Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Change #26 - 'These Come from Trees' stickers

I've ordered 50 of these and I'll be placing them in strategic places (like on paper towel dispensers in public restrooms) as I live my life over the next six months (can you believe the year is half over already?). If you too would like to participate in sneaky eco-sticker-activism contact me and I'll send you a couple.

This should be fun!

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Change #25 - Meatless Mondays and Wednesdays

Ok Tatooze you win. We're doing meatless Mondays and Wednesdays. I've been thinking about cutting back on our meat consumption anyway so I guess now is as good a time as any. Thank you for the other suggestions (always nice to hear from you). I'll keep them in the 'to do list' for later.

Tofu burgers here we come!

BTW: You win a copy of 'the green book'. A NY Times Bestseller filled with lots of fun green tips!

Monday, June 16, 2008

Change #25 - You decide

Google analytics (why can't Google be the next American President?) tells me that there are about fifty or so people who read this blog. So this week I'm asking you... what change should #25 be? What are YOU doing that you'd like to see US doing? Or what are you not doing but wish you were doing that you'd like to see us doing?

Leave your suggestion in the comment box below. If I pick your suggestion you win a *surprise green gift*. It won't be lame I promise.

Deadline is Wednesday June 18th. Giddy up.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Change #24 - Revolving Doors

Someone, I won't mention her name... (she is a dear friend who has flaming red hair and has in the not so distant past called me 'pee pants' for somewhat legitimate reasons.... oh yes you did, and you know who you are and you'll see what things are like after you give birth missy) thinks this next change is a little lame but I'll let YOU be the judge of that.

Change #24 is that when given the choice I will, from this day on, use the revolving doors when entering a building. My building at work has two sets of revolving doors, flanked by two regular hinged doors. There is a sign on the hinged doors that says 'please use revolving doors'. But no one listens... No one, including me. Revolving doors are kinda dumb. Maybe I've lost that childhood feeling but if I wanted to go on a merry-go-round I would go somewhere fun like Wonderland. Let's face it, there ain't nothing wonderlandish about my work.

Revolving doors are not only dumb, they are annoying. There's that waiting for the empty space and making sure you jump in at the right time and then making sure you jump out at the right time and then there's that nagging worry about getting stuck in the door and having everyone look at you while you're stuck with no food or water to sustain you while the cute firemen try to free you with the jaws of life. Not to mention the possibility of getting your skirt caught in the door and having to go around all day wearing half a skirt... see? dumb and annoying.

Someone pointed out to me today (you really did call me 'pee pants'. I swear. I'm not offended, I'm just saying) that revolving doors are actually green because they keep the hot and cool air in and as we all know warming and cooling huildings creates a lot of greenhouse gases. So yeah. Lame? You be the judge.

Comments. Even snarly ones are welcomed.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Change #23 - Volunteer member of 'Enviro Committee' at work

You may have noticed that my posts are much shorter than they used to be... the GreenLunns are still adjusting to momma GreenLunn being back at work. For the most part things are going well. Ian has adjusted better than I could have dreamed... In fact, I think I've been struggling way more than he has! He doesn't even whimper when I leave him in the mornings. Not even a quick glance in my direction. I get this weird feeling that he's actually happy to see me go... which is fine by me! No tears=no guilt.

It's now week 5 and FINALLY my brain seems to have kicked into gear. Those first few weeks were tough. I couldn't shake off this feeling of being super-duper-dumb. Finally, last week my brain got the message that we were no longer watching Oprah and singing 'Wheels on the bus'. Clearly writing briefing notes and doing risk analysis is way less fun but I have yet to receive a cheque from Oprah so off to work I go.

In any case this doesn't mean that my committment to going green has gone out the window. I'm still committed and I'm still doing green things... I just don't have that much energy these days to post about it.

This week I volunteered to be part of my work's 'Enviro Committee'. The organization has appointed an 'Enviromental Champion' who will be striking a working group to look at ways to make us more eco-friendly. Which I think is really quite wonderful! I've volunteered to be part of the working group and I'm really looking forward to seeing what kinds of things we'll be doing to make my organization a Greener place to work!

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