People are funny about being green though. For example, a person who drives an electric car thinks they are helping the environment but they neglect to realize where that electricity came from. The US produces a majority of its electrical power from coal plants. These are the most heavily polluting industries. So no they are not green at all. All they did was shift pollution type. Instead of fissile fuel from gas emittions they switched to carbon burning which is worse. Not only that but coal plants release mercury into the environment which poisons fish and anything eating those fish.
I would say so much "funny" about being green, as willfully ignorant.
Me for instance. I did a year ago buy a hybrid, a Prius. I am aware of the mining of the nickel, etc. However, I factored in that I keep my cars around 3 times longer than the average person. In fact, this might actually be the last car I ever buy. I looked out long term in this purchase. That, factored in the the small amount of gas I'm using, and personal savings, caused me to decide this was the best choice for me, and the planet. I also balanced this in with the fact that I have no intention in the foreseeable future of getting a new cell phone, which is also damaging in it's production, of ever getting an ipad, or any other purcahses of that type, and added that into the equation. I tend to walk pretty lightly on the planet.
A lot of people simply don't think about a lot of stuff, as far as their impact.
For instance, a few years ago my city banned single use plastic bags. That's great. However, so many people lost their minds running around making sure they had complete matching sets of cloth bags, which retailers were selling at a pretty penny. Me? I'm still using the ones (and will be for many years) the free ones they were giving away everywhere in the months before the start of the ban...including one I got for getting my colonoscopy. I have enough of them, and no more. Sure they were manufactured as well, but at a significantly less environmental impact than ones produced so one could appear stylish when buying cottage cheese.
Oh God, here's a good one. I had to go to a Bed Bath & Beyond yesterday. I saw this...
An "environmental friendly" bamboo and rice husk casket for a goldfish, bird, other pet.
God forbid the pet decompose naturally underground and feed a multitude of other life forms. Let's gear up production and use whatever machines, fuels, materials, that somehow aren't discussed in their marketing.
I saw this at the store, and my jaw dropped. A young couple were walking by, and I laughingly showed it to them. The woman looked at me, and then looked up in the most puzzled way..."But it says environmentally friendly"