Well, next Monday marks the beginning of what is now ‘Earth Week’. Forty years ago Earth Day began in the US, largely due to the efforts of US Senator Gaylord Nelson. Forty years ago being an ‘environmentalist’ was generally looked down on, a title bestowed upon those radical hippie types with whom ‘normal’ people did not want to associate. How times have changed, and for the good of all of us, too! Daily Planet for example is hosting ‘Be Kind to Earth Week’ on Discovery Channel, but if you’ve signed up for the Biomimicry Institute’s Great TV Rebellion of 2010, you won’t be watching television, electing to go outside more instead.
The title for this week’s ‘Being Green‘ post comes from a Twitter hashtag – #howgreencanweb from @eight bottles – people are invited to post ideas and methods for being greener with this tag attached. How green can we be? It’s an interesting question. Note the question is not, “How green should we be?” because today the general answer is that we should all strive to be as green as possible. Continue Reading →