What does it mean to “go green”? It depends on who you ask. I’ve always been a lover of natural spaces. That’s one reason I love living in Nevada, because of the vast open spaces of mostly natural landscapes governed by the BLM instead of locked up in private ownership. In my youth as a participant in Boy Scouts, being a conservationist was always part of my skill set and belief system. So I’ve always considered conserving nature part of what it means to be green.
As the discussion of climate change has become more urgent and popular, the idea of moving towards a “green economy” to help slow and reverse this warming crisis made sense to me. That’s what most people see as the modern green movement.