10 Reasons Real Men Are 'Going Green'
1. Real Men Lead
They especially lead in times of crisis. Active respect for nature requires it. Will you stand by and shirk your duty out of ignorance, laziness or both? So many males are nothing more than spoiled babies and have forgotten how to be men. It is up to you to safeguard a clean, safe future for your children. It is up to you to be a responsible steward of the natural blessings we take for granted - particularly in America, a place of vast resources and wealth. A true man sets an example through his own lifestyle. That means greening up your act.
2. Real Men Live for Adventure
Real men see life's challenges and crises as great adventures. This doesn't mean they're happy about setbacks and problems; just that they don't shirk their responsibility to leave the planet better than they found it. A real man relies on his inner compass to guide him and ignores the jaded attitudes and simplistic jokes of lazy minds. Maybe you can't admit that Al Gore actually has pretty big cojones. Maybe you think Matt Damon looks ridiculous in his new hybrid. That's fine. It's easy to make fun of other men who are taking action when you're not, but this isn't about organic cotton towels. This is about living as if life were a challenge - because it is, now more than ever.
So start that green website. Sign up for a beach cleanup. Hell, organize your own event. Just start, man. Theodore Roosevelt - easily one of our nation's baddest daddies - started with Yellowstone (along with pioneering Americans Daniel Boone and Davy Crockett) and went on to become one of the most important figures in conserving nature in American history. Being a "man of green" doesn't require political action, however. It could simply mean trading in the SUV and discovering parts of town on your bike that you never knew existed. In future posts we will offer suggestions for adventurous green living (hint: this includes hunting).