You Aren't Lazy - You're Just Being Green

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The next time someone accuses you of sitting on your crack, popping that popular recreational drug, Zoloft, tell them you’re taking one for Al Gore.

Here’s a quick list of ways I like to keep things eco-friendly (it’s all about perspective, people):

  • Conserve water – Skip that shower/bath for yourself or your kids. Keep a stick of deodorant handy and a bottle of Febreeze by the front door. No one will be the wiser.

  • Conserve energy – Keep a/c costs down by keeping the kitchen cool by serving up cereal for dinner. Having guests? Order take out and re-plate upon delivery. It’s all in the presentation (and the wine, don’t skimp on the wine).

  • Reduce fossil fuel consumption – Let the kids walk to school. Draw them a map the night before and there’s no need for you to even get up, which means no need to turn up that heater in the morning. (Or homeschool, which requires no driving or walking to school at all.)

  • Save electricity – Put the kids to bed when the sun goes down. When nature turns out the lights, it’s lights out for little Johnny. More time for Mommy and Daddy to get their freak on.

  • Reduce, reuse, recycle – This works for laundry, too. Turn those underwear inside out, kids. You’ll get another day out of ‘em. Those socks aren’t dirty until they’re stiff, and those jeans are fine until they can stand up on their own. Hang that bath towel on a hook when you’re done with it. When it stinks like your butt, it’s time to wash you or wash it. Probably both.

If you want to learn more about dropping the bar a notch, check out the fabulous writers over at Aiming Low. They’ll take you there.