Monday, April 22, 2019

Your Turn

Favorite helping Earth out tip/practice you do.

51 comments:

Former CNN Anchor Candy Crowley said...

Just like Jesus, on Good Friday I got laid in a tomb.

sandybrook said...

Look who's back!

yepthatsme said...

SLEEPING

TellMeLies said...

Not reproducing. Not letting my pets reproduce.

Super Comic Fun Time! said...

I realize that the earth doesn't need saving and work on being less of an a-hole to the other people in the world.

It's a struggle.

Brayson87 said...

Upcycle or otherwise reuse, sometimes it's like arts and crafts.

Village Guru said...

Grow milkweed for the Monarchs.
Recycle just about everything.

J said...

TellMeLies is on point.

People who give a shit about the planet, or about other people, don't have kids.

Simple math. Driving a Prius doesn't balance things out.

Jon said...

You get good WiFi there?

cheesegrater15 said...

Birth control

Sd Auntie said...

Recycle and always used birth control. And never pee in the Ocean. Love it too much

Brayson87 said...

Oh yes birth control or not using your real name if you're a guy.

Regina said...

I carry a stainless steel straw and reusable silverware with me in my purse os i never have to use plastic ones that will just end up in the ocean making it more toxic and killing innocent marine life. It's so easy to do! also always carry my water bottle with me so i can refuse throw away cups too! Even when i have children, i'll do this.It's easy and takes a minute to put in your bag.

Aquagirl said...

+1 SD Auntie

E said...

Recycle

Avoid pointing out to the SJWs who populate my town what hypocrites they are as they drive their monster SUVs to town meetings where they will vote on banning plastic bags at all town stores

gauloise said...

public transport, no car

AuntBee said...

I take walks and bring a bag with me to pick up trash along the way and recycle what can be recycled. And I recycle whatever I can in general.

J said...

Excellent trolling, Regina!

Thorne said...

Reusable grocery bags with long sturdy handles. Even if you are outright hostile to the environment, reusable grocery bags are practical because you can throw 3x as many bags over your shoulder and make fewer trips from the car.

And a HydroFlask tumbler, because paying for bottled water is wasteful.

Ann said...

Never, ever do I drink (or buy) bottled water in plastic. We have glass water bottles for travel. We purchase local, and we buy less overall. Definitely use cloth grocery bags when I shop. This is a big area for me personally.

hothotheat said...

I hate myself for this but totally agree with J. I'd argue that electric cars will make a difference evetually.

Brayson87 said...

Electric cars are a great way to turn coal into a transportation fuel ;)

Low Key said...

You do know that fish pee in the ocean, SD? Lol.

Brayson87 said...

Hahaha, China got pissed at us recently so now most of your recycling is going to landfills and incinerators, the blue bins are a useless gesture. You're living a recycling lie ;)

https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2019/03/china-has-stopped-accepting-our-trash/584131/

https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2019/03/13/702501726/where-will-your-plastic-trash-go-now-that-china-doesnt-want-it

https://www.wired.com/story/since-chinas-ban-recycling-in-the-us-has-gone-up-in-flames/

Where is your green god now?! 😂

Ulf said...

I fart, because I want a warmer climate.

molly said...

Picked up trash with a neighbor , beside our rural road, one year. It was really fun.

Brayson87 said...
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Brayson87 said...

You have to reuse a paper bag 3 times, reuse a durable plastic bag 4 to 11 times, or reuse a cotton bag 131 times before they have a smaller environmental impact than using a thin plastic bag once. And don't forget to lysol your reusable bags after every use, as they tend to harbor germs.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/29/climate/plastic-paper-shopping-bags.html

Sarton Bander said...

Make as much CO2 as possible. It's food for plants.

Sarton Bander said...

Drive an Electric Car to maximise the plantfood you create!

http://www.brusselstimes.com/business/technology/15050/electric-vehicles-emit-more-co2-than-diesel-ones,-german-study-shows

Glue said...

+1 Brayson - They recently studied California after they banned plastic grocery bags and it ended up backfiring w/ unintended consequences.

Many people reuse their plastic grocery bags. I have pets and pick up their waste. We also use it for other things to carry to and from places, as well as use them to line small trash cans.

Evidently, I'm not alone and the people in California started to buy ACTUAL GARBAGE BAGS that are much thicker and take a very long time to decompose.

The sales of thick garbage bags skyrocketed in California after the ban of plastic grocery bags.

They are now realizing they created a much worse problem.

Be careful of tunnel vision in your quest to change the world..sometimes a good deed actually causes much more damage than what was originally there.

Unintended consequences.

Plastic Grocery Bag Ban Has Unintended Consequences

Just in case the link above doesn't work, here's the URL:
https://www.npr.org/sections/money/2019/04/09/711181385/are-plastic-bag-bans-garbage

Sagan said...

As goofy as it seems, I've started using rechargeable batteries for every battery operated device at home and the offices. They're expensive AF, but once you've bought a few sets of different sizes, it's not so bad. I feel like a fool for plugging them in to the wall socket but I don't have solar panels.

I crochet grocery bags out of the plastic grocery bags, using reclaimed yarn. Over the (what winter) cold snap in December, I crocheted and left 15 of them at a local fresh food stand and they were gone in a flash. People ask for more of them, so maybe there's a cottage industry!

Captivagrl said...

composting, it's easy

Sd Auntie said...

Yes. But Human pee is 1000x more toxic!!

Sd Auntie said...

Lol @ Ulf

Cindy said...

freecycle.org

Jennifer said...

I TNR all the feral/stray cat's that frequent my property. (About 40+ since 2006).

Sd Auntie said...

I wash my grocery bags. Why all the negativity Brayson? The homeless make change recycling.

Vita said...

Jennifer, I think that's amazing! My sister in the LA area had a terrible problem with feral cats. Some wanted them all poisoned or killed, others were putting cases worth of open canned food in the alleys between homes. Your idea is a great compromise in a difficult situation.
We just had a huge hullabaloo in my little town bc they wanted us to give permission for hunters to access our yards (these are lots, not acres) to cull the deer population. Firstly, there arent that many, secondly, they're not diseased and very docile. I had thought sedation and neutering of the bucks would have better long term results, but thankfully the whole thing got voted down.

Mahogany1 said...

No plastic, and reusable bags

Kellikopter said...

This is really minor, but back in grade school, they told us that birds and marine animals were getting stuck in those plastic rings that hold 6-packs of beer and soda cans together. For some reason, that stuck with me and I still (I'm 34 now) cut all the rings before I toss them out.

I recycle as well, but that was the first thing that came to mind.

Kellikopter said...

J, I carry stainless steel straws as well. It is more a matter of liking the aesthetic than being environmentally friendly for me, but I just commented to say it's not that uncommon.

J said...

I have no idea how prevalent steel straws are.

It's apparent, however, that they are not the path away from oncoming environmental disaster.

Especially if, like Regina, you may have kids.

That said, you should do whatever makes you feel better.

Ann said...

Another stainless steel straw fan here. I bought mine to reduce my exposure to plastic. My form of cancer was hormonal which means it's imperative to avoid exposure to known carcinogens. What I really liked was the steel straws help keep drinks colder on the way to your mouth. We keep some in the car as well as use them at home.

Junebug said...

I have worked from home for 16 years. It helps me and the environment. Don't miss the commute at all.

Jennifer said...

Thanks Vita! We have lot's of deer here too! We put corn out for them all winter when food is scarce, I just love all animals!

PurplePuffin said...

I volunteer to scuba dive for trash. The euphemism, "ocean clean up" sounds better, but it is what it is. I haul net bags filled with trash out of the ocean. It's heartbreaking. I also volunteer to do beach clean up.

Spiffypaws said...

Live in a small place though we can afford larger. drive a prius to work. ride bike or walk on days off. no plastic grocery bags. recycle and donate everything. use a bidet. eat animal protein sparingly. no children by choice. Do beach cleanups whenever I go to the beach.

rabbit said...

I pick up plastic like bottles and caps in public parking lots, wash dishes by hand, use the low water cycle on the washer, use combostable dog poop bags, just about anything that's in my path.

More Cowbell said...

I'm kind to everyone I meet. That makes Earth a better place.

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