Law School Discussion

Poll

if everyone on the planet lived the way you did, would we see environmental collapse in the near future?

a. yes, it is.  (please explain why you think this is true.)
6 (26.1%)
b. no.
17 (73.9%)

Total Members Voted: 23

Is your lifestyle sustainable?

Is your lifestyle sustainable?
« on: January 28, 2008, 12:49:25 PM »
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Elephant Lee

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Re: Is your lifestyle sustainable?
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2008, 08:07:37 PM »
I make a half-hearted attempt, but no.

Re: Is your lifestyle sustainable?
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2008, 09:29:54 AM »
No, but on the right track!

Vegan (as many local, unpackaged, minimally processed foods as possible)
(http://www.goveg.com/environment.asp)

Bike, bus in the rain (car and plane use very rare)

"If it's yellow, let it mellow"

< Five minute shower

Compact flourescents<sp?>, turn off lights when the classroom is empty, etc., etc.

Oh, oh, and my new home page is:  http://www.blackle.com/ !

But:  1) There's much more that I can do, and 2) if 7, 10, 15 Billion people were living like me, there would still be way too much production consumption and pollution.

With so many of us humans, and the bizarre ideas we come up with, one must wonder if true sustainability is even remotely possible

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Re: Is your lifestyle sustainable?
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2008, 09:13:04 PM »
*Is proud to be a resource-burning 'Merican.*

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Re: Is your lifestyle sustainable?
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2008, 05:42:01 PM »
I try and be green when possible (I walk/bike locally, recycle, etc), but I believe this planet is doomed in the long run.  I still am responsible for leaving a carbon footprint despite my green actions, and unless there are major technological breakthroughs in the future, the outlook probably isn't so good for the environment.  We're just postponing the inevitable, in my opinion.  But hey, I'm a pessimist by nature, and I'm not an expert on environmental sustainability. Just my 2 cents.