What’s with all the companies and retailers “going green”?

If you have not heard the term, “going green” is what the kids these days are calling the act of businesses being more eco-friendly in their day-to-day operations as well as in the manufacturing and delivering of their products. This includes using recycled packaging materials, environmentally-friendly components in their products.It’s no easy (or profitable) being green

Apple has taken steps in their new products to be more green by using glass for their computer screens and aluminum for the chassis of their machines instead of using plastic. Likewise Wal-mart has come out and stated that it will be opening high efficiency stores that will be 30% more energy efficient than current stores. I really wonder what has sparked this eco-revolution in the business world. It seems to have started out of nowhere. Furthermore I am interested to know what this might do to prices in the future.

Josh H.


3 Responses to “What’s with all the companies and retailers “going green”?”

  1. February 1, 2008 at 9:43 am

    Two words…

    Albert Gore

    A few more words…

    Everyone’s having to watch their step now that this “global warming” (which is now being coined “climate change” in order to cover the temperature change in the cooler direction) has permeated the media. In order to stay in good graces, companies are choosing to go “green.”

    I think prices will probably go up at first due to the increased cost in creating more efficient buildings, but long term it should decrease prices because of the operations cost savings (all other things being equal). Those are my initial thoughts, at least.

    Look forward to jamming soon…

  2. 2 Lance
    February 1, 2008 at 11:11 am

    I would like to read/write a paper in response to the “global warming” phenomena entitled “Poor Stewardship of the Good Gifts God Has Given: How man has ignored the commands of Genesis 1”.

    Or perhaps another paper title would be: “Yes, It Really IS Your Fault! How America’s ‘me-centeredness’ contributes to the Divine withholding of blessings on our Earth”

  3. February 1, 2008 at 10:53 pm

    Good stewardship is important, and we Christians should be willing to grow in our consciousness of the world God gave us to subdue and avoid automatically blaming all ecological efforts on liberalism.

    But at the same time, if people are to take ecology seriously, we need a little better science and a lot less political influence. The last thing we need is to invite the government to require us to do what environmentalist lobbyists think is ecologically necessary at the cost of the abridgment of our freedom and the encroachment of the dominion of the kingdom of men upon the dominion of the Kingdom of God as exercised by us, His regents.

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