The Green Revolution

The green revolution has taken the affluent people of North America by storm. But isn’t it just playing off of our collective guilty conscience? Not to say that global warming isn’t a prominent issue that should be solved collectively, but its individuals and corporations that offer “Green Friendly” products that seemingly release us of our guilt. What does it mean to “go green”? Does it mean that one has to invest in experience solar panels or just go to the local grocery store and purchase a ‘green’ cleaning product? Commercialism isn’t the answer to solving any of our problems, especially sustaining the Earth as a result of our reckless consumption.
One must be practical in ‘going green.’ Instead of spending, why not save? Pay attention to how water is used. Got a leaky toilet? You are flushing down 200 gallons of water daily. Leave your car in the garage. If you stay off the road just two days a week, you’ll reduce emissions of 1,590 pounds per year. Consumers must become more active in analyzing the products they buy. Are the ‘green friendly’ cleaning products recyclable? Where are they produced? How long did it take for the product to be shipped to the store? By asking yourself these questions you will soon be in the habit of being a smart consumer and not a mindless droid that buys whatever the colorful box tells them to.
– Curtis
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