I've been treating Green as a project, something to be put off until I have all of the bandwidth to do it 100% right and complete (this strategy has not been very Green). I used to think that just because I have a compost pile, I somehow get Green points in the grand scale of Green. That's not cutting it anymore either. The time has come, Marvin K. Mooney, to make better progress.
I have forgotten my recyclable grocery bags for the last time. They are now clipped on my keychain as an everpresent reminder to get with the program. I have notified my husband via executive order that any bulk Costco purchases must be biodegradable and approved in advance. I have switched to environmentally friendly household cleaning products. And I've made a matrix:
If I were to take a snapshot right now, I'd rate my household as Mint Green and my business as Barf Yellow. I know there are many more steps to take, but now, for some reason, I'm motivated. Must be all of the peer pressure from eco-friendly moms. Keep at it, you are making a difference!
P.S. I like this online article at Tonic.com that puts Green Building in perspective.