Are Small-Scale Environmental-Protection Efforts a Waste of Time?comments (2) November 8th, 2011 in Blogs
GreenBuildingAdvisor senior editor Martin Holladay came across a column in The New York Times that got him thinking. The subject? Whether the actions that indivdiuals take on a personal level really help curbing carbon emissions and slow the rate of global climate change.
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The columnist contends that nothing indivduals do will have the kind of impact the green-building community would like to see. The problems are just too overwhelming.
Worse, small steps taken by indivduals are actually a distraction from government policy solutions that have a chance at working.
In a Q&A post at GBA, Holladay shares the columnist's basic premise and asks for comment.
That's the subject of this week's Q&A Spotlight.
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