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I Care About The Environment

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    and I certainly care about those of us living

    in it. The truth is "The planet isn’t going anywhere. WE are! We’re going away. Pack your ****, folks. We’re going away. And we won’t leave much of a trace, either. Maybe a little Styrofoam … The planet’ll be here and we’ll be long gone. Just another failed...
    DiaLuz DiaLuz 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 15

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    I May Not Do Anything Big

    but i try to atleast do my part as a concerned human being who loves the planet i live on. you'll never see me throw anything out my window. i pick up trash around the dumpsters. i cant understand how lazy people just sit it 'next' to the trash bin. how helpful is that. i buy...
    antiyou antiyou 26-30, F 4 Responses Nov 17, 2007

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    Please watch this music video,

    very powerful message!! http://youtu.be/_Iaub9DOe9s
    Smoray100 Smoray100 22-25, F Sep 3

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    dontcareforlabels dontcareforlabels 41-45, M 1 Response Sep 23

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    A Few Of My Favorite Things

    While not a story, I wanted to share some of my favorite quotes about the environment. Please excuse the length (there are several). There is a sufficiency in the world for man's need, but not for man's greed. ~ Mohandas K. Gandhi We never know the worth of water till the well...
    sciguy18 sciguy18 56-60, M 3 Responses Aug 19, 2011

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    I Do Not Litter

    When I"m out, and if I had food wrap and drink;  I wait till I get home, and throw my garbage at home. I do not like when people throw their garbage on the grass, and roads; they make the street dirty, and it's not very hygenic. It's our earth; Let's keep it clean. I...
    LittleLena LittleLena 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 24, 2010

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    We only have 1 world we need to make it better

    than today because the future needs us too. I love the outdoors and i reduce and reused whenever I can
    me0883 me0883 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 5

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    The Exxon Valdez Oil Spill - 25 Years Later.

    ..In the early morning hours of March 24, 1989, a huge tanker sailed from Valdez at the terminus of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline into Prince William Sound. The Exxon Valdez ran aground on Bligh Reef.When the ship’s captain called the U.S. Coast Guard just after midnight, he...
    sciguy18 sciguy18 56-60, M 2 Responses Mar 24

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    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 17

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    Water, Water, Everywhere?

    In honor of Earth Day, I thought a post about our most precious natural resource (water) would be in order.About 71% of the Earth’s surface is covered with water and the oceans hold about 96.5% of that. So…there is plenty of water to go around, right?Of the total...
    sciguy18 sciguy18 56-60, M 3 Responses Apr 22

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    well,i am studying to be an environmental

    engineer....i am researching already on an air pollution control system... any other ideas??
    kkdraq kkdraq 18-21, M 3 Responses Nov 3

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    ayeshaketchum ayeshaketchum 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 18

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    One of my pet peeves is

    when people litter, those people have no class.
    BreakfastSpecial BreakfastSpecial 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 21

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    I really wish the US wasn't

    so dependent on oil, and that more people would try to make a difference
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 19

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    "The care of the Earth is our most ancient

    and most worthy, and after all our most pleasing responsibility. To cherish what remains of it and to foster its renewal is our only hope." ~ Wendell Berry
    sciguy18 sciguy18 56-60, M 3 Responses Sep 16

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    Just A Garden

    When I bought this little bungalow back in 1988, the yard, front and back, was a neglected mess. Literally inch by inch, over the years, most of it is renewed. There are now nine major beds I tend to. The rest is grass, and I wish deeply that having a prairie on my property was...
    angsty angsty 61-65, F 2 Responses May 22, 2011

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    Ever Green

    You know sometimes we overlook how nice to see natures green scenery and all those gigantic trees and all the scrubs just beneath well im sure you will realize that when you see how hard to see trees in the dessert and infact this ARABS people spend alot of money growing trees to...
    tawam tawam 36-40, M Jun 5, 2012

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    30 Years of Protecting the Environment.

    .. Today marks 30 years since I began my career in the field of environmental protection. As such, I thought I would take this opportunity to share 30 tips. While we may not be able to implement all of them, we can do some of them. The one thing I have learned in my 30 years in...
    sciguy18 sciguy18 56-60, M 6 Responses Nov 10

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    I am a typical Norwegian,

    I care about our home, the Earth. We need to get about taking better care of her because there's no where else we can live. Some might think what does it matter I will be dead by the time I'm eighty, but what about your children, your grandchildren? Do you really think they...
    Skjeggstad Skjeggstad 22-25, F 10 Responses Nov 4

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    I feel very lucky to live in

    such a beautiful (& seasonally popular) part of the world. Though I am often completely blown away & annoyed by the carelessness displayed by tourists. People can be such disgusting creatures, leaving behind various trash, plastics & cigarette butts all over the place...
    AsteriasAura AsteriasAura 36-40, F 1 Response Oct 28

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    I'm really pleased that most supermarkets are

    now charging for plastic bags, I think more places should do this
    chrissi2909 chrissi2909 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 30

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    It's named 'Bristol Bay',

    not 'Bristol Decay' and 'We The Little People', would like for it to remain that way.We are experiencing the most outrageous attacks against the EPA and the most dangerously aggression to destroy our planet in recent years. It's been a non-stop attempt by 'big energy' to mine in...
    DreamWizard DreamWizard 41-45, F Sep 10

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    Daniel Quinn & Derrick Jensen

    These are my favorite authors concerning our environment.
    ConstrainingHermit ConstrainingHermit 41-45, M Apr 28, 2011

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    Hi everyone, I wrote a fairly simple article

    about environmental sustainability for a bursary contest, and it's up for voting! If you guys could click the link below, fill out necessary info on page 1 and vote for #14 Green Hearts on page 2, that would be so helpful and amazing. Also, voting ends May 14th so if you could...
    RadicallyGreen RadicallyGreen 18-21, F Apr 25

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    Decisions, decisions Over the past few years,

    I’ve become more and more aware of my impact on the planet. I realized that the only way I could combat the dangers associated with climate change and environmental degradation was to change the habits I grew up with, even if it only makes a relatively small impact in the...
    GiantKaiju GiantKaiju 22-25, M 2 Responses Apr 29

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    So I just read the transcript of the latest

    inaugural speech and noticed how the Big O followed up alternative energy through fracking with a small section on increased solar power outputs - nicely maneuvered. Then I thought about the movies Gasland 1 and 2. Has he not watched those? Regardless of the movies, the lack of...
    AnotherAvailableUsername AnotherAvailableUsername 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 10

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    Why Can't People Understand

    We should all care about the environment. It is so important. I try to do all I can to help it. People who don't care, bother me a lot.
    DarkSalem DarkSalem 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 31, 2007

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    It May Be An Exercise In Futility, But...

    I recycle.I know there's a gadzillion tons of stuff that isn't.Yet, I rinse out my little recyclables, put them tenderly into my bin, and haul them out to the curb along with my little collection of newspapers and other paper things are neatly presented to the fellows who, every...
    angsty angsty 61-65, F 7 Responses Aug 4, 2012

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    How Could Anyone Not?

    I do love nature.  I love to hike, and to garden.  I'm a severe weather junkie. As a scientist specializing in Planetary Science, I see that the changes we have made will take many lifetimes to reverse, and some are irreversible. As a teacher, I try to do what I can...
    EBunbury EBunbury 46-50, M 6 Responses Jul 6, 2008

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    "i Care About The Environment" Just Doesn't Quite Describe My Position

    Some people have told me I have a great ability to boil down problems to the most basic of explanations. I do the same with this huge subject, to me "caring" about the environment is something I might do because I might enjoy the look of the lovely greenery, or the smell, or the...
    TogetherAlone2 TogetherAlone2 36-40, M 2 Responses Aug 30, 2011

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    The Idiots Have Doomed Us All... Pretty Much.

    Idiots can justify anything. Our pride, vanity and custom of valuing highest that which is purely ornamental will be our downfall. We pour too much money and effort into toxic things and empty, superficial things - barely anything into compassion, consideration or thoughtfulness...
    Kasekosmos Kasekosmos 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 19, 2013

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    Hey~ I've always loved the environment- I did

    grow up on a farm after all. Maybe I should be a forest ranger. I want to be able to protect both people and the Earth, and I'll get to enjoy nature. Just a thought, though. Let's all try to protect the environment every day! Good luck~ :)
    Kivaria Kivaria 13-15, F Apr 25

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    I am not a tree hugger.

    Plants and animals can sometimes make for nice scenery, but that is not why I care about the environment. I view the planet as a resource. If humanity is to survive it makes sense that we should consume our resources at a sustainable pace. It makes me sad to think that we may be...
    Kingshelman Kingshelman 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 16

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    I do care about this earth

    but not at the expense of the American worker. We need factory jobs. China won't stop polluting no matter what. If there are 100 smokers in a room, putting out three cigarettes won't make a difference. The green movement is noble in some ways. But in reality it is a communist...
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M 6 Responses Apr 10

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    Destruction

    The misery of humanity Shows in its disrespect Of our Mother Earth (via @silverbreezey on twitter)
    SpringlesAndStars SpringlesAndStars 22-25, F Apr 25, 2013

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    The Girl Who Silenced The World For Five Minuites

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQmz6Rbpnu0&feature=related Watch this video. Don't click back in the middle, watch it all. The girl speaking she addressed a UN Meeting on issue of environment. And she very well said everything withought having to yell, or anything. Are we ever...
    Theanonymuswimp Theanonymuswimp 18-21 2 Responses Jun 23, 2012

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    Love Mother Earth

    I love her air,, sun, rain, sleet, hell, snow, thunder storms, lighting, heat, humity,dust,bees.don't disrespect her she will notice everything.
    teenab teenab 41-45, F Apr 1, 2012

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    We should take care of the world

    and not destroy it like most people do.
    Rebekah3 Rebekah3 26-30, F Nov 13

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    New Environmental Heroes To Celebrate....... Hip Hip Horray!

    Anyone who contributes their time and energy towards helping the environment, is a hero in my book.  Whether it's cleaning up or helping to curb or end pollutants into our environment, it's all for the greater good for everyone.  Here's a list of some extraordinary...
    DreamWizard DreamWizard 41-45, F 4 Responses Oct 28, 2011

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    Franken' Storm.

    I care about the environment.  I care about the food that we grow in our soil and how it effects plants, bugs and people.   Genetically modified Organisms (GMO's) are effecting our environment because the modified seeds have now effected that in nature connected to it...
    DreamWizard DreamWizard 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 2, 2013

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    My Poem the Growing Mountain

                 The Growing Mountain   Grain by grain the mountain grows, each day that passes casts a bigger shadow on what was once the tiniest little hill.   The big wheels churning as today’s old was yesterdays new...
    DjDerry DjDerry 31-35, M 1 Response Jun 13, 2009

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    PRESIDENT O'BOMBA.The Obama Administration

    released a “record of decision” that will allow seismic blasting in an area of the East Coast that is twice the size of California.The seismic blasting will be the same dynamite-like blasts that are predicted to injure and possibly kill up to 138,200 marine mammals.I...
    DreamWizard DreamWizard 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    The World Is Not Your Ashtray

    My biggest pet peeve....people who throw their cigarette butts on the ground. I am a beach bum. I spend most of my free time at the beach. If I'm not at the beach, I'm usually outdoors, hiking, jogging, or biking. There's nothing that ****** me off more than finding trash on...
    ryboy50 ryboy50 22-25, M 7 Responses Jul 19, 2011

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    Alright you guys, THIS ONE IS IMPORTANT!

    I think this is the answer! Check out this short video highlighting all of the benefits of Solar Roadways. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlTA3rnpgzU#t=216 These things are real! & were invented by 2 engineers in 2006. Solar Roadways will Create and sustain thousands of...
    AlanaUnrest AlanaUnrest 22-25, F May 22

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    Sorry to be a party pooper,

    but at this point, I'm no longer buying that we can avert catastrophic climate change. To stand a chance, everyone in the world would have to agree to stop using fossil fuels right now. Good luck trying to convince that newly middle class Chinese family they can no longer have...
    MrHansen MrHansen 36-40, M 1 Response Oct 18

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    Where Will We Go?

    Don't blow it - good planets are hard to find.  ~Quoted in Time
    DreamWizard DreamWizard 41-45, F 2 Responses Nov 30, 2011

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    XL Pipeline, Don'T Believe Them.

    Oh it's safe, don't worry. They know how to build pipelines. Take a look at the 'Pegasus' tar sands pipeline that ruptured late Friday, March 29, 2013 in Arkansas. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwGyRWYlV74
    DreamWizard DreamWizard 41-45, F 10 Responses Apr 4, 2013

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    Today, I received the following disturbing info.

    by email from EDF. ================= Who voted for unlimited pollution? Mar 6, 2014 House Roll call 106 113th Congress 2nd Session Passed: 229-183 Vote: Roll call 106> Votes For:229, Votes Against: 183 Not Voting: 18 For the first time in American history, we're on the...
    DreamWizard DreamWizard 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 11

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    courtneyyyx331 courtneyyyx331 18-21, F 1 Response May 28

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    THE KXL MYTH

    Do you really believe the politicians when they say this gigantic pipeline will lower gas and oil prices?   How many times have we HEARD that one before?THE TRUTH. The U.S. is already drilling more oil than ever before yet the prices only go....UP.THE BIG LIE. You will read...
    DreamWizard DreamWizard 41-45, F 6 Responses Mar 27, 2013

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    Don't let 'Big Energy' devalue the use of solar

    power! I recently read from CREDO that despite public support for solar, the Florida Public Service Commission has failed to set a renewable portfolio standard or remove current regulations which limit solar growth. Feel free to start and/or add your state's petition. For...
    DreamWizard DreamWizard 41-45, F Mar 11

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