The Green Myth.
Lets take flooring as and example, Natural home grown oak compared the the Green Bamboo Flooring that is all the rage by the brain dead environmentalists.
Ask these questions of the salesperson at the Green Store or the proud environmentalist that has installed a Bamboo Green Floor.
Where does bamboo floors come from? China or other east Asia counties, right?
How does it get here and how much pollution was created during it's journey to your door step?
How much fossil fuel was consumed in it's manufacture and transporting it to your door step?
How is it harvested and how much energy is used to convert bamboo grass or young bamboo to a viable flooring product?
What is the process, how is it harvested and what amount of energy is used in the harvest, how is it transported from the field to the processing plant and what amount of energy was used, how is it processed, what and how much energy is used to compress bamboo and chemicals into a hard floor surface?
Not to mention that Bamboo is the main food source for the Panda.
Now lets look at the energy consumption to manufacture a Red Oak floor.
Grown right here, usually local and not much travel from field to mill to your door.
How much energy is consumed by a logger using a few piece of logging equipment, a few tractor trailers, a saw mill and a kiln to bring that real home grown wood floor to your door compared to "manufacturing" a product and shipping all the way from China to your door?