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Greenwashing Your Brain

 

Billboard on the south side of the highway leading up to the Bay Bridge in San Francisco (aka Jan Francisco); idea by Jan Smith, design by Evelyn Weiss

 

Plug in an electric car to the grid and you’re most likely powering that groovy, hip, “green” car with coal, one of the very dirtiest forms of energy.  Or nuclear, which in many ways is even worse.  Even if you’re plugging it into solar power, that’s still not going to save the planet.  It still requires the manufacturing of the cars, building and maintenance of roads (which encourages urban sprawl and habitat destruction), toxic manufacturing and transportation of the solar panels and batteries, and on and on.  Electric cars aren’t the answer.  Hydrogen (*snicker*) is not the answer.  No cars are the answer–and I mean that in both ways.