The next morning I had two e-mails. One was from one of the teachers I work with.
That is great! I am sending it to everyone in my email address book!
We have both read Gorgeously Green and are working on making small changes to become a bit more 'green' at home and at school.
The second e-mail was a bit short and to the point.
Don't send me pictures of dead animals
It was from my mom. I hadn't thought about it before I sent it. My mom refuses to watch any movie in which an animal dies. She is quite serious about this - it is a steadfast rule. I decided to try my luck and I sent her a reply:
Then perhaps you should not be throwing away plastic bags. (Just a thought)
I did not get a reply, but that afternoon my mom called. After a bit of small talk, she asked where she could buy the reusable bags. We have more than we can use, so I mailed her some of ours yesterday. (Along with a reusable metal water bottle, but she doesn't know that yet)
Then last night she asked me about what I use to scoop the cats' litter box now that I do not use shopping bags. (We actually have gotten good at looking for other plastic bags to use to scoop poop. The plastic bags from fruits and veggies, potatoes, lunch meat, cheese, etc. all work great for holding poop!) It does mean though that she is thinking about it!
It made me smile. It's catching on!