Earth Day 40 Years On

I was 13 years old on the first Earth Day and already an eco-warrior of the sort young teenagers tend to be — earnest, strident, and clueless. I’m not sure how much has changed.

Scattered thunderstorms here today, so I’m on foot. I’ll “celebrate” the day by pretty much just doing what I usually do — ever so steadily, if a bit slowly, downsizing my life into something more sustainable.

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Comments 4

  1. Steve A wrote:

    Have you considered that all you do may be making things worse? See the website link.

    Myself, I rode to work because it’s what I do when I don’t drive.

    OTOH, your post DID reveal a grossly underinvestigated area – namely the relationship between utility cycling and “severe thunderstorms.” It is an area I have never gotten comfy about.

    you might have to add a “d” to the end of the link

    Posted 22 Apr 2010 at 7:21 pm
  2. Steve A wrote:

    Check the spam filter

    Posted 22 Apr 2010 at 7:22 pm
  3. Andy Cline wrote:

    Steve… Will do.

    Posted 23 Apr 2010 at 7:23 am
  4. Andy Cline wrote:

    Steve… re: terrapass… I may have to consider buying an SUV and then committing suicide :-)

    But I wonder — Would Beijing be better off encouraging the continued use of bicycles or pushing ahead with the rapid expansion of individual car ownership?

    Posted 23 Apr 2010 at 7:33 am