You Might Be an Eco Chick If…..


…….you have so many tote bags that you end up giving the person at the checkout line behind you a couple to keep them from plastic-bagging it. You think that maybe some free reusable bags is all that it will take to convert them.

…….you get crazy dehydrated because you REFUSE to buy water in a plastic bottle and you forgot your Sigg at home. Then you get really mad because the public water fountain seems like an endangered species.

…… decide to paint your wood floors (hey, it’s trendy at least) because you can’t deal with the refinishing chemicals being in your bedroom, using no-VOC paint of course.

…….you carry around your old cell phone in your bag for weeks because you just KNOW you’ll eventually come across a place to recycle it (and you do)!

About Starre Vartan
Starre Vartan is editor-in-chief of and the author of the Eco-Chick Guide to Life.


  1. So true! I have 8 reusable bags and my husband keeps 2 in the car at all times. I still have my BPA-free Camelbak bottle though – haven’t gotten a Sigg yet!

  2. 3 out of 4 of those things are true for me, and i find myself doing much wierder things as well. One of the more hilarious ones: saving freshly made tortilla chips from Mexican restaurants by putting them directly into my bag. I never have spare containers on me, and i figure the waitstaff would not be too psyched if i ask for a to-go container for their FREE chips, it’d be one thing if it was my meal. only take this tip if you don’t mind grease stains!!

  3. Hahaha… ya that sounds like me <3

  4. Yeah, it’s true, I’ve actually done ALL these things recently! (Well, the painting of the floor instead of refinishing is a work-in-progress.) Sometimes I think I am such an eco- dork, so it makes me feel better when others say they do similar stuff!

  5. lol, i do the second sometimes – but i hardly ever forget my SIGG 🙂

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