Ahhhhhhh!!!! Let me preface my statements by saying that I love our earth and do my part in conserving energy and all that fun stuff. But, if I hear/see/read about people "going green" for much longer I'm going to be driven mad.
I've talked to a lot of people about my frustration over this "trend" and many people have said "who cares, at least it gets people thinking smart and recycling/conserving etc."
I get it, I know it's probably good for the environment-yada, yada, yada. But in my eyes, most people are using this as a new trend, that sadly will go away someday. I remember being in grade school and using the recycled paper and turning in tabs off of soda cans! Since when did it become good for the environment to "go green" only since, let's say, 2007??? Haven't we always known that plastic bags were wasteful, driving too much pollutes, using water and electricity over abundantly is excessive? Come on, we've all known this. This is not new news. But because we now have bags that say "I'm Not a Plastic Bag, Reduce*Reuse*Recycle, etc. etc. etc..." saving the world has now become important. It's like the label of this time, much like some people assume Coach, Gucci, or Louis Vuitton is.
Uggh-I'm just so aggravated and annoyed with this whole concept...so sorry if it sounds like I'm Patty the Pessimist--I promise, I'm really not ;-) .
I think Abby Rathbun from the Louisville Cardinal sums it up pretty nicely when she said this in an article, "Going green isn't like skinny jeans and oversized sunglasses - it isn't a fad. Go ahead and make the world a better place but don't praise your own efforts. Let Kermit do all the bragging about being green."
Kudos to you, Abby!
Go ahead and leave a comment, I can take it : ).