Tuesday, August 18, 2009

At the individual level, going green is great. But...

As Mickey Z reminds us, it won't make that much of an impact as long as the big polluters continue unchallenged. Don't get me wrong: I'm all for us doing whatever we can as individuals to live more sustainably. By all means, recycle, switch to more energy efficient light bulbs, cut down on the driving, etc. It probably helps a little bit. Just realize that the sorts of changes that need to be made cannot be done merely at the level of the individual person, but rather require a sustained effort at a more structural level.

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