Any current or former seminarian will know about those d****d growing edges. Places where you can improve, explore, consider. And since public self-reflection is both a discipline for Holy Week and honored in the New England Christian tradition, here are some of my next steps for greener living. If that’s not too sick making.
- Find a way to recycle paperboard and choose it in the packaged goods I buy over plastic packaging.
- Find a way to recycle non-#1 and non-#2-narrow-necked-bottle plastic. Especially #4, which seems intimately linked to my favorite dairy products.
- Find an “cereal moistener” that’s not dairy milk. We all know how resource-draining keeping dairy cattle is, so if I’m going to cut back I’d rather it be at breakfast and not, say, from good cheese.
- Find something soothing that’s not a warm bath. Our building uses fuel oil for its boiler, so hot water use is, with food production, supply and packaging, one of my major remaining petroleum uses. I suspect I’ll be using the hot water bottle more.
- Cull phantom loads to reduce electrical use.