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Things you could learn from your pets about going green

Posted by Ronnie Citron-Fink on May 3, 2011

From Your Loving Pet…

1. I am easily distracted. Did you see that squirrel? If you want to make a measurable difference, you’ll need to get my attention. Please put up a recycling system for the whole pack so we can easily access it. Don’t forget to remind us often how to use it -- as we sometimes forget (or get lazy).

2. Follow through with your commitment to green up your life. I don’t know about you, but I hate when you say you are going to play with me and you don’t. Here’s a Green A-Z Guide to get you started. Hey, even if you can do just some these easy greening ideas, we’d be ahead of the game.

3. Take me for a walk and lead me where you want to go. Education goes a long way. Teach those kids of yours that the environment needs protecting because soon it will be theirs.

4. Reward good behavior by giving me lots of toys for going greener. Check out Practically Green’s diagnostic tool. It provides a personalized plethora of ideas for living a green lifestyle. They even have stuff for green pets. Could we be Superbly Green like Ronnie?

5. Skip the bottled water. The spout is too small for me to get my tongue into, and when you tip it, I get all wet. Gee, I hate that. Also, plastic is made from either petroleum or natural gas, two nonrenewable resources extracted in ways that pollute my air and water. Did you know those plastic manufacturers add.....

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