What is a Carborexic?
A carborexic is someone who has developed an intense level of obsession with living in an environmentally friendly way. This term is a portmanteau of “carbon” as in “carbon emissions” and “anorexic,” an eating disorder in which people attempt to eat as little as possible. Some people feel that carborexia demonstrates an unhealthy level of obsession, while people are heavily committed to an environmentally friendly lifestyle may argue that a carborexic is simply really into caring about the environment. You may also hear carborexia referred to as “greenorexia” or “deep green,” referencing the slang term “green” used to describe environmentally friendly activities. Many people are growing aware of the fact that the environment is facing a variety of problems, some of which are major, as a result of human activity. Practices like recycling, energy efficiency, and being generally more aware of the environment are widely encouraged, but a carborexic takes these practices to a new level. For