Is there anything that you do or have a strong pet-peeve about when it comes to the environment?

I started paper recycling at the office after seeing how much wast was created. Every other Friday I drive boxes of paper over to the recycling plant on my way home.

I hate when companies use Styrofoam when there are cost effective, earth friendly alternatives.

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That's why it's better to just make your friend wear a dog suit. Though it's slightly more awkward when they decide to make doogy at the park, and proceed to hump your neighbors leg.

I wouldn't be annoyed at pet owners who adopt stray animals that need a home. Ones that don't get pets fixed, or purchase from a breeder or mill, that is different.


Animal overpopulation and environmental harm is no different from human. I don't see how you can say pets (which humans perpetuated) are bad for being overpopulated and polluting, when they are but one aspect of humans' harm to the environment.

Hmm let's see here.

Kitties = Cute
Environment = Lame

Gee. Which will I pick...
Use everything until it breaks. Then fix it. Broken beyond repair? Sell for scrap/find a new use for it.

I don't drive. No car. No license. If I have to go somewhere, I use public transportation or walk. If It is very difficult (like carrying a week's worth of groceries), I make sure that I go with a friend who is already going shopping by car. There is nothing I hate more than standing by the bus stop on a rainy day, watching how many people drive huge cars with only one person in them.
For a long time, I biked to work. It was a 50min ride when I was in good shape. Unfortunately the work hours grew much longer, and that became no longer an option. Now I am on a leave, and when I return will have a 20% reduction in hours and pay, at my request. Assuming that it's not just a reduction in pay and the hours part actually happens, I hope to start riding bike to work again one day per week. We;ll see, at this point it's a pie-in-the-sky goal.

I also grow some of my own fruits and vegetables in the yard, organic.

I try to use vinegar and baking soda for cleaning (separately). Vinegar is especially good for cleaning off hard water stains. Baking soda is good for cleaning sinks and bath tubs. For laundry, I cut the detergent to 1/4 of my prior use after reading that we all use way too much and the extra doesnt even help cleaning. I use a line to dry clothes, sometimes, although in the pacific northwest that might be better for washing considering how much it rains sometimes.

Styrofoam is my pet peeve as well. There is simply no excuse for it.

I just bought a nonvinyl shower curtain. Took a lot of effort to research on the web to find one via Amazon. I couldn't find one locally. It's actually a nice shower curtain, wasn't expensive, and is machine washable unlike vinyl ones.
I'm a jerk, and I live a life of convenience... so I'm not too obsessive about it.

What does bother me is people who litter. I mean... why?

Further, I hate when there aren't actually any trash cans or people whine about you not recycling when THERE ARE NO LOCAL RECYCLING PROGRAMS *twitch*. I get bothered when something that should be simple, isn't available or easy, and you don't really have a choice. And I'm even more bothered when people blame you for it. You should be living off the land and living in a bamboo shack painted with berries and urine! Yes, because that's realistic...

My old school had a satellite for extra classrooms, and in the bathroom there were no girly-boxes for discarding tampons. Those horrible, horrible bastards. There wasn't even a dispenser. What am I suppose to DO with all that fluid? I know, I'll write a nice little note. On the walls. With the blood. ...I think I'm getting off-subject.
I forgot about drinking water! I get it, bottles and bottles-- it's pretty stupid, so much plastic.... But I have to buy water (in gallons, relax) because the water here tastes like old people marinating in a chlorine pool!! The filter helps a little but I find myself not drinking if that's the only option.

I need good water, because I'm a snob. Where I was raised-- the best water IN AMERICA. Not officially, but I live like an hour from where the best tap-water IS, and I think mine is better. So there.
Canning and preserving my own food bought fresh from local producers. It's really not that difficult, and the taste of fresh summer vegetables in mid-February is fantastic. And, you can be as creative as you want in terms of making what you like. Kind of like a blank canvass where food is the theme and spices, herbs and combinations of vegetables and fruit are the paint. Besides, it's an outlet for me since I can't draw worth a shit!
I'd like to try canning although I'm a little scared I'll give someone food poisoning.
Is there anything that you do or have a strong pet-peeve about when it comes to the environment?

Well, litter and pollution in particular. I pick up trash on my street twice a day every day. As far as what I do: quite a lot actually. Though I don't suppose any of it will make a huge difference in the long run. See my discussion for more input from people.
Dogs are my passion - if you do not like dogs - I do not like you (except for my best friend). She is an anomoly in my life lol. She HATES dogs but she gets a pass because she is the only close friend I have who is an atheist. I think she gives me a pass for the same reason lol. You got to focus on what you have in common.

I suppose dogs are not very green - I haven't really given it a lot of thought but oh my Gawd - don't you see how cute, adorable, funny, loving, loyal, wise, fascinating, and WONDERUFL many of them are? I shudder to think what my life would be like without dogs.

I walk my neighbors dogs every day. I can't afford to have my own. If I could afford it - I would definitely have a few.

I have done volunteer work in animal shelters for years. I have seen so much suffering that just now the thought struck me that I would rather the dogs to disappear from the earth than to have to wintess one more abused dog. That would be a better reason do do away with dogs than being green in my humble opinion.




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