Inspired by Green as a Thistle (Thanks, Ouiser and Feather Nester!), I have started an experiment this month. As we went through our finances recently (taxes--ech), I saw we had a pretty high gas bill, which includes the dryer. Thus I have decided that for at least the next month, I am not going to use my dryer, except for super heavy stuff, like a load of towels. I'll even try to avoid that. I didn't know if DH would jump on board, as he sometimes gets slightly exasperated when I try to green up the place. He cares about the environment as well; he just takes a more practical view and doesn't like buying $5 organic apples that tend to dwarf the average "regular" one, and the like. However, I believe he got on board, partly because it may save us money. Yes, I knew how to pitch it to make it sound good. Teachers and salespeople know their audience, especially since we usually pitch a product that our audience doesn't want.
I'm also considering organic shampoo and conditioner. I like the Avalon Organics products, and we can also get Jason products at our grocery store. And since the latter has the same name as my awful ex-boyfriend, that just shows my commitment to greening it up. ;-) The handkerchief route still grosses me out a little, but I'll consider it. I think that's all I can handle for now, but as Bill Murray pointed out in What about Bob?, it all starts with baby steps.
The back has improved. Fortunately I have a husband who makes freezable gel packs for a living, so I have one propped up between me and the chair right now. This little hiccup may keep me out of our charity faculty basketball game, but I play so poorly, it may help my team....
Have a great day!