Tuesday, February 14, 2012
I live an incredibly unsustainable life. My part-time home of Jackson,WY is freezing; and everyone who lives here spends a fortune creating a little bubble of warmth to get them through the winter. When I'm not there I seem to be on a plane going somewhere else, so I am certainly part of the problem. Bummer if you like to classify yourself as "green." So, one very small resolution is to limit some of the worst damage. I'm not a consumer; I don't have any interest in that Sex in the City / Best Buy kind of shopping. This can be a problem actually, because I never have the right shoes or bag for any occasion. Fabric production is one of the most environmentally unfriendly industries out there. Even "sustainable" fabrics like bamboo are mostly smoke and mirrors. The only truly sustainable alternative is buying existing fabric that in some tiny way limits the further production of "new."