Index finger and thumb curled toward one another in a closed circle with other fingers raised. OK.
Index and middle finger raised together in a V shape with palm facing forward. Peace.
Middle finger raised alone with back of hand facing forward...
So, different symbols mean different things. Very different things. Regardless they all communicate something quickly and in an easily identifiable way.
Up to this point, the green movement did not have a symbol. There was the ever-present stylized leaf. There was the three-arrowed recycling symbol. But surprisingly, there was no compelling image that simply communicated and celebrated the commitment, dedication, energy and pride that countless people and businesses are taking to help safeguard the environment.
To fill this void, Greensender.com recently developed the Green Pride flag.
Composed of six horizontal bars in varying shades of green, the flying of this flag does not require a certification that proves adherence to a set of strict guidelines. Its a self-selecting movement and participation is open to any person or organization that is working to make environmental progress. Green Pride places a priority on participation and a commitment to doing more each day. If youre participating, if youre doing more each day -- that should be a source of great pride.
Editor's note: The green pride flag is on sale for $50.
- Michael Aaron
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