Going Green Essay

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The New Big Thing: Going Green Everyone has heard it before, going green but do you really know how it got started and has now somehow become the new thing to do? It seems to me that going green happened over night, I had no idea there was a big rush and the planet was about to become extinct as they make it out to sound. It all leaves me to wonder if there is anything we really can do about it, after all not everyone is driving a hybrid car because they cannot afford one and not everyone lives the complete “green” lifestyle. I feel that the whole global warming move is over rated and made into a bigger deal than what it really is. Some say it is as easy as changing a light bulb, anyone can do it, but they fail to tell you how much it is going to cost you. According to abc.com article, Will Going Green Lose Some Gusto? Environmental Concern Has Storied History of Going In and Out of Style written by Ashley Phillips on July 12, 2007, in 2006 a power point presentation raising awareness given by the former vice President Al Gore called “An Inconvenient Truth” sweep the nation by storm. Before you knew it, the media grabbed the new and ran with it. Next, there were the Live Earth concerts where celebrities joined with musicians to rock out and save ourselves from global warming. The show became the must see event and drew 2.7 billion viewers. Some experts say that the green movement is just another we are the world movement and consumers will not be able to keep up with the fad for long. It’s a very difficult think to change,” said Marshal Cohen, chief industry analyst for the New York Police Department, in his interview with ABC.com. It may sound impossible to convert the entire world to green but not everyone believes that. Fans of going green are determined to beat the impossible and make the future a greener place by raising the babies of today and

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