With apologies to our beloved Muppet friend Kermit the Frog, sometimes it is easy to be “green.” Everywhere you look these days there is something about “living green:” stories in magazines, programs on television, bags you can buy at drugstores and supermarkets and new light bulbs to replace the old ones.

We want to know what “living green” means to you, are you interested and do you do anything about it? Are you interested, but don’t know what you can do and would like more information?  Or are you tired of hearing about it, think it‘s just a fad and is too expensive?

All of the words below have significant meaning in the “green movement.” We really want to know your spontaneous reaction.

For example, should we be doing everything we can to preserve water or should we be investing in desalination plants?  Maybe you don’t think we have a water shortage at all.

Did you know that granite is not sustainable? Do you know why and does it even matter to you?

What comes to your mind when you hear these words?

  1. Recycle
  2. Using recycled products
  3. Using recyclable products
  4. Reclaiming
  5. Energy preservation
  6. Water preservation
  7. Sustainable
  8. Organic
  9. Cleaning the environment
  10. Stewardship of the land
  11. Cradle-to-cradle
  12. Green washing

Based on your response I’ll discuss your answers in a future column.

Please respond to sperers@brodiearchitecture.com.