Dreaming Of A Green Christmas: Present Wrapping, Plastic Bags, Greenest Retailers

And the hit parade of eco-nuts doing their best to ruin Christmas – well, really, they try and ruin every day – continues. First up

If a group of Watsonville environmentalists have their way, the newspaper you read today will be under a Christmas tree next Saturday.

No, they’re not asking you to give your loved ones week-old news. They’re advocating using old newspaper and paper bags as gift wrap in an effort to get people dreaming of a more green than white Christmas this year.

“Use the sports section for people who like sports, the gardening section for people who like gardening, things like that,” said Nancy Lockwood, an environmental projects manager for the city of Watsonville.

That should work out well. Enjoy the looks you get, eco-nuts. But, wait, you buy newspapers? That’s bad for the climate: kills trees, which scrub the atmosphere of a necessary-for-life gas, you know.

And then

So, this year, I’m getting rid of those pesky plastic bags, and, in turn, will give Mother Earth a merry green Christmas.

Plastic bags have an unhealthy impact on the environment in a variety of ways. Bags find their way into oceans, rivers, lakes and streams where wildlife choke and strangle on them. A 2005 World Wildlife Fund reported more than 200 species of wildlife have been killed by plastic bags.

Cassuandra Barber actually has a good point about the bags. Yet, it is just this kind of unhinged alarmism that turns people off, this holier-than-thou attitude, this shaming. They take a good idea, wrap it in hysteria, and people are turned off to good ideas.

Greenest retailers

If you live in a town where Big Box retailers are the go-to destination for holiday shopping, Greenopia’s 2010 Guide to the Greenest Retailers is for you. The online directory has released their annual research-based list of the greenest retailers, ranking Walmart, Best Buy, Office Depot, Target, and others, on their efforts to be environmentally-conscious. Find out who the greenest major retailer is, below.

Uh oh, Walmart was one of the best rated, Liberals, with 2 out of 4 leafs, matching Best Buy and Office Depot. None ranked received 3 leafs, only Ikea received 4. The rest earned either 1 leaf or no leafs. Of course, climate alarmists/eco-weenies do not care, they’re like kids: they play at being “green”, but, then reality hits, and they have to go get their big electricity sucking products.

Interestingly, over at the Huff Post, they actually have some good “green” Christmas present ideas, ones which I, for the most part, support.

Oh, and Lord Tebbit has a question

…but perhaps one of my blog readers will be able to explain why restoring the world to temperatures it survived in the past would be an unmitigated disaster in the future.

Well, because! /moonbat off

Crossed at Pirate’s Cove. Follow me on Twitter @WilliamTeach. sit back and Relax. we’ll dRive!

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