The talking heads are talking about green, sustainable energy. They talk of getting the US off oil and coal and on renewable energy sources. They talk and talk and talk but no one actually does anything to overcome the national addiction Americans have to consuming way more than they can produce.
Wolf and I work hard at lowering our energy and carbon footprints but we know what we’re doing is merely a drop in the bucket. Lots of humans have to get on board in order for our efforts — individually and collectively — to make a difference. That’s why it’s so easy to fall into the Green Trap. The Green Trap is when you look at the surface of a green technology and think you’re gonna save millions in money and the environment but in reality, the technology is incredibly detrimental to landscape.