It’s true, though: being “green” is often a b*tch.
When I get sent packages in the mail, for example, I don’t get to just toss the styrofoam peanuts and packages they come in—I recycle what I can and store the rest to reuse for my own mailing needs. Doesn’t sound so bad, but it entails a few extra steps, and storage, and…well, ultimately it saves me a few bucks, and saves Mother Earth a few hundred pounds a year of landfill waste. Much of which doesn’t biodegrade (you know, decompose—ever).
So “green,” for me, isn’t a feel good way of life—it’s an age old way of life, one my grandparents and their parents probably practiced. It’s thrifty. And, yeah, it’s a b*tch.