Sunday, March 30, 2008

green goes mainstream

We've made some progress in making green practices more mainstream. However, when I see so many teens and twenty-somethings tossing everything into the the trash, even when recycling bins are right next to the trash, I know we've got a long way to go. This New York Times article gives some insight into how green might come to Main Street in a bigger way.

On a related note, Sprawl-Mart has changed direction somewhat, an interesting twist. Could this have a trickle-down effect on how corporations think about energy and waste? Or is Wal-Mart using this as a PR shield against those who criticize them for killing Main St. USA and emphasizing cheapness at the expense of MANY other hidden costs.

A recent New Yorker article details efforts by other corporations to reduce their carbon footprints. Lots of food for thought...

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