A couple days ago, there was this thing they called "Earth Hour". If you're not "aware", the deal is for all you virtue signaling peeps to turn your lights out for an hour to show "...solidarity with the planet..." or some such nonsense. At first, I was upset that no one invited me to this event, and I resolved to turn every light on to max in protest. Then, a baseball game came on, and I thankfully forgot.
Later, for some unknown reason, I had a moment of introspection regarding this politically correct charade. I already lead a pretty damn "Earth friendly" lifestyle. I take public transportation to work, and when I don't, I ride a motorcycle that gets over 60 mpg. Y'know, just like Che' . Except mine gets better mileage, and doesn't break down all the time. Made by our capitalist friends at Honda.
I pack a lunch in my reusable box. No take-out containers. And no need for compostable coffee cups. I've been drinking out of the same coffee mug for over ten years now.
We grow some of our own food, although Gaia's winged friends usually get more than we do. My son's girlfriend is a vegan, so that's worth some points as well, right?
I do things like drink day-old coffee, because...why not? It's still good, just reheat it. Throw out half a pot? Crazy.
We eat leftovers. There was a ham in our 'fridge that was way past that silly "sell by" date. But we have Obama care. If I get sick, you all can pay my bills. Thanks.
Yes, I'm damaged. My grandmother lived through the Great Depression and taught me to be frugal. Our income has consistently been lower middle class, and yet we live well. I don't miss Starbucks, or lunch a Chipotle. And if my tightwad lifestyle makes your mythical Mother Earth happy, I'm happy for the two of you.
I'm sure I could do more. And I apologize in advance for not giving a rat's arse.
Earth Month, Earth Day, Hour, Nano-Second... whatever. I'm with George Carlin. The Earth wanted plastic bags. It spawned us to create them. Now that our job is done, the planet will dispose of us.
So why bother acting like some self-righteous jerk on the way out? Just live like you should, and enjoy yourself.