Resolutions and Paper Towels
The Holidays are officially over, and resolutions are abundant. Resolutions are a funny thing; they can be large or small, they can be painless or overwhelming. However, we believe they are always for the better. I myself, try just one green change no matter how insignificant it seems to everyone in the store or the world; because collectively , small changes grow up to be large ones.
We all exchanged gifts at the store with one additional from me. Lined up with pretty red bows were soft rolls of (100% recycled, environmentally made) paper towels-one tagged for each person. Of course it was comical at first with much laughter, then mysterious, and finally incredulous. Everyone knows I am a tree lover and ban their daily use in the store. So …why would I be gifting them? Hmm-they knew something was up. Well, each tag came with my wish for a resolution to try to lessen their use in their own lives. Even to just stop and think about it.
Or of course, if they chose to eke them out for the year as their own private store roll-that was their choice. This seemed a very small resolution request. I suspect to some it seems totally overwhelming, but it really isn’t if you just think on this trivial action for a moment. Paper towels are an addictive habit. They are easy, available, and replaceable. However, if every household replaced just one-only one-virgin fiber, paper towel roll with an environmentally made roll; do you know how many trees we could save? A phenomenal 544,000. That’s a State park-can you imagine that…….try to-really try.