By now you've heard about the environmental dust-up between singer Sheryl Crow and GOP operative Karl Rove at the White House Correspondents Dinner. Crow wrote about the incident at Huffington Post. She also added a new posting to her Stop Global Warming College Tour blog that includes "easy ways for us all to become a part of the solution." [...]
I propose a limitation be put on how many sqares [sic] of toilet paper can be used in any one sitting. Now, I don't want to rob any law-abiding American of his or her God-given rights, but I think we are an industrious enough people that we can make it work with only one square per restroom visit, except, of course, on those pesky occasions where 2 to 3 could be required. When presenting this idea to my younger brother, who's judgement [sic] I trust implicitly, he proposed taking it one step further. I believe his quote was, "how bout just washing the one square out."
What do you think of this proposal?
Read the rest of the Newsbusters post for some of her other brilliant ideas including the dining sleeve (possibly even less hygenic than the toilet paper idea) and a "green" reality show.
Here is a report on the Karl Rove encounter with Crow and Laurie David.
Update: Over the weekend Michelle Malkin posted a link to this NYT piece about some wealthy socialites who are encouraging the purchase of enviro-friendly Shaklee products and are also talking about doing things like turning the water off when they brush their teeth, but they are not getting rid of the second homes and private jets.
(Here is a money-saving household hint -- instead of buying expensive "green" cleaning products, you probably have some of the best around your home already. I have found that baking soda and just a little bit of water makes a great paste to clean stainless steel sinks and fixtures and fiberglass tubs. I discovered this by chance when pouring an old box of baking soda down the sink. I don't know whether or not it is safe for stainless steel appliances. I haven't found anything on the market that can beat it for cleaning my stainless kitchen sink or fiberglass tub, though. You just have to rinse really well with water. Baking soda can be purchased at warehouse club stores for less than ten dollars for a 12 lb. resealable bag, which has lasted me over a year. I guess I was being green without even trying.)