There’s plenty of god’s to choose from in the United States. There’s the Mormon god, there’s everybody’s favorite punching bag god - money. There’s even Joel Osteen’s god. But none of them can top the environmental god right now – he tops the charts.
Think about it. The environment is America’s new god. You don’t see Mormon President Thomas S. Monson’s or Joel Osteen’s mug plastered on everything. But everywhere you go there’s signs of America’s newest god. Movie stars fawn over him; actually, let’s say “her.” She’s on Coke cans (please recycle), on the radio (I heard somebody talking about flushing less). There’s even a Green Bible. Ditch the disposable diapers. Reuse the towels in your hotel room. I really love that one because there’s always a little notice hanging there about saving water by reusing your towels, yet the sink won’t hold water. There’s even advice on how to go green if you’re getting engaged:
…Alongside the smaller decisions—like whether your guests would prefer pigs in a blanket or stuffed mushrooms at the cocktail hour—you'll be making bigger decisions, too, that impact the environment long after you've wrapped up the extra cake and preserved your dress. Keeping your guest list small, sending engagement announcements on recycled paper, choosing an eco-friendly ring, and adding green items to your registry all help you keep the after-effects of your big day under control—but there's also no better time to sit down with your fiance and discuss your green goals for the future.
Sometimes “Hollywood” does get it right. Here’s a video from a 2010 Super Bowl commercial that serves to illustrate the “excess” of environmentalism gone astray. Enjoy!