I find sometimes that Earth Day, which is being celebrated today allover the world, is becoming too hype and full of marketing BS for mytaste.
But that’s just me…
In a more amusing but maybe sinister tone for some, being eco-friendly and green is becoming extreme as reported by this Washington Post article. Extreme green living is already causing tension among families, divorces and being equated as a religion by some.
Here are cited examples by the article:
- InTakoma Park, a sister refuses her brother’s idea to keep a five-gallonbucket in the shower to catch the water that bounces off her and thenuse it to do the laundry.
- In western LoudounCounty, a family quietly defies a mother’s rules. She likes locallyraised bacon, whole-grain bread and raw milk. But somebody keepssmuggling in Chef Boyardee.
- Also in Tacoma Park, a husband refuses his wife of having another child, which has too high of an environmental cost.
- InFairfax County, a husband wanted to move to Arizona and live in thedesert in a trailer, with only an experimental kind of air conditionerto keep cool.
- Near Leesburg, a couple is using aherd of sheep as a low-emissions mower. The wife said no to canning herown food and hand-grinding her own flour.