I invite you to view a video on PBS’s: Bill Moyers Journal with Daniel GOLEMAN.
What I like about the video?
- (not said in the video, understood by me) Any product manmade, not matter how “green” is labeled, leaves a foot-print on the environment; if you buy a product, and it will leave a mark on the world; if you don’t really need the X product, just don’t buy it; there is no man-made
- The best products are not necessarily the most expensive; more than this, as understood by me, you can actually tell that a cheaper product is sometimes created more simply, requires less resources, is of a lower impact on the environment;
- By assessing the life-cycle of a product, you can better understand what products to buy;
- No one person can know the whole impact of a product; if people want to know more about a product, we should work as a team;
- You can take action and talk to the manufacturer and ask for more green products;
- If you know more about the impact we have on the nature, you can take better measures;
The best idea of the video is, to me, this: although it’s great to have a green attitude, you should recycle, not create waste, recycle, care about nature etc., in fact, each product leaves a foot print on the nature. Like it or not, any product which is man made requires resources, and is not really that green; if you don’t need something, just don’t buy it.