Little Guy asked me the other day to explain "Going Green". He has heard that term everywhere and he wasn't quite sure what it meant. For those of you whose cars are plastered with "Go Green" stickers and are a part of the Al Gore fan club, you may not be very satisfied with my answer.
Frankly, I told him it wasn't a big deal. I told him that going green basically meant not wasting. I also told him that his Nana and Papa had been doing the green thing since way before Al Gore invented the internet or became vice president, but somehow I think that went over his six year old head.
I'm serious. My parents and most of my friend's parents were big greenies!
"Close that door! Do you think we are trying to air condition the entire neighborhood!!"
"Turn off those lights. Electricity is expensive."
"If you are cold, put on a sweater."
"Ride your bike."
"Money does not grow on trees."
They grew their own garden. Mom made her own jellies and canned her own vegetables.
They were just living their lives.
Amazingly when I was young a lot of the same things that are happening now were happening then. President Carter was fighting the fears of America with rising gas prices, gas shortages, and the implementation of a tax to subsidize mass transit.
"Going Green" isn't new. God said to "Go Green" when he told Adam: "Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and over every living creature that moves on the ground." (Genesis 1:28b)