It’s not easy living green, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t do what we can

This article titled “How I deal with the unbearable hypocrisy of being an environmentalist” was written by Madeleine Somerville, for on Tuesday 5th April 2016 12.30 UTC

I consider myself an environmentalist, yet last weekend I spent five hours in a car dealership going through the rigamarole of getting a new car – arguably one of the most polluting devices in modern-day life. I advocate buying second-hand, but I leased new. I encourage walking and biking and public transportation, and I do take advantage of these options on a regular basis, yet there I was, taking the keys and driving away with a shiny new ride and a sinking sense of discomfort.

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