I Was "Green" Before It Was Cool

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    My Green Childhood

      I was green before it was cool. I was green before it was a term to describe living closer to the Earth. Being primarily raised by my maternal grandparents who went through the Great Depression, it was second nature to recycle aluminum cans and newspapers, reuse...
    qazrazl qazrazl
    41-45, F
    8 Responses Mar 11, 2009

    Yeah, I Guess I Was...

    i think it was sometime in high school or maybe i was younger when i starting getting on my whole fight the man schtick.  yeah, i never exactly left that behind me either and part of it was the environment.  i've said it before but the reason i felt good about voting...
    merisszzilla merisszzilla
    36-40, F
    Feb 15, 2009

    For Sure...

    I am Pagan, so we've been doing the "Green" thing for years! When the Green campaign started, I thought maybe it was something different. But was quickly disappointed that the tips and such were things I had been doing for years, ever since I became Pagan...
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    Dec 31, 2008

    Raised On "The Borrowers" and "Stig of the Dump"

    I grew up in the 1960's, in Sarf East London, and whilst not in poverty, my parents both in work as public servants, had limited funds, and therefore very little was wasted. My dad was keen on old cars and bikes, and we heated throughout the winter, our garage and workshop, by...
    Cherpee Cherpee
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Feb 20, 2009


    I was never hardcore about it but I have always been concerned about  pollution, landfills, and using too much electricity.  The funny part is that I never really thought of it as being enviromental.  I was just raised by extremely eccentric and ...
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    Dec 31, 2008

    I Became Green 26 Years Ago When I Became a Mother

    When I had my first child, I started thinking about what I had done to an innocent life, bringing her into this screwed up world with nuclear threat, pollution, unchecked waste. I decided then I would try leave the world better than I found it. I started learning about recycling...
    JojoWazoo JojoWazoo
    46-50, F
    Feb 18, 2009

    I Was

    I have always been an animal lover and a lover of nature, so from a very early age, I was searching for ways to be more gentle on Mother Earth. I'm thankful for the current "green" trend, but I worry that it's just that- a trend, and that it will be forgotten about like every...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit
    36-40, F
    Apr 3, 2010

    Always Green

    I think I spent half my youth following my dad around the house turning off the lights he left on and asking him not to leave the water running!    I just always felt we shouldn't waste things.  I don't know if it was something I read as a child, or if it...
    swirlingmist swirlingmist
    51-55, F
    2 Responses Feb 15, 2009
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