Waste Not, Want Not

March 4, 2010

I kid you not, I water the plants with my leftover water!

We’re thinking of renovating our bathroom. Could be a fun project…or not. I mean there are important things to consider – tiles and hardware and paint color right? But we’ve found ourselves at a standstill over other things. It’s not even about the shower curtain color or the plushness of our towels. It’s the toilet. Yup, good ole Mr. Flush it All. And get this, it’s not even about the shape or color or design. You would think right? Our point of differentiation is the flush factor. No you didn’t hear me wrong. The flush. I’m a super eco-conscious person but isn’t everyone these days? So doesn’t everyone want to put a dual flush toilet and low flow shower head in their bathroom if they could? I mean, haven’t they seen the images of polar bears floating on melting ice caps in the middle of nowhere?
Recyling aside, this sign can also symbolize the flow of many things including relationships

Let’s just say, in my house, I’m alone on this new frontier. We are not by any means wasteful, but we’re not all on board on how we should dispose of aluminum foil or that cardboard thingy in the middle of the paper towel roll. Ok, maybe I am a bit eco-crazy. But to my relief, I am not alone. According a recent article in the New York Times titled, Therapists Report Increase in Green Disputes, others are in the same predicament. Apparently not everyone is thinking about the decomposition of a juice container and whether it should be in the blue, green or regular trash bin. And if they are, it’s causing some kind of relationship weirdness.

But I’m not here to open that can of worms. Let it just suffice to say that I love being green but not everyone does and I respect that. I respect that Feng Shui core principle of keeping the Chi of spaces and individuals in harmony. Even if that means I don’t get my double flush toilet. Sniff.

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