Green Around The Landfills

5 Jun
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Whose responsibility is it to change the world?

Ours.

And what will be your contribution?

Eat less.
Fart less.
Kill all the cows.

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To be fair, I am doing my bit:

  • I reduce, repair, re-use and recycle whenever possible.
  • I swap my books instead of buying new.
  • I Freegle, Realcycle and Freecycle at every opportunity.
  • I don’t just throw cans into the brown recycling bin: I take off their labels for the blue recycling bin.
  • I turn old wardrobes into cupboard shelves and socks into dusters.
  • I buy my clothes in charity shops or accept them gratefully from friends.
  • I only boil enough water for my cup of tea.  The rest of them do without because they can’t be bothered making their own.
  • I let Stockport Homes re-wire my house, install a condensing boiler, double glazing, insulation and energy-efficient shower.  (How good am I?)
  • I use the same old jokes whenever I think I can get away with it.

I don’t think there’s much more I can do; do you?

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While proofreading this post, I realised I had read ‘save’ instead of ‘change’. 

Let’s try again:

Whose responsibility is it to change the world?

Ours.

And what will be your contribution?

Get my kids to do it.

They’ll have to take over; I’m exhausted.  I’m so busy saving the planet, I don’t have time to fix it.

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21 Responses to “Green Around The Landfills”

  1. Tinman June 5, 2011 at 09:08 #

    Wow, what time did you get up at this morning? I thought I was the only person awake.

    I don’t believe you, by the way, because I’ve been told by EVERY girl I’ve ever met that girls don’t fart.

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    • Tilly Bud June 5, 2011 at 09:18 #

      Yes, but you haven’t met me. Or have you? I could be the cause of your bad river smell in my other life as Secret Ireland Visitor.

      I didn’t get up at four, thank goodness! I write many of my posts beforehand and schedule them for later.

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  2. Tinman June 5, 2011 at 09:09 #

    Oh, and brill title 🙂

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  3. viewfromtheside June 5, 2011 at 09:22 #

    this winter i have made ‘window duvets’ winter curtains as it is hard to get double glazing done here

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  4. vivinfrance June 5, 2011 at 09:33 #

    Two minds with but a single thought – though yours is much funnier – see my http://vivinfrance.wordpress.com/2011/06/05/world-environment-day/ post, which WAS written this morning and kept disappearing, so it was written 4 times. How’s that for re-cycling?

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  5. kateshrewsday June 5, 2011 at 09:41 #

    I rated this four out of five stars in error. it was a five… Although what it could really use is a cow-killing eco-spree to spice it up 😀

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  6. frizztext June 5, 2011 at 10:30 #

    good article!

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  7. mairedubhtx June 5, 2011 at 12:31 #

    It’s funny how we interpreted this prompt differently. You went toward the environmental aspects and I went more more for what to do for others. Both are valid ways to change the world.

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    • Tilly Bud June 6, 2011 at 11:31 #

      Anything we can do to make life better for someone is always worth doing.

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  8. nrhatch June 5, 2011 at 20:25 #

    Great post, Tilly.

    Especially enjoyed: I only boil enough water for my cup of tea. The rest of them do without because they can’t be bothered making their own.

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    • Tilly Bud June 6, 2011 at 11:31 #

      I only wish it were true…I make almost all the tea because I drink almost all the tea 🙂

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  9. Blossom Dreams June 8, 2011 at 07:29 #

    Where is the nearest Stand Comedy Store? You should appear as an act…lol xx

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    • Tilly Bud June 8, 2011 at 10:00 #

      I’d die! The paper’s the thing. Or, in this case, keyboard.

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  10. Wheelie Bins June 28, 2011 at 11:17 #

    i can kill all the cows but eating them, so i blame the vegetarians, they need to eat cows to save the world

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