You Might Be an Eco Chick If…..

My wonderfully grey kitty, Penelope, who actually allows me to leave the heat off by keeping my lap warm while I blog, so I think she might have a negative carbon footprint!

……..you get embarassed when you absolutely HAVE to buy a bottled water one night after closing down a bar in the East Village. Severely dehydrated, and sloshed, you have so much guilt about buying water that you tell the bodega owner and the guy you’re hanging out with ALL about how bottled water is evil. Double d’oh!

……..your basement is filled with things that you haven’t figured out how to recycle yet. But you WON’T get rid of them until you do!

……..you’re so eagerly awaiting a trip to the farmer’s market, you’ve already picked out which cute cloth bags you’ll be taking with you. And the market’s two days away.

……..you’ve actually wondered about your cat’s carbon footprint.

This is the fifth post in an ongoing series (of my green neuroses!) Others linked below:

Read You Might Be #4 here

Read You Might Be #3 here

Read You Might Be #2 here

Read the Original You Might Be here

After reading through these I realize I think I have a recycling fetish! Is that bad?

Starre Vartan is founder and editor-in-chief of Eco-Chick.com and the author of the Eco-Chick Guide to Life. She's also a freelance science and environment writer who has published in National Geographic, CNN, Scientific American, Mental Floss, Pacific Standard, the NRDC, and many more. She lives on an island in Puget Sound with her partner and black cat. She was a geologist in her first career, and still picks up rocks wherever she goes.