Green Living Deja Vu
For the youngest generation the new “Back to Nature” school lunch kits seem like a perfectly wonderful new and innovative idea for cutting down on school lunch waste. For those in my generation who carried school lunch boxes that included our own stainless steel thermos, reusable sandwich containers, and a Mom included cloth napkin, it’s a bit of déjà-vu. We do indeed seem to have come nearly full circle in the effort to live “greener” lives. Glass bottles for beverages are making a come back as is paper over plastic for fast food take out. Reusable shopping bags are of course one of the first things that comes to mind in the effort to go green. My family has acquired a large and eclectic assortment of reusable bags over the last several years. Wearing cotton again after all these years of wearing synthetics is also rather refreshing, although the iron and I still are not on speaking terms. And Mom was definitely right about how nothing beats sleeping on sheets that have been hung out to dry. So while “going green” is new to some, there are a lot of us that are taking a trip down memory lane through greener living.