>> Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Check out my latest post at The Green Phone Booth: Negative Impact + Positive Impact = No Net Impact.
And elsewhere on the Internet:
I kept thinking about it and calculating ways to solve my [car] problem and googling for ways to fit me and three kids on a bike until finally my husband was tired of hearing about it. "You've thought it all through," he said. "You're doing the best you can. Just give it up."
"But I can't!" I said. "Transportation is an area where we could really make a difference, but we're not!"
I've hit a wall in this category. I could sacrifice more but it would involve spending money we don't have or saying bye-bye to good friends because I can't reach their houses by public transportation or making grandparents miserable because they live too far away to see my kids. I could make more sacrifices, but it would make us unhappy. Should saving the planet make us unhappy?
:: Kelly Diels guest posts at Problogger to explain why blogging is like The Wizard of Oz. I love this post and wish I could write that well!
:: Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai asks, "Are we on the wrong bus?" and encourages us to have courage to turn the bus around.
:: Maya*made does it again! I love this children's art display made from a priority mailer or cereal box.
:: Wisebread remembers ten retro household helpers that we should all start using again.
:: The Washington Post lists ten off-cited green myths that might be losing you money.
I'm now using Twitter to keep track of my noteworthy green reads. If you'd like instant knowledge of what I find interesting, you can find me on Twitter as consciousshoppr.
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