I missed Earth Day.
I forgot to care.
I know. That sounds totally selfish.
But here’s my thinking/perspective/excuse/rationale –
Every generation leaves a legacy-
something that can bring generation together for the common good of all, some difficult problem that we can blame on our careless, selfish, short-sighted parents.
My parents left me with a huge national deficit.
It has been quite a project and “I’ve” put forth a noble effort to reduce the deficit. I think it was whittled down pretty far at one time…..but I can’t help it if it’s tripled or quadrupled in the last few years. It’s something my generation is working on.
So in return, I’m leaving my children with landfills full of Pampers – THEIR Pampers.
I’ll admit, I’m not just selfish, I’m lazy....like the previous generation.
I don’t recycle. I don’t compost.
Don’t get me wrong. I would NEVER litter.
In fact, I am kind of noble when it comes to litter.
I’ve witnessed teens throwing fast food bags full of trash out of car windows. And I’ve followed them, stopped them and made them go back and pick up the litter. So there!
I don’t waste. I certainly don’t purposely leave the water running or leave lights on. And I have been known to use those reusable canvas bags at the grocery store (when I remember to bring them)
But speaking of lights, I don’t own any of those CLF or CFL or whatever fluorescent lights……….not one. Because………..they’re ugly. Yea, the bulb is ugly and the light it gives off is ugly. Sorry. I said what everyone else is afraid to. When they invent a cute energy saving bulb, I'll totally buy it!
And it kind of bugs me that we even HAVE Earth Day. You know when it’s Mothers’ Day and your kids honor you by saying, “When is KIDS’ Day?” And you say, “EVERY DAY is Kids’ Day.” Well EVERY DAY is or should be Earth Day!