Friday, December 16, 2005

The Environmentalists' Dilemma

This dilemma could only come from the capital of the Left Coast, San Francisco: What to do about Christmas holiday decorating?
The choice between real and not real is especially painful for some environmentalists. Either they desecrate the Earth and chop down a tree or buy a fake one that's full of landfill-clogging polyvinyl chloride, which is kryptonite to greenies.
Oh, what to do, what to do? The Sierra Club offers some suggestions:
For a natural look, try making your own tree of trimmed evergreen boughs, a storm-felled branch, or a piece of driftwood. You could even hang ornaments on a potted plant.
Of course, if energy conservation is your main goal, the SF Chronicle suggests maybe you should just change your religion, at least for the holiday season:
"Allow me to put in a plug for Hanukkah, which celebrates the miracle of a little bit of oil lasting eight days," he said.

"You've got to love a holiday that's all about energy efficiency and eating potato pancakes," he said. "With only the finest organic potatoes, of course."

Hat-tip: David Benzion of LST, filling in for Dan Patrick on KSEV yesterday afternoon


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