A more recent addiction is the trend toward "living green" with a "minimal carbon footprint."
This new desire to protect the earth is not just a "tree-hugger," hippie style movement. It has existed for decades.
Even thirty years ago, television and film star Ed Begley, Jr. was one of the first famous faces of this environmentally conscious group. Ed is a predominant ecofriendly leader in the Hollywood community for many years, even riding his bike to the Academy Awards.
"Going Green" is a healthy, popular and emerging worldwide trend that benefits people, animals and our entire planet. Recycling bins are now a common site, plastic bags have been banned in several major cities, air quality standards are more commonplace and those addictive to a healthier world are committed to reducing their carbon footprint.
What the heck is a carbon footprint, you ask? Your carbon footprint measures the impact your use of resources has on the world's climate. Carbon dioxide is believed to be one of the most serious greenhouse gases causing global warming. Driving a car, using electricity and gas, even what we eat affects the earth's future. If you are curious about your own carbon footprint, The Nature Conservancy offers a tool to calculate your footprint.
Environmental addicts are committed to passing legislation that defends our world against deterioration. The celebration of Earth Day every April brings these passionate individuals together to educate and discuss the healthy survival of the earth.