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27 May 2008 @ 03:05 pm
Green much??  
How many times a day are you reminded you should be doing more for the environment and the planet? How many times a day does the media try to make you feel guilty for not doing enough?

I'm not posting to have a discussion about whether or not we should do more, I'm posting because I'm wondering if everyone else is as sick of constantly being nagged at as I am.

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I'm willing to bet if you pay attention to commercials and articles and such, we all get nagged at LEAST 10-20 times a day. Would you put up with your spouse/friends nagging you about something that many times a day? Then why do WE put up with it?
 
 
Current Mood: annoyedobviously tetchy
 
 
 
krystalemerges on May 30th, 2008 01:10 am (UTC)
some good news for you???
I just heard on the radio today that we "greater LA area" have the second smallest carbon footprint for a metropolitan area??? What does that really mean? I haven't the foggiest notion, but when I read your blog I thought I would share...

I have also heard that us causing global warming is a hum...not that we don't have 'any' effect, but the world has been going through climate changes on it's own for a long long time...

Because of low use, using mass transit does not reduce the carbon footprint, all of that running without the usage is worse than not having it at all (and I agree with the person about 'who' one comes across in public transit, personally I have NEVER gotten over an experience on a DASH downtown many years ago, I still shudder at the thought)

and organic and locally grown (while I have personal reasons for wanting it...) is not necessarily reducing the carbon footprint, but actually uses more resources than massed produced food sources...but if you want something yummy and worth a few pennies more, get the Trader Joe's Organic Ketchup, you will love the reduced carbs, as the sugar content is low enough for diabetics to enjoy it too...but I just think it is the best ketchup I have ever tasted...

and you have given me another reason that I am so glad I don't watch TV, commercials are bad enough, but having the guilt trips is not worth the entertainment for me...

and my last comment on going green is that I had an opportunity to drive in the general vicinity of Santa Monica Blvd and the 405, just to the east of that intersection and on the north side of the street, I saw a building with the word TESLA on the side, woohoo, if I had the money THAT is the green car for me, and I am hoping postrophe and I can go peek at the dealership soon...although I am not sure about the actual color options, hehehe...http://www.teslamotors.com/blog3/?p=78
Frittersfritters on May 30th, 2008 02:35 am (UTC)
Re: some good news for you???
I just heard on the radio today that we "greater LA area" have the second smallest carbon footprint for a metropolitan area??? What does that really mean?

I still think not affecting the environment more than you have to is a good thing, even if I don't think it's as important as the media would make us believe, so I think that's good news.

Because of low use, using mass transit does not reduce the carbon footprint, all of that running without the usage is worse than not having it at all

I never heard that, but that's a very good point!

We keep forgetting about the ketchup and I really want to try it!

The Tesla place looks AWESOME! I think people should be interested in electric cars just 'cause the less expensive something is in the long run, the more money you have for better things (like enjoying time with friends or charity). Not that the Tesla is saving so much money, yet! ^_~