Personally, I prefer a pair of shoes that are made in the U.S. over those manufactured in China, no matter how "green" the ones from Shanghai are.
And I'd much rather buy locally grown, non-organic beans or sweet corn than the "planet-friendly" stuff from Peru or even California, because I know it didn't take God knows how much fuel to get it here.
In my mind, we need to go green, if that's the correct term, because it's the right thing to do, not because it's "all the rage" or a marketing gimmick.
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Greg Sellnow, Rochester Post-Bulletin, on being really green, not faddish green
Very well put.