I am new to this forum but not new to cycling. I have an issue with a local bike shop where one employee is down on bike commuting and recycling. It seems that in his world view one person does not make a difference- one trip by bike, one box or can recycled etc-has no real effect on global warming or even on community psychcology. He "argues" that one person commuting 5 days a week is so small in the big picture that there is no point to even try since it really doesn't make a difference-visual or otherwise and that it only serves the commuter/recycler to feel good about themselves. I know that it does make a difference but I am looking for other people's experience with this "argument" or if anyone knows of good examples where it is statistically shown to make a difference or if anyone knows some good links to other sources of info.
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