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Guilted Green

In thinking about the green movement and going green I think about how there are so many (especially on television) who don't encourage by positive reinforcement, instead they try to induce by guilt those who aren't green.

If you watch a t.v. channel called Planet Green, some, but not all programs educate by pointing out not the positive thing one has done (if they have), rather they point out all the flaws, and show by monitoring their current practices, just how non-green one really is.  It's true that they educate by showing what one can adopt in order to go green, but often it is with bribery and/or trying to convince you of the benefits, not because one needs a change in their consciousness.  Instead, to get people to go green, they have to point out how it will benefit them, and usually these benefits are all about saving money.

I want to propose a new movement--the Vegan Green movement--that despite perceived negative connotations, is really a positive movement without forcing and guilting people into going green.  I often wonder if those who have been guilted into becoming green don't become bitter over it and decide that the movement is crap and so to go back to their old, familiar ways. In this case making one feel guilty about not being green has the opposite desired effect.

More on my Vegan Green movement to come.  Check back often.

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