“Going Green,” “Energy Revolution,” “Off the Grid,” “Community Supported [insert your favorite acitivity or cause],” “Top Ten Ways You Can Go Green,” “Give Beets a Chance” (in response to President Obama’s dislike of this root vegetable), “Start Your Very Own Victory Garden,” and increasing interest in; organic gardening, fresh and local produce, chickens in the front yard, solar arrays on roofs for photovoltaic energy for homes, rooftop gardening, the list goes on and on, this new awareness of all things green and foody is definitely ubiquitous.
But is it for real? Are some just in it for the notoriety and public awareness it might bring to their business? Are you going green just to collect some green? I think I need a specialist in greenspeak just to help me interpret all the neologisms.
My good friends over at The Organic Gardeners might be having a little fun with their new campaign, but what about all those other claims? I’ve found that most of those tips you hear about going green are just plain common sense. It seems to me there’s an air of oversimplification being associated with a very difficult and real environmental emergency. I’ll let you decide what to believe, but don’t take it lightly folks, we’ve not been very good stewards of the land, and you don’t have to know anything about “going green” to realize that fact, just take a look around.
One last request: Dear God,