Green is a ‘sounds good‘ word. Ask most people, and they will tell you, ‘Sure, I would love to be green.‘ Then comes the punch line. “But I don’t know how“. Or, “It’s too hard“. Nobody is going to tell it to your face, but the truth is, they don’t really think much of green. One only needs to look at people’s actions to know.
A new word has been slowly creeping up in the environmental discourse, with a much brighter future that its green colleague, I predict. Yes, I am referring to ‘smart‘, as in Smart Car, smart meters, smart grid, smart charging, , Smart Standards, smart home, etc. No more dumbing down, it is time to smart up, folks. Show the world how much you can stretch your dollars, and make a game out of beating the deadly trinity of dwindling economy, peak oil, and global warming.