Warning: This might turn into a rant. I'll try and keep it short and sweet, but consider yourself warned.
I'm all about sustainable living and protecting the environment. I use CFL light bulbs, re-usable shopping bags, I have a garden and buy from the local farmers' market... among other things. But some of these supposedly "green" people and companies are really starting to irritate me. It seems that all they REALLY want is for you to buy into the recent hype and line their pockets with dollar bills by buying all new stuff. Isn't buying new products kind of "anti-green"?
I mean, sure, I'd love a Prius or some other hybrid. But, isn't it really better to drive my existing car into the ground before I buy another car to put on the roads? And I'd love to buy your t-shirts made from recycled Coke bottles, but then I'd probably have some shirts going to my local landfill. And have you heard of these Organic Lollipops? I mean, really? What do you think, there's some organic lollipop plant somewhere and now lollipops are healthy?
It doesn't stop there either - you have green cleaners, too. Um, thanks, I can make my own! People get so caught up in this crap that they forget to think about other options (You know, 'Reduce, Reuse, Recycle'). End of rant, thanks for listening.
Question of the day:
What do you think of the current Green movement?