I am all for being environmentally friendly and saving our planet, yada, yada, yada. (I am also totally fine with rinsing my recyclables to save someone from puking even if it is not a necessary environmental step.) But there are just some people who go too far--and the NYT likes to report on them.
First, there was the guy
who was living for a year without toilet paper to reduce his carbon footprint (motivated more by a book deal than by saving the planet, but whatever). Now there are people
who are getting rid of their refrigerators. Pardon? Toilet paper. Refrigerator. These are not expendable luxuries in my book.
But have no fear, if you're the sort that is into luxuries and still want to save the planet--and your checkbook--the Times will also tell you how to more efficiently heat your second home. Wait, there's a recession? What?