Fake Concern

I am staying in a hotel. The bathroom has a shower with two heads; one is turned off to conserve water “and protect one of our most precious natural resources.” There are also notices about not changing towels and sheets; both in the name of protecting the planet. Forgive me if I find this green concern from a corporation a little hollow; the real motivation is to reduce costs, doing so under faux environmental reasons reeks of hypocrisy.

Oakland airport has signs in the window that say the lighting in the terminal has been reduced, to save energy. I had not previously been aware that airport lighting was a major part of the airline industry’s impact on the planet.

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Published in: on 9 November, 2010 at 8:39  Leave a Comment  

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