Saturday, September 8, 2007

White Trash Environmentalism

Grant and Brit and I have an ongoing argument about this subject, so -this one's for you guys!
Everywhere I turn I am bombarded by articles about the environment. It's the issue that everyone is getting behind, because hey, who can ignore the importance of the ozone layer or clean drinking water, right? I have fought it long enough. I have tried to pretend it doesn't matter to me, but in the end we must all submit to the will and opinions of the Mob of environmental groupies(Grant and Brit) who have way too much time on their hands. Today I was reading an article about ten simple thing we can all do to reduce our carbon footprint. So to prove that I am doing my part to save the planet, here are my three favorite suggestions and then what I would like to call "Jen's White Trash Tips for Being Green" 1. Choose natural lawn care and use fewer pesticides. White Trash- Buy a 15ft above ground pool, set it up, kill the lawn and screw the lawn care altogether. Doesn't get any more natural than that. Green lawns are for neighborhoods with covenants. 2. Use green cleaning products. White Trash- I'll go one better. I don't use them at all. Cleaning products are only for those who actually care about being clean. 3. Use energy efficient light bulbs. White Trash-The only light bulbs that aren't burned out in my house are the energy efficient ones. I currently have two out of three light bulbs in my vanity burned out. Bam-Saving energy.
There you have it, it may be white trash, but I am doing my part, and just like they say, it's so easy. I find it almost effortless.

4 comments:

solidcommagirl said...

I am laughing out loud at this moment. You are such a good example of preserving the environment. All through my undergraduate I would tell people I took public transportation in order to lower green house gases. But really, it was because I couldn't afford a car.

annzy said...

oh crying laughing i love it ~pools have to be good for the environment somehow ~less ac more pool?

Heather said...

hooray for white trash! I love it!

Brit said...

I knew we'de get you!