These are the following things (ideas, really) that have been tossed around as eco-friendly that I refuse to do:
- Stop using toilet paper
- Stop flushing the toilet unless necessary
- Stop wearing makeup
- Stop using a car
- Stop traveling
I’m all for being eco-friendly but I draw the line at these areas!
STOP USING TOILET PAPER
BF tried to get me on board with this mini-towels as toilet wipes, but I drew the line pretty adamantly.
Then we saw an episode of Cheapskates on TLC, where this woman Victoria (among other Cheapskates) washed with a hose in the bathroom, and before he could open his mouth, I said: NO.
Actually I am not even sorry.
This is a plain flat out No.
Frankly, I don’t even know how babies do it with cloth diapers, which is probably why they get cranky and scream their lungs out so often because they end up sitting in their own filth, and it seems perfectly normal to them.
Thank goodness their brains haven’t fully formed to grasp this concept and start a riot against their parents.
It’s psychological for me because even though it may be more hygienic, I just can’t get on board.
None. I don’t have one. Don’t ask for one.
STOP FLUSHING UNLESS NECESSARY
You know the saying: If it’s yellow let it mellow, if it’s brown, flush it down?
My mother is a germaphobe.
She has passed on a little bit of that germaphobia onto me. Enough said.
We put a bottle of water inside the tank to have it use less water.
STOP WEARING MAKEUP
BF still can’t understand why I enjoy wearing makeup.
First reason is I enjoy it.
The second reason is that research has proven that it helps get me 10% – 12% more in terms of money, and a little goes a long way versus makeup-free or too-heavily-made-up.
Plus people respond more to me with a bit of slap on.
They’re nicer, I get more things done for me.. etc etc.
I’m not judging or screaming bloody murder about WHY THIS IS SO and burning my bra, but this just means I need to make a 5-minute effort in the morning.
(Maybe it also helps that I’m a woman. BF says I that with my face, I can get away with murder.)
Besides, it’s FUN.
Umm.. I don’t have one.
I just wear less makeup, don’t wear it as often (I go makeup-free most days), and use coconut oil and reusable organic cotton wipes to remove it.
STOP USING A CAR
It’s handy. Besides, how else will I get to the middle-of-nowhere to work?
Or buy lots of heavy groceries and things in one go each week?
Factories don’t exist in downtown cities, they’re in the outskirts of any city and that’s usually where I end up.
What I do instead, is use the car very little. We walk and take the bus when we can, but only for major shopping trips or work, do we bust out the car.
If we lived in Toronto full-time with no traveling, I’d give up the car and just use the car-sharing service when I get groceries and run errands.
Do I need to go into why? 😛
Lisbon, Portugal.. The Portuguese REALLY love hilly landscapes.
When I fly, I fly and stay there for more than 2 weeks, about 2-3 months so that my flying is minimized. I travel about once a year for a few months away from Canada.