Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Climate Change - How responsive have you been?

Hi all,
Climate change has most of us thinking and some of us acting.In what way have you responded?Please take the poll on the right hand side of the blog. If we’ve missed listing something important to you, please feel free to leave a comment on the blog. Mozilla Firefox users will find the poll to the right & Internet explorer users will have to scroll down some.
Please select only appropriate choices to keep the poll real (the poll is on the right side of the page).

Some of the choices include:
-Taking your own grocery bags instead of bringing back plastic ones.
-Buying less over packaged goods.
-Printing double sided.
-Retrofitting the house with some energy efficient appliances.
-Wearing more clothes in winter instead of turning up the heat.
And more ...

The results are public. To view them, click "View results" at the bottom of the poll box.

Your comments are very welcome! If you wish to talk about how difficult or easy it was to make your change in attitude stick, please tell us about it!

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I walk & bike instead of using public transit. You might want to add those options to your poll.

June 7, 2007 at 10:25 AM  
Blogger Climate Change Colloquium said...

Interesting poll. Regardless of what one believes about global warming, many of those ideas are good ones. I do a lot of them already, because I believe in saving my money (mostly so that I can buy more yarn!)

From the K R Forums.

June 8, 2007 at 11:03 AM  
Blogger Climate Change Colloquium said...

I'm kinda amazed at the stuff that I have been doing on my own before reading the list.

No bottled water- except for Earthquake supply in the garage. Tap, or fridge only.

No water running while teeth brushing. Fast showers- few baths.

Bring my own market bags-refuse plastic when offered.

Local Farmers market on Sundays.

Cut back the thermostat last year by 4 degrees- and it was Brrrrrr here. Wore sweatshirts and socks around the house.

Except for panties, wear around-the-house clothes at least twice, or more; until they are visibly soiled.

Plan all errands, and shopping on a plan. No idling of car. Wlll definately be a hybrid next car purchase.

Switched to native grasses for the most part in gardening. And being a flower lover- it was hard- but I'm really liking it. Water cut backs already- and we are being asked to do more in our county. We will.

Fortunately, in the 120 degree heat here, I don't have to turn on the AC until about 4pm- and then only for about 2 hours. It's the direction of the house. I just shut everything up in the am. Then open everything back up after sundown. Use the ceiling fans.

Do only grilling most of the time-all year.

Switched to the curly lite bulbs- but now there is a big controversy on them as to disposal.

Do laundry only on full loads, and only after dark-requested by the city. Am working on the hang dry thing- it's hard.

Being an antique lover, flea market lover- we start there first. And all comment favorably on the decor. We even collect what I call "Garage Sale" art for the walls. All of our antiques we use- every day dishes, garden Jardinaires, bed linens and quilts, furniture- all beds are antiques, computer desk, filing cabinet, 3 dining tables and chairs, armoires, etc. etc.

That's what I can think of for now- but if you all have more ideas- let me know. KL

KL from the K R Forums.

June 8, 2007 at 11:03 AM  
Blogger Climate Change Colloquium said...

Chloe F. says:

Manasi rock!
Thanks for the poll!
Have you seen this weeks issue of The Economist? It is a special issue on how businesses are affecting climate change and how climate change is affecting businesses. Very interesting articles!
Also, regarding the poll question about seeking out antique goods or already used goods, i would recommend to check out the magazine "ReadyMade" ( what a great mag/site for re-using, re-wiring, re-thinking various things in our homes!
I love stuff like this!!! is an awesome site

and check out this project I am going to make once my lightbulbs burn out (then get energy-saving ones, of course!)

Ok...I'm done getting overly excited...:)

June 8, 2007 at 11:07 AM  

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