DayGreen

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  1. Do you buy organic food?

    I wish I could afford to buy organic foods all the time, but unfortunately, my budget won't allow it. I do when I can afford to, and I'm willing to sacrifice quantity for quality when need be. Ideally, I would have the space to grow organic vegetables and raise some chickens and goats, but that's not an option in my current living circumstances. I think it's good to note than when you do buy organic products, it's important to make sure that they are certified organic; otherwise, you're just wasting your money in many cases. I think the company that delivers the organic fruit is offering a valuable service. What a great idea!
  2. Infographic: The hidden face of Coca-Cola

    I have had the hardest time kicking the soda habit, and I desperately want to. The products offer absolutely nothing of substance or value. They are horrible for our bones and teeth, our waistlines, and our brains. Their production harms the environment significantly, and the plastic bottles are also helping to destroy the environment. Quitting soda is a win-win-win situation for everyone. I'll use this infographic as inspiration for quitting the nasty things in the New Year.
  3. It just amazes me that so many people refuse to acknowledge something like this until it's pretty much too late. So many people scoffed and laughed at Al Gore when he brought this topic to the media. Many individuals literally ridiculed him, and I have to wonder if the same people are still feeling so smugly unconcerned about the concept of climate change now. I don't understand why we have to wait until we are in crisis before we make major changes. You would think the human race would have evolved more than that, by this point in time.
  4. Bike Share Programs

    I think it's a great idea. Whatever it takes to get people a little more active, and to get them to stop relying so much on motor vehicles of any kind, is all right with me. They tried the bike share program in my city, and people kept running off with the bikes! I couldn't believe it. Maybe they could install a tracking device in the bicycles if they aren't returned within a certain period (but that could be a huge invasion of privacy, so I don't know how that would work, exactly).
  5. Record cold in the US

    I agree that people are burying their heads in the sand about global warming. Maybe "global warming" wasn't the best term to name this phenomenon, when looking at the big picture (because you almost have to be blatantly literal to get the message across to a lot of individuals, it would seem). I don't see these drastic temperature and weather changes are going away, unfortunately. I do think it will continue to get worse, with time.
  6. Which is the real problem: Overconsumption or overpopulation?

    I agree that the two go hand-in-hand. But I would add the term "Mass consumerism" to the term "Overconsumption". Mass consumerism is what drives us to produce more, more, more. I was raised to be a consumer, and to worship whatever was being advertised in print, on TV, on the radio, and in movies. When the economy in the U.S. took a dive a few years ago, we were told we needed to be out in the marketplace as good little consumers, if we wanted to bring our economy back around. We wouldn't be producing so many noxious gases and wasting so many precious natural resources, if we did not inherently believe it was our inalienable right to own the latest technology, the biggest SUV, the largest McMansion, the trendiest fashions, etc. etc.
  7. The Population Problem

    My signifcant other and I cannot figure out why this does not get more attention, either. We live in a rather conservative state, and breeding large families of children is highly encouraged around here. The focus is entirely on families. Newsflash: The planet has enough people destroying it, already! Our local circumstances aside, I feel that both the local and the national media pay virtually no attention at all to the overpopulation problem. Why is that? I don't wish to offend anyone either, but I think certain topics need to be brought to the attention of the public. We are losing all of our open space to urban sprawl, and that is frightening to me.
  8. Stupid SUV owners...

    I agree that there was no reason for the author of the article to connect the littering in this case with the fact that the woman drives an SUV. That being said, the topic of this thread caught my eye because honestly, I think owning an SUV is stupid. They waste too much gas, they take up too much room on the street and in parking spaces, and they are unnecessary for most people. There is no reason why people in urban areas need to drive giant trucks, and SUVs are a complete waste of space, in my opinion. Until we stop viewing our vehicles as extensions of our own vanity, we will continue to see some major environmental problems that are totally preventable.