Friday, October 5, 2007

Saving The Planet, what are you doing?

In the past two days I've read these NY Times articles, and they're a little shocking. The world is changing and the time has long since passed when we can sit back with a "Que sera, sera" attitude.

A Swiftly Melting Planet
Published: October 4, 2007
In response to the new dangers of climate change, we need a mobilization of everyone with a stake in the future.

Arctic Melt Unnerves the Experts
Published: October 2, 2007
Scientists are concerned by this summer’s massive polar ice melt and its implications for the future.

I'm going to:
  • start carrying recyclables home when eat out at places that don't recycle,
  • write to my elected officials and urge them to support environmentally sound laws and practices
  • and hope that the Silicone Valley green tech race will yield viable options to making our world healthy again

What are you going to do?



  1. Switching to all CFL bulbs and waiting eagerly for the widespread availability of LED solutions for home lighting!

    And in California, one can often find CFLs for less than a dollar per bulb.

  2. Less than a $1 a bulb!!! Dang! Note to self: Move to CA.

    LED lights are sooooo cool. I read an article a long while ago about a flat in London that had been redone using only LED lights to light the apartment. No traditional incandescent or CLF's in the entire place.

    Since the lights are easy on the eyes and do not burn hot, they put lights in the floors and all sorts of fabulous non-traditional places that regular lighting could never be installed.

    Can't wait, can't wait. :)

  3. Sorry this is off the topic *slightly* but if you like Paul Potts, you'll love Connie :)