Just figuring out how to be green is tough a lot of the time. I read a story a week or two back about how scientists are realizing a lot of biofuels aren’t so environmentally friendly as they thought. Turns out the production techniques cause more environmental issues than the use of the fuels solves.
A lot of trying to live green is like that. You think you’re doing something right and it turns out to not be as good as you thought. Compact fluorescent light bulbs are more efficient and last longer than traditional incandescent bulbs, but they aren’t so good in terms of what’s inside them. How should we handle that waste? Which one is really better? I’m still not 100% certain.
Other things work a bit better. Organic gardening done right is very good. Buying organic produce can be good, but where did it come from? If it’s not local you aren’t being as environmentally friendly as you thought.
Living a greener lifestyle definitely means educating yourself constantly. Sometimes you think you have the answer and it turns out that the implementation is more harmful than doing things the old way. It’s a tough problem, and you can’t always spot these things up front.