I think it is (to a degree) at the moment anyway.Today I'm watching the following.
Apparently ( allegedly ) exposes Green Energy as a Fraud.
Exactly.Concrete production is extremely bad for the environment. It needs fossil fuels to create the conditions needed and not just for heat. Mind you the heat is amazing. One end of the rotary kiln I saw was probably 10m or even 15m above our head and it was unbearably hot. It felt hotter than the blast furnace with the "inspection window" open close up. That's despite being so far below it.
Put simply, anything that uses a lot of concrete cannot be considered that green. It must need a long lifetime to make up for concrete used I reckon.
Again I don't mean to bash people who go down the green energy route, many are well informed on the matters, but I have a few friends that are really poorly informed on their "good for the environment" decisions particularly around the cars/energy etc line. (And for the record, I probably make tons of "good environment" decisions that are awful when calculated.)
Electric cars are the real bug bear for me at the moment.. I think I'd be more accepting if people said 'i know it's still bad, but it's less bad' but I've had friends trade in for scrap relatively new (imo) cars for new electric cars and are convinced it was better for the environment because "from now on I only use electricity...." there is very little consideration for energy required to build original car, energy to scrap original car, energy to build new car and the energy to actually fuel the new car/install the various plug ins around the country and at home... So whilst I appreciate it is possibly good "from now on", I'm not sure if it's as good as it's made out to be... But then I'm no expert ..
Don't give up though Can't remember what film it is from but it goes something like "we all have to make the choice between what is right and what is easy"
Absolutely agree - Its all the small things we can do as individuals that are the empowering thing.But I think as a lot of people have shown on this thread alone, there are a lot of good personal things that we can which are beneficial even on a small personal level. Some more meaningful than switching to an electric car etc.
I tried a packet of seeds them and managed to get a couple of dozen plants ready to go out for less than £3. (But a fair bit of work growing them on).
I'll be planting a few groups of them out soon and hopefully they're provide the butterflies, moths, bees etc with some late season food.