People just throw the term "Go Green" around...but they don't know what it really means. It's the in-thing, the latest craze, but everyone is doing it all wrong.Reduction should be the first step. You're right. In my opinion, we need to stop overconsuming, overusing, overabusing, over-expanding, etc..etc..
This post reminds me of this article I read called "Screw Sustainability: The Age of the Tornado Tamers Busting the Bubble of Spaceship Earth" by Howard Bloom. Bloom is basically against going green. His premises seem a little nuts though! But here's his main argument:
Bloom believes that emphasis on sustainability should be wiped out because earth and its ecosystem are not as frail as we believe it to be. In addition, he claims that Mother Nature is a vicious force that kills more biota than consumerism, industrialism, and capitalism. Bloom says that since we cannot control Mother Nature, we might as well take advantage of her by using up her resources for human survival. Bloom implies that we should reproduce and increase our population to ensure that human beings and “DNA family” survive Mother Nature’s next mass extinction. He wants us to learn from extremophiles and other bacteria who reproduce at a very rapid rate (he appears to be endorsing overpopulation).
going green as a fad is pretty stupid.
So what if going green is a fad. What? Would you rather pollution be a fad?
In the end this will end up being a marketplace decision. When we stop buying SUV's and start walking to work or if we stop using air conditioners or start installing solar panels, the market place will respond. So let it be a fad. Let stupid hipsters spend 300 bucks on a pair of free range organic blue jeans. Just don't get so disgusted and feel that the whole thing is nothing but a fad and in order to rebel against the hipsters you end up going in the other direction. Yeah! The oil companies would love that.