I'm no environmental FANATIC though. Remember this article about the girl who sterilized herself to reduce her carbon footprint? I am not ... nor ever will be that HARD CORE about my carbon footprint. But I did see this yesterday in the campus bookstore and couldn't resist to blog about it and then give it to my ever so politically outspoken husband as a gift.
Climate Change Chocolate
"Reducing your Carbon Footprint just got a whole lot tastier!"
Is it just me or is alot of this global warming idea more marketing than anything else? There seems to be alot of people getting rich off of global warming. Well, in comes one more looking to get their hand into that pot.Yes, by buying this chocolate bar, the company will offset 133 pounds of carbon offset. What does that mean? I don't really know but I will say that I don't really feel the need to pay $5.50 for a chocolate bar!! Come on!!! And since I don't have any guilt about the way I treat the planet, I don't feel the need to buy a clean conscience by purchasing carbon offsets. If you do feel guilty...well...go buy some chocolate than I guess!!
BTW, I just read the wrapper around the chocolate and it has lots of "tips" for saving on carbon emissions. While all of them are ...well, pretty much common sense, one particularly jarred me. "Eat more vegetaran meals and less meat. It reduces your carbon emissions and gives you an excuse to try new recipes." Give me a break!! So now in order to go green, I need to be a vegetarian?
(And, Yes, the chocolate was good...it better have been for 5.50)