Ah, what a lovely day is it here in the City. I admit that I am obsessed with recycling and living as Green as possible, and it really yanks my chain when I see others being needlessly wasteful, littering and, in general, lacking any sense of personal responsibility. As Goethe once said, “Let everyone sweep in front of his own door, and the whole world will be clean.” It’s such a simple step to put into practice, I wonder why we aren’t taught that concept from birth.
Here in the office of my day gig, we all received lovely new, brushed aluminum thermal coffee mugs that fit nicely in the pantry’s coffee makers. I will look forward to using mine every day. Mostly, I am so glad they FINALLY got rid of all the Styrofoam cups, because Styrofoam is evil. Styrofoam should only be used as a flotation device to save the life of a drowning person. It should never be made into anything that is meant to be disposable, since it does not biodegrade, ever. Making things that are not biodegradable should be against the law.
That goes also for disposable water bottles – which are also evil. All plastic needs to be recycled, unless you hate the Earth. Then go right ahead and throw your lasts-forever-til-the-end-of-time water bottles in the trash and destroy the planet. I hope your kids and grandkids won’t mind living in a garbage dump that you helped to create for them! And while we’re on the subject, let’s all take a minute to roll the concept of Zero Population Growth around in our heads, shall we? When you consider that the earth we leave is the earth we’re coming back to, no effort in conservation is wasted. Happy Earth Day people.