Originally Posted by eupa
Very brave of you-- but it wont save the world!!!!!!!!
Ok - we will put a 30 meter high turbine in your garden
Go down to a 1 liter LPG Kia Rio.- Probably the worse **************
Ensure that anybody driving a car greater than 1500 cc is severly ostracised
Walk a lot ( has two very positive attributes!)
Set up a local committee to have a better public transport system
Stop the airco
Buy a horse
Get rid of the local Walmart ( everything comes from China- so when buying there, you are incresaing demand for oil in that country
Throw out the TV
Cut the electricity at 2100 hrs.
Stop the cental heating/ buy more blankets
Why the hell is it taking so long to get new forks for the bike......dont tell me --- i guessed it --- made in PRC
and SELL THE RIB!!!!!!
Unfortanately, my garden's not big enough for that. There are plans for a wind farm in Cape Cod Bay, out of my line of sight, but I liked seeing the turbines while visiting Holland. Rather that, than living in the shadow of one of the 5 filthiest coal fire electrical stations, as I do now.
Not giving up our Saabs any time soon.
Ostracize people driving 1.5L+ cars? I try. SUV=Stupid Useless Vehicle in my view, unless you have to tow a substantial load. I drove to a school function (in the rain) for my daughter entering kindergarten. Parking lot ALL
SUVs and minivans, with 2-3 station wagons (estates). My Saab convertible was the smallest car in the lot.
Public transport is actually pretty good around here, assuming you want to go to Boston, buses & rail. Just not widely used, except for commuting, as you can't easily go anywhere else.
I leave in a seaside community, usually a good breeze, so I keep turning off the A/C, though the 7 month pregnant woman I live with has ultimate authority on that decision! Only have 2 window units anyway.
Horse? Worse economics than driving an SUV!! Also, see garden size!
We've automated the thermostats for the central heat. Can't go too extreme on the electricity, as we need to keep my father-in-law employed. He manages wholesale electrical contracts for town run light departments, including ours!
Bike fork probably made in PRC, just shipping from NYC though!!