20 May 2008

Being green without wasting the green...


I got an email from Domino magazine this morning, asking me to take their latest survey. I love on-line surveys and I always find theirs interesting. Today's survey was about their "green" magazine issues (March 07 and 08). Now, don't get me wrong, I love Domino, I read every issue cover to cover, save them all to look back at later. But... I really have a hard time with expensive, eco-chic design. In my mind, economic frivolity cannot go hand in hand with and truly eco-conscious lifestyle. I understand that there are a plethora of people out there who can spend $5000 on some crazy, under-the-sink composting system in designer stainless, but that doesn't mean they should.

Erinn over at the happy living blog posted about this same issue a while ago and the article she cited along with her comments really resonated with me. We need to make better economic choices, not just better environmental choices. I left comments along these lines for domino at the end of their survey. I don't expect them to show up as part of a new corporate mantra, but I really hope somebody reads them and takes note...

1 comment:

Patia said...

I love Domino, too. It's one of the best home/lifestyle porn mags out there. (Especially since Blueprint folded.)

That said, I totally agree with you on the frivolity and wastefulness of much of it. I blogged about faux logs and sticks last fall. I mean, please!