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Making sustainability a trend has minimized its relevance and stymied its progress. Climate change, declining resources, peak oil — these aren’t passing fads. “Green is the new black,” “eco-chic,” “eco-fabulous,” — I even got a pitch from Eco-Stiletto! All that marketing-speak has done little for sustainability except validate old behaviors. It’s a notion that you can go green by buying more stuff. We’ll always need things, but we need a real focus on making those things less expendable, less, well, “trendy,” and more efficient, healthier, durable, built to last.

Allison Arieff

I like what Allison says. Read the rest: A Conversation With Allison Arieff, Writer and Editor on Sustainability — The Atlantic

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Thank you, Allison, for pointing out the not-so-subtle flaw of green-meets-capitalism!

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