Green is no longer cool, say The Times and Treehugger. I've written a short rant for MSN Environment on why I disagree. What do you think? Is green still hot, or not?
As far as I'm concerned green is the only way to go. I've never been cool though....
I think both articles make the sensible point that economic factors are forcing people to be greener in some ways (eg fewer flights) even as they may be less green in others (buying less organic food).
Crafty Green Poet |
August 31, 2008 at 03:57 PM
I have to admit that whereas where I used to buy almost all organic, I have started to sneak a few non-organic items into my shopping basket.
But then, living frugally is quite a green option, and if that's what the credit crunch is forcing people to do, then that probably is quite a green way to live.
My Eco Self |
September 01, 2008 at 08:24 AM
Oh, of course green isn't cool. We're so over it. We've bought the green hand-dipped chocolates (£10) the fairly traded python skin filofax (£250) the Stella McCartney jeans made from cotton grown by moonlight on a rock star's estate and dyed with conflict-free lapis lazuli (£1,000). Surely by now the earth is saved? And anyhow, why can't the earth save itself? How about a bit of good old fashioned self-reliance? (I think climate change might be the earth's way of dropping a hint)
Let's have a new colour. Purple, for instance. Purple is the new green. So much more wearable...
Personally, I couldn't be happier that the fashion moment is over. Maybe now the real stuff can be dealt with. Peak oil, bad debt, rocketing food prices; now, there are a few trends that really might make a difference.
Sheila Hayman (www.mrsnormal.com)
September 16, 2008 at 05:44 PM
September 16, 2008 at 05:45 PM
Was green ever cool? In the 80's and 90's you were a birkenstock wearing, tree hugging, non shower taking hippy if you talked about green. Uncool. In the 2000's every minivan driving mom was talking about organic food and the latest green baby food and clothes. Uncool. Personally, I find green to be the coolest now because cool alternative energy projects have made their way into the mainstream. Very cool!
Rock on Green!
September 23, 2008 at 08:37 AM
Green IS cool. Conduct a phased withdrawal on catastrophic climate change.
September 29, 2008 at 04:12 AM
The writer of that article is a very clearly out of touch with reality - People are eating more cheaply by using McDonalds and takeaway pizza?! What?! That single comment discredits her entirely in my eyes. Never mind her blind assumption that all people who recycle/buy products without packaging/buy British are middle class hippies or whatever she was twittering on about (I lost interest as she is clearly very opinionated without actually knowing much about the topic).
January 26, 2009 at 06:29 PM
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