I am lucky to know a lot of people who are aware of and concerned about the environment and our impact on it.
Increasingly I am beginning to realise that for some this is all talk and there is little/no action.
I have a friend who is concerned about the environment and buys environmentally friendly cleaning products, her cleaner, however, uses the main brands, so defeating the main purpose of buying the eco friendly products.
I have recently met a lovely lady who lectures on climate change, and what we can do as individuals to lessen our impact on the Earth. It turns out that she doesn’t source any of her electricity from renewables, her latest car is a diesel, and she is just in the process of looking at installing solar panels. Looking around her house there are a few eco friendly/ethical brands appearing but not much. However she wants us all to be kinder to the planet.
I see may parents worrying about their children’s future and the environment, but who find it difficult to do basics such as simple doorstep recycling, or picking goods with less packaging.
Its as though they want the best but don’t want to have to put the effort in. Why is it so difficult for people to take actions in accordance with their environmental beliefs. Or is it that by making the right noises they can gloss over the fact that they don’t practice what they preach?