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#1    Roj47

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Posted 24 July 2006 - 08:31 AM

I read between this forum and various others how concerned we all are about the state of the planet, the end etc etc etc...

I am intrigued to know what you do to help the environment and Earth bar talk about ideas and what should be done.

The largest difference I try and make is reducing heating within my home and actually wearing warm clothes indoors at home (instead of heating on full and sat in shorts etc....)

Smallest difference I make is taking plastic bags to the supermarket to re-use with my shopping.

Thankfully collections in the area now provide a bin for purely paper waste (and thankfully has not be tragetted as a bon fire target).

Sadly I work some 50 miles from home in a remote part, so pump a load of fumes into the air, but I try....

Anyway..... What does everyone else do?

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Posted 24 July 2006 - 08:51 AM

Very good question Roj47.  I like to conserve water and I also don't use more power than is necessary. I also like to throw my bio-degradable refuse like veggie peelings and fruits etc out onto the veld near me so that they can go back into the earth they came from and feed the creatures there before they decompose completely.

I think that's about all I do - will think more about this.

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Posted 24 July 2006 - 09:17 AM

well well...what I do to help the world?.....since I am a volunteer with the green corp mob, I plant native trees in area's needed (and no i am not a tree huggin hippy!), also I used to do a course CALM (conservation and land mangement) and normally attend "clean up australia's day" perhaps theres more but I'm lost for words at the moment!

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Posted 24 July 2006 - 09:25 AM

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well well...what I do to help the world?.....since I am a volunteer with the green corp mob, I plant native trees in area's needed (and no i am not a tree huggin hippy!), also I used to do a course CALM (conservation and land mangement) and normally attend "clean up australia's day" perhaps theres more but I'm lost for words at the moment!


Excellent..... There is a wooded area near where I live. Most the trees are 60 years+, and is the case some have to be taken down after storms for safety measures.

The good news is that replacement trees are planted.
The bad news is the majority are snapped by kids within a month sad.gif

I wonder the cost between replacing broken trees against metal guards to prevent the vandalism.

Would love an idea where every household with the facility to were legally required to plant a tree in the garden. Yes..... I know it is not feasible, but you would get some major co2 reduction as a result surely?

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Posted 24 July 2006 - 10:32 AM

Political engineering theory contributor. I have had success there.
I sucked as a wannabe inventor. I suppose even rock stars and film stars want to be something they are not at times. Too bad so many of them wander over into politics.

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Posted 24 July 2006 - 11:36 AM

Recycle all I can.  Have a composter in the garden.   Hardly ever have heating on, even in winter.  Don't leave appliances on stand by.  Walk to work.  Run a business recycling old goods and furniture (aka Antique Centre wink2.gif )

Of course the very best thing everyone can do it to not have children.  If we could get the global human population down to around 10% of its current level then  most of Earth's  problems would be solved .......

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Posted 24 July 2006 - 11:47 AM

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Of course the very best thing everyone can do it to not have children.  If we could get the global human population down to around 10% of its current level then  most of Earth's  problems would be solved .......


Now there potentially is a whole arguement in itself with a lot of personal opinion and thought on the issue.

Will have to look on some demigraphics on the current buzz word of carbon footprint for households with and without children (although obviously children grow up and seek independance..... Just like I havent at 32  innocent.gif )

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Posted 24 July 2006 - 12:41 PM

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Posted 24 July 2006 - 01:43 PM

I recycle, and turn off the lights whenever I leave a room.
Also try to use eco-friendly stuff whenever I can.

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Posted 24 July 2006 - 02:41 PM

keep my gas tank above half, when it hits half I fill it up.
recycle cans (I get $)
do turn off lights and other devices when not in use
to reduce global warming, I've taken up opening windows when the AC is in use, both car and house. (I like the fresh air and the cool breeze)
throw most bio-degradable refuse out back in the weed garden.
kill all CO2 producing rodents I find in my house
Use Aresol sprays Indoors, so it doesn't float up and make a hole in the ozone
carry an ashtray in my pocket (I don't throw butts on the ground)
I pick up litter around the office building and in the alleyway.  If I see any while walking with kids I'll pick it up (unless it's just nasty or too big or something... like those feces and blood covered latex gloves down by the river every few weeks... I leave them alone)
hmm... we grow vegitables and spices and don't own any pets... but do feed the local stray cats now and then... and the local stray dogs...  imo they help keep the people away.  Oh, and I don't kill wasp nests, have probably 50 some odd yellowjacket nests around my house.  They DO help keep people away, an never bothered me or kids or wife once.


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Posted 24 July 2006 - 02:50 PM

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keep my gas tank above half, when it hits half I fill it up.


Coo...... I would love to know the reason on this unless just a personal preference?

Along the lines of filling the kettle with enough water for the cuppa, but no more....?

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Posted 24 July 2006 - 03:00 PM

I once overheard an engineer talking to someone saying something along the lines of vaccum and pressure and whatnot and saying that's why you get better mileage when you keep a full tank opposed to running it on fumes.

I figured it woudn't Hurt, and it *might* help... so it's what I do.  Also, was chased around town by a PO'd girlfriend one time many years ago, she ran out of gas before I did.  That was the clincher for my then newfound habit of keeping a full tank. (and then, I get happy when prices change and I only have to fill up half a tank or quarter tank with the new higher prices instead of a full tank)


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Posted 25 July 2006 - 10:26 AM

Not happy, Not happy at all........I am supposed to be helping the world out but when I got home I notice something was missing...I notice a really big as* African Mahogany tree (I hope I spelt that right) was gone!!!!! sad.gif  All was left a stump, as they say you can tell how old a tree is by counting the rings on the stump, so I did, and it had 70 rings! If my calculations are correct thats obviously 70 years old! ohmy.gif  
How did this happened is because of my parents, they called the council to cut it down because kids were swinging of the branches (It was leaning over our fence) but i said just only cut the branches and they said they'll do tht. Unfortunately this did not happened angry.gif That tree was something like historic to me, since we been living with it the past 14 years.
Though this was a big disappointment to me, this made my goal helping the enviroment stronger......  happy.gif


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Edited by lost-soul, 25 July 2006 - 10:28 AM.

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Posted 25 July 2006 - 11:14 AM

I drive a small four cylinder car,  I Recycle, I use low wattage light bulbs. (That one really saves on the electric bill.) I keep my air at 83.  I used to clean up the beach at the local state park but my illness derailed that.  I have grown native plants and trees for the state park.

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