Originally Posted by Natalya
Oh beanma! WHy'd you have to go there! I'm glad you did, I guess
, it's good to think about, for sure. Just... I dunno... REALLY challenging.
: just think too much i guess... a used item off ebay even with the UPS truck factored in would still be lots better than a new item that had to be manufactured, packaged, and then shipped
-- way way way more fuel consumption there. i think if you can find the item you need locally (thrift, garage sales, freecycle, etc) that would be preferable, but buying used online really is better than buying new, doncha think
Aguazul, thanks for the book recommendation. i've been meaning to pick up michael pollan's new book, "omnivore's dilemma" and i saw from some of the reviews that this book is recommended reading first.
i hope nobody is too disheartened by my little rant and reflections
: . i think you mamas are all doing an amazing thing and i'm sure you will get great satisfaction from it. congratulations for making the commitment to less.