How to define green to be inclusive while not overdiluting the message rather than exclusive while making progress is an interesting topic.
Not everyone wants a garden - let alone an organic garden. Gardening is fun to some and the symbotic relationship between between plants, disease and pests is interesting. Others could care what a bug thinks of a marigold or what a ladybug likes to eat.
Energy efficiency is easier for many to understand I expect - also easier for many to participate in - a direct pocket book thing. Most people are not interested in the 'spin' put on advertising and have no desire to determine if their new shirt or blouse is earth friendly - I think few really believe the manufacturers any more.
Society's green position for today is not as important as that of 13 August 2010 or 11 or later years. Somehow, the mainstream needs to be led along in a manner they can accept. Beating the average person over the head will certainly be counterproductive. Americans have never responded well to intimidation.
What I am trying to say is that for everyone to be shifted toward toward a better life style is the point is it not? Some will be faster, some slower and some not at all.
Edited by Russ - 8/13/09 at 2:04am