Living green is a one decision at a time process. Sometimes the decisions are obvious and other times not.
Yesterday I ran to the grocery store to buy juice. Not only do I go through the mental gymnastics on how to buy juice that will have the least amount of impact on my pocketbook I also have to think about the recycling and health ramifications (I remember the old days when buying juice was a mindless task, not a full-fledged mental debate).
With a plastic bottle of Tropicana Twister in one hand (to the tune of $2 for less than 2 quarts) and a container of powdered juice mix in the other (to the tune of $1.69 for 8 quarts). I picked the powdered drink for a number of reasons:
- It cost less and produced more juice (I use the term juice loosely).
- It came in a smaller container and thus produces less waste product.
- It contained sugar instead of high fructose corn syrup (yes, sugar is the lesser of the two evils).
So, although I was mentally exhausted, I believe that I made the best possible decision given my choices. Making green choices is not always easy.