Here's one for all my hip, young readers. (Does Compass have any of those? Hmmm. I wonder.) Anyway, over at Bottleworld, a site that describes itself as an "irreverent, informed online magazine about the environment," the mysterious bottleman goes mano-a-mano with a familiar conundrum. The problem is raised by a reader, who writes to ask, in effect: Which is more sustainable: The back-to-the-Earth rural retreat or the eco-aware urban existence? Put another way: Who's greener? City mouse or country mouse?
In a valiant attempt to answer the question, bottleman sets up an imaginary (and slightly risque) 'cage match' between two friends who fit the respective profiles, then lets the footprint calculator act as referee. In terms of sensibilities, it's like World Wrestling Federation meets World Wildlife Fund with a little Austin Powers thrown in.
Sound like fun, kids? Okay, then, get ready to rumble.