, but I didn’t have to worry about calling poison control.)
WHY I AM FRUSTRATED WITH THE RESISTANCE TO GREEN ENERGY ON A LOCAL LEVEL
I live very close to the beach, the Atlantic Ocean in particular. The University of Delaware recently (about 2 years ago) completed an energy-generating wind turbine located on their southern Delaware Marine Studies campus. I think it’s beautiful visually and symbolically. I’ve driven right up to it and can barely hear it turning.
BUT OF COURSE there are those in the community who trash-talk it (probably the same ones who run their lawn sprinklers regularly even during drought season) and complain about the way it looks, sounds, affects their property values (none of these are valid). People like this are part of what has held up the construction of an offshore wind farm for over 4 years now.
Which is more aesthetically pleasing to YOU?
I just get so frustrated with people. They’ll complain even when they don’t have to do any of the work! I remember a few years ago my town went from 2x/week garbage pickup to 1x/week garbage pickup and 1x/week curbside recycling pickup. SO MANY PEOPLE COMPLAINED that (they ended up really screwing up the program for a while and) we now have 1x/week trash and 2x/month recycling… which is great. And if it is not enough for you, and you are not a member of a family of 10, you really need to re-think your waste and consumption.
Speaking of waste and consumption, I am officially over free trial offers in the mail unless they are coupons. And you know me, I love free. But the last few things I’ve received have been so ridiculously overly packaged that I have actual GUILT about having them sent to me! (My new candle smells great though.)
What’s crossing your mind/path/community locally regarding green issues (or non-issues)?