In last Friday's New York Times, columnist Thomas Friedman expounded on the wisdom of green thinking and the folly of our government's current trajectory, a direction based on a school of thought he calls "Petrolism." He called energy conservation and efficiency a national security imperative, and rebuffed criticisms that environmentalism is a concern of the "girlie man," calling it "the most tough-minded, geostrategic, pro-growth and patriotic thing we can do."
"Enough of this Bush-Cheney nonsense that conservation, energy efficiency and environmentalism are some hobby we can't afford. I can't think of anything more cowardly or un-American. Real patriots, real advocates of spreading democracy around the world, live green." :: New York Times via SustainableBusiness.com