I couldn't let Earth Day pass without saying something about the day. Our planet certainly is in peril, so I'm sure that most of us are trying to make changes, no matter how small, whenever we can.
I stopped buying bottled water and bought a reusable plastic bottle. Although now with the current discussion about the dangers of plastic bottles containing BPA, I may have to replace this bottle with a safer one. I've only recently become aware of these dangers even though articles like this one were discussing it back in 2003. I'll have to do some searching for a safe reusable plastic bottle.
In this post from last year, I mentioned that I bought some bamboo sheets, which are supposed to be environmentally friendly. Although, this article adds some doubt to all the green claims. Anyway, I really like these sheets. They are very soft, cool in the summer, and warm in the winter.
In the end, I don't know how much my green efforts help the earth. It seems that for every good that I intend, there is often a downside too. All I can do is keep trying. Kermit knew what he was talking about when he said that it wasn't easy being green.
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