I am no staff member but I would like to comment:
It might deepen ones relationship with nature, so you protect what you love.
Also it could allow for exiting moments in your region.
Yes even a bicycle is not green if you fly with it three times around the globe for the most kinky trek.
But we should get away from the image that being green means no fun is allowed. It will always be weighting one good against the other so we should do what is reasonably sustainable.
If all green just stay out of society their influence would be badly reduced.
Today's technologies are simply stunning and would allow even higher living standards.
Just think of Brightsource, Nanosolar, OTEC, Cyclone and ... and ...
Written in February 2009