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    Wood Licker Maelstrom's Avatar
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    I don't drive, never have and hopefully never will

    I use product like I am a chef. I waste as little product as possible

    I buy locally as much as I can

    I don't have any ac

    I recycle and have as long as I can remember. My home town was one of the leading towns in north america as I have been doing it for close to 20 years.

    At work I actively look for as green a product as I can buy without sacrificing performance. It can be anything from choosing poe over traditional power or using "green" servers

    Pretty much everything I do and use is done with consideration to the environment. While it doesn't rule my decision it can definitely have an impact on it. If the product is the same price and quality but is green. I will always choose it. Take soaps. The "green" soaps on the market are crap, the smell like crap and they don't clean. My fiance wants everything to be green, but I can't sacrifice my cleanliness to feel good about something. At the other end, when we buy meats we buy them as close to the original design as possible. Buy a whole chicken, use the neck, wings, and bone for stock, use everything else for day to day. I don't think I have purchased a chicken breast in 6 years.

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    Wood Licker Maelstrom's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrbubbles View Post
    Minimize electronics and buying in general because I absolutely hate throwing things away.
    As an IT guy in this province I hate how far behind the times BC is. Its embarrassing. I go through a lot of electronic stock that I can legitimately get rid of in this province without going to a lot of work. I hold onto the equipment as long as possible waiting for someone to offer a proper recycling center and it never comes. For a green province we sure do fall behind ontario.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nekohime View Post
    Bottled water is weird. Just get the huge 5 gallon things and transfer it to your reusable ones. Sheesh. Or better yet, get your own tap water filter. 'Tis cheaper.
    Have a filter and a water cooler. The bottles are still much more useful, more sanitary, and they get recycled.
    "It is not the critic who counts."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maelstrom View Post
    I hold onto the equipment as long as possible waiting for someone to offer a proper recycling center and it never comes.
    There's a local non-profit electronics recycler called freegeeks (some cities also have this). I get most of my cables and non-essential components from them, it beats buying brand new from stores.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrbubbles View Post
    There's a local non-profit electronics recycler called freegeeks (some cities also have this). I get most of my cables and non-essential components from them, it beats buying brand new from stores.
    Jesus it would cost me over 100$ to make those donations. Hard pressed to convince the owners that we need to pay to throw old stuff out. Bummer, looks like a semi good company.

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    I commute on my bike whenever possible - including the cold PA winters. I also just bought a Prius - not really for the earth, but rather for the 50+ mpg. It hauls my bikes well also.

    ... Brad

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    i only wash once a week to keep water and electric bills down

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    I harm the environment by dumping used motor oil in one corner of my property, simply because I'm lazy, and not to intentionally harm the environment.

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    I use plastic shopping-bags whenever possible. To consume the space of plastic-bags in a landfill, you'd have to chop down an entire continent of forest.

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    I don't have any kids.......

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    Instead of a Ford Explorer as a company car, I take a car allowance and ride my Duc or my Birdy to visit customers when I can.

    I'm vegan.

    I reuse items when I can.

    And...I make up for everything by flying an average of 120-130K miles a year.
    Countries I've ridden in: US, Canada, Ireland, UK, Germany, Netherlands, France, China, Singapore, Malaysia
    States I've ridden in: Illinois, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, California, Nevada, Missouri, Colorado

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    Not only is bike commuting better for the environment it's better emotionally. Aside from the risk of accidents or flats. Taking public transit is inevitable in the winter around here, and that's when you realize how wonderful it is not to have to deal with smelly people, crying babies, crowds of noisy teenagers after school, and idiots having moronic conversations on their stupid cell phones!!!
    You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar. That's great...if you want to attract vermin.

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    I drive a 2002 Toyota Prius because my parents won't let me ride my bike to work .

    I sleep in the basement, so I'm not constantly downing the AC (when we have it on, which is a rarity) because the basement stays a nice 70 degrees in the summer and about 50 in the winter.

    I sleep with a ton of blankets in the winter so we can turn the heat off during the night.

    I ride my bike when my parents let me.

    I carpool when I can.

    I turn my computer off when I'm not using it.
    Quote Originally Posted by Wordbiker View Post

    What's frightening is how coherent Hickey was in posting that.

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    I wear sweaters in the winter because I look good in them.


    Really. I do.




    Don't hate me for being beautiful.
    “Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm." (Churchill)

    "I am a courageous cyclist." (SpongeDad)

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