Seems like these days you can get by with doing anything just by saying, “It’s good for the environment!” Go ahead! Eat it! Drive it! Wear it! As long as it’s good for the environment, you can afford to be wasteful.
1. It’s Organic!
Don’t worry if you need a second mortgage to shop at Whole Foods. It must be worth it since it’s organic. Don’t bother bringing your own shopping bags. All the food will fit in the tiny, plastic bag still offered for free in the produce section. Your family of four can eat for $89.99 per day, a bargain. Go ahead and spend your whole paycheck! It’s good for the environment!
2. It’s a Hybrid!
If celebrities are driving electric cars and hybrids, it must be good idea. Right? Leonardo DiCaprio drives an electric car, a Tesla Roadster, price $101,500. Sure, it’s more expense but you’ll save on gas cost. Not so fast hotshot. If you drive the new Lexus LS600h hybrid, it could take 102.6 years to re-coop the difference. Since the expected life of the batteries is about ten years, you’re left with about 1,000 pounds of lithium-ion batteries to recycle. It’s good for the environment!
3. It’s Solar!
Want to follow in Al Gore’s giant carbon footprint? Build a 10,000 square foot home, four times the size of the average American’s home. But don’t worry. In 2007 he renovated. Now this energy gobbler uses solar. One man, 33 solar panels. This is a very inconvenient truth. It’s good for the environment!
4. It’s Recyclable!
What if wearing $3000 Nike shoes could save the planet? Did you know that soles made from recycled tennis shoes can be ground down to create high-quality courts, tracks and more? Now you don’t need to feel guilty for wearing shoes more expensive than the annual income of Korea. It’s practically green! It’s good for the environment!
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