Unless I am misreading your point you seem to be making the assumption that because I may question the hype that I don’t recycle or believe that moving towards a more efficient system is a worthy goal. Nothing could be further from the truth.
I question the hype. I question whether it is CO2 vs. Urbanization that is causing “Global Warming”. I don’t question that altruism behind “Green”. Getting rid of Coal burning plants, more efficient vehicles…pick your low hanging fruit. It is all good no matter what is truly happening in the environment. Frankly, I don’t care what is causing it.
I do fall in the catagory of fatigue. If someone is busy cramming a chart or graph down my throat that I have already digested and understand my reaction is to want to piss on their shoes, or just tune out. I call it a “Preaching to the Choir” syndrome.
All that said, my fatigue isn’t with doing the right thing. I still recycle. I am designing “green” products to the best of my ability. I am actively looking to extend my company in to alternative energy products or similar areas.
My fatigue is listening to the near fanatical rants of people telling me that I need to do more. Which brings me to my response to Coledf…
What can eliminate eco-fatigue? For the Creators (http://www.aialone.com/pivot/entry.php?id=457) to make the system EFFORTLESS for people to be green. If it takes effort, it will not happen. I don’t care if Abrupt Climate Change will happen tomorrow and we could stop it by recycling every can in the house. People will not change if it means crossing the street to put that bottle in the blue bin. If it means spending $10K more on a Hybrid over an SUV at the point of sale…it won’t happen.
An example…British Columbia has a blue bin system. I can recycle a LOT of stuff. But I have to go back to a flyer that I receive in the mail periodically that updates me what the new “rules” for recycling are. I can recycle 1, 2, 3, and 5 (I think…see…I don’t know for sure). Why can’t I just toss EVERYTHING plastic in the bin? Why is the onus on me to remember what the rules are?
I also have to strip off all labels from bottles. I have to wash every piece first. Sure, I can be lazy and not do that. But why can’t the SYSTEM change and not me?
Right now the SYSTEM makes the rules not the people. The day I can put ALL my garbage on the street and someone else sorts it is the day that it will be a universal phenomenon.
You can scream at me all you want that its being lazy. That I should take more pride in the environment. But again, you’re screaming at the wrong person. My argument is an observation of the other 80% (yes, I am pulling that number out of my ass). The other 80% are far lazier than me. Have far less money than me. Far less to lose if they don’t recycle, or install a roof-top wind power source. The other 80% don’t give a shit about charts and graphs and it is up to US as designers to fix this by making being Green invisible.
So, now that I have taken a lot of heat for questioning the “science” behind the “Global Warming Fad”…what is everyone else here doing beyond the current Haute Couture to make the system more efficient or better?