Organic chicken little has been running around announcing that the sky has fallen on the green market. Our avian friend cites the bankruptcy of Solyanda Solar as the latest victim. What defeated them was a poor choice of power generation — kind of like Beta versus VHS all over again.
When beta went down it just meant that the form was wrong not the overall technology of video players. We think the same is true here. Green issues have not gone away and neither have green answers.
There is an entire industry waiting to be born and we need the White House and both houses to get behind it. Not only will this produce multiple benefits, it is actually the road to the future.
In a green world, we will give birth to a vibrant, job producing industry with enormous growth potential. Every state, local and federal building should be fitted out for solar. Only U.S. companies need apply. We will use US labor to install them and sell the excess energy back to the grid. The skies will be clearer, and we will no longer be panicky at the pump.
It’s a win-win-win all the way around.
Done correctly, it is the industrial revolution all over again but with safer, healthier methods and much better results. We have the technology…
The problem is the real deterrent to this gold mine is the forces that don’t want to let it happen. Clean coal, frackers, and energy companies have a vested interest in green going brown. But when people finally wake up and realize that the green isn’t about hugging trees, but creating a better, healthier and safer world for all of us, we’ll hop in our hybrids or EV’s and hum past those ancient relics of our old ways. “Remember gas stations?” we’ll say.
For this to happen, green needs to go beyond the planet, right to the personal. So instead of your product or service saving the planet one (fill in the blank) at a time, communicate how green can save their family, their lifestyle, their future. That’s what we call at Mind Over Markets “Greenstreaming” — taking green from the minority to the mainstream. Then we’ll really have something to talk about.
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