Greenies

January 02, 2020  •  2 Comments

This post is a response to a post on Facebook I heard about recently which really upset and disgusted us.

As Australia endures massive forest loss, hundreds of houses lost and loss of life due to unprecedented bushfire, an unfeeling , non-thinking person stated something like :

" now's the time you want the greenies to be hugging the trees "

the clear message being : burn greenie burn.

I dislike facebook intensely, partly because it enables such divisive crap to be spread so easily.

Here's a definition I found :

greenie - Wiktionary

 

https://en.wiktionary.org › wiki › greenie

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greenie (plural greenies) (chiefly Australia, New Zealand, slang, often derogatory) An environmentalist; someone who shows concern for the environment.

English · ‎Noun

 

Isn't it absolutely UNFATHOMABLE that the term greenie can be considered a derogatory term !

Personally, I think greenie is a word people who don't give a shit, use to describe people who do.

I'm a greenie, all my friends are greenies, my parents were greenies , if the world was 100% greenie, the world wouldn't be in its current state of climate crisis.

We and our neighbours are intending to plant 3000 trees this year, if I live long enough, and if those trees manage to survive the seemingly impending apocalypse to reach huggable proportions, I'll be hugging each and every one of them. (and my neighbours too, if they're lucky !!)

Further very relevant info regarding "greenies" and environmental burns : HERE

 


Comments

Jennifer Dyster(non-registered)
I totally agree. Plus the CFS has loads of greenie volunteers.
Jude(non-registered)
We planted 7000 trees here and some of them are big enough to hug already so we're definitely greenies.
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