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Going Green
« on: April 28, 2008, 07:29:37 PM »

Hey box. As Earth Week has just ended, I was wondering what other shadowboxers are doing, if anything, to help the environment?

I have not done a whole lot at home, but I've been working in my school to encourage recycling among peers etc. Dorky, I know, but it makes me feel like I'm contributing.
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Re: Going Green
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2008, 07:44:17 PM »

We switched the lights in my room to ones that use less energy. Sure, they don't actually light my room to well, but it helps. And no lights on during the day.
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Re: Going Green
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2008, 11:18:19 PM »

I Kill and Eat Cows
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Methane factories
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Re: Going Green
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2008, 11:45:10 PM »

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Re: Going Green
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2008, 01:56:23 AM »

recycling paper/plastics, energy-efficient bulbs, sealing windows in winter, driving 65 instead of 75 when possible in the kill-or-be-killed arena that is Detroit traffic.
My one indulgence is long showers.

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Re: Going Green
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2008, 02:21:30 AM »

I pretty well lack social life so I tend to go two places majority of the time: work and apartment. This happens year around, so eat that 1 week only people
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Re: Going Green
« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2008, 02:40:52 AM »

I recycle pretty much everything. I don't drive cars or fly in planes (if this sounds like a huge sacrifice to some, believe me, to me it really isn't. I hate cars, can't drive, don't like flying and can't afford either anyway.) I try to be mindful in my everyday existence.

I'm forever turning off lights and unplugging things.. but that's more to do with being thrifty and saving me money than saving the planet.
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Re: Going Green
« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2008, 07:51:18 AM »

Don't turn things off if you are just leaving them unattended for a short while. It costs more to run many electrical devices than it does to run them for a few hours. Stereo equipment runs doubly. You are shortening the life of the device when you turn it on and off a lot. Computers too.
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Re: Going Green
« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2008, 11:01:49 PM »

As soon as my wrists are better most my transportation needs will be taken up by my 60 plus mile per gallon favorite toy in the world (here she is in the bottom left on the way up to North Conway, for her first off-road ride just about one week after I bought it, damn I need to ride again).

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Re: Going Green
« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2008, 12:24:07 AM »

I avoid buying too much useless crap. The world has enough crap in it. I do not want to encourage it to make more.
I don't drive a car (can't - don't have a licence and won't ever get one). I recycle. I only use safe biodegradable cleaning products in my house.

I don't find any of these things to be difficult - despite the fact that my sister (who is a crap addicted, petrol guzzling, chemical using non recycler) feels that I am insane.

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Re: Going Green
« Reply #10 on: April 30, 2008, 01:13:04 AM »

The same. Feeling gitty while passing by the neighbor's Hummer (did they buy their kid that?!?), being a people-hater in my bad moods. I hate my neighborhood for having too many SUV's and not enough pedestrians D:<
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Re: Going Green
« Reply #11 on: April 30, 2008, 01:19:45 AM »

I killed two cows; they produce tons of methane.
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Re: Going Green
« Reply #12 on: April 30, 2008, 07:56:44 AM »

Not having a car or driver's license is not an option for me or any person where I live or in my line of work or in my brother's line of work or with my traveling desires.

Not having a license at all is ridiculous...especially for environmental reasons. When someone, in an emergency, needs a driver, people have made themselves useless by deciding they aren't even going to learn how to drive.
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Re: Going Green
« Reply #13 on: April 30, 2008, 09:01:11 AM »

Not having a car or driver's license is not an option for me or any person where I live or in my line of work or in my brother's line of work or with my traveling desires.

Not having a license at all is ridiculous...especially for environmental reasons. When someone, in an emergency, needs a driver, people have made themselves useless by deciding they aren't even going to learn how to drive.

The reason I don't have a licence is not enviromental. It is due to the fact that I don't like driving and I have a tendency to daydream that is incompatible with operating heavy machinery :uglystupid2:. If I have to, I can just not legally.
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Re: Going Green
« Reply #14 on: April 30, 2008, 09:27:10 AM »

I killed two cows; they produce tons of methane.

There's always more where those come from.   :tongue7:
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Re: Going Green
« Reply #15 on: April 30, 2008, 12:24:26 PM »

Not having a car or driver's license is not an option for me or any person where I live or in my line of work or in my brother's line of work or with my traveling desires.

Not having a license at all is ridiculous...especially for environmental reasons. When someone, in an emergency, needs a driver, people have made themselves useless by deciding they aren't even going to learn how to drive.

The reason I don't have a licence is not enviromental. It is due to the fact that I don't like driving and I have a tendency to daydream that is incompatible with operating heavy machinery :uglystupid2:. If I have to, I can just not legally.

And then if you get in an accident you could possibly ruin someone's life, even if the car in question is insured they won't pay for anything for uninsured driver so if anyone ever gets hurt they are completely screwed. Is paying the $45, and doing a three-point turn that hard?

Not to mention the fact that other states don't always recognize non-driver license IDs. A good example of this is a Massachusetts ID (the ones that say this is not a driver's license on them), are not acceptable in the state of New Hampshire
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Re: Going Green
« Reply #16 on: April 30, 2008, 02:18:59 PM »

Seriously. Learning to drive and getting a license is a very wise thing to do. You don't need to have a car, but having a license is crucial. If you can honestly say you have gone the last year without ever being in a car, you might have some room to debate.

An unlicensed party on a trip is a liability.
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Re: Going Green
« Reply #17 on: April 30, 2008, 06:27:01 PM »

And then if you get in an accident you could possibly ruin someone's life, even if the car in question is insured they won't pay for anything for uninsured driver so if anyone ever gets hurt they are completely screwed. Is paying the $45, and doing a three-point turn that hard?

I live in Australia and it costs a lot more than that to get a licence. You have to rack up 120 hours of driving time with a fully licenced driver while you are on your learner's permit and you have to have a certain number of driving lessons from a professional too.
I would never drive without a licence. A big part of the reason why I don't drive is the whole "you screw up, you kill someone" thing.  I have never done it out on the open road. I have only ever driven on private roads on farms (when my husband was trying to convince me that I would like driving if I tried it). So while I know how to operate a car, I never would. If there was an emergency I would call an ambulance - I have done this before and everyone survived.

Seriously. Learning to drive and getting a license is a very wise thing to do. You don't need to have a car, but having a license is crucial. If you can honestly say you have gone the last year without ever being in a car, you might have some room to debate.
An unlicensed party on a trip is a liability.
I have been in a car lots of times in the past year, and I agree going on long trips is made more difficult by my decision not to drive - but I can't see it changing anytime soon. I know that if I drove my life would be made that little bit easier (especially with two small children) - but as long as I don't feel comfortable and safe doing it I am prepared to live without it.
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Re: Going Green
« Reply #18 on: April 30, 2008, 07:47:31 PM »

Fair enough. I was probably dramatizing a bit too, but the points i made are things to think about. You screw up, you kill someone? True enough, but there are lots of responsibilities with such dire consequences. You have children. You already have one of the biggest life or death responsibilities a person can have. Driving is not that difficult if you are conscientious and practiced.
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