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Old 07-24-2009, 02:55 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Can somebody give me ten simple tips to go green.

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Old 07-24-2009, 03:05 AM   #2 (permalink)
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a few of those are questionable but theyre pretty good
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A good whiff of maggot-infested rancid meat usually does the trick for me!
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just spend a week without buying *anything*
then stretch it up to a month, but you can only buy food.

at the core, consumerism is the least 'green' habit in the 1st world. Put a dent in that, and you'll make a difference.

Or... get a job as a solar panel/home wind installer. Your net impact is pretty well assured to be carbon-negative.
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sandcruiser, that's good advice!

I'm invisible to retailers and that's a good thing.
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I've was doing pretty good about not buying stuff until I splurged on a new rear top case for the scooter....
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I've was doing pretty good about not buying stuff until I splurged on a new rear top case for the scooter....

thats another i do

95% of the things i buy are secondhand, on sale, used, etc

why buy new when you can find one for half the price in near mint condition

(most of my food are on sale or reduced)



i eat meat though

it tastes good
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@aloha: Your next step would be to assess the REAL price of the meat (let's use beef for example) of your choice (with all the resources, environmental impact, and government subsidy money required to put one pound of beef in your refrigerator) versus the real price of a fish that you go catch for yourself, or some non-animal protein (tofu, tempeh, seitan). Then figure out how much better the beef tastes than other more sustainable sources of protein and try to quantify the margin by which the beef tastes better with a dollar value. I've found this value to be very negative, hence I don't eat beef. This is unequivocally a "green" choice, but a choice for you to make nonetheless. I wish the subsidies were a choice too, but don't get me started on that. A good "green" choice any day of the week would be to buy organic. It's more expensive because ALL of the cost is there. Just mind what organization certified a farm as "organic." A little bit of research is required.
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Or you could sit down and eat that juicy steak or burger, actually enjoy it, and not worry about it.
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i wish i could go hunt in my area (wild pig)

i neither have the license or the place to prepare and store it

but you know one day i just might

my family does fish though




and at least i take protein supplements (soy/whey) to offset the meat

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