"It isn't easy being green. It may be chic, it may be necessary, but knowing how to be is hard.
Take my dishwashing options. I love my dishwashing machine. It keeps my sink and counter neat and clean. The dishes and glassware seem to be more sanitary, more sparkly. It is probably the weapon of choice, my favorite appliance in this domestically challenged woman's arsenal in the war against creeping chaos and kitchen disorganization.
When an environmentally aware friend came to visit and watched me wash each dish, glass and coffee mug by hand after each use, he pointed out that if I loaded the dishwasher throughout the day, and ran it once in the evening, I would be saving energy and resources.
Counterintuitive perhaps, but I wanted to believe."