We should really be willing to exercise some forethought when we try to take care of the planet.
Compact fluorescent light bulbs save energy, but disposal is tricky, because they contain mercury, and when broken become a toxic environmental hazard. (Click here to read about the dangers and cost of breaking one...)
Rumor has it our attempts to fix the ozone hole back in the late 80's may have contributed to Global warming. That's what it says in USA Today.
And the new, "green" Gaia Napa Valley Hotel and Spa in California, which features low-flow toilets and solar power now (in addition to the usual Gideon-issue Bible) keeps copies of Al Gore's global warming book in its rooms. Maybe they're trying to conserve toilet paper.