Environmentalist confessions

A question to Slate‘s “Green Lantern” environmental adviser:

Instead of glasses, I wear contact lenses. This means throwing out scraps of plastic (as well as their packaging) every two weeks, in addition to using cleaning fluid (which comes in plastic containers) and plastic lens cases. How much better would it be for the planet if I switched to glasses?

The response goes on for 10 paragraphs, essentially concluding “Don’t worry about it.” A better response: “Give me a break!”

Or how about this, “Say five ‘Our Gaias'” and go forth and sin no more.