Clear sunny morning; flaming trees scattered near and far.
Every once in awhile I come across something and say to myself, or any one who will listen, "Now there's an oxymoron". Most of them have to do with the green world, so let's just call them eco oxymorons. Many are related to green washing within an advertisement, description, title or label. You know, adding those little key words that makes something appear greener than it is. I think sometimes green washing is a company's way of green wishing, a way to muscle into the market place. The biggest green washing (and abuse) going on today is the use of the word "natural". But that's another blog coming, a rant and rave for sure, so stay tuned.
Back to the eco oxymoron... So below is a list of gathered green oxymorons. Some are short, some are long, some are funny, or serious or stupid. Many simply a play on words. Most importantly, none of which I made up. If you would like to add to the list, please comment with your own eco oxymoron. Here we go:
Organic Junk Food
Monsanto's Crop Protection
Green Golf Course
Level Population Growth
Eco Friendly Plastic Bags
Green Shopping Mall
PVC Fitness Ball
Green Parking garage
Silver Lining Organic Underwear
Environmental Road Trip
Non Toxic Bug Killer
Healthy Ice Cream
All Natural Artificial Flavoring
And my all time favorite . . . Safe SIGG.