Do you and your mate joust over who is the best environmental person? Have both you and your mate grown so holier-than-thou that you are unable to function in a capacity other than "scold?" Do you find that everyone seems to despise you, including your mate, and your parents, and total strangers who read about you in a NYT trend story? Then you just might be this couple:

But he refuses to go out to eat sushi with [his girlfriend] anymore, he said, because he cannot stand to hear her quiz the waiters.
"None of it is sustainable or local," he said, "and I am not eating cod or rockfish."

What would your mom have to say?

Her mother, who says she prefers the way food tastes when it is served on Styrofoam, notes that washing dishes has its own environmental costs.

Our amazing ecosystem gives everyone the family they deserve!