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 daynadaze
Joined: 2/11/2008
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I find companies who spend a ton of money on advertisements and lying, not to mention how much not-green most going green productions are going on in the backroom. It's a fad, we'll see how well it really works out there in realityland. Not that I think we should just pollute and pretend, but let's get some real facts about going green.
 rainman12
Joined: 10/18/2007
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What part of going green are you struggling with?
Posted: 8/6/2010 12:16:38 AM

but it kinda backfires on a date at times, when I take the paper wrapper's, (like from Panara, subway,....


....Awesome. Subway for a date. Who you dating? Jared? All that walking's pretty green, hope it counts for something ; )
 Delete_Me_Please
Joined: 11/10/2009
Msg: 16
What part of going green are you struggling with?
Posted: 8/6/2010 1:10:55 AM
I agree about those awful incandescent bulbs. At my age, good lighting is way more important than saving a few watts of energy each month. Sorry, universe.
 Padawan61
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What part of going green are you struggling with?
Posted: 8/6/2010 1:51:53 AM
That's easy ... should I or shouldn't I go green?? So far the "shouldn't" camp is winning.

The other day ... Greenpeace was up to their shenanigans again. Hanging a giant banner off the side of a downtown structure that read ... "Separate Oil and State".

They're don't seem to understand that their antics are producing the opposite effect. I now feel the need to go burn some oil in the form of gasoline. Take up some space in the landfills with much needed plastic donations.
 forums1
Joined: 2/14/2010
Msg: 19
What part of going green are you struggling with?
Posted: 8/6/2010 7:09:44 AM

i just purchased a 72 chevelle at an auction, hell of a deal. its not very fuel efficient, or eco friendly, but they just dont make cars like they used too.


Just to help you justify it, OSU, it takes around 1200-1500 barrels of oil in energy to *make* a new car (1bl=44gals, so say 1400bls=61,000gals of oil). Think about it, 7 gals of oil in every tire, the plastic dashboard, maybe seats, hoses, gaskets - the energy to forge/cast the metal parts, mold the plastic parts...

Keeping an existing car (or buying a used car) is actually *FAR* more energy efficient than buying a new car will ever be, even if said used/old car gets crappy gas mileage. Thats why "cash for clunkers" was such a joke in "energy savings" - my brother works for car dealer, they literally had to *trash* the "clunkers" trade-ins (pour some kinda stuff in the engine and run it until it siezed) - people trading in 5y/o models for "clunkers" upgrades basically used more energy than they would have used if they'd driven them another 5 years.
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