Lisa's posts about being a GINK (green inclinations, no kids) have provoked some feisty discussion, and that's great -- getting people to talk openly about the childfree option was one of her main goals. But when it gets to the point where parents and GINKs are hurling insults at each other and declaring that folks on the other side of the aisle can't be real environmentalists, then we've got a circular-firing-squad problem. We enviros are all on the same team, remember -- pushing for a cleaner, greener, saner, kinder world. We should be fighting apathy and pollutocrats, not each other. …
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Award-winning journalist and pretty good mom Michelle Nijhuis writes about science and the environment from western Colorado. Follow her on Twitter.