With few exceptions it seems that the rule of our life styles is that the more cash you are good for the more you harm the planet.
I find it a total paradox that the people that have the best opportunities to lead a sustainable life, don’t.
These are the people that can afford the more expensive renewable energy – but don’t make that choice. That can afford the more expensive hybrid and electric cars – but buy a Hummer. That can afford the more expensive locally produced and biologically sound food – but stick to beef and imported apples. That can afford to make CO2 offsets for their extensive (and expensive) travel habits – and won’t throw an extra €50 on tree planting. That can afford to put their extra cash into projects that build sustainability or stop hunger – but get a third car instead. That can afford to build personal status by NOT consuming…
In all honesty, I’m also part of this pattern although I don’t consider myself overly wealthy. This disease that comes with personal wealth needs to be cured somehow.