No way should this ever be allowed!

Now here's something to get steamed up about.
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Post by scoia » Tue May 30, 2006 5:54 pm

Willow wrote:People can't believe I am 24 and that I don't own a car.
I know, I'm much the same. I don't even have my license.

It's ridiculous though, I don't need one working only 10 ks from my house. I ride to work every day, I get my exercise, I avoid the cost of public transport, it takes a third of the time and I actually turn up to work AWAKE.

And still most people look at me cross eyed. People have so little concept of personal respoinsibility in terms of the environment. If it's not in dollars, they don't want to know.
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Post by Willow » Thu Jun 01, 2006 7:01 am

Wasn't there someone recently who tried to put environmental damage into numbers?

I want to say David Suzuki but I know that is wrong.

I think I remeber briefly hearing about it. It was kid of an academic protest against eh fact that things like environment and the human element are referred to as externalities in economics.
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Post by Ragnar » Thu Jun 01, 2006 10:23 am

I have heard of "The environmental foot print", which works out how much damyge a person is doing. z.B, you own and run an SUV, that is about 1000 points, you have a Mini cooper and it drops to around 200 points. things like amount of lights in the house, recycling and all that are also given points, either posotive or negative.

Is that maybe what you mean?

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Post by Kitsune » Fri Jun 02, 2006 5:55 am

Ohhh. If you've got a link Ragnar...

I'd love to see where I stand on the "list".
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Post by Willow » Fri Jun 02, 2006 7:56 am

Maybe, I go to so many of these talks and read so many of these articles they all seem to mush into one after a while!
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Post by Ragnar » Sat Jun 03, 2006 2:52 am

Kitsune wrote:Ohhh. If you've got a link Ragnar...

I'd love to see where I stand on the "list".
'fraid not. But any Green party, or environmental web site will probably be able to put you on the right path. ;)

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Post by Kitsune » Sun Jun 04, 2006 12:10 pm

I'll take a look.. Thanks. :-)
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