I’m an enthusiastic observer of trends; it’s a prerequisite for my profession. Earlier this month at a luncheon for Preston Manning, Canada’s former federal opposition leader, my trend radar picked up a signal. Eco-etiquette.
Although I can’t take credit for coining this expression, the proverbial light bulb went off during Mr. Manning’s speech. Frequently hailed as a visionary, he spoke about the environment and the effectiveness of regulations and legislation. His message was clear — we as individuals must become more accountable and not rely on government rulings to do the right thing. “Protecting the environment is a relationship between the land and its people,” he said, quoting a student protégé.