Living in the Bay Area, one is acutely aware of the green scene. Everyone here seems to have an opinion and certainly consider themselves to be saving the world.
Y0u can get a bank account with a sustainable bank, a cell phone plan with a green provider, wear vegan clothes, and eat all the proper food. You compost, you know how to recycle, you vote liberal. All the right things to ensure that global warming doesn’t win.
But I feel like just with green washing in marketing, there are people that leech off of this and take the easy way out. As if this is just the latest fad. At the end of the day you’re really only using your spending power to do what you think will affect change. And while that, in and of itself, is a very powerful thing, to me it just doesn’t feel like enough. Maybe it’s because I know enough people that are actively working to change our predicted future devastation. Or that I still have a very idealistic view of the world and feel people should really work for what they believe. Or the fact that I just generally dislike hipsters. Probably all of the above. To me I guess it’s just a matter of shutting up and doing it not just wearing a t-shirt that says it.