The term "going Green" is finally being taken seriously and is seeping into corporate policies and changing products. And contrary to the line of trash that Mr. Prez says, going green will not hurt the economy - it will not cause less jobs (offshoring will cause a decrease of jobs much faster, no?)... and should we keep polluting the earth (and ourselves) in the name of "economy".
I woke up this morning to hear about the first solar power trash compactors now being used in Brooklyn. Imagine this technology that's been around for years is finally being employed for the good of everyone. I couldn't have been happier and more encouraged....
Maybe you saw the movie "An Inconvenient Truth" - if you didn't, go and see it -- really, you should know and understand that all of our actions effect the world. All the garbage we create, the emissions from the car we drive, the choices of what we buy and what we give back (if anything) leave what people are calling a "carbon footprint".
In order to make this concept a visual reality, there is a a TV program called "The Human Footprint" - which stages a variety of stunts to depict what consumption (the driving force behind our economy) really looks like. Check the link for the story and cool pic to boot!
Today, April 25th, they have lined up 75,000 cups of tea (the amount of tea an average briton will consume in a life time, or the amount of tea MadamPotts consumes in a year) in London's Trafalgar Square. I really wish I was in London today. But I'm not...but I did find this picture: