What do you do about friends who don't care about the environment; the ones who are very wasteful? I like to beat my head against the wall, so I bring it up and offer them unsolicited and unwanted advice and opinions at every opportunity. DH says I'd better knock it off, that I'm as bad as one of those religious fanatics and eventually I'll end up with no one to hang out with me (except you gals online eh?). I just find it infuriating that some not only do not recycle, even as I offered to do it for them if they would just collect their recyclables for me. I asked one today if I bought her and her husband a really nice water bottle each if they would stop using their plastic bottles (which they use at home too, so go through loads of them and do not recycle the bottles) and she said no. :-( Same friend btw throws away all her plastic blinds every 6 mos or so (about 10 sets) and buys new ones because she figures its easier than dusting them and they are cheap at WalMart. I hate being so bossy, but I feel so passionately about it it is hard for me to just stand by and watch. Its sort of like being an animal rights advocate and then just hanging out with someone while they starve their cat or beat their dog. Claudey help me stop being so sanctimonious. How do you handle that, just myob?
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4/21/08 at 4:14pm