Let me begin this post by saying that I think that we do have a vocation to be good stewards of the earth. We should try to recycle and live responsibly.
However, I am put off by the green eco-freaks. I refer to those who promote zero-population growth, population control by promoting "reproductive rights" (code for abortion), make rude comments about large family vehicles, and complain about all the diaper-producing by "breeders".
Here is something I've noticed. These eco-freaks are often smokers, and they toss their cigarette butts all over the place. I remember when I was walking down the street one day and a lady tossed her cigarette butt out the window of her car. I bent down and picked up the butt which was still smoking. I walked over to her window and said, "Excuse me, I think you accidentally dropped this," and then I handed her the cigarette butt. She didn't know what to say.
If green folk want to be serious about loving the planet then they need to be consistent and properly dispose of their butts. Cigarette filters are made of a bundle of 12,000 cellulose acetate fibers. It can take up 15 years for these to break down. Also, it is estimated that 700 billion new littered butts are cast to the earth every year. Cigarette butts aren't green.