In the line at the store, the cashier told the older woman that plastic bags weren’t good for the environment. The woman apologized to her and explained, “We didn’t have the green thing back in my day.”
That’s right, they didn’t have the green thing in her day. Back then, they returned their milk bottles, Coke bottles and beer bottles to the store. The store sent them back to the plant to be washed and sterilized and refilled, using the same bottles over and over. So they really were recycled. But they didn’t have the green thing back her day.
In her day, they walked up stairs, because they didn’t have an escalator in every store and office building. They walked to the grocery store and didn’t climb into a 300-horsepower machine every time they had to go two blocks. But she’s right. They didn’t have the green thing in her day.
Back then, they washed the baby’s diapers because they didn’t have the throw-away kind. They dried clothes on a line, not in an energy gobbling machine burning up 220 volts – wind and solar power really did dry the clothes. Kids got hand-me-down clothes from their brothers or sisters,
Not always brand-new clothing. But that old lady is right, they didn’t have the green thing back in her day. Continue reading ““Green” Story”
Frequently at 50Green.com, we are asked about Container Homes. As a builder, I also get lots of questions about Container Homes. Here’s one that is almost built in Venice, California. I say almost because – looks close but looks like construction has stopped ?
If you haven’t heard of Earthships – check out this video !
I first became aware of Earthships in Rico Colorado years ago. They’re unique like no other home. Even if they are not for you – there is lots to be learned by the study Michael Reynolds has done over the years.