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Green Products Aren't Going To Save The Environment

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Reusable bags, jeans made from organic cotton, hybrid cars: products boasting their "eco-friendliness" are finally in vogue, but is that really a good thing for the environment? The mainstream media's been heralding it as such, but not everyone is convinced—over two months ago, we got so fed up with the preponderance of these so-called green goods that we griped that you can't save the earth via your credit card. This weekend's Sunday Styles takes that idea and runs with it in a lengthy article. From the piece, "Critics question the notion that we can avert global warming by buying so-called earth-friendly products, from clothing and cars to homes and vacations, when the cumulative effect of our consumption remains enormous and hazardous." Of course, green goods are a step in the right direction, but they can't stand in for much-needed political and social change. Simply put, there's no need to pat yourself on the back for dropping a ton of cash at Kaight.
· Buying Into the Green Movement [NY Times]
· Pubs Once Again Embracing Planet-Friendly Products [Racked]