The Next Greta Thunberg? This Woman Bought Mrs. Meyer’s Dish Soap

There’s Ridhima Pandey, who filed a lawsuit against the Indian government for climate inaction at 9 years of age. There’s Autumn Peltier, who, at just eight years old, was motivated to change water policy in Canada. There’s Greta Thunberg, the teenager whose unyielding speeches have caught the world’s attention. And now there’s Carly, the brave 29-year-old who recently bought Mrs. Meyers dish soap.


Turns out there’s a new Green New Deal in town! It was in the Household Cleaners aisle that Carly made the decision that stopped the 6th extinction in its tracks. Passing over the many chemical-laden, earth-destroying options available to her, the Cleveland native picked up Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Lemon Verbena Dish Soap.


Two degrees warming? Not on Carly’s watch!


“I just think it smells better than the other dish soaps,” Carly said, when asked to explain her courageous choice. “Oh, and I’m pretty sure it’s good for the planet.”


The Koch brothers are shaking!


Carly’s brave Mrs. Meyer’s purchase isn’t the only reason the polar bears have her to thank. Carly is militant when it comes to buying whatever product has the most natural-seeming vibe at her local big box store. She recently bought a bamboo bath mat, a diva cup she’s too afraid to try, and even accidentally bought plant-based chicken nuggets, which she described as “weird but fine.”


“It feels good to do something for the planet, so that I don’t have to feel guilty or really even think about climate change at all for the next few months,” Cleveland’s own Princess Mononoke explained.



Carly is considering going even further with her glacier-preserving climate action: she is currently weighing the possibility of buying a SECOND reusable water bottle. It’s cuter than her old one, so she figures she’ll be more likely to actually use it. Relax, 30-something liberals: You no longer have to feel morally conflicted about having children when there are people like Carly in the world.


Sometimes, climate action isn’t about planting trees or joining grassroots movements or voting in pivotal elections; it’s about making convenient, ill-informed consumer choices. Individual vs corporate responsibility? It turns out we can have both.