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Friday, April 20, 2007

Green Guilt

Read an article today that says 1 out of 5 Americans suffers from "Green Guilt".

The survey by Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation (RBRC) indicated that people are feeling guilty about their contribution to poluting the environment and want to do more, but don't know where to start or what to do. Twenty percent of us suffer from "green guilt".

Many in the survey admitted to recycling at least to a degree, but 14 percent said they don't recycle at all. And 48 percent doubted that their recycling was really having any positive impact on the environment at all. (So WHY do they do it?)

An RBRC representative said: "We actually found the results of the survey encouraging since most Americans are at least recycling something and just need the proper resources and guidance to help them do more for the environment."

Their spokeman went on to say, "The more things we can keep out of the landfill, the better. Recycling is no longer a luxury, but a necessity. It doesn't have to be hard work - it actually can be easy to be green."

"It is clear that we can do many simple things on a regular basis that have a positive impact on our environment," said best-selling author Danny Seo in the news release. "If everyone did just one thing, the impact for the earth would be considerable... there are hundreds of ways for Americans to 'go green' this Earth Day - thereby truly ridding themselves of 'green guilt."

Green. The new religion.

Instead of going to church, the congregation of this new religion meets at the local recycling center, tithing aluminum cans, rechargeable batteries and cellphones and listening to sermons by the Reverend Al Gore and reciting the Greenpeace handbook.

Guess since I'm in the 14 percent that doesn't recycle at all, I'm probably not welcome at their services. Not that I'd want to go. I already know what is going to destroy the planet. It's not pollution.

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