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Aug's Monthly Topic

Phoenix’s Monthly topic

 

Yeah sorry this is so late but I thought this was interesting topic and wanted to get people’s views on the situation.

 

Melting Arctic a growing threat

 

Questions:

 

1)       Does this bother you about the future of your children or your future?

        1a) How does this bother?

 

2)       Are you taking measures to reduce the chances?

2a) If Yes, what are you doing to help?

2b) If no, why not?

 

3)       Do you plan to continue the fight against pollution?

Comments

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snow_lynx
Aug. 25th, 2005 05:30 am (UTC)
Quit making me so emotional and I won't melt so quickly ;)

1) Yes, it bothers me.
1a) I want my children and grandchildren, or all current and future generations to know a nature they can touch instead of hide from.

2) Yes, as many as we can. We are as environmentally conscious as we can currently afford to be - all low emissions high gas mileage vehicles, as clean energy as we can manage, conserving all sorts of energy, recycling, etc. Replanting Christmas trees, using non toxic products whenever possible, wasting nothing...

3) VEHEMENTLY. We are only two people, but we will do our part as best we can.
bastets_place
Aug. 25th, 2005 10:04 am (UTC)
ok, well, one, yes, it bugs me; on the other hand, there just isn't enough moisture there to successfully swamp me or my house, so I guess my property values will SKYROCKET.
What am I doing to personally reduce the probability? Well, the same thing I do every day, Binky ... Try to take over the world. Ok. I take that back; I always attempt to minimize my own ecological footprint, using whatever methods I know best. What else can I do? Vote my ecological consience. Write letters when and where applicable. Pray a lot.
Stopping now seems kind of pointless. I have a KID, for crying out loud - ONE, I might point out - thus helping with overpopulation issues (on the other hand, I live in a fairly catholic town - I would have to go around SHOOTING kids to actually do much good. Or, rather, shooting parents as soon as they have kid number two.
I would like my ONE kid to have the opportunity to live as freely as possible, eventually to feel comfortable in having her own kid. I will point out that mine is, technically, the second generation to practice zero population growth technique - my parents have one child who reproduced once, as do my in-laws.
dave_the_pak
Aug. 25th, 2005 03:31 pm (UTC)
1 - Does it concern me?
Yes

Do I worry about my children's future?
That would be selfish, I am more concerned about them, and everyone else living in a world where there is so little concern about such things, and the power$ that be have so much control over reality.


2 - What do I do about it?
I recycle. I respect the earth, nature and life for the blessings I have. I also drive a prius, and have greem mountain as my energy provider.

I also encourage others to do the same, and not to waste.

3 - More and less. More of what I am doing, less of what I waste.


xkookykrysx
Aug. 25th, 2005 03:51 pm (UTC)
good discussion
Unfortunately, we're not doing much right now, but we want to do more.

Our house came with a really neat septic system. Basically all of our wastewater (dishwater, sinks/tubs/showers, washer, toilets) goes into our septic tank, is filtered numerous times, and the remaining water (called "grey water"), collects and is pushed through four sprinklers that automatically spray the lawn after a certain water level is reached. So we really recycle water.

We still have to water parts of the lawn that the front sprayers don't reach, and any special plants (like our new trees or any "food" plants like herbs and our veggie garden). But watering your lawn is the biggest part, and it is nice to know that we are recyling water.

After seeing our huge electric bill last night, Heath mentioned getting solar panels, but I'm not sure how soon we could do that. We'd probably only be allowed to put them on the half of the roof that faces the back yard, due to neighborhood regulations.

Another thing we are doing, is the rooms that we don't use that often right now (i.e. the spare bedroom and the sewing room), we have closed the vents, and keep the doors closed. No sense air conditioning rooms we aren't regularly using.

Someday soon I'd like to see recycling for our neighborhood (my parents have it in Carrollton). We don't really have a regular need for it right now. We rarely get newspapers at home, and with the exception of a party, we don't drink soda, beer, etc - anything that generates aluminum cans. We have occasional glass (like a spagetti sauce jar), but I sometimes reuse those (especially spice jars).

When I buy fabric softner, I try to get the cardboard carton refills every time.

And someday we might have a compost pile in our backyard for scraps.

We still need to finish insulating the attic so that we can use less energy to cool the house. I've planted a magnolia tree in the front yard which will eventually shade the whole front of the house, but that will take at least another five years, unfortuantely.

I am very worried about the future of our environment, lack of clean water for everyone, etc. etc. I know we're only doing a little to help, but I hope eventually we can do a lot more.
xkookykrysx
Aug. 25th, 2005 03:53 pm (UTC)
Re: good discussion
oh, and our neighborhood is still regulated, but when it isn't, we'll switch to green mountain or some other "Green" energy source.

The next car I buy (Which won't be until this one dies, so about four or five years) will be a hybrid of some kind. Heck, who knows what will be on the market by then.
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