|The new black is green||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Marganne (margannemacnexus.org)|
|Date: Mon, 2 Jul 2007 13:36:12 -0700 (PDT)|
Since we've been focused on 'walking lightly' recently, I thought some of you might enjoy reading an article in today's New York Times. Below is a snippet and a link:
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/07/01/fashion/01green.html?em&ex=1183521600&en=c3a0c5759072a995&ei=5087%0AGEORGE BLACK, an editor and a columnist at OnEarth, a quarterly journal of the Natural Resources Defense Council, recently summed up the explosion of high-style green consumer items and articles of the sort that proclaim "green is the new black," that is, a fashion trend, as "eco-narcissism."
Paul Hawken, an author and longtime environmental activist, said the current boom in earth-friendly products offers a false promise. "Green consumerism is an oxymoronic phrase," he said. He blamed the news media and marketers for turning environmentalism into fashion and distracting from serious issues.
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