Thursday, April 24, 2008

I'm Seeing A Lot of Green

Posted by Jarvis Holliday On 4/24/2008 1 comment
I wish it was money I was blogging about. But the green I'm referring to is the increasing environmental efforts I've been noticing. It's everywhere. Tuesday was Earth Day, so the green stuff was to be expected. But apparently this is also Green Week, at least according to NBC Universal and all of its subsidiaries. Many other companies and organizations have been promoting Green Week as well.

Today, I saw this week's issue of Time and that's what propelled me to thinking about all of the green I'm seeing. Time often has great covers, and as a magazine guy I love it. Not only is this their second green cover this month (the one three weeks ago showed an ear of corn wrapped in money), but this is one of my favorite Time covers in recent memory. It's very impactful.

Locally there's a lot of green going on. The city recently wrapped up a four-day Charlotte Clean and Green event leading up to Earth Day. And I'm often getting press releases or reading news stories about new initiatives or how people or companies are getting involved. A friend of mine publishes an online journal called The Millennial Report and the edition that came out this week, on Earth Day, was all about being green.

I'm not quite sure how I feel about all this green stuff. I think I need to become more educated about it. There are some obvious things that are good for the environment such as recycling, which I've been doing faithfully for about the past eight months after being inspired by a great and very funny article written by Mike Giglio that I edited. Nowadays, my recycle bin fills up almost as quickly as my trash can. I think this is one of the things that will get me into heaven. But then there are things like the debate over whether or not global warming is real. Shouldn't it be scientific, which would then make it fact?

I'm going to do my homework on what's good green and what's a waste of green. I'm starting to think the word is being overused. Maybe it's because of stuff like this: I recently saw on MSNBC that burials are going green. That's right, when you die. I'm sorry but this is bordering ridiculous. See the video below.

Okay, I'll holla. I'm about to work out then take a green shower. Wait, that doesn't sound right.

1 comment :

  1. You are so right about green being everywhere these days. The cover of the latest Charlotte Chamber Ventures publication is green themed and focused. I do hope that all of this green energy is truly focused on efforts that actually improve the environment. My fear is that it becomes a way for big business (and small) to ride the PR wave.


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