Welcome to our New Blog, Fabulous in Green ( and black). I thought that since both my sister and I are making consistent efforts to live a "green" lifestyle that maybe we could blog about it and give our input. I know that right now being "green" is becoming kind of a cliche. Everything is "green" and "natural" and "organic", and a lot of that is marketing. Even though I love that manufacters are now doing something to make an impact(or a lessor one), I am afraid that it something that is going to be a forgotten trend, something similar to Low-carb and riboflavin*.
In fact, when I talk about my lifestyle, I try to never use the word green. I just tell people that I began to make changes that enables my family to leave less of a mark.
Even though I have contiously enbraced this lifetstyle, it is not something that I go around bragging about self-rightously. I still have a LOOOOONG way to go. I mean, there may be times you may catch me running into Target and carrying out a plactic bag because I forgot one of my baziilion bags at home. Or buying things that I don't really need. Or any other innumerable instances. The point of me doing this blog is to examine what I have done and to explore what I can do.
It is my hope that this blog does well and achieves the goal of setting up a dialogue and inspiring each other to do better.
I promise the tone of my next blog will not be as somber. I like to keep it light, but I wanted to stress my issues and set the stage for things to come.
Now lets go make some change!!!!!!!
*(I am posting a 90'sqoute from the Dave Barry in regards to riboflavin, I am looking for the article in it's entirey, but for now enjoy the excerpt)When I purchase a food item at the supermarket, I can be confident that the label will state how much riboflavin is in it. The United States government requires this, and for a good reason, which is: I have no idea. I don't even know what riboflavin is. I do know I eat a lot of it. For example, I often start the day with a hearty Kellogg's strawberry Pop-Tart, which has, according to the label, a riboflavin rating of 10 percent. I assume this means that 10 percent of the Pop-Tart is riboflavin. Maybe it's the red stuff in the middle. Anyway, I'm hoping riboflavin is a good thing; if it turns out that it's a bad thing, like "riboflavin" is the Latin word for "cockroach pus," then I am definitely in trouble.
- Source: Dave Barry Hits Below the Beltway, ISBN 0-375-50219-X