NEWS: Being green is not that black or white
I have been generously given a guest blogging spot on the Ecologist website blog and will cross-post my offerings on good ol' CityHippy of course. Here is my first post for them. Enjoy.
Being green is not that black or whiteNamaste
Will green go mainstream whilst 'guilt' is our weapon of choice? I don't think so. Let ye who is without landfill cast the first moan?
We need to focus on the politics of the positive. We need to engage with non-green people and help them adjust to a greening world.
Only by unpretentiously showing others how easy it is to be green, how little money it takes and how positive it feels can we hope to mainstream green.
We must smile and encourage rather than judge and sneer. We must applaud people for doing the best they can and not judge them for failing to meet our own standards. Attack them and their defences will go up. Embrace them and watch their defences fall.
Being green is about our own actions but much more importantly it is about positively showing others arround us the myriad of easy green alternatives to their every day problems.