Maybe, as part of your New Year’s resolutions, you’ve thought it would be a good idea to be more environmentally aware.
So you start reading labels. You ask questions. You trace the life cycle of the most essential products and services you use back to their origins — fruits and vegetables, say, or transportation — and you realize that the variables get very complicated, very fast.
Pesticides versus labor costs. Fossil fuels. Water footprint. CO2 stocks. And that’s just for the apple you picked up at the grocery store.