green consumerism?!

Okay, I’m pretty sick of the seventeen million magazines that have issued “green” issues. Don’t get me wrong, I value the enviroment, for sure. I recycle my cardboard boxes, bottles and other stuff on a regular basis. I shop at the Goodwill and other thrift stores.

But let’s face it the enviroment has become a marketing tool. Oh look at this fashion designer that makes clothes out of recycled fabric. Or, ooohhh go to Whole Foods and purchase an “organic” flower gift.

Okay let me point out something important. Who saves the enviroment more? The one who buys $75 dollar jeans from recycled fabric or the one who purchases a used pair of jeans at the Goodwill for $5 bucks?

It comes down to this: Buying such products is just an easy for people to feel good about themselves. To quell their fears and insecurities that they aren’t doing something for the world. It’s consumerism at its best…it’s just in a different disguise.

The enviromentalists of our past have been good stewards of our earth. They were the ones that grow the trees we sit under, the parks we run through and reycled the coffee cups we drank from.

And they did all these things without buying a single “green” product.


One response to “green consumerism?!

  1. Mai

    You make some goodf points there. what was it I remember, ‘reduce’, ‘reuse’, and ‘recycle’ in THAT order…..consumerism sucks…unless its a new plasma 72 inch with my name on it…..

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