09 Sep '11, 8pm

Does "buying green" even matter? @EnvDefenseFund argues it doesn't in @NYTimes. @bcmerchant explains what does.

Does "buying green" even matter? @EnvDefenseFund argues it doesn't in @NYTimes. @bcmerchant explains what does.

Photo: Capitan Giona via Flickr/CC BY-SA And here comes an economist from the Environmental Defense Fund writing in the New York Times with a message that 95% of devoted "green" lifestyle-livers won't want to hear: Your ethical consumer spending habits, your Prius-driving, your organic diet curation, your diligent efforts to dial down the A/C -- none of that is making even a teeny tiny dent in addressing climate change or the biodiversity crises wracking our fragile world. In the grand scheme of things, you may as well be doing nothing at all. But ... First, the Times: "YOU reduce, reuse and recycle. You turn down plastic and paper. You avoid out-of-season grapes. You do all the right things. Good. Just know that it won't save the tuna, protect the rain forest or stop global warming. The changes necessary are so large and profound that they are beyond the reach of individu...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/09/buying-green-good...

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