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Don’t drive. Don’t fly. Don’t eat red meat. And … don’t let yourself enjoy holiday lighting.
It’s not easy being green, they say. Well, gee, life is a bummer when you get the religion of deep ecology. Here are some (sad) examples from the seasons of good cheer.
“With the holiday season, the intensity of light pollution only increases…. Ideally, there would be a public outcry against bigger causes of light pollution, such as street lamps and tall buildings. But until that happens, the simplest thing that one can do is to not put up any Christmas or Hanukkah lights.”
– Heidi Ward, “Holidays & Light Pollution,” United Green Alliance
“Do you love those displays of Christmas (or Hannukah or Kwanza or …) lights? Are you awed by those so impassioned that they string up 1000s of lights in awesome displays worthy of a city center?