Posts tagged Environment

Beware the Green Dragon

I don’t understand how protecting and respecting the environment is anti-Christian, but there is a new group who warns us of the Green Dragon as reported in The Tennessean this morning.

Oh, and there is a poll. I’m amazed at the results so far:

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Peace on Earth

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Throughout the year, we’ve shown how ugly the world can be. These are images of the beauty of the earth we experienced in 2007: snow in Vermont, sunset on Mobile Bay, hiking in lower Alabama, Radnor Lake in November and the Boone Trace Greenway in December.

PlanetTrash wishes earth and all earthlings peace, joy, love and respect of each other. Merry Christmas!

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Out of the Car, Into the Drain, Into the Stream and Into Your Water

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As we sat at a stoplight earlier today, I noticed a storm drain clogged with plastic and aluminum cola cans, paper, styrofoam and lots of cigarette butts. Wastes shouldn’t go into storm drains because the drains empty into rivers where we eventually get our water. As I blog, I’m sipping hot tea, made with tap water that was also put through a Brita filter. I hope that the tars from the cigarette butts have been removed. They are poisonous.

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Baby, You Can(n't) Drive My Car

Here’s today Green Tip from the Sierra Club. I totally agree with the tip and have driven my car in this manner for years.

Buying a hybrid isn’t the only way to reduce your car’s impact on the
environment. Changing your driving habits can increase your vehicle’s
fuel efficiency and reduce its carbon emissions while keeping you safer
on the road. Here’s how:

* Take it easy. Aggressive driving, including abrupt starts, extreme
acceleration, and hard braking wastes gas and contributes
significantly more pollution than normal driving.
* Travel at the speed limit or lower. Driving at 75 mph instead of
65 mph will decrease your fuel efficiency by about 10 percent, and
can dramatically increase tailpipe pollution in many vehicles.

I reported earlier than I got an average of 36.15 MPG in my Mini on its first tank of gas. I’m getting 40 MPG on the second tank. It pays to drive sensibly, if you have to drive at all.

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Baby, You Can(n’t) Drive My Car

Here’s today Green Tip from the Sierra Club. I totally agree with the tip and have driven my car in this manner for years.

Buying a hybrid isn’t the only way to reduce your car’s impact on the
environment. Changing your driving habits can increase your vehicle’s
fuel efficiency and reduce its carbon emissions while keeping you safer
on the road. Here’s how:

* Take it easy. Aggressive driving, including abrupt starts, extreme
acceleration, and hard braking wastes gas and contributes
significantly more pollution than normal driving.
* Travel at the speed limit or lower. Driving at 75 mph instead of
65 mph will decrease your fuel efficiency by about 10 percent, and
can dramatically increase tailpipe pollution in many vehicles.

I reported earlier than I got an average of 36.15 MPG in my Mini on its first tank of gas. I’m getting 40 MPG on the second tank. It pays to drive sensibly, if you have to drive at all.

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What Do Al Gore, Bees and Drought Have in Common?

They are all vying for the Sierra Club Best Green Story of 2007 award. And you can vote for your favorite.

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MPG for a MiniCooper

PlanetTrash bought a new car a few weeks ago. Of course, it’s used, but only had around 14,000 miles on it. It is more fuel efficient. We got an average of 36.15 miles per gallon on the first tank of gas. We drove two additional days before refueling. It’s not a hybrid, so while idling at a stoplight, it’s wasting fuel. Otherwise, it’s great.

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Tiger likes the new car for relaxing after mousing all day. He is our pesticide-free pest control.

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