Friday, April 04, 2008

Eco-Bunnies Teach About Carbon Footprints

I'm doing some research on green, ecology and sustainability issues. I'm a newbie at this and I have many questions and suspicions about the green movement. Is it truly a movement or a fad or a new wave marketing opportunity?

I don't know. I'm in research mode so I'm looking around and checking out how information is being presented about important green and sustainability topics. I started with the bunnies. Eco-Bunnies to be exact.

For those of you that are true green please don't be hating on the bunnies. Everybody has a job to do so let the bunnies alone. Like I said, I'm open to learning and I'm just trying to get a grip on a very big topic.

For the record, I am a tree lover and hugger. I don't like to see men with saws near trees and see no reason why we can't plant one tree per person on the planet.

How do we turn that into a reality? One thought at a time.


  1. I agree that Green is a very big topic and is difficult for many to get their arms around it. I do believe that it is more than a fad, however. I think that it will become a way of life. As a society we have taken our resources for granted for too long. Europe and other countries have already "got it".

    As a "Green" custom home builder in Illinois, I have been designing and building homes that utilizes much of technology that has been around for quite awhile. Many of our clients are overwhelmed and ask: "what do I have to put in my home to make it Green, everything that is out there? (ie., solar, recycled products)" or "what do I have to give up to have this type of home?" The answer is relevant. No, you don't have to do it all and you really don't have to give up too much to do something for the environment. Life is about balance and compromise.

    Whether you build a home that will leave a smaller carbon footprint or you plant a tree, do something because every little bit helps.

  2. I agree but I don't think it has it full consciousness yet. We still build homes with wasteful techniques and toxic materials.

    We say that there is an energy crisis but we want to tear up more land to get less oil. When it is gone it is gone.

    It is not as bad as I make it out to be, it is Friday and I wish we could do better right now.