Monday, April 21, 2008

Earth Day


Tomorrow I will wear my solar hat to the school where I teach and I'll bike to work too but the articles getting my attention are less the thoughtful and encouraging like Michael Pollan's and more the bitter and satirical like Gail Collin's "fat Bush" piece in the New York times or this one in Salon about dumping Earth Day. In truth I feel torn between the desire to be "virtuous" as Pollan calls it and do my part and a cynical despair that it is far too late to do anything but "slow the growth"and cope with the resulting catastrophe.

2 comments:

Crafty Green Poet said...

I feel torn in the same way you mention, I do try to be virtuous though...

adrian2514 said...

Hey! I hope you had a great Earth Day. I always am trying to find new ways to go green. I know how you could feel torn between hope and despair, but if you do your part thats all you can do! I was browsing through a bunch of green websites and blogs and I came across yours and found it very interesting. There are a bunch of others I like too, like the daily green, ecorazzi and earthlab.com. I especially like EarthLab.com’s carbon calculator (http://www.earthlab.com/signupprofile/). I find it really easy to use (it doesn’t make me feel guilty after I take it). Are there any others you would recommend? Can you drop me a link to your favorites (let me know if they are the same as mine).