Environmental Guilt Goldmine

Environmental Guilt Goldmine

Given the headlines and the performance of the economy over the past few weeks, most of us are tightening our belts a bit -- separating the necessary expenditures from the unnecessary. So, it came as a surprise to us (and apparently to the Washington Post) to find that sales of carbon offsets are up.

That's right: The Dow has taken a beating, Wall Street is getting a gigantic bailout, unemployment figures are pretty depressing; but, according to an article in the Washington Post, people are still shelling out dough to offset their environmental sins.

Why?

Well, according to the article, offsets are still relatively affordable and the upper-middle class (i.e., the people who are buying offsets) haven't been hit by the financial crisis ... yet. (Although, we must admit that we know plenty of people not of the upper-middle class who buy offsets.)

We're curious: Are you still buying offsets? And, do you think the sales of offsets will remain strong through an economic storm?

image via niksan; sxc.hu

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