Good Question: Green vs. Long-Term House Guest?

Good Question: Green vs. Long-Term House Guest?

This question is ours:

We have a good friend coming to stay in our little apartment this week. She's enrolled in an internship in San Francisco and is staying for three weeks, crashing on the couch.

It's got us thinking about some of our green habits and how they might inconvenience her or, worse yet, gross her out.

For instance ... in the midst of this wicked drought we are letting it m-e-l-l-o-w -- if you know what we mean. We'll probably put that habit on hold while she's here.

But what if she wants a paper towel or a paper napkin. We don't have any. Should we buy a roll to have on hand while she's here?

To be fair, this particular friend would bend over backwards to accommodate us, so a lot of this won't really be a big problem. But we can imagine other situations where it might be.

So -- do long-term house guests trump green habits? Is it rude to ask your guests to abide by your eco-ways, or is it the only way to go? How would you handle a similar situation?

image via Daquella manera; flickr.com

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