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sillylucy last won the day on August 20 2012

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  1. I also agree that bigger does not mean better. It would make more sense that the amount of material they used to make one of these would be better used making a lot of smaller ones to generate more energy. I agree with the idea of less maintenance, but if this one breaks then there is more of a loss of material/production compared to a smaller one being broken.
  2. One way to get junk products off of the market to is to prove that they are either toxic or dangerous for small children. This can take years though and most of the time it takes a lot of money so people just avoid buying the product in the first place.
  3. I live in Los Angeles and I guess they won't create them because most people here drive. If there were more bike lanes then I think people would use them. There is one bike bath and two bike lanes where I live. All of them are heavily used so there is an interest (more so now that gas is so expensive). Thanks for the tips Jessi!
  4. That is horrible! It's such an unfortunate situation that you can't even control. People need to speak up about industrial testing and get more restrictions on it. Is there any way you can start an organization so that your voice is heard?
  5. I thought BP would be higher than that too! The media makes them out to be really bad too, but why haven't I heard much noise on the others who rank higher on the list? It really makes me angry when you try to do little things on a day to day basis, but huge corps are destroying all of your efforts in one sweep.
  6. Hahaha thanks for the laugh Dan! The cardboard toilet was too much! The dancing panda was hilarious and I could see my mom buying the squirrel for her garden. I thought the solar powered sunglasses was a good idea, but the design was awful. They look like alien eyes!
  7. I have all sorts of plants in my yard and garden. Right now I have a banana tree, strawberries, cherry tomatoes, bell peppers, jalepenos and squash. I have tons of palm trees and aloe vera plants. I do have a plum tree in the front yard too. My neighbor has lemon, orange and lime trees so we swap produce all of the time.
  8. It would just be easier to keep them behind the counters like ink and use less plastic packaging. It is not like all of that plastic is keeping the product from breaking either.
  9. I like to read Streetsblog because it keeps me updated on the latest laws for my city and great updates for cyclist. You can read about new bike paths too.
  10. The biggest and easiest change my family made was reducing our water usage. We put in a new toilet, new shower head and sink faucet and our bill has gone down so much. During the summer we take "military style" showers and turn off the water when we are shaving or just lathering up. The kids love it and my wallet loves it!
  11. Those are some pretty nice pieces. I just wanted to chime in here and say that the best eco-friendly furniture is repurposed and salvaged furniture. It is already made so the resources are not being put into producing new furniture. Time to hit up the local thrift stores!
  12. That is a great way to spend time with the family and teach your kids the importance of biking. I like that you guys bike the mile instead of driving. Very green of you. I bet your family looks delightful on the road.
  13. Due to the Earthquakes in Japan last year, a bunch of trash is starting to spring up in different parts of the world. I was just wondering if anyone knew what progress was being made to get rid of the junk floating around in the ocean.
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    Bike Lanes

    My town is in serious need of a bike lane. Bike riders all on the sidewalks and making it dangerous for pedestrians. What can I do to go about getting bike lanes in my city?
  15. How do you feel about bike rental or bike share programs that are starting to spring up in cities like Boston and New York? You basically rent a bike for an hour or a day and drop it off at a little station. It seems like a good deal when one train ride costs $2 and you can get a whole bike to write around for less than $10. I wish we had that in Los Angeles, but the city is so huge I don't think it will take off.
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