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What Do You Do For The Environment?  
User currently offlineMrniji From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1791 times:

Following the GHG Kyoto Thread,

Is Global Warming Truly Upon Us...... (by Alberchico Mar 27 2006 in Non Aviation)

I thought to open a thread with the above question, as I believe the best prevention and cure for environmental desasters happens on the individual level.. and this is the sphere to combat any cataclysm.

So what are your own initiatives? Me:

- We installed a small solar plant on our roof top, generating electricity, funded with a cheap bond by the German Government. The electricity is sold to the grid at subsidized prices, so no collection problems, but a roadmap for clean decentralized energy!

- I do not own a car (and will probably only own one in the future when it is not possible to do without), but use public transport, and if the latter is not possible, use my mountain bike.. that also keeps me fit!

- I am very conscious in separating my garbage (though it might end at in the same dump again  Sad )

- My energy and heating consumption is very economical - eco-friendly bulbs, rather wear warm clothes than heating

- I use eco-friendly cleaning stuff and buy eco-friendly utilities for all other kind of stuff, even if it's more expansive (and yes, I am NOT rich at all, but believe that in the long term the positive effects will enter my pocket again  Wink )

- I use receycling paper and products, never use plastic cups etc but rather, when catering is demanded, rely on "conventional curtlery"

this is out of my head.. so what do you do?

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User currently offlineKiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8488 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1791 times:
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what has the environment ever done for me ?


Moderation in all things ... including moderation ;-)
User currently offlineNeilYYZ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1778 times:

I try to turn off the lights when I leave a room.

User currently offlineAndesSMF From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1771 times:

Found your thread, and I didnt realize the rest of what I do.

Solar panels. I have not been able to do that yet, and probably not in this house, since it has a tile roof that makes it very difficult to install.

Cleaning supplies. We actually use very little, normally Ajax to clean the bathrooms and water with a little soap for the floors. We use washable towels to clean the floor.

No pesticides or insecticides around the house or the yard.

Turned the heat down once the kids got a little older. Turn it down further at night. Open windows when possible to cool the house at night, then close them during the day to keep the house cool. We hardly ever need to use the A/C at night. Cant even sleep with any A/C on now.

I have several other projects to do. Will install motion sensor for the lights in many rooms around the house. Need a fan in the attic to bring in cool night air, to keep the house even cooler during the summer.

Thats what I do.


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39478 posts, RR: 75
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1768 times:

I use public transportation to & from work
Ride my bicycle for my daily errands.
Recycle all of my beer bottles.
Rarley drive my car.
By LPs & 8track tapes and reel to reel tapes so they don't end up in landfills. They aren't biodegradable and they sound better than CDs.  Smile
I support my local pot-grower.
I support my local worker-owned co-op organic friendly grocer.



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1759 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 4):
I use public transportation to & from work
Ride my bicycle for my daily errands.



Quoting Superfly (Reply 4):
Rarley drive my car.

But when you do drive your 1970's pos is sucks down more gas and pumps out more pollution that most people who drive their newer cars 24-7. You're so benevolent.  Yeah sure


User currently offlineMrniji From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1755 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 4):
Recycle all of my beer bottles.

So how often do you bring them to the central collection container? Twice a day? Big grin - maybe you should install a direct tap to the brewery, that would save even more energy and ease your life tremendously  Wink


User currently offlineDoona From Sweden, joined Feb 2005, 3759 posts, RR: 13
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1755 times:

Quoting Kiwiandrew (Reply 1):
what has the environment ever done for me ?

Amen to that.

Still, I use public transportation or walk, or ride my bicycle when I need to go somewhere... Let's see, what else? Sort my garbage, since the landlord will yell at me if I don't... That's pretty much it, I think...

Cheers
Mats



Sure, we're concerned for our lives. Just not as concerned as saving 9 bucks on a roundtrip to Ft. Myers.
User currently offlineKiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8488 posts, RR: 14
Reply 8, posted (8 years 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1752 times:
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actually I have thought of something to I do for the environment ( something that virtually no-one else in this city does ) ... I clean up after my dog when she craps in public


edited to add: yes , I use biodegradable "doggy-bags"

[Edited 2006-03-29 13:58:11]


Moderation in all things ... including moderation ;-)
User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39478 posts, RR: 75
Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1747 times:

Quoting Mrniji (Reply 6):
So how often do you bring them to the central collection container? Twice a day?

Nah, the city comes by once a week to take my 128+ bottles away in a separate blue container.

Quoting KROC (Reply 5):
But when you do drive your 1970's pos

Umm, are FORUM MODERATORS allowed to insult other members?
Aren't you supposed to be one of the pillars of this site in upholding the integrity of the forums?
Have the rules changed to suite people like yourself Mr. Cilani?



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24810 posts, RR: 56
Reply 10, posted (8 years 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1739 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 9):
Umm, are FORUM MODERATORS allowed to insult other members?
Aren't you supposed to be one of the pillars of this site in upholding the integrity of the forums?
Have the rules changed to suite people like yourself Mr. Cilani?

One rule for them, another rule for others  stirthepot  duck 

Anyway, I take public transport and I recycle stuff like paper, cans etc



When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineLY7E7 From Israel, joined Jun 2004, 2232 posts, RR: 19
Reply 11, posted (8 years 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1739 times:

I use a solar water heater.
Recycle water and soda/beer bottles and cans.



2 things are endless: ignorance and space
User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39478 posts, RR: 75
Reply 12, posted (8 years 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1737 times:

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 10):
One rule for them, another rule for others

Oh I get it now.   mad 

Back on topic.
I also recommend biodiesel (greasels) to those who are looking for a used eco-friendly automobile.

By the way, I only put about 3000 miles on my car per year. That is what most Californians put on there car in 3 months.

[Edited 2006-03-29 14:10:25]


Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineDoona From Sweden, joined Feb 2005, 3759 posts, RR: 13
Reply 13, posted (8 years 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1726 times:

Quoting Kiwiandrew (Reply 8):
actually I have thought of something to I do for the environment ( something that virtually no-one else in this city does ) ... I clean up after my dog when she craps in public

Isn't shit actually good for the environment? So can we say that you are really hurting nature when you clean up after your dog?

Cheers
Mats



Sure, we're concerned for our lives. Just not as concerned as saving 9 bucks on a roundtrip to Ft. Myers.
User currently offlineMrniji From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1724 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 12):
Quoting Gkirk (Reply 10):
One rule for them, another rule for others

Oh I get it now.

Back on topic.
I also recommend biodiesel (greasels) to those who are looking for a used eco-friendly automobile.

And I don't drive a single mile, because I do not know how to drive

Signed,
KROC


User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24810 posts, RR: 56
Reply 15, posted (8 years 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1721 times:

Quoting Mrniji (Reply 14):
And I don't drive a single mile, because I do not know how to drive

Signed,
KROC

Way to swing and miss  Yeah sure  Wink



When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineMrniji From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (8 years 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1713 times:

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 15):
Quoting Mrniji (Reply 14):
And I don't drive a single mile, because I do not know how to drive

Signed,
KROC


Way to swing and miss

Me too! I don't use a drop of patrol or Biodiesel! I just ride my tricycle everywhere! My dad installed me an extra carrying wheel, so I don't fall on my nose

Signed,
GKirk

 Wink


User currently offlineDoona From Sweden, joined Feb 2005, 3759 posts, RR: 13
Reply 17, posted (8 years 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1709 times:

Quoting Mrniji (Reply 16):

Calm down, Mrniji. We all know that Gkirk does plenty when it comes to recycling, for example he's the largest supplier of sheeps' wool in the northern hemisphere.

(I know it's old, but I don't give a rat's ass...)

Cheers
Mats



Sure, we're concerned for our lives. Just not as concerned as saving 9 bucks on a roundtrip to Ft. Myers.
User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (8 years 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1708 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 9):
Umm, are FORUM MODERATORS allowed to insult other members?
Aren't you supposed to be one of the pillars of this site in upholding the integrity of the forums?
Have the rules changed to suite people like yourself Mr. Cilani?

Sorry, I had no idea calling your raggedy gas guzzling oil burning car a POS would harm your fragile sense of sensibility.  Yeah sure

Quoting Mrniji (Reply 14):
And I don't drive a single mile, because I do not know how to drive

Signed,
KROC

This is the all-time WORST signed-by post ever. Well done Subin.

Quoting Mrniji (Reply 16):
Me too! I don't use a drop of patrol or Biodiesel! I just ride my tricycle everywhere! My dad installed me an extra carrying wheel, so I don't fall on my nose

Signed,
GKirk

And he follows it up with the second all-time worst signed by post. Well done Subin.


User currently offline767Lover From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (8 years 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1705 times:

I recycle newspaper and magazines (I have to take them to a place rather than having them picked up).

I drive a car with great gas mileage (Honda) even though I would LOVE the space of an SUV or a truck...so I consider this a sacrifice.

I live in a small home -- I'm not heating/cooling space I don't use. There are no "extra rooms" here.

I always combine errands (i.e., hit the bank, dry cleaners, grocery, etc in one circle rather than home and out again).

I walk to places close enough. (Lunch, etc.)


User currently offlineByronsterk From Netherlands, joined Jul 2005, 155 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (8 years 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1702 times:

My parents drive one of those hybrid cars, and we've got solar panels on the roof. But i think all my flying compensates for that Big grin


Helicopters can't fly, there just so ugly the earth repells them...
User currently offlineKiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8488 posts, RR: 14
Reply 21, posted (8 years 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1700 times:
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Quoting Doona (Reply 13):
Isn't shit actually good for the environment? So can we say that you are really hurting nature when you clean up after your dog?

Cheers
Mats

dammit ... you mean that I am actually an eco-terrorist and all the Belgians are being environmentally aware when they get their dogs to decorate the cityscape ... well there goes my feeling of smug superiority ... on that basis I guess Bruxelles must be the most eco-friendly city I have ever been to



Moderation in all things ... including moderation ;-)
User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (8 years 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1700 times:

I exist, thereby enhancing and beautifying the environment beyond all recognition.

:-P


User currently offlineByronsterk From Netherlands, joined Jul 2005, 155 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (8 years 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1695 times:

Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 22):
I exist, thereby enhancing and beautifying the environment beyond all recognition.

So do most French pepole think Big grin



Helicopters can't fly, there just so ugly the earth repells them...
User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (8 years 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1695 times:

Quoting Byronsterk (Reply 23):
So do most French pepole think

This is true, but in their case it's not true - I'm not French, I just live here.


25 Post contains images Cornish : What you meant to say is that you don't stand a chance of pulling and therefore creating children - therefore benefiting the environment by not incre
26 Post contains images JGPH1A : At least I am not the one exempted by specific rider to the French law on wearing the Hijab, in order to comply with EU Health and Safety regulations
27 Post contains images Gkirk : Well said
28 L410Turbolet : Speaking of environment: BTW, how often do you check pressure of your car's tires??? I remember reading somewhere that as many as 2/3 of all cars in E
29 767Lover : Great tip, thanks!
30 JGPH1A : This from the putrescent little bio-hazard who has a whole chapter dedicated to him in the Kyoto Accords ! The UK has signed up to a 100% reduction i
31 Post contains images Cornish : I thought the A.net moderators were trying to cut down on Kirk-emissions but it seems he hasn't been banned for at least a week
32 JGPH1A : Tsk tsk - standards are slipping ! I blame the socialists.
33 Post contains images Cornish : Said by someone who always goes round with a paper bag on his head - doubtless to try and get the last French Fries out of the bottom
34 Mrniji : Excellent point! I was told the same by a gas patrol gay and conveyed this to other people, who correspondingly checked their tires and filled air. D
35 Sabena332 : To be honest, I don't care much for the environment and I do only the usual stuff like buying drinks in returnable bottles and do waste separation, bu
36 Pope : I would like to take public transportation but it simply isn't available to / from work. I would have to drive almost as far just to get to a bus stop
37 KROC : Careful Patrick. You wouldn't want Superfly to give you the 'setting the standard' lecture that moderators are supposed to be doing more for the envi
38 Doona : The sooner you realize that we will never win, the better. Just when you think life couldn't suck any more, it bites. Cheers Mats
39 Post contains images YooYoo : What do i do? I own stock in several recycling and waste trucking companies that reek the benefits of you people doing their work separating waste for
40 Post contains images Kiwiandrew : tack Mats ! I'll just go off and slash my wrists now ... tell me , are all Swedes as optimistic and positive as you ?
41 Sabena332 : I experience this very often in the Civil Aviation Forum, two users complained at Johan about me because I called the employees of the Russian embass
42 Post contains images YooYoo : Brave man
43 Doona : Well, Andrew, I'm half Irish so I think I'm slightly more optimistic and jolly than most Swedes, as a matter of fact. But when it comes to the enviro
44 Post contains images Mrniji : Well, I expect you to obey and follow all my wishes, to send me a weekly envelope containing at least US$ 100, along with some shares of profitable r
45 Post contains images YooYoo : Havn't you recieved yours? Too bad.
46 Superfly : So you got one of your boyz to join in huh, KROC? If this is entertainment to you, carry on.
47 KROC : Yeah, I have one of my "boyz". Any time you want to get over yourself, feel free too.
48 N229NW : Oh, I don't know, give you air to breathe, water to drink...but you know, one time when I was at recess in sixth grade, the envirnoment punched me in
49 Senorcarnival : -I take the bus to school, although I do drive my car 6 miles round-trip (but it's only twice a week) to a Park and Ride facility. Not only is it my s
50 Post contains images TS-IOR : I drive a Euro5 truck and adjust my speed to the manufacturer standards, by keeping my self in the green area, so as i burn less diesel and have a bet
51 LINATHJNX : I am happy that you look very attentive to environment as I am trying to be same. But there's one thing that drives me mad whenever I go to any beach
52 L410Turbolet : These energy-efficient bulbs. I think the energy-saving aspect is without a doubt (at least I don't have a proof of the contrary), however they seem
53 AndesSMF : I've had issues with fluorescent bulbs in the past. But the last round that I have purchased in the last three years are still fine and never had the
54 L410Turbolet : I bought them because the el-cheapo ones usually have awful "temperature" of the light.
55 Post contains images YOWza : I frequently fertilize my neighbours lawns when I get home late at night from nights on the town. I have to say my neighbour Mike's lawn was beutifull
56 N229NW : With the ones in the US, I have had great experience. I bought many almost five years ago and not a single one has needed to be replaced yet. With Eu
57 Planesarecool : I think we should get paid for recycling like in California. At my friend's house near SD, they got nearly $15 for recycling a months worth of cans. T
58 Tbar220 : Wow, please tell me you aren't serious... For myself, I walk or rollerblade to work whenever I can. If weather is not good, I will use public transpo
59 Gilligan : I go out to a National Park several times a year and contribute to the compost by laying a big steaming pile on the ground second morning I'm out. Oth
60 KL671 : Incandescent bulbs give out mostly heat and a just a little bit of light. The heat given off will reduce the amount of electricity, gas or oil you ne
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