Are we tired of Green yet?

Real Estate Broker/Owner

Everywhere you look, green, green ,green!  You would think that we all should go back to living in communes or something.  That has already been tried and rejected.  Going green isn't about making GE more money, it is understanding your place in the world. 

The real story about the green movement is that corporations are finally facing the prospect of less growth, not because of high oil prices, but because the population is aging, and it is not being replaced at the pace that corporations need to keep up profits.  Most of the Fortune 500 companies get 50% or more of their revenue overseas, that is why the government keeps the dollar low and punishes Amercians with its foriegn trade policies.  Since the baby boomer generation is about to retire and I promise you, they will not spend the same in retirement that they did while working, the government and big business has come up with a way to  scare you and I about the earth and our place in it.  If we listen to them,  we have to use less items, but pay more for them.  That is a perfect fit to making more profit for business.  And since most Americans understand that it isn't just us poluting the world, why should we lose our standard of living while the rest of the world works under less restrictions and business makes profits regardless.  We will be told to replace a 15 cent bulb with a 5 dollar one,  a perfectly good gas automobile for an expensive bio replacement.   And if we don't make the change, government will tax those that do not want to conform.  

You can bet your last green dollar that in the end, we are going to find that it isn't all  true about going Green!


Comments (4)

Suzanne Champion
N.J. Realty - Westerville Ohio - Columbus, OH

Green has barely gotten started.  Sorry to hear someone so cynical about a style of living that is meant to repair the damage we've done to our environment, save energy (money in our pockets) and improve indoor air quality.  The green builder I am proud to represent has every home tested and certified, this isn't voodoo.  And green has nothing to do with communes.

Where are we losing our standard of living?  All the cheap crap people insist on buying from WalMart now is CURRENTLY raising China's standard of living.  Not that anything's wrong with that per se...but green isn't going to make things any worse than they already are.

If you think a bigger upfront cost to a CFL isn't worth the savings over many years...sorry...I don't think you understand green yet.  Besides, they are a lot cheaper than $5 anyway.

Aug 31, 2008 11:27 AM
Steven Simmons and Marti Schmidt
John L Scott Ocean Shores - Ocean Shores, WA
Ocean Shores Real Estate

We try to tread lightly on this earth out of consideration for future generations. 

Happy Selling,


Steven Simmons & Marti Schmidt, Realtors, Prudential GHP, beautiful Ocean Shores, Washington

Aug 31, 2008 11:29 AM
Erin Stumpf (Attardi)
Coldwell Banker - Sacramento, CA
916-342-1372 / DRE# 01706589 Sacramento, CA

Green is becoming such an over-used buzzword in my opinion.  I am all for energy efficiency, extending the life of our resources...but please, I am over "Green."

Aug 31, 2008 12:58 PM
Edie Lomason
Michael Saunders & Company - Venice, FL

Ok, the thing that really ticked me off about green is the Ethanol hoax.  It takes more power to produce it, it gets worse gas mileage and it is ruining many older marine engines.  I want my gas back!


Sep 01, 2008 12:24 AM