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Old June 30th, 2006, 05:35 PM   #1
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What you can do to help save the Earth

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"This leads to the further reflection, that no other human occupation

opens so wide a field for the profitable and agreeable combination of

labor with cultivated thought, as agriculture. I know of nothing so

pleasant to the mind, as the discovery of anything which is at once

new and valuable -- nothing which so lightens and sweetens toil, as

the hopeful pursuit of such discovery. And how vast, and how varied

a field is agriculture, for such discovery. The mind, already trained to

thought, in the country school, or higher school, cannot fail to find there

an exhaustless source of profitable enjoyment."
---Abraham Lincoln

Source: September 30, 1859 - Address before the Wisconsin State

Agricultural Society
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Old July 5th, 2006, 08:44 AM   #2
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Here's a suggestion list from:



http://www.projectthinice.org/you/tips.php



In recent years, "reduce, reuse and recycle" has become as popular as "stop, drop and roll." If we all do what we can in our daily lives to combat global warming, it can add up to a very big step in the right direction. More importantly, it will send a message to a government that refuses to act, that this issue is something Americans care about. Get started with these helpful tips.



At home:

Conserve fuel by turning down the heat at night and while you are away from your home - or install a programmable thermostat.

Use compact fluorescent light bulbs.

Avoid anything battery operated (or use rechargables or solar rechargables if batteries are unavoidable).

Buy locally - not only is it good for the local economy, it will save energy because products haven't traveled across the globe to get to you.

In the kitchen:

Check and compare energy ratings before buying large appliances - especially your refirigerator. It uses more energy than any other appliance in your home.

Don't let the water run while doing dishes.

Cooking frozen foods uses more energy - thaw them out first.

In the laundry room:

Only do full loads of laundry, use as little water as possible. Up to 90 percent of the energy used for washing clothes goes to heating the water.

A warm wash and cold rinse will work just as well as a hot water wash and a warm rinse on nearly all clothes.

Hang clothing outside to dry or inside in a dry, warm room and save energy.

In the bathroom:

Install water saving devices for your taps and showers.Energy saving shower heads can save up to 20 percent of hot water usage - and cut your electricity bills. A faucet aerator will reduce the flow without reducing the water pressure.

Don't leave the tap running while brushing your teeth or shaving.

A shower (about 10 minutes) uses 2/3 the amount of water as a bath.

At work:

Use public transportation or carpool to get to work. And if you send packages by courier, contact a bicycle courier company for local deliveries.

Ask your office manager to weatherproof the building to save energy.

Remind your coworkers to recycle and turn off the lights when they leave for the night.
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Old July 14th, 2006, 11:14 PM   #3
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Here's a suggestion list from:



http://www.projectthinice.org/you/tips.php



In recent years, "reduce, reuse and recycle" has become as popular as "stop, drop and roll." If we all do what we can in our daily lives to combat global warming, it can add up to a very big step in the right direction. More importantly, it will send a message to a government that refuses to act, that this issue is something Americans care about. Get started with these helpful tips.



At home:

Conserve fuel by turning down the heat at night and while you are away from your home - or install a programmable thermostat.

Use compact fluorescent light bulbs.

Avoid anything battery operated (or use rechargables or solar rechargables if batteries are unavoidable).

Buy locally - not only is it good for the local economy, it will save energy because products haven't traveled across the globe to get to you.

In the kitchen:

Check and compare energy ratings before buying large appliances - especially your refirigerator. It uses more energy than any other appliance in your home.

Don't let the water run while doing dishes.

Cooking frozen foods uses more energy - thaw them out first.

In the laundry room:

Only do full loads of laundry, use as little water as possible. Up to 90 percent of the energy used for washing clothes goes to heating the water.

A warm wash and cold rinse will work just as well as a hot water wash and a warm rinse on nearly all clothes.

Hang clothing outside to dry or inside in a dry, warm room and save energy.

In the bathroom:

Install water saving devices for your taps and showers.Energy saving shower heads can save up to 20 percent of hot water usage - and cut your electricity bills. A faucet aerator will reduce the flow without reducing the water pressure.

Don't leave the tap running while brushing your teeth or shaving.

A shower (about 10 minutes) uses 2/3 the amount of water as a bath.

At work:

Use public transportation or carpool to get to work. And if you send packages by courier, contact a bicycle courier company for local deliveries.

Ask your office manager to weatherproof the building to save energy.

Remind your coworkers to recycle and turn off the lights when they leave for the night.


This is a very important conservation tool!




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvXZr...=conservatives
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Old July 24th, 2006, 10:02 AM   #4
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The sooner we get Hydrogen & Electric cars as the standard in the U.S. the better

We’ll live!

1) Leaders of new technologies prosper followers don’t!

2) Pollution is bad! Hydrogen / Electric car don’t pollute.

3) The earth’s Oil is not unlimited.

4) We rely on others for oil. With Hydrogen others will rely on us. (If we are Leaders #1)

5) We would not be financing countries that support Terroists

6) Companies (Domestic and Foreign) are exploiting our dependency on Oil!



(Does anyone remember CFC’s? People can make change)





http://www.hydrogen-cars.biz/hydrogen-fuel-stations.htm

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/4563676

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/3675760.stm

http://news-service.stanford.edu/new...en-071305.html

http://www.wrightspeed.com/





Even the Military wants to be independent from Oil/Gas!!

http://mae.pennnet.com/Articles/Arti...2&Section=NEWS
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Old July 24th, 2006, 10:23 AM   #5
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Buy electric instead of hybrid. Oil companies spent millions in a disinformation campaign to discredit electric cars. When in actuality they are very reliable, and they only take about at the most a couple of dollars per charge...and you only need to charge like a couple times a week. So you're payin like 4 bucks a week to run your car instead of say 60 bucks for gas. Even if the electric car is more expensive, it ends up paying for itself.



Call up your energy company and have you switched to clean resources. Pressuing these companies is the best thing you can do. That's what I'm doing. I'm most likely going to get an electric.
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One word: E85



It's available NOW.

We can use it NOW.

It will help save the environment NOW.

It is a renewable energy source NOW.
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One word: E85



It's available NOW.

We can use it NOW.

It will help save the environment NOW.

It is a renewable energy source NOW.


Its a good alternative, but its not available now. There are cars that support that but the E85 isn't made available to customers in the United States.
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Its a good alternative, but its not available now. There are cars that support that but the E85 isn't made available to customers in the United States.
Oh really?



Do your realize what kind of utter BS that is?



I burn it all the time.



Locally grown corn. Locally processed ethanol. Locally available at the pump.





Care to re-think your statement?
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I would have to drive almost 400 mile to fill my tank with E85.



I guess my only option is to make my own.



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Old July 25th, 2006, 03:11 PM   #10
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Oh really?



Do your realize what kind of utter BS that is?



I burn it all the time.



Locally grown corn. Locally processed ethanol. Locally available at the pump.





Care to re-think your statement?


Instead of getting hostile and calling stuff bullshit, perhaps you could be a little more tolerant. It may be local to you, but certainly not for millions of Americans...and I definetly don't call that "readily available to the American consumer".



I would have to go halfway across the state to get E85. Most states that actually provide it only have like a handfull of stations that supply it, and even some of those aren't publically accessible.
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