Today on the second day of making my declaration I realized I need a new couch. Making the decision to become a vegan will have some effect on my entire household. For example, I need a new place to sit in my living room. My sister passed down her couch when I needed a new one, but its leather. I can’t stand it. It represents all that I don’t want in my life. But what do I do with it? My family needs a place to sit, so I need to make a plan. I can throw it to the trash, but then I will feel guilty that a perfectly good couch sits in a landfill. Maybe I could sell it? If I did that, I feel like I am profiting on the poor animals that lost their lives to create it. How can something so ordinary be making me so crazy?
While I am pondering my current couches fate, I begin to think about what to replace it with. Once again, I lean to my old friend and oracle Google for its wisdom. I found a great site that helps you choose an Eco friendly couch - http://www.greenyour.com/home/furnishings/couch and has a lot of advice for those in need of a green choice. For example, did you know that there are couches out there that were made of sustainable wood products? Never mind the scary chemicals that are used to create the average sofa that your family sits on every single day. Being a couch potato can actually be toxic to your health. So that problem is solved, but what to do with the old one? I could not find a viable option to get rid of my current couch without causing another environmental problem, if anyone has any ideas, please let me know.