Call me an optimist, but I think it'll be more far-reaching this time. I wasn't really around for the last movement, & don't know so much about it, but I think that this movement has more scientific data behind it. There are still people who argue that global warming is a myth, but there are less of them. I believe the Kyoto Protocol would be considered part of the movement, & I don't think that's going to go away in a year or so.
Myself, I'm easing more into the environmental movement. I buy a lot of organic produce & I'm aiming to buy more & more each month. I'm also trying to buy more from farmer's markets, but it's often very hard to buy both local and
organic (as I'm sure many of you know).
As the nasty cleaning supplies get used uo, I'm buying better ones, or experiementing with white vinegar & water solutions. I've got those nifty energy-saver lightbulbs in every fixture that will take them. & I'm bringing more of my clothing back from the laudromat to airdry around my apartment, instead of using the dryer.
I don't see myself buying a home anytime soon, but if I do, environmental concerns will be included in my home-buying priorities. I've love to add solar panels to a home, & sell back energy to the electric company.
I'm not so fond of handing over my head-earned $$$, but I do believe in letter and/or email writing.
When I invest, I generally do index funds, but I'm considering buying some stocks of excellent environmental companies, as a way to show support. I probably wouldn't include those in my portfolio, per se. I don't necessarily expect them to earn my money or finance my retirement (though I'd love it if they did!). But I think buying them would be a good show of support.