Confession! I have about 20 reusable bags and I always forget to use 'em.
Oh, the horror!
For some, the pressure to be environmentally conscious even outweighs the pressure to have a great relationship, or have children who are successful in school or extracurricular activities. Along with feeling the pressure, women also feel it's trendy to be environmentally conscious. Fifty-one percent of respondents said "green is the new black." And when they do commit a green faux pas, throwing recyclables into the regular trash container is when they feel the most judgment.
I am scared to admit --- I'm not that green. And its not that I don't want to be, I feel that its some sort of ultra-lifestyle that I'm not ready to commit to. I make a genuine effort but I always feel pressured to do more. My biggest issue is that it is fairly expensive to live a green life. Before you publicly shame me, ridicule me or even attempt to lynch me, let's compare notes on being "green"! I'm willing to bet that your carbon footprint is probably bigger than mine! We only have one tv, one gaming system, one car, no iPad and OMG! I haven't bought a new purse in months...
59% of women agree, "I introduce environmentally friendly practices only when it is practical given my lifestyle."