Illustrated by EEK.
We need to take care of our planet. It’s literally the only one we’ve got (until we colonize TOI 700 d) . But right now we live in a time where convenience and sustainability are crazy far apart. I make a genuine effort to buy green products and drive a car that won’t doom our species. Sustainability is even one of taleas’ three core principles. However, the market has yet to make a lot of these planet-friendly products accessible and affordable. I would gladly buy a battery-powered or - better yet - bio-algae powered car, but they’ll still be delivered on the flatbed of a diesel-powered truck. Going green is still quite expensive and, sadly, not every industry is doing it. None of this is to say that I don’t have a strong desire to help the planet, I definitely do. I live here after all. But I am eager for a day when all classes and societal levels can buy green products, not just those at the top.
A cleaning supply salesman holding on to a tiny hand duster gesturing overwhelmingly explains to a witch, "This is our eco-model: it uses 95% less wood and straw!" The background shows brooms under a "Classics" sign with a 50% off sticker, and vacuums sit under a "Latest Models" sign. Two little red eyes peer out of a dark mouse hole among the brooms.
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