Buying green products and pestering your congressman/woman would be good ways to get both corporations and the politicians to change their ways. It is sad that due to the economic downturn not many families will have the luxury to pay extra for green products. I think that environmental disasters will in the long run cost more and more, meaning that the economy will get to be even worse - looks like a possible downward spiral unless government steps in. These are some hard decisions to make and few, if any, politicians will make them just so they can save their seat in congress or the senate. Even if they make the decision, there's a good likelihood that their short-sighted constituents boot them out in the next elections and the incumbent overrules all the good things that were done.