Cathy Donnelly

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WHAT WERE ONCE VICES ARE NOW SAVING THE PLANET

Funny, how perception can change things.  Years ago, I was accused of being CHEAP for refusing to buy plastic diapers or baby food, for re-using paper towels, plastic bags, or those aluminum dishes you get with pies and breads you buy.  In fact I was a hippie for making my OWN bread (and that was before those bread-maker things).  I was an Evil Mom for packing sandwiches instead of letting my kids eat those fat-and-sodium laden Lunchables.  Catching rainwater in a bucket to water the garden is NOW called "rainwater harvesting".  Buy your clothes at a thrift store?  You must be some kind of freak.  I've been turning used paper upside down and sticking it back in the printer since 1996.  I've been using the comic sections of Sunday papers to wrap presents since the 70's. Composting kitchen scraps and yard waste since forever.  NOW it's all about recycling and re-using.  Suddenly instead of a cheap, nasty miser, I'm a freakin' hero. And here's a perception that needs to change...it should not cost MORE to be green-friendly.  There are plenty of companies out there that are more than willing to take your money for a greener alternative you can probably make at home, for one-tenth the cost.  No, it's not ALL about money but being cheap and being green can go hand-in-hand, if you are just willing to invest a little time.



 
01/02/2010 6:35AM
WHAT WERE ONCE VICES ARE NOW SAVING THE PLANET
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01/03/2010 11:46PM
Will
hey hey, Cathy. Right on. Love your attitude in the early a.m. Helps set a positive tone for the day.
01/08/2010 5:35AM
N-E-Pi!
Hey Cathy-babe! I'm a cheapo too!I've done most of the things you have, including the cloth diapers and guess what: they survived and quite well, thank you. But my REAL reason for this post is to wish you a SUPER HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! May all your seeds germinate and all your veggies be tasty (except the okra: nothing we can do about the taste of the okra!) Be well, honey, and eat some b-day cake for me! N-E-Pi, Willow Grove, PA
03/27/2010 7:55PM
jackie
cathy catch me on facebook, i didn't know how to get in touch with you it's about dottie jackie
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