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I Think... I am seeing GREEN!

October 24, 2007
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Everywhere I travel these days I see green. At the HARDI convention, there were seminars on the Energy Star “whole-house” program and a new LEEDS Certification program for residential new construction. I even saw a green motor at the Supplier Conference Booth program. At the AMCA convention (Air Movement & Control Assoc), there was talk about the headquarters renovation project being LEED certified at an additional cost of $100,000 to include showers for those that take their bicycles to work. Then at MSCA (Mechanical Service Contractors Association) annual convention. I learned over 90 cities are now requiring new commercial buildings to be LEED certified.

I can’t turn on the TV or read without seeing green. There was a recent news story that Wal-Mart will be requiring its suppliers to have “sustainability” programs to take their carbon footprint down a few sizes. And here is a case of green gone too far! An article in our local newspaper proclaimed the availability of green cat litter that’s biodegradable. No way is my cat, Rumples, going to be “pawing” at high priced corn pellets.

I know I should be in favor of all this, but I tend to agree with the famous quote from Kermit the Frog. “I hate green.”
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Frank
October 24, 2007
Shame on you, sir. Green is also the color of money. Still hate green??

The color Green

john conrad
October 25, 2007
Excellent point about money. Green can look good, especially on a $100 bill.

The color green

Steve Russell
November 23, 2007
I am sick of hearing "green" as if it were the end all on our enviroment. Why is AEP (the power company) talking about green when they are trying to cut down so many trees? Why are they talking anout CO2 reduction when thay are eliminating an existing solution? So many of our corporations have jumped on the "green bandwagon" in their advertising and still damage or ignore other enviromental factors? I like the idea of a nice enviroment; I love to spend time outdoors. However, it seems that the public image thing is beginning to stink, and the consumer will be sweeping up the mess with their dollars.

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