February 26, 2008

I will save the planet

A very good friend, whom I have met in person a sum total of once in my entire life (or was it twice?), today blogged about how she had managed to change one person's life for the better, just a wee little bit, through a small kindness offered on the spur of the moment.

I'll go one better. I'm going to Save our Planet!

That's what the laminated placard promises in my hotel room here in Phoenix, at the San Carlos. This is the only hotel I've been in where the elevator doors are actually copper-plated. Shiny. Orange.

How will I save our planet? I will keep my towel hanging on the rack. I will not throw it down into the tub when I leave my room at the ungodly hour of 6:45 a.m. (Phoenix time, which inexplicably does not obey the laws of nature and change their clocks twice a year like the rest of humanity) for an entire day of meetings. Yes, by keeping my towel hanging on the rack, I will save "tons of detergent and millions of gallons of water"!

And I can spend the day confident in the knowledge that I have done my part.


Chris Eldin said...

Does that mean they don't wash their towels?

bluesugarpoet said...

Yay, pjd! This weekend, I will be staying in a hotel. I pledge, too, to re-use my towels and sheets (just as I do at home - which is another way to help save the planet).

Anonymous said...

Wow. Tons of water and detergent pollution. That's amazing.

(*grin* Nice writing)