Going Green, By Vandana Shiva Essay

898 Words Mar 27th, 2016 4 Pages
“Going Green” is a movement many companies are now taking part of in a way to help improve the environment by eliminating waste, which ends up in landfills, in exchange for producing renewable sources and products. The companies’ desire to “Be Green” started when more customers became aware of the growing effects of global warming on Earth and began to show interest in helping the environment by recycling, reusing, and reducing their products. In doing so, companies such as McDonalds and Apple claim to “Be Green” in a way to attract more customers into buying their products and for customers to believe that the company is also helping the environment. As companies claiming to “Be Green” is seen as an appearance to many customers, the reality is that they are not truly “Green.” This idea is seen through the book, “Soil Not Oil: Environmental Justice in a Time of Climate Crisis” by Vandana Shiva, where she expresses how companies play a big role in Earth’s climate change due to the production of their products made in nuclear industries and the transportation involved in the process. Through the companies’ attempt of “Going Green” is effective since it is drawing more customers attention, they are still contributing towards Earth’s pollution. Fast food companies that claim to “Be Green” is seen as an appearance to many customers. McDonalds, being worth 62 billion dollars, is the biggest, leading fast-food chain in the world. One way the company is being involved in the…

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