I’ve enjoyed this blog No Impact Man since I have become more interested in “living green”. Now, I have not taken to the limit that this man has, so I can’t say I’m completely green, but he does make me think. Here is something that he posted recently about getting the message across to people that being green is important to all of us and it IS possible:
So, we can change the message.
For many years, in this country, smoking was trendy. Now it’s not. The message changed. When I was young, people threw their wrappers on the New York streets without a thought. Now people sneer if you drop your trash. The message changed.
Why wouldn’t the same be true of our use of planetary resources? For many years, as a culture, we thought it was great to get more and use more, and that was the message.
People argue that changing course is impossible. You can’t, they say, change human nature. But we don’t have to change human nature.
All we have to do is change the message.