Lorraine Courtney: 'Why rampant hypocrisy of eco activists is doing more harm than good to our planet'

Controversy: Elizabeth May, the leader of Canada’s Green Party, before and after the picture was ‘doctored’ to remove a disposable cup

Lorraine Courtney

It's not easy being green. It's so hard that this week Canada's Green Party admitted to photoshopping a disposable cup out of a photo of party leader Elizabeth May ahead of next month's election. It replaced it with a reusable version and metal straw. But I've rarely seen an eco-activist, online or off, who wasn't a hypocrite.