By John Dumbrille Published April 9, 2009 3:19 a.m.
"I might feel good about myself as I sip on a mouthful of 'green' this or that, but this sanctimoniousness should be seen as more than an innocuous behavioral tic. The diversion of attention into a me-brand-good pseudo experience, the holy grail of brand building, is actually part of the problem.
When green brands manage to nurture egocentric self-cherishing among its users through packaging and advertising, a fundamental, environmental disjoin has taken place."
About John Dumbrille |
A former Greenpeace activist, John Dumbrille writes technical documentation and presentation materials for MonkeyMedia Software. This spring he co-founded bowegover.ning, a project for transparent governance in his local community. Keep up with him at his blog,
Green Sandbox, or follow him on Twitter.