Occasionally I take a look at a blog called No Impact Man - the project of a guy who lives on the Upper West Side of Manhattan who spent a year living in a way that was (almost) completely carbon neutral. Now he has a book and, I think, a movie about his experience. All this could possibly add up to him being a kind of self-righteous jerk but his blog suggests otherwise. I was particularly struck by this post.
In it, he wonders if we are going about trashing our planet, shouldn't we at least be having a much better time?