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Green Girls Take On CRAG

March 31st, 2008 by Alison · 1 Comment · sustainability

I think many perceive green wonky people to be grim, austere Puritan types. But my experience is quite different from that. Here’s what my dining room sounded like (loosely translated) last night when my Green Girls social circle came over for dinner. I was proposing a CRAG to them as I had planned.

Micki: “So what’s this CRAG thing? A guy I can date?”

Me: “No, honey, it’s a Carbon Rationing Action Group. We would support each other on using less energy and driving alone less.”

Colleen: “I want to do it.”

Micki: “Easy for you to say; you’re already married. I need to meet Craigs and Toms and . . . ”

Vicki: “But I love hot water, I’m addicted to baths. I would need a whole new twelve-step group. How would that fit into my schedule?”

Noelle: “We do all these things to reduce our footprint at my house but we never measure it. And I want to measure it. So I’m in.”

Me: “Great! So Colleen and Noelle and I are in.”

Vicki: “I’m afraid if I joined I would get a bad grade, like a C minus.”

Me: “No, sweetie, it’s not judgmental. You’re having that PTSD thing from grade school again.”

Vicki: “But still! Why don’t you just copy me on the CRAG emails.”

Laurie: “Hey, weren’t you going to invite Jane from your carpool into Green Girls?”

Me: “Well! She said last week that she was in the carpool ONLY for the money it saved her. So I didn’t invite her.”

Colleen: “Only for the money, omigod!”

Me: “But I can still be friends with her.”

Vicki: “Wow, you’re so tolerant.”

Me: “Hey, I was ready to support you on that new twelve-step group for hot water addiction. So don’t put me down.”

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