Saturday, March 15, 2008
Going Green for $5 Off!
I am going green and not just for St. Patrick's Day! Remember back in the olden days, say 2005 when we believed bottled water was good since it was saving us from drinking polluted municipal water? Now we know that it is a really, really bad thing. Pay attention people! Hey I used to have a full head of hair and a positive outlook on life. Things change!
Making bottles to meet America's demand for bottled water uses more than 1.5 million barrels of oil annually which is enough to fuel 100,000 cars for a year or provide for California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's daily commute by jet. Nearly 90% of these bottles are not recycled.
I have now declared my house a bottled water free zone and am possession of the biggest, baddest Brita Water Filter Pitcher on the market--the UltraMax Dispenser. UltraMax baby! It fits perfectly in the Fisher-Paykel and holds enough water to keep the Junior Herb Youth Corp sufficiently hydrated in order to perform typical Generation Y activities such as playing video games, demanding promotions at work, ordering carryout from Manny and Olga's and not taking out the trash. There is is even a $5.00 coupon available online to be used for the purchase of any Brita system, no blarney!
I'm green! And I saved $5.00! Al Gore, call me!
I purchased my Brita system at Target. Not at the fierce metro accessible Target that was the subject of the most breathless blog coverage of a store opening in the history of retailing but the boring old one in Virginia at Potomac Yards. Okay so I drove. Maybe I'm not really THAT green. But Happy St Patrick's Day anyway!