Green is in, but are we doing any thing?

It seems as if there is almost universal consensus that environmentally friendly policy is the rage, are we actually doing anything about it? An example: Payless has a line of shoes that are “green,” in that they use materials that have less of a footprint on the environment. The Payless shoes are still made in China, a country that has policies that are focused squarely on economic growth in spite of environmental detriments?

I am watching Meet the Press, and I just saw some commercials for NBC’s programming. The NBC peacock turned green and there was a lot of talk about green things to do. That’s all nice and good, but does it really show us if or how GE / NBC Universal is green, as the green NBC peacock clearly implied?

Green awareness is a good thing, but we should strive to go the full distance with our green intentions. In our goal to be more green, we need to extend the dialog to more completely address what it means to a good steward of the environment.

Posted by Paul in Politics, 9 comments