Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Ranting till my face is Green

primordial, originally uploaded by Marysusan.

It is Earth Day...which is sweet and all...but I find the whole "one day a year" of it mildly insulting.

I was reading my newspaper this weekend (Yes, I still get a newspaper. And yes, I either compost or recycle it) and there were tons of ads for "Green" products and businesses.

Come on people. Get real. What percentage of the public actually falls for this wholesale greenwashing that is being trotted out more and more and passed off to general consumers like it is environmentalism. Piss off.

If you care about the environment, you care all year....that is 365 days in my book (366 this year...you get an extra day of care-y goodness) not one day where you proclaim all your evils to be for naught.

I'm sick of it and I'm not going to take it anymore. If you pretend to be "green" then I am not going to be spending my dollars with you. Hey big company, know how we can tell you are an impostor? You use the word "GREEN" on your products of advertising and have done so either:
a: just around earth day
b: within the last year but are not a new company
c: and you are a petroleum company. There are no green petroleum companies...so that horse has flown the barn so to speak.

Also....don't insult me by coloring all your advertising green. It doesn't mean the stuff you make or sell is. You really should be ashamed of yourself. You know who you are.

If you are going to talk the talk, big businesses, walk the f-ing walk.

I'm done ranting for now. I think that I will go make some stuff that I don't have to label "green"...because handmade is just that by it's nature.


Angela said...

Sing it, sister! I was saying the same exact thing yesterday.

Albina Rose said...

I'm with ya, Marysusan! Hopefully posts like this will get the message out to more people who will "get it".

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