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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

January 23, 2010
10:33 PM

Post #7489472

I get all sorts of email and this one took the cake. Usually you hear about the top placings where people want to live, but this?

7 places that are the most toxic. A real eye opener.

http://www.care2.com/greenliving/the-7-most-toxic-places-to-...

I cannot imagine living in a place where your clean laundry on the line turns black before it drys. The isle of garbage though was not a surprise. And the rest. Take a peak.

I am discusted by the amount of waste I have when I go simple grocery shopping. Between the plastic bags, the plastic wrap and the heavens, if there is any food wasted...

We have some 7 billion people on this planet at this present time...Well, that was until a breif few minutes ago...

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GardenSox
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

February 3, 2010
6:43 PM

Post #7526128

Your link didn't work for me but I think I found the story:

http://www.care2.com/greenliving/the-7-most-toxic-places-to-live.html
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 6, 2010
9:29 AM

Post #7863694

http://blog.skytruth.org/2010/05/gulf-oil-spill-new-spill-rate.html

Well can we say #8?
sgriffith
Beaver, WV
(Zone 5b)

July 22, 2010
5:34 AM

Post #7987688

I have to say, people can be stupid. As for litter, smog and raw sewage in water ways - people just damage their own way of life when they eject these things into their environment.

I however do not believe that we are doing permanent harm to the planet. I believe in being energy efficient because it conserves resources and reduces my cost of living. I am in the beginning of a project to convert my house to run from micro-hydro electricity. I compost my scraps and paper. I use bat guano to add to my compost to keep the paper from diluting the potency. I raise a garden and try to do for myself and family as much as I can to be self sufficient. - - - but I don't cringe when I drive my full sized pick-up-truck.

I think that we could do the planet more good and improve the cleanliness and reserve of resources if people were educated about the greater quality of life they could experience if they lived responsibly, recycled as much of their waste as possible, reduced consumption of natural resources (reduces cost of living) and became more self-sufficient. It just gives one more of a sense of life being right.
RottedRoots
Marshfield, MA

August 3, 2010
12:22 PM

Post #8015869

Being Green is often a luxury only we can afford. My town wants $20.00 to dispose of old comps and monitors and they just ship them to third world countries so little kids can burn the plastic of the wire to make 20 cents a day. Just sending a toxic problem to countries that can't say no.
$20.00 is a lot of money and accounts for the amount of %&$* that gets dumped on the roadside..

The proposed wind farm on Cape Cod is a perfect example of people being people. There was as much resistance to a wind farm as there would have been to an oil well...


BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

August 4, 2010
5:31 PM

Post #8018946

freecycle them for parts next time.. dont cost nuthin!
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

August 4, 2010
5:36 PM

Post #8018954

http://www.freecycle.com

Sorry forgot the url

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