Thursday, April 3, 2008

Chocolate Anyone?

So I am all for being environmentally conscience. I don't throw trash out of my car onto the highway, I refill my water bottles several times before I throw them away, if my city participated in recycling, I would recycle, many of the bulbs in my house have been changed over to environmental bulbs, I try to buy local produce, I turn the air conditioner/heater down when I leave the house, me and E carpool to work a few days a week, there are lots of things we do...and I feel like I do my part.

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 better have been for 5.50)

1 comment:

Amanda said...

It’s amazing what companies would do! I thought if we ate more meat, it would cut down on the cows gasses that supposedly hurt the environment! I don't know, I guess we should all just be careful and do what you said, the basics, and it would all work out in the end.

I wonder if the chocolate even tasted different?