Walk the Walk
America is the 39th greenest country; let that sink in. As concerned as we seem to be, America is still not getting anything done. Our energy efficiency has actually dropped from what is was last year. In terms of being concerned, we are probably number one on the list. Other countries don’t have to give the environment as much exposure because their people are naturally more energy efficient. According to Lowell Ungar, temptation is at fault for this:
“A key reason is that American homes are getting bigger, which means more space to heat and cool. And consumers are buying more and more power-sucking gadgets — meaning that kilowatts saved by dishwashers and refrigerators are often used up by flat-screen televisions, computers and digital video recorders. These trends have balanced each other out. It’s been a wash, basically.”
I believe that the problem is that for all the people concerned about global warming and the environment, those same people aren’t doing much to act on what they are saying. They are talking the talk but they aren’t walking the walk. The problem with this is that saying the right things and wanting to help the environment isn’t the same as doing it. It is almost as if we have given up hope and said “Global warming is a worldwide problem, so how are we going to do anything?” God created a wonderful world for us and made us shepherds of the earth. We need to treat it as such.