18 September 2009

Green Cities not Green Gadgets

The problem in the sustainability campaign is that a basic truth has been lost, or at least concealed. Rather than trying to change behavior to actually reduce carbon emissions, politicians and entrepreneurs have sold greening to the public as a kind of accessorizing. -Rybczynski in the Atlantic

1 comment:

catherine said...

This is a great, very short article about something that bugs the heck out of me. It gives me the creeps when "green" becomes another excuse to buy more garbage. And this whole LEED thing sometimes feels like a sham when factors such as accesibility/walkability are not included in the "checklist".