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  •  Well, I think if you are worrying (1+ / 0-)
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    about whether or not you put a paper towel or napkin or something into the right bin at someone else's house is, well, not exactly crucial.  I mean--the real question is why are paper towels being used?  Could a washable cloth have served?  

    I think it is more crucial to make substantive and sustainable life and lifestyle changes in your own home.  

    It's funny, I was just thinking back to a couple of years ago when a substantive eco diary would have had 200 comments in the first hour.  But I think many of those folks haven't persisted with their eco-intentions. They haven't incorporated it into their lifestyle at home for real.

    And today I was reading an article about a Brit who got a little garden plot and how in 3 years he had abandoned it.  I'm getting more pessimistic, I suppose, but I think the garden newbies will also get tired in a couple of years too.  

    Darwinic pilgrims claim the image fills them with an overwhelming feeling of logic. --The Onion

    by mem from somerville on Sun Jun 28, 2009 at 07:38:37 PM PDT

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    •  That's why I've planted perennials (1+ / 0-)
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      ... and planted trees.  Annuals are high maintenance, much work.  If you don't really love 'em, then why bother?  But you can't beat a vine ripe tomato, that's for sure.  The perennials are mostly culinary herbs, and I like the ritual of going out and cutting them fresh when I cook.

      And the way this year is going, I think I'll put some peas in pretty soon for fall harvest.  They're so good fresh ripe, and they fix nitrogen in the soil, too.  That and radicchio.  I love its bitter flavor, but it's kind of expensive.

      The garden newbies may get tired, but the way the economy's going, they might have to stick with it anyhow.

      Blessed are those who can laugh at themselves, for they shall always be amused.

      by Land of Enchantment on Sun Jun 28, 2009 at 08:06:38 PM PDT

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