26 April 2008
It's creeping me out how every magazine is having it's "Green Issue" right now, and it's all marketed like some current trend that will soon be outdated. I know it's Earth Day time and all, but seriously, I don't remember this from past years. And the weirdest thing of all is that the articles tell the reader of all these "sustainable" and "green" products to buy. It doesn't really make sense to tell people to buy more stuff if you're trying to encourage them to live in a sustainable way, does it? And printing millions of paper magazines to tell you to tread more lightly on the earth is just even more ridiculous. The articles give you the impression that if you would just buy this one particular $40 lipstick, you would be taking a giant step toward saving the planet...as if the entire process of creating that tube of lipstick was just a way of blessing the earth and undoing all sorts of previous evils. Ridiculous.
Posted by MARY at 5:29 PM