What do you think of the "going green" fad?
As with many other things, I find the whole movement of "going green" to be as commercialized and full of fake fluff as Christmas. How do you feel about the whole thing?
It is a complete scam. What's green one year is not green the next. Also, the biggest advocates of this nonsense are the people with the most un-green lifestyles ever. Al Gore, in particular.
And the total human output of non-greeness can't match the anti-greeness of just one volcanic eruption or one year's worth of forest fires.
It's not a fad. It's a way of life. Look to the future. Protect the earth. Conserve. Make the world a better place for future generations.
I think some of it is commercialized, but there are some people that take going green seriously. That want to help preserve the environment and waste as little as possible.
Quite frankly, going green gives a lot of people excuses to save money. At work, it is not that we can't afford to buy paper. No, we are "going green" and can't use paper as much. It's not that we can't afford to run the electric as much. It is that we are "going green" and conserving it.
That is kind of like asking if religion is a fad. Some people treat it that way. Sometimes it is just a way for people to trick others into giving them their money (e.g. Harold Camping). But that doesn't mean it is true for all, nor does it invalidate the faith people may have in their hearts.
There are obviously a lot of companies that will stick "green" on a product in order to sell it. However, it isn't like genuine environmentalism is somehow a new thing. Environmentalism and conservation have a long and rich history in America.
I don't think its a fad we seriously need to address issues when it comes to the environment. This is no fake story when you look around at see the state that this world has become.
I agree with Writer in some ways. I think that we use energy and resources carelessly at times. I do not think we are killing it though.
It's not the need to clean up our act I was referring to. Rather, the "going green" movement. We DO need to address these issues. The problem is, many of us follow the fad and don't actually make a change.
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I don't think its a 'fad' I think its a growing necessity in todays modern world. I believe that 'going green' is just a way to get people on board with helping the environment and I think If that gets people to recognize the evident problems in todays environment then so be it. I don't think its a trick to get money but rather a way to get people involved.
At first, I agreed with this perspective. Then I saw a lot of people just doing the bare minimum to feel good about "going green." In the end, after a lot of research, I see both. Some people are trying to inspire, others are trying to make a buck.
by AKKessinger 4 years ago
Does anyone out there really think that going green is a scam invented by the government?
by Phoebe Pike 7 years ago
I know a lot of people say we aren't doing enough to protect the environment, while others say we do too much, which side do you belong to and why?
by Mikeydoes 8 years ago
http://hubpages.com/hub/Why-should-businesses-go-greenI am going to begin backlinking this, I plan on revising a couple things to really spiffy it up.
by janesix 3 years ago
I think it is due to the erosion of families. Mothers no longer stay home with their young children, and fathers are no where to be seen in a large percentage of families. The kids don't have a father figure, and I think this leads to joining gangs, dropping out of school, and criminal behavior. Am...
by maycee4 18 months ago
how are you going greenwhat are you doing to help the earth
by The Rope 8 years ago
Going Green at home. What appliance would you give up?
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