Saturday, April 19, 2008

New York Times Green Issue

Reusable totebag seen in a storefront on 36th Street in Baltimore.

Tomorrow the "green" themed issue of The New York Times Magazine hits the newsstands. I've contributed several pieces, including one about the mounting stress over the environment and our personal responsibility for its downfall (and salvation). I interviewed a few therapists and psychologists about eco-anxiety and one mentioned how we've all become so judgmental about each other's (in)actions on the matter. I saw this bag in a store in my neighborhood. Environmental consciousness has gone snarky. Bumperstickers to follow, I imagine. It's funny, because it not only berates the reader—that person perhaps asking for the plastic or paper bag at the grocery check out—it also makes fun of the bag's owner. Eco-Freak indeed.