Friday, May 13, 2011

Going Green

It's that time of the month again. 

No, not the time full of misery, migraines, and Midol--it's time for another guest post!  The post this month is by a friend of mine from high school who is super cute, spunky, crafty (which, as was mentioned, is a pre-requisite around these here parts), and even makes dinner frequently (I know what you're thinking, "who is this girl" right?). I love how she has such a great way about calling things like she sees them and I think you will too. 

Welcome to PST Erin!


I am pretty sure that my friends and family think I am a hippie. Or that I at least tend to sway in the hippie direction. I try to make a conscious effort to bring reusable bags when I shop. I will walk somewhere if the weather is good enough and it is within a mile radius of my home. I plant a garden every year even though we have lived in an apartment for the past 3 years. I try to upcycle old t-shirts into things that me or my daughter will wear. If organic produce or foods are a similar price to the non organic foods, I will even spend a couple cents extra to buy organic. I even tried my hand at cloth diapering for a year.

There are some things that I put my foot down on when it comes to being green though. I bought the new Suave Rosemary and Mint line of shampoos and conditioners that claim to be ‘as invigorating as AVEDA’ recently. They smell and invigorate so well that I want to be one of those Herbal Essence commercial girls oohing and aahing in my shower; but that is beside the point. While I was washing my hair one day I read the back of the shampoo bottle.

It says: Did you know that your family could save up to $150 and 3,200 gallons of water per year by turning off the water when you shampoo and condition? Turn off the tap.

And here was my exact answer: Uhhhhhhh. No.

Maybe it is just me but a shower in the eyes of a mother is like a 5 minute sanctuary from everything that your baby, toddler, child, or teenager throws at you (literally and figuratively.) There is no chance that I am going to stand naked, wet and cold in my shower while I shampoo and condition. No way! My shower time is holy- no one and nothing disturbs it. I would like to meet the person who suggested this on the back of the bottle. Do they follow their own advice? And if they do, how miserable are they and do they really expect the people (aka college student moms) who buy the Suave knock offs of AVEDA shampoo to do this?  In conclusion, if my long hot shower is costing me $150 a year, I say that it is well worth the money. I’m not that green.

1 comment:

  1. hehe. my dad used to make us do this as kids. he also set the hot water on a 5 min. timer and turned the air conditioning off at night...all year round in Az. pretty sure he wasn't being GREEN, just mean.