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Tuesday, October 16, 2007

blog action day post

Bloggers Unite - Blog Action Day
So here is my Blog Action Day post. As I am a lazy man and nearly totally forgot about signing up for this a good while ago this post will be quick. Plus I less than 30 minutes to publish it before it is no longer the 15th of October!

A quick Google search for easiest way to save the world which came up with a nice article from the Guardian with 50 easy ways to make a difference. Here are some of the ones I liked:
  • Let them carry you off in a biodegradable cardboard coffin, saving trees.
  • Buy chocolates from proper chocolate stores, so they are not individually wrapped.
  • Only flush toilets if really needed; follow the Australian maxim: "If it's yellow that's mellow, if it's brown flush it down."
  • Avoid air travel; it produces three times more carbon dioxide per passenger than rail.
  • Bring a mug to the office instead of using polystyrene cups.
  • Cancel that expensive gym membership and walk to work instead.
The air travel one of course makes sense, but why can I get from Cork to Dublin, Return for €20 on Ryanair, yet the train will cost me €67. As for the buses, if you want to solve the fact everyone drives everywhere, here is an idea; only charge everyone €1 per trip. I can't remember where I heard it, but it is a great idea! We are all very price sensitive when it comes to travel!

Oh and the chocolates in a proper shop is brilliant! I suggest Rogers Chocolates if you are in Canada :-D

The article dates back to 2002, before there was scientific consensus that global warming has begun, is very likely caused by man, and will be unstoppable for centuries. Great! Lets all look forward to the next 50 years!


  1. Thanks to you and everyone else who participated in Blog Action Day. Thank you for participating by offering those suggestions.

    I did not participate.

    However, I wrote a belated post about an environmental issue. As a real estate agent in Minneapolis, I see a lot of people using a product in luxury homes that is very destructive in a number of ways. It may also be contributing to the changes in the environment. Check out this post, please:

    Brazilian Teak Floors, Slave Labor, and the Destruction of the Rainforest.

    You can find this post at:

    Anything you can do to share this link or help promote awareness of this issue will be greatly appreciated. Most luxury home owners are unaware of the environmental and human cost of these products.

    Thank you!

  2. Ok, I'm not sure if this is spam or not or how relevant it is to this post, but I'll go with it!

    Save the Environment!