Sunday, August 16, 2009

going GREEN, err, purple?

When the baby bird left the nest on Wednesday, he took the car that he and I had been sharing for several years. That leaves me carless, and while Mr. P is all prepared to buy another vehicle, I asked him to put on the brakes---

When I went to the Museum of Natural History, specifically a special exhibit about the effects of human action on the climate, I pledged to work on decreasing my carbon footprint. I turned our A/C up a degree, I took my shopping bags to the store today, and I have decided to go the next two months using public transportation as much as I can. Now that is a bit more difficult in my town due to lesser public transportation options, but there is a university transit system and I have purchased my bus pass for the next two semester and have investigated the bus stops closest to the gym, my house, my office and my nail salon. My office is on the way to Mr. P's office, so I will take Mr. P's bus service to work on Monday and Wednesday mornings, because I teach fairly early, 9:30, and I can't risk being late to class, even for an environmental cause!

Here I come Purple line!

7 comments:

Not Your Aunt B said...

Very cool. I would love to be able to do that. Think of all the catching up on FB I could do!

DAVs said...

My favorite part about this post? Your 'goody two shoes' label!
Yay for going grurple!

creative kerfuffle said...

color me impressed : )

Shelley said...

Very cool that you are even attempting to do this!

Tammie said...

awesome! my hubs and i share a car. it takes some getting used to, but its forced me to better plan my trips and i dont do a lot of pointless driving.

Jen L. said...

Ooh, I'm excited that it's the purple line. I'm even more excited that you made sure you could get to the nail salon. ;)

Way to go! I need to do better.

Astarte said...

Nice! We have almost no public transportation out here, but then again, since everything I need is in town, I never drive more than five miles, anyway. DH does enough for both of us.

 
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