"I can hardly believe someone who unnecessarily drives a v8 or has 6 tires is putting such effort forth for the earth. A hot item for hunters now is to completely saturate their camping spot with a gallon jug of bug spray, "so ants don't get in our tent". Four hours ago I had this this conversation at Walmart with a guy buying it, no he didn't have reusable bags in his cart and if I followed him I doubt he drove a Prius."
I see the point you are trying to make and I understand why you are upset. I still stand by my original response that you may not like the size of the vehicle, the waste at Wallmart and so forth, but you are still only seeing and considering a very small part of how a person impacts this planet. I could make you a list of things that would make me look very good as far as my carbon footprint; then I would have to tell you that my going back to Europe regularly, my driving all the way to Northern Cal for a weekend trip, the insane number of pets I have had over the years, more than offset that number.
I am just pointing out that this is just a tiny part of it. I have said this before here on BPL, but where I live, the Highway runs through town and on a weekly basis I see someone walking across it, making several big rigs come to a complete stop, instead of waiting a minute. This is done without much concern for their own safety, and often with attitude and entitlement. Some of these people may feel that their walking to work makes them better than these wasteful big rig drivers that pollute the earth. Well, with the amount of carbon that these heavy trucks are putting out to get going again from a complete stop, the pedestrian might as well been driving around in their vehicle the entire day in circles.
There have been many in depth threads about this subject here on Bpl, "The carbon Flame War" being the main, ongoing one. People are going to disagree, but no one wants to be painted as someone who is worse than someone else based on what car they drive, and they should not. The Prius driver may be the same person that re uses plastic bags, but she also may be someone unaware of all the ways in which we impact the environment. Right now its ok to tell someone they should not drive a big wasteful vehicle, but it's not ok to count their kids and pets and square footage of their house, and miles flown etc.