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How many of you are trying to live a greener life? We try to recycle more, turn off the lights, and buy more environmentally friendly products. There are times we slip, when we throw a plastic bottle into the trash can, rather than recycling it. Sometimes we completely fall off the green wagon when we turn down the thermostat so low in the summer that our windows show frost in the morning. So if you were Kermit and being as green as he is, where would you go to confess your sins?
Welcome True Green Confessions, a website that helps the sinner in all of us to anonymously confess our darkest green secrets or just plain rant about our newly greened society. This website was started by True Media LLC in partnership with GroovyGreen.com, as an off shoot of True Media’s other websites, “True Mom Confessions, “True Dad Confessions”, “ True Office Confession”, and even scarier, “True Bride Confessions”. These sights are more entertaining than watching Jerry Springer!
With all the websites out there offering green tips and warning about global warming, why start a site where sinners can purge their deep dark green secrets and sins? Romi Lassally, founder of True Media LLC, explains:
“True Green came about because like my reasons for starting true mom…I had guilt! But this time it was eco-guilt! Like many people, I’m trying my best to live more consciously. I’m not driving a hybrid yet (but soon…) but I’ve taken a lot of small steps which I hope will make a big difference. But there are things I still can’t give up….like my loooong hot shower in the morning or my dreaded smart water bottles. So I knew if I had green guilt…others must too….so why not give them a platform to talk about it with each other??”
Michael d’Estries of Groovy Green adds, “I see this site as an excellent way to inspire discussion and provide feedback on green issues. We all want to live healthier lives, but it can sometimes be frustrating to get there. This site provides a great way to vent and relate to others feeling the same way.”(via True Green Confessions PR statement.)
Not only does True Green Confessions provide a platform for people to rant and rave about their green confessions, it also provides the True Green Confessions’ top 10 “me too’s” of the last seven days voted by its readers. How does this work? If you are too shy to post your own confession and/or relate to the confession, you can simply click on the “me too” button next to the confession. So, why wait up for David Letterman’s top 10 lists when you can go on True Confessions to see their list all hours of the day? Some of my favorites are:
“I have fantasies of keying Hummers,” and the alternative “I secretly key Hybrids.”
“I clean office buildings for a living. We dump your ‘recycled’ paper into regular trash.”
“I have the sneaking suspicion that we’re not really ‘saving the planet.’ The planet will be fine, people, once it gets rid of us. It’s us that are going to end up going somewhere.”
“I use so much toilet paper.” (If you add in my children’s use of toilet paper, the “me too” count would surely increase.)
We have all been there. Trying to do the right thing. Heck, I love Wendy’s. So I said it. I generate plastic trash every time I have a salad or (cringe…) aluminum foil when I eat a hamburger (although I have contemplating reusing the foil under my tomato plants to confuse the aphids that love my plants. Aphids do not like shiny light.) But you will bet your dollar to donuts that I will carry home what can be recycled in order to mask my green fast food loving guilt.
Now, when you make that eco-faux pas, you have some fellow Kermits or Miss Piggys to commiserate with… So, get off that Lilly pad (or hummer) and go confess or “me too” it to relieve a little guilt. Then come back to Green Talk, and list your favorite confessions.