Living Green One Choice at a Time

| April 26, 2008

Living green is a one decision at a time process. Sometimes the decisions are obvious and other times not.

Yesterday I ran to the grocery store to buy juice. Not only do I go through the mental gymnastics on how to buy juice that will have the least amount of impact on my pocketbook, I also have to think aboutScales the recycling and health ramifications (I remember the old days when buying juice was a mindless task, not a full fledged mental debate).

With a plastic bottle of Tropicana Twister in one hand (to the tune of $2 for less than 2 quarts) and a container of powdered juice mix in the other (to the tune of $1.69 for 8 quarts). I picked the powdered drink for a number of reasons:

  1. It cost less and produced more juice (I use the term juice loosely).
  2. It came in a smaller container and thus produces less waste product.
  3. It contained sugar instead of high fructose corn syrup (yes, sugar is the lesser of the two evils).

So, although I was mentally exhausted, I believe that I made the best possible decision given my choices. Making green choices is not always easy.

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Category: Recycling, Saving Money

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Felicia is a bit of a tree hugger and likes to share ways to lighten the toxic burden on the environment.

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  1. Felicia says:

    Thanks for the words of encouragement! I’ve just checked out your blog, keep up the good work! I’ve bookmarked you too.

    We’ve got to do all that we can to spread the importance of making green choices. Our choices today will affect our children and their children and so on.

    Glad we’re of like mind!

  2. marlene says:

    I just discovered your blog……I’m really enjoying it. You’re so down-to-earth. I’ve just started a blog with my sister on the very topic. I agree that embarking on this “greener” journey takes one step at a time, and I’m finding it hard at times to change old habits.
    Thanks for your frankness and all your finds. I’ll have to bookmark you! 🙂