Contributing Monkie G Living Staff Monkies
Published on July 29, 2008
Sheryl Crow is one of those “celebrities” that I never tire of reading about. I use quotes around the c-word because Sheryl doesn’t really come across as a celebrity. She seems like a groovy chick that I could hang out with instead of someone who’s famous for her accomplishments (which she is), or just for being famous (which she’s not).
One of the things that makes Sheryl so cool (aside from her music, of course) is her concern for the environment. Last year she played a two-week series of gigs at colleges, which she called the Stop Global Warming tour and afterwards she had a much publicized green baby shower to welcome her now 9-month-old son Wyatt. And on the TMI side, she’s blogged about her belief that using less toilet paper will help stop climate change:
“I propose a limitation to be put on how many squares of toilet paper can be used in any one sitting. I think we are industrious enough people to make it work with only one square per restroom visit, except, of course, on those pesky occasions where two to three could be required.”
And like all groovy people you hang out with, you don’t have to agree with them on everything… But whether you subscribe to the toilet paper thing or not, you have to admire her commitment and her courage to put it all out there. “When a baby comes into your life,” she recently told Parade, “the environment becomes so personal. Having him around, this little innocent spirit, really made me fearless about writing what I wanted to write and about not being afraid of who I was going to piss off. It created a lot of urgency about that.”
If it makes you happy, Sheryl, it can’t be that bad. Rock on.