Green Versus Lean

October 22, 2009

Should Greenification supercede the economy? It's a vital question that a lot of people are pondering these days. Which is more important: economic survival or environmental sensitivities?

"When I came into office there was this kind of belief that you can only protect the environment or the economy, you have to choose between one or the other," California Governor, Arnold Schwarznegger said at an event staged to accept $26.5 million in federal clean air grants. He dismissed the argument bluntly: "We don't have to accept that."

The environment often has been a luxury item for California voters. Though "going green" was always a concern, it seemed to rank higher in interest when economic times were good.

But that view may be changing, as indicated by a July poll from the Public Policy Institute of California. Sixty-six percent of Californians, for example, supported the global warming bill signed by Schwarzenegger. That is still technically "landslide" territory, but it is down from 73% support in 2008. Institute president Mark Baldassare blames some of the slippage on the economic downturn, but he also says some is clearly the result of partisanship: Democrats are greener at 78% support ahead of Republicans at 43%.

That mirrors national polls. Last year, 73% of the more than 1,000 Americans surveyed said they favored an expansion of offshore drilling for oil and natural gas in protected U.S. waters, even though many environmental advocacy groups have deemed offshore drilling as hazardous to the environment.

But environmental activists argue that choice may not have to be made.

"It's a false dichotomy," said Carroll Muffett, deputy campaigns director at Greenpeace. "In truth, what is truly good for the environment is what is truly good for the economy, because a shift to better energy solutions would create jobs."

That's on a large scale. On a small business scale, we are idealists here at Green Business Alliance, but we also need to be realistic. For the average small business, survival in a difficult economy has to come first. There are some out there who are facing such choices and although we hope that's not you, if it is, we understand. We hope you'll continue to do the things you can and look for more ways to greenify through the recovery period that we all know is ahead.


October 23. 2018 03:01

Life Nutrition青咖啡豆纖型配方GCB Life Nutrition青咖啡豆纖型配方GCB

醫學美容 皇牌激光去斑

October 24. 2018 18:01


醫學美容 護理

October 25. 2018 19:12



October 26. 2018 04:00

GUERLAIN 嬌蘭 【眼妝】睫毛小惡魔無限延伸濃黑睫毛膏的商品介紹 GUERLAIN 嬌蘭,眼妝,睫毛小惡魔無限延伸濃黑睫毛膏

醫學美容 墊下巴

October 26. 2018 06:27



October 26. 2018 13:15

【穿搭】EASY SHOP新品Bralette內衣。微微小性感的夏日穿搭好幫手款式 @ 潮流、美妝、消費 創造個人化風格的女性社群 PIXstyleMe 【穿搭】EASY SHOP新品Bralette內衣。微微小性感的夏日穿搭好幫手款式

醫學美容 肌元

October 27. 2018 11:38

Wild Ferns 商品一覽 找品牌 以UrCosme指數高至低排序 第1頁 Wild Ferns 化妝品商品一覽,提供 Wild Ferns的產品列表,以UrCosme指數高至低排列,共40件,Wild Ferns的搜尋結果之第1頁

醫學美容 花戀

October 28. 2018 17:04

OGUMA 水美媒 【滋養修護系列】晶亮保濕水針織眼膜 BRIGHT MOSTURE EYE MASK的商品介紹 OGUMA 水美媒,滋養修護系列,晶亮保濕水針織眼膜 BRIGHT MOSTURE EYE MASK

醫學美容 眼袋內開

October 29. 2018 12:48

100有機潤唇膏 雙頭磨沙滋潤豐唇膏 滋潤豐唇蜜 亮彩保濕口紅 亮彩保濕唇蜜 持久亮麗雙頭唇彩 唇線筆 唇膏筆 抗炎作用原理:內環境平衡,增強陰道內免疫力 CO2可本質的改變組織特性,使粘膜組織新生 陰道上皮細胞功能增強,大量糖原在陰道桿菌作用下分解成乳酸,逐步恢復陰道正常的PH值 免疫力增強,降低私密處感染


November 3. 2018 15:37

【居家清潔】日本BMXrobot MAO Clean M5無線手持吸塵器, 除蟎打掃一次完成! @ 潮流、美妝、消費 創造個人化風格的女性社群 PIXstyleMe 【居家清潔】日本BMXrobot MAO Clean M5無線手持吸塵器, 除蟎打掃一次完成!


November 13. 2018 05:58

The Spanish press were reflecting on Barcelona's shock exit from the Champions League against Chelsea, pointing out the Catalans' bad luck and the 'three darkest days' of coach Pep Guardiola's four-year reign. Nightmare at Nou Camp! Spanish press stunned by Barcelona's shock exit

Football Solutions Genk get Belgian Cup after Cercle crumble

November 17. 2018 19:42

Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar would fit in at any club according to Zinedine Zidane, with the Real Madrid manager predicting that transfer fees will surpass the €400million mark.  Neymar would fit in at any club, insists Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane as he predicts €400m transfer fee in the future

Football Solutions Keeper Alves replaces César Sánchez at Valencia

November 30. 2018 03:13

Chelsea are in turmoil just 24 hours after Maurizio Sarri was confirmed as new manager as Thibaut Courtois joined Eden Hazard in casting huge doubt over his future at the club.  Thibaut Courtois casts huge doubt over his Chelsea future and hints at joining star man Hazard at Real Madrid: 'Wherever I go, Eden must follow... We will not let each other go' UEFA Nations League - Cyprus-Norway - Latest

February 22. 2019 15:41

<p>magnificent submit, very informative. I wonder why the opposite specialists of this<br />sector do not realize this. You must proceed your writing. I’m<br />sure, you’ve a great readers’ base already!</p>

Maisha Soffer

March 3. 2019 23:28

"I was just searching for this info for a while. After six hours of continuous Googleing, at last I got it in your web site. I wonder what is the lack of Google strategy that do not rank this type of informative websites in top of the list. Normally the top websites are full of garbage."

Turquoise Rings

March 12. 2019 22:33

amazing post , thanks for the effort that put in this amazing post

مسلسلات تورنت

March 21. 2019 15:56

Wow, great blog post.Really thank you! Fantastic.

Private Charter

March 22. 2019 05:34

Hey, thanks for the blog.Thanks Again. Awesome.

Marketing & Advertising Agency in Dallas Fort Worth

March 26. 2019 12:34

Appreciate you sharing, great blog article.Really looking forward to read more. Awesome.

important site mike myers

March 27. 2019 10:41

Very neat blog article.Really thank you! Cool.

Auto Insurance Burnaby

March 27. 2019 15:48

Major thankies for the blog.Really thank you! Really Great.

Commercial Electrician in Auckland

March 28. 2019 06:21

<p>Well I really liked reading it. This post provided by you is very useful for correct planning.</p>

Rodrick Canepa

March 30. 2019 05:50

"Thanks, I've recently been searching for info approximately this topic for a long time and yours is the best I've discovered so far. But, what about the bottom line? Are you sure in regards to the source?"


March 30. 2019 06:39

"excellent post, very informative. I ponder why the other experts of this sector do not understand this. You should proceed your writing. I am sure, you've a great readers' base already!"

cheap jewelry

March 30. 2019 09:57

Appreciate you sharing, great article post. Awesome.

sarkari naukri gjv

March 31. 2019 18:14

I used to be able to find good advice from your blog articles.

these details

April 1. 2019 09:33

Very neat article post. Want more.


April 1. 2019 12:56

Muchos Gracias for your blog.Thanks Again. Keep writing.

office furniture installers

April 3. 2019 06:42

Im grateful for the blog.Really thank you! Really Cool.

women shoulder bags

April 4. 2019 11:02

Really informative blog article.Thanks Again. Will read on...

22 Tips To Start Building A MAKE MONEY IN RECESSION You Always Wanted

April 5. 2019 20:58

A highly requested article, we'll teach you how to find a replica Balenciaga Handbags dealer you can actually trust.


April 6. 2019 10:21

Your writing style is so unique in comparison to other people I've read stuff from. Thanks for posting when you have the opportunity, Guess I will just bookmark this site.

personal injury lawyer newburgh ny

April 7. 2019 15:16

Say, you got a nice article post.Thanks Again. Cool.

MAKE MONEY IN RECESSION And Love Have 4 Things In Common

April 10. 2019 14:00

Thank you for your article post.Really looking forward to read more. Really Great.


April 11. 2019 23:40

Im thankful for the blog article.Really looking forward to read more.

Tasmania Tours

April 12. 2019 12:25

I couldn’t refrain from commenting. Exceptionally well written! =

new york injury attorneys reviews

April 19. 2019 05:59

Fantastic blog article.Really looking forward to read more. Really Cool.

Mail order marijuana

April 24. 2019 03:51

Wow, great blog article.Really thank you! Keep writing.

bet365 bonus code 2019

April 25. 2019 22:09

Major thanks for the article.Really looking forward to read more. Really Cool.

ass masturbator

April 26. 2019 10:04

A round of applause for your blog article.Really thank you!

best dildo for gay

February 25. 2020 23:24

Thank you for your post.Really thank you! Cool.

woman masturbation

February 25. 2020 23:29

I cannot thank you enough for the article.Thanks Again.

masturbation tips

February 26. 2020 02:36

Major thankies for the blog.Much thanks again.

sex porn

February 26. 2020 02:40

Thanks again for the article.Much thanks again. Really Cool.


February 29. 2020 23:40

I'm really enjoying the design and layout of your website. It's a very easy on the eyes which makes it much more enjoyable for me to come here and visit more often. Did you hire out a designer to create your theme? Great work!


March 1. 2020 00:26

Good day! This is kind of off topic but I need some advice from an established blog. Is it tough to set up your own blog? I'm not very techincal but I can figure things out pretty quick. I'm thinking about setting up my own but I'm not sure where to begin. Do you have any points or suggestions? With thanks

Todd Youtube

March 1. 2020 01:02

Excellent blog you have here but I was wondering if you knew of any message boards that cover the same topics talked about in this article? I'd really love to be a part of online community where I can get opinions from other knowledgeable people that share the same interest. If you have any recommendations, please let me know. Many thanks!

Todd Snively Video

March 6. 2020 22:18

Exactly that's close to my heart... Best wishes! Where are your contact details though?


May 23. 2020 17:36

bookmarked!!, I love your blog!

check here

June 7. 2020 09:13

I used to be able to find good info from your articles.


June 7. 2020 09:17

There's certainly a great deal to know about this subject. I like all of the points you made.


June 23. 2020 08:33

Saved as a favorite, I really like your blog!

Green Business Alliance - Home Greenify For Better Business - Greenify Now