Tuesday, January 5, 2010

It's not easy being GREEN

This little tiny 2 inch vial of medication was delivered to me in my office today. It has to be refrigerated. No big deal. I order and receive meds for patients all the time.
Right. Well, this tiny 2 inch vial arrived in this big box (1 foot, cubed). When I openned the box I saw that the brown cardboard box was then lined with a 2 inch deep styrofoam box filled with paper and a cooling pack and the little vial I need in a plastic bag.
Are they for rizzle? This happens all the time. Regularly. However, some pharmacies ship the medications in smaller or more environmentally friendly ways. This is just ridic.
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And, you should know that everytime I receive a shipment like this I get upset and frustrated for the environment (and also because it is so annoying to open that styrofoam bit). See- I am so uber green. I recycle and I get irritated by things like this. And then I blog about it. Blogging is way greener than sending newsletters to each of you.
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Also, this time I got so green that I called the company and left a message on the complaint line. Don't you think I'm moving up in the ranks from sage towards evergreen? What shade are you?
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To save some energy I'll even send you each a virtual hug rather than giving you a real one: O
Saving the environment one post at a time. You're welcome.
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xoxo,
Uptown Girl

6 comments:

M-Cat said...

For reals. Ridiculous!
When I worked in the doctor's office I was and continue to be amazed at the CRAP the rx companies bring. Back when Billary was trying to push their healthcare plan, I wanted to save all the shizzle I got for just one week and send it to the oval house to tell them THIS is why our healthcare costs are so high!

Ruh Ro - look what happened! I totally got carried away in a simple comment.

Pardon me...

Anna Liesemeyer said...

Maria! YOu are WAY more green than I am! I must be like pale puke green. I am one of those who cares about the environment, but its on the bottom of my "Things I am passionate about" list. You inspire me.

I think its because the NE is very pro-green compare to other regions of the U. S.

LOVED reading your resolutions. YOu rock.
<3

Ann-tidote said...

dude-have you seen rachel mcadams' blog?
http://www.greenissexy.org/

Laura said...

Good for you for bringing attention to a problem that NEEDS to be fixed. Hasn't the company heard of bubble wrap. Love your blog sweetie! Come stop by for a slice of San Francisco...

rita said...

I'm a pretty rosy pink! (Green makes me anxious.)

We bought a brand-spanking-new Prius in November, because I love Toyotas and won't drive anything else, but also because it costs about $25 each fillup. I'm all about saving money NOW and not worrying whether the car will pay for itself by using less gas. I just like the $25 I spend on 500 miles' worth of gas.

And it looks like I really care about the environment. I mean, I DO, but really, it's all about me.

I get boxes of staples for the Xerox--that come in little rectangular boxes--packed in HUGE boxes filled with styrofoam. WTF?

Uptown Girl said...

M-Cat -don't get me started, I have a crap ton of stories about why healthcare is so $$$!!

Ann- thx for that link, very informative blog...Anna- you should check it out! but yeah, green isn't my highest priority in general, just if it fits in ;)

Laura- come back soon! I'll come check you out in SF fo sho.

Rita- I can totally relate to the Prius thing. I used to have Honda Fit and the gas was just as awesome. But, I now pay $0 for gas since I take mass transit. Booyah.