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Thanks for being Greener People!
I would just like to say thank you to everyone who has joined so far. We've reached 100 members as of this morning so I will be donating $100 to Sierra Club to say thank you!
I was hoping to reach 300 members which might have been a little ambitious but I still think this membership drive was a great success. If you have any suggestions or ideas for getting more people registered and involved please let me know!
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getting more people involved
If you go to Green Festivals - Home you will find that Chicago will be having a green festival in 2 weeks and there are 2 more scheduled this year. This would be a very good place to reach many people that are interested in making the planet a better place.
Yeah, I got a postcard from them a couple weeks ago. I think I'm going to go check it out and look into being a sponsor or having a booth next year. If it looks like there are some good opportunities, I might try to do something for the Washington D.C. one in November. I have family out there that I could go visit too.
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Why all the fuss?
So how many of you have actually looked at the current state of our planet?
Many of you whine "We must save the planet!".
This is not what we are here to do.... Can any one group of people be so foolish and egocentric as to think that they will be able to somehow reverse the actions of several millenia of human trespass?
We need to focus on ourselves and our sustainability....
Green has gone from a color to a political tactic. And all you damn fools are just playing along.
The only reason to go green is to spend less money, not to prevent "global warming" which is already here and cannot be stopped. The quicker you people understand this, the better off the rest of us will be....
are you in left field
Yes there are ways to save money by thinking green but most products that you buy that are green are not cheeper. One of thr reasons our planet has come to the state it is in is because we have found ways to take short cuts in the process of making our food. If you check the grocrery store you will find the cheep foods are all processed and have less positive nutrients in them than the pure clean products. I prefer to stay healthy and live longer by buying the products that are healthier. Being greener people to me means that we have decided to stop the progress of dammage to our planet with a level of hope that we can help to heal the dammage ( at least some) made before our time. Without focus we are destin to fail. Live life with a healthy respect for the future, our children and grandchildren will have to live with our decisions.
I am building the greenest home in the country. Where can I find the green investors/partners. I have the answer to crazy gas and utility prices. Better quality of life and great feeling of satisfaction. Responsible Resource Managment is the answer and it is not a choice anymore, its the standard. We will not stop until everyone gets it.If nothing is done the earth is going to stop the waste for us.painfully
The Earth is an amazing "organism" that has survived much worse than what mankind can do to it; from mass extinctions, run-away greenhouse or planet-wide ice ages. In time, life can adapt to any new environment. Mankind has caused the death of many species, but other new species will grow to fill the void. Being conscious of our impact on the Earth and trying to live "greener" isn't for the benefit of the Earth, it is for the benefit of mankind. Our biggest concern is the fact we are killing our own species. Spoiling our farm lands and drinking-water poisons us. Over cultivating and ruining fertile farm land means more of us will starve. Polluting the air and ruining the ozone means we suffer when going outdoors and become afflicted with nasty diseases. So for the "guy that don't believe" or any others that think it doesn't matter, it is not the planet specifically that we are trying to save... we are trying to save the only ecosystem that supports our continued existence.
"No one gave us a guidebook for managing a planet. We're writing it ourselves now, from hard experience." - Earth by David Brin
Ah, I read Earth a couple of years ago, darn fine novel.
Very little of what mankind is doing to the planet will damage it in the long run, it's true. The outlook is far bleaker for us as a species than it is for the planet.
Thank you Zach, for creating this forum. I hear what you are saying, guy that don't believe. GREEN has become very political. We will reap what humankind has sown over the past decades, centuries, etc.. The law of sowing and reaping is absolute. Right now, we are not going green for our own benefit, but for our children's children's children. Politics aside, what we sow now, they will reap. I want to do the best I know how for the future generations.