mrniji
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What Do You Do For The Environment?

Wed Mar 29, 2006 7:44 pm

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?
"The earth provides enough resources for everyone's need, but not for some people's greed." (Gandhi)
 
kiwiandrew

RE: What Do You Do For The Environment?

Wed Mar 29, 2006 7:46 pm

what has the environment ever done for me ?
 
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RE: What Do You Do For The Environment?

Wed Mar 29, 2006 8:38 pm

I try to turn off the lights when I leave a room.
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RE: What Do You Do For The Environment?

Wed Mar 29, 2006 8:53 pm

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.
 
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RE: What Do You Do For The Environment?

Wed Mar 29, 2006 9:19 pm

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.
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RE: What Do You Do For The Environment?

Wed Mar 29, 2006 9:45 pm

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
 
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RE: What Do You Do For The Environment?

Wed Mar 29, 2006 9:51 pm

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
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RE: What Do You Do For The Environment?

Wed Mar 29, 2006 9:51 pm

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
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kiwiandrew

RE: What Do You Do For The Environment?

Wed Mar 29, 2006 9:54 pm

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]
 
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RE: What Do You Do For The Environment?

Wed Mar 29, 2006 9:58 pm

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?
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RE: What Do You Do For The Environment?

Wed Mar 29, 2006 10:04 pm

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
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RE: What Do You Do For The Environment?

Wed Mar 29, 2006 10:04 pm

I use a solar water heater.
Recycle water and soda/beer bottles and cans.
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RE: What Do You Do For The Environment?

Wed Mar 29, 2006 10:08 pm

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]
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RE: What Do You Do For The Environment?

Wed Mar 29, 2006 10:14 pm

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
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RE: What Do You Do For The Environment?

Wed Mar 29, 2006 10:17 pm

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
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RE: What Do You Do For The Environment?

Wed Mar 29, 2006 10:19 pm

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
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RE: What Do You Do For The Environment?

Wed Mar 29, 2006 10:27 pm

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
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RE: What Do You Do For The Environment?

Wed Mar 29, 2006 10:31 pm

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
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RE: What Do You Do For The Environment?

Wed Mar 29, 2006 10:35 pm

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.
 
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RE: What Do You Do For The Environment?

Wed Mar 29, 2006 10:36 pm

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.)
 
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RE: What Do You Do For The Environment?

Wed Mar 29, 2006 10:41 pm

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...
 
kiwiandrew

RE: What Do You Do For The Environment?

Wed Mar 29, 2006 10:43 pm

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
 
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RE: What Do You Do For The Environment?

Wed Mar 29, 2006 10:43 pm

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

:-P
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RE: What Do You Do For The Environment?

Wed Mar 29, 2006 10:45 pm

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

So do most French pepole think Big grin
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RE: What Do You Do For The Environment?

Wed Mar 29, 2006 10:47 pm

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.
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RE: What Do You Do For The Environment?

Wed Mar 29, 2006 10:50 pm

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

 yuck   yuck   yuck 

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 increasing the population  Wink
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RE: What Do You Do For The Environment?

Wed Mar 29, 2006 10:56 pm

Quoting Cornish (Reply 25):
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 increasing the population

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.

 tongue 
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RE: What Do You Do For The Environment?

Wed Mar 29, 2006 10:56 pm

Quoting Cornish (Reply 25):
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 increasing the population Wink

Well said  Smile
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RE: What Do You Do For The Environment?

Wed Mar 29, 2006 10:59 pm

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 Europe drive with tires pressurized lower than prescribed by their manufacturer. This could cause your gas consumption (and emissions) go up by 20%, not to mention shorter life for your tires (and resulting waste from used tires) and also implications for the SAFETY and HANDLING properties of your car.

[Edited 2006-03-29 15:30:14]
 
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RE: What Do You Do For The Environment?

Wed Mar 29, 2006 11:01 pm

Quoting L410Turbolet (Reply 28):
how often do you check pressure of your car's tires???
I remember reading somewhere that as many as 2/3 of cars in Europe drive with tires pressurized lower than prescribed by their manufacturer. This could cause your gas consumption (and emissions) go up by 20%, not to mention shorter life for your tires (and resulting waste from used tires).

Great tip, thanks!
 
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RE: What Do You Do For The Environment?

Wed Mar 29, 2006 11:01 pm

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 27):
Well said

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 in Kirk-emissions by 2015 - your days are numbered...
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RE: What Do You Do For The Environment?

Wed Mar 29, 2006 11:06 pm

Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 30):
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 in Kirk-emissions by 2015 - your days are numbered...

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  Wink  duck 
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RE: What Do You Do For The Environment?

Wed Mar 29, 2006 11:07 pm

Quoting Cornish (Reply 31):
it seems he hasn't been banned for at least a week

Tsk tsk - standards are slipping ! I blame the socialists.
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RE: What Do You Do For The Environment?

Wed Mar 29, 2006 11:08 pm

Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 26):
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.

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  Wink
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RE: What Do You Do For The Environment?

Wed Mar 29, 2006 11:09 pm

Quoting L410Turbolet (Reply 28):
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 cars in Europe drive with tires pressurized lower than prescribed by their manufacturer. This could cause your gas consumption (and emissions) go up by 20%, not to mention shorter life for your tires (and resulting waste from used tires).

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. Did the same with my parents car!
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RE: What Do You Do For The Environment?

Wed Mar 29, 2006 11:55 pm

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, but that's it already.

Patrick
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RE: What Do You Do For The Environment?

Thu Mar 30, 2006 12:22 am

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 as it would take me to get to work.

There is a big difference between American and European cities. European cities are much more compact. The size of the United States has allowed us to sprawl across the country and not live in compact population centers.

While certain cities like NY lend themselves well to public transportation, cities like Miami, Atlanta, Los Angeles with their huge suburbs just don't have a public transportation network which makes it practical for people to commute using these methods.

When I lived in Atlanta (actually Sandy Springs [a northern suburb of Atlanta]) I tried to use MARTA to go to work as my office was right over a MARTA station. It required that I get up 1/2 hour earlier. Drive 5 miles to the nearest MARTA station (there was no bus that ran from my apartment complex to the station). Fight for a parking spot for over 20 minutes and on many occassions never finding one (they had less than 300 spots at the Perimeter Mall station). Take the train for 30 minutes - which was great because instead of battling traffic I could read the newspaper or work on my laptop.

In the evenings I had to repeat the process. However, after 7 PM the trains only ran once every half an hour so it really became a pain.

Until public transportation becomes much more convenient in the US - the way it is throughout most of Europe, it will never be a major part of the solution in most American cities.
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RE: What Do You Do For The Environment?

Thu Mar 30, 2006 12:27 am

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 35):
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, but that's it already.

Patrick

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 environment than anyone else...
 
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RE: What Do You Do For The Environment?

Thu Mar 30, 2006 2:22 am

Quoting Kiwiandrew (Reply 21):
you mean that I am actually an eco-terrorist

The sooner you realize that we will never win, the better. Just when you think life couldn't suck any more, it bites.

Cheers
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RE: What Do You Do For The Environment?

Thu Mar 30, 2006 2:45 am

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 free. Unpaid labour !! What a scam.  duck   flamed 

And quite often your paper and aluminum can sits beside my compost and egg cartons in the same heap of crap. After all your hard work you are not paid and your vision of a cleaner environment is tarnished with molded cheese sludge. mad 

And before you flame me, i do my part by turning down the heat in winter and turning down the AC in summer, i use eco friendly cleaners, energy efficient light bulbs and appliances, i drive a fuel efficient car and YES, i do recycle. It's just that the companies doing all the work in the end, well, are not working to their potential.

Green is good, but for most, the green equals money.  mad 
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RE: What Do You Do For The Environment?

Thu Mar 30, 2006 2:51 am

Quoting Doona (Reply 38):
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

tack Mats ! I'll just go off and slash my wrists now ... tell me , are all Swedes as optimistic and positive as you ? Big grin
 
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RE: What Do You Do For The Environment?

Thu Mar 30, 2006 2:51 am

Quoting KROC (Reply 37):
Careful Patrick. You wouldn't want Superfly to give you the 'setting the standard' lecture

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 embassy in Germany "clowns". I don't know what some people expect from us mods, we are not only mods but also very active forum users, and when the idiots in the embassy are behaving like clowns, I have the good right to call them so.

Patrick
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RE: What Do You Do For The Environment?

Thu Mar 30, 2006 2:54 am

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 41):
I experience this very often in the Civil Aviation Forum

Brave man  Wink
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RE: What Do You Do For The Environment?

Thu Mar 30, 2006 2:58 am

Quoting Kiwiandrew (Reply 40):

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 environment, does anyone in the world really hold any optimism? As long as a few huge countries keep spewing out all the shit, what difference does it make if a Swede or a Kiwi sorts his rubbish? Whoa, I need a beer.

Cheers
Mats
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RE: What Do You Do For The Environment?

Thu Mar 30, 2006 3:01 am

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 41):
don't know what some people expect from us mods,

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 renewable energy companies (to get to the topic again). That's all of it so far  Wink
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RE: What Do You Do For The Environment?

Thu Mar 30, 2006 3:11 am

Quoting Mrniji (Reply 44):
to send me a weekly envelope containing at least US$ 100

Havn't you recieved yours? Too bad.  Wink
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RE: What Do You Do For The Environment?

Thu Mar 30, 2006 4:41 am

So you got one of your boyz to join in huh, KROC?
If this is entertainment to you, carry on.
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RE: What Do You Do For The Environment?

Thu Mar 30, 2006 4:43 am

Quoting Superfly (Reply 46):
So you got one of your boyz to join in huh, KROC?
If this is entertainment to you, carry on.

Yeah, I have one of my "boyz". Any time you want to get over yourself, feel free too.
 
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RE: What Do You Do For The Environment?

Thu Mar 30, 2006 6:00 am

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

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 the face and stole my lunch money. That was uncalled for.

Anywho:

Neither my wife nor I have a car, and we have a toddler now. We take public transportation, walk, or bike. Pope is right that in many places in America you can't do that, but we decided to only live where we could. Quality of life is higher too...

Mostly fourescent bulbs in the apartment and energy-efficient bulbs

Recycling.

We fly too much though...between family, work, and pleasure...
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RE: What Do You Do For The Environment?

Thu Mar 30, 2006 6:23 am

-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 small contribution to the environment, but it also saves me money.

-I recycle my grocery store plastic bags. I don't recycle plastic and glass because my apartment complex doesn't have the proper containers for recycling those. The nearest facilities are at least 15-20 miles each way, which means I'd have to drive my POS and pollute the environment in the process, cancelling the reason of my trip. Unless someone can point me to something that shows I'm hurting the environment more by not recycling a few plastic and glass containers a month versus spewing pollutants over the course of 30-40 miles to make the trip to go recycle said containers.

In my brief time as a hockey journalist for my school paper, I was appalled to see the amount of paper handed out to the media that will most likely get thrown away when the game is over (media guides for that game, intermission reports, scores from around the league, etc.) and not a recycling bin in sight at the AT&T Center. I just hope it's not the same way when the Spurs play and the number of media coverage increases exponentially.
Oh no, she's getting impatient! Take a stab at it!

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