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  1. #1 Personal contributions to energy/Global warming? 
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    Does anybody out there individually do anything to reduce emissions of CO2 in your own life, positively recycle waste or actively reduce the amount of power you use? When you buy things does conservation or global warming influence your choice of product?
    Do you use any alternative energy?


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    i ride my bike, but not because i'm trying to reduce CO2 emissions.


    i purposely run CO2 generators at work in my hydroponic farm.


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    yes. i believe in "if you not part of solution, you are part of the problem"

    so yes, i always think about who i am buying from.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Megabrain
    Does anybody out there individually do anything to reduce emissions of CO2 in your own life, positively recycle waste or actively reduce the amount of power you use? When you buy things does conservation or global warming influence your choice of product?
    Do you use any alternative energy?
    Yes.

    I don't own a car. I ride my bicycle whenever I can. And, I regularly offset my emissions, e.g. through www.climatecare.org and www.carbonneutral.com

    And, I'm lucky, as 98% of Norwegian power production is hydro power
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    I believe after the age of 45, as one does not have much to do, then one should start travelling through bi-cycles. This can help one to maintain one's physic and stop pollution.
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    Let's see... I try to bike or take public transit whenever I can. I founded an organization that fights for carbon dioxide emission reductions. I am pursuading my parents to use Bullfrog Power, a company that provides green power to you for a charge of a dollar more per day for electricity. Let's just say that whenever I can, I try to reduce my ecological footprint. The cashiers at Loblaws look at me as if I were an alien when I refuse a bag for my baguettes.
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    I no longer own a car, I always use the bike for trips less than 10 miles, otherwise I use the wife's car. Using a bicycle has three major advantages, to me less money spent, to the environment less pollution, to global pollution my lungs suck up large quantities of toxic exhaust chemicals and replace them with CO2. About 5% of our power is solar, we recycle everything possible, all food waste is composted, the heating is turned well down, we do not 'superheat' large quantities of water then 'cool it down to use it' our total energy bill is around 40-50% uk average, though the house is about 25-30% larger.

    I am dismayed that such little attention or debate has been bought about by this thread.
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    What is the thing which is fobading the use of solar energy for use in cars.
    Is it it's cost. Otherwise it's very nice source of energy.
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    I think it's called 'oil companies, their power of lobby, and sheer greed for "fuck the planet let's please the shareholders" attitude.
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    I don't own a car either....as you can see from my profile picture, I ride a bull where ever I need to go. He gets great mileage...about 3 kilos of hay per mile. j/k...I walk.

    I also stopped using my full-size fridge, and am only running a mini-bar sized one. I've also switched over to the new floressient bulbs instead of the old incandesant ones.

    Most of what I do is to save money, but it has the secondary benefit of helping emissions....except when I eat Mexican food.
    Fixin' shit that ain't broke.
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    Maybe you could bottle it as lighter fluid!

    That's if it's liquid of course
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    Quote Originally Posted by Megabrain
    I am dismayed that such little attention or debate has been bought about by this thread.
    I suppose i should tell you about what i'm doing to help. I don't drive (which i think deserves a medal as i live i Britain), i use the shower instead of the bath , i recycle as much as i can, i have the thermostat turned down, i use energy saving light bulbs, i turn off any electrical items i'm not using and lot's of other little bits like only filling the kettle up with as much water as i need.
    Eat Dolphin, save the Tuna!!!!
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