Ha, me too, don't consider myself a green person, but a practical side to this story. We just cannot continue to burn up our natural resources that took millions of years to develop.sigh...
I give up.
In the turn of the last century, everybody was walking and going to school. Some used the railroads, can see that in any town, small homes on 30 foot lots near the railroad station. With the automobile in particular after WWII, to save on property taxes and get a little green grass. It was cheaper to commute, GM and Exxon played a strong role in that by buying up interurban railroads and closing them down. But we had anti-trust laws back then, for each railroad were hit with an excruciating 5,000 buck fine.
Today we are all dependent on the automobile, now they have us where they want us. Just bend over and smile.