24 April 2007

Green Earth = Brown Hand

Sheryl Crow takes a swipe at toilet paper use
CBC | April 23, 2007 | 4:26 PM ET | CBC news staff

Last Updated: Monday, April 23, 2007 | 4:26 PM ET CBC News

In an effort to help save the environment, U.S. singer Sheryl Crow is calling on everyone to limit the amount of toilet paper used "in any one sitting" to one square.

Crow made the suggestion in her blog chronicling her recent tour of the United States on a biodiesel-powered bus to raise awareness about climate change.

She and environmental activist Laurie David toured 11 university campuses to persuade students to act to help safeguard the world's environment.

"I have spent the better part of this tour trying to come up with easy ways for us all to become a part of the solution to global warming. Although my ideas are in the earliest stages of development, they are, in my mind, worth investigating," she writes.

"One of my favorites is in the area of conserving trees, which we heavily rely on for oxygen.

"I propose a limitation be put on how many squares of toilet paper can be used in any one sitting.… We can make it work with only one square per restroom visit."

Crow acknowledges there could be occasions when the one-square limit might not suffice, such as "on those pesky occasions where two to three could be required."

She writes that when she presented the idea to her younger brother, he went a step further, suggesting that people could "just wash the one square out."

Crow's other green ideas include a clothing line she has designed with a detachable "dining sleeve" that can be used as a napkin, thereby saving on the use of paper napkins.

She also suggests a reality show in which participants compete to live the greenest life.

Is she nuts? Does she even eat? I don't think she realizes how much normal people crap. A single piece of paper would not do me any good. Wouldn't even make a dent. She should probably start by asking people to eat less so that they poop less, but I already know how successful that one would be.


Jeff Skybar said...

Some of these ideas people are coming up with are just plain irrational.

RD said...

Especially the Hollywood types that only eat virtual food, apparently.

doug said...

That's almost as bad as the Conservative Government saying OH my god we have to get some quick ideas to save the environment if we want to stay in power? We don't even know how stupid we are and the light bulbs in our heads just aren't coming on? What do we do to convince voters we care? OH wait......THAT's it ban Light Bulbs by 2012 and our dependancy on oil will go away. Too funny you say?......Well read the news - its happening. And we all thought Stockwell Day wasn't a very smart guy?