Everyone is talking "Green" these days.....
But even a frog knows, It's not (that) easy being green!!
So How Do YOU KNOW How Green Something IS - REALLY????
Consider these factors to know how Green something is on a global scale:
1. What is the initial investment? (what is the cost, environmental impact, time involved...)
2. How local is the product? (where is the product from, who was paid for the resource)
3. How credible/responsible is the manufacturing? (what chemicals were used, what labor was used...)
4. How far was the product shipped.
5. How durable is the product (what is the lifetime)
6. What is the cost of operation?
7. What is the cost of maintenance?
8. How available is service?
9. What is the ownership of the company that sells the product? (where does YOUR money go?)
10. What components are recyclable at the end of service? (what ends up in the landfill?)
11. What jobs were supported by the product?
12. Who makes the claim that this is a 'Green' product?
One good feature doesn't make a product green.
You need to step back and look at the total product in a global perspective.
We will review a variety of "Green" products and give some insight into the above factors.
You are responsible to make the final decision, whether to purchase this product or not. Good Luck!
How Green Is It Really???
Flooring, Construction Lumber, Sheet Goods, Paper
Organic, CSA, WalMart
Leed, Green Construction
'Green' Certification Systems
(organic, sustainable forestry, green building, energy sources)
Solar, Wind, BioMass, Geothermal
Cars & Trucks
Hybrids, Electric, Fuel Cell
Better Not Blame BP