Save the Planet: Buy Energy-Saving 'Things'
Glamour's April issue is out and readers will find an entirely one-sided, 11-page Earth Day segment, "the woman's guide to saving the planet."
First, the magazine provides readers with the Top 10 easiest things they can do to stop global warming like switch to a hybrid car, ride a bicycle and use compact fluorescent light bulbs. Humorously, number seven was "Buy Energy-Saving Things." Apparently the words: appliances and electronics are too-big for Glamour, which makes me wonder how they managed "intergovernmental" in the introductory paragraph.
Advisers for the special section were a who's who of green activists from the National Resources Defense Council, Greenpeace, Environmental Defense, Waterkeeper Alliance, Earth Day Network, stopglobalwarming.com, and treehugger.com.
The most absurd part of the feature was a number of Q and A sections called "There are no dumb questions!"
One not-dumb question, according to Glamour: “If solar energy is so great, why don’t more homes have it?” The magazine’s answer was that solar panels are still “pricey” but “costs are decreasing.”
And of course, it wouldn't have been complete without a call for greater regulation: "Send an e-postcard to your congressional rep at nrdc.org/action asking him or her to back legislation on global warming."