Earth Hour has now become much more than a symbolic action. It has evolved into a continuous movement driving real actions, big and small, that are changing the world we live in.
I have been driving “Paul” now for a year, a second generation model Prius, built in 2001, so about 12 years old. Despite of people’s fear of ageing batteries, costly battery replacements and the funny belief that it may be not a “real” car, slow etc, it is beautiful to drive, can speed around corners…
Why are we sinking so much money and time into reshaping the land? Why can’t we just do subdivisions the good old way? Remove some trees, put pegs in, highlight your building platform and leave it to the buyer to decide what to do instead of spending all this money to strip, get “reimbursed” by the buyer and have him planting again.
You’d think that the world’s tallest building – a structure that requires amazingly complex engineering and technology to reach its heights – would have an equally impressive sewage system. Unfortunately, that’s not the case because it isn’t hooked up to a municipal wastewater treatment system – so when you poop in the Burj Khalifa, that waste is actually trucked out of the city.
So tell me, in a nutshell, why you would not want to be efficient and save resources?
We keep on discussing biofuels. However no article or report was yet able to destroy or even lessen my concerns about them. Many of the concepts use prime agricultural land Its manufacturing needs energy.
After the latest tornado, almost exactly a year after last year’s: Get used to it, it’s called climate change. Get off your arses and do something about it. Your leaders won’t help you. BUT YOU CAN DO THE CHANGE.
The latest news comes from the US now regarding GM crops being draught intolerant.
That’s exactly what the US need….
There so many discussions going on about LED vs CFL’s. The latest one I just discovered on LinkedIn. I posted the following as a comment there:
While OXO plastics, especially in the form of plastic bags, are promoted and now widely used as a “environmentally sound” solution of the plastic littering problem, there are several environmental issues related to their use.