It is National Green Week

  1. Happy National Green Week Ya'll

    Are you being friendly to your enviroment

    Do you recycle all of your plastics

    Do you recycle all of your paper

    Do you recycle all of your metals,Im not talking about your Gold

    Do you use those very nice reusable canvas tote bags for shopping

    Do you save your golf balls and send them in for recycling

    Are you ready to trade in you gas guzzling, toxic emitting, war causing oversized vehicles. Those big ole cars and trucks that are helping to keep our children in a war zone so you can use too much gas and pollute the enviroment all at the same time. Even a Republican like Alan Greenspan said the war is totally about oil and our dependence on it. So why do Americans wish to sacrifice our children for the sake of oil for their oversized vehicles. So they can also further pollute the enviroment for our childrens children. I dont understand this.

    Do you take steps to conserve energy in your home, reduce demand, weather stripping and all that to help reduce our need for energy.

    Enquiring minds want to know.

    Are you a good American.

    Help save our Country and our World
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  2. 6 Comments

  3. by   Spidey's mom
    Am I friendly to my environment? Yes.

    Do I do most of the things you listed? Nope.

    We use wood for heat - our only source is a wood burning furnace in the basement. We use our newspapers and paper bags to start the fire in the morning.

    I do turn out lights - even at work - it drives me crazy to have lights on in a room that is not occupied.

    I don't play golf although my dh and my kids do. I think there is a recycling program that goes on at the golf course.

    Our house is weather stripped however it was also built in the 1920's.

    I drive a Kia Sedona and my dh has a Chevy pickup. We also have a logging truck. I want to be safe in my automobile when I drive.

    I don't agree that our cars cause war.

    I don't think anyone should be stopped from doing all the things you want to do Tom but I also don't think the government should force me to do them.

    Happy Green Week!

    steph
  4. by   VivaLasViejas
    Every time I hear somebody use the word "green", more OF it flies out of my pocket!!:angryfire

    I'm a child of Depression-era parents who recycled before it was even called that. We used and re-used almost EVERYTHING, and composted the rest. I still have a drawerful of plastic and foil that I've used and cleaned up so I could use 'em again. My kids call me the Light Nazi. I even re-use paper plates and napkins if they've only been used to clean up crumbs.

    I'm not the least bit interested in having Hollywood, or the politicians, tell me I'm not doing enough to help the planet. And I don't want to be forced to do more, thank you.
  5. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from mjlrn97
    Every time I hear somebody use the word "green", more OF it flies out of my pocket!!:angryfire

    I'm a child of Depression-era parents who recycled before it was even called that. We used and re-used almost EVERYTHING, and composted the rest. I still have a drawerful of plastic and foil that I've used and cleaned up so I could use 'em again. My kids call me the Light Nazi. I even re-use paper plates and napkins if they've only been used to clean up crumbs.

    I'm not the least bit interested in having Hollywood, or the politicians, tell me I'm not doing enough to help the planet. And I don't want to be forced to do more, thank you.
    Or the NFL . . . Bob Costas announcing during the pre-game show yesterday that they were turning the lights out in the studio for Green Week. Like that made a difference.

    It gets pretty silly sometimes.

    steph
  6. by   ElvishDNP
    Our area has been under an exceptional drought - like 30 inches under par (that's for you, Tom) and we had just over a month's worth of water left for our town before the last soaking rain (a couple weeks ago). About 6 months ago we were placed under mandatory water restrictions - yes, the government told us when we could and could not water our yards, wash our cars, and so on. And you know what? We saved 7 million gallons of water a day (this was in a flyer we received today from our city's public utilities dept). Thanks to the water restrictions (and some very timely rain), we are no longer in crisis. I do think gov't has a place in dictating how we use the resources that we all have to share. Gas rations, anyone?

    I understand if you (universal you here) don't want people telling you how often to flush your toilet. But as someone who believes God created this planet, I think it's humans' job to help take care of it.

    We recycle plastic, metal, and paper. We hang our clothes out to dry - and do you know what? Just from not using our dryer, our power bill went down by several dollars a month (only 3 of us, we don't wash THAT much, either). We both drive fuel efficient cars, and we keep them maintained so they use less gas and emit less junk than they would otherwise. I am forever turning off lights in our house, and we use sunlight as much as we can. We buy as much organic as we can, and we grow some of our own stuff. It's the right thing to do, IMO.
  7. by   Spidey's mom
    I love a clothesline too. Hate the winter time and having to use the dryer.

    steph
  8. by   ElvishDNP
    Clothes smell so much better that way.....

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