My point in all of this, is that I get so annoyed by the people who have suddenly started using their "going green" as a status symbol. Like, "I'm so much greener than you!" as if we're in some sort of competition. I thought we were all in this for the greater good, to help clean up the messes we've made in the past, not to compete for who can be "greener" than their friends. I think that's really just missing the point. Ok, so I don't use recycled toilet paper, because it's one-ply which means you're just going to use more of it in the long run anyway, so that's not helping much, but you do so that makes you somehow more elevated in conservation status? Why do people even care about this? Isn't it enough to just do your part and improve what you can in whatever ways possible? Maybe everyone isn't able to afford eco-friendly household products or organic produce, because unfortunately those things are still at a premium price, but they change out all of their light bulbs and carpool. Isn't that something to be commended? I think it's about helping where you can.
Oh, and someone recently pointed out that they order most of their eco-friendly products from Amazon.com, and that left me scratching my head. These products are shipped to grocery stores and drug stores all over the country in large quantities, which means that by shipping in bulk, he carbon footprint of the shipping is reduced. Then you can take your small, hopefully, fuel efficient car to the store and pick up the eco-friendly products. But, instead, for the sake of convenience, fleets of these guys...
...are going out to your house, each one using up a ton of fuel to bring your small packages to you and leave them on your doorstep so you don't have to be bothered to go out anywhere? That seems more damaging than not using the recycled toilet paper the truck is bringing to your house.
That makes no sense.
But hey, what do I know? You're probably greener than me.