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I Care About The Environment

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    I always admired Mother Nature with its

    wonderful views,landmarks,waterfalls,rain forests,mountains .I live in the city of san jose California away from all that I like just going up the mountains in the alum rock area of San Jose just to see the view sometimes accompanied by a friend or alone but mostly alone. Every...
    williamlopez williamlopez 18-21, M Dec 26, 2013

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    News Today...

    It has been reported in today’s news that the newly elected Australian government has sacked Professor Tim Flannery and the entire Climate Commission in a bid to save money and keep the economy in good health. In a bid to induce the massive, massive saving of (wait for it) a...
    BillyRo BillyRo 36-40, M 1 Response Sep 19, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    The 'Machine' behind the Denial of Climate

    Change and the manipulation to confuse or dispute the reality of Climate Change and the destruction of our earth. The men behind Oil and Gas production and their incredible wealth -to which they use to spread false information in order to protect their dirty, profitable...
    DreamWizard DreamWizard 41-45, F Jan 17

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    Because It Is Part Of Us And We Are Part Of It...

    Frequently I meet people who really have no idea just how connected to the world around us each one of us is. I believe we're entering a new era of higher consciousness that is critical to the future of humankind as well as our planet. Every one of us needs to accept...
    VTMarkus VTMarkus 46-50, M Jun 5, 2012

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    I worked for 9 years

    as a volunteer teaching assistant at a nature center for the National Audubon Society. That was some of the most fun of my life. I developed my first real life crush on one of the staff. I got to deflate a giant ball taller than myself by jumping on it :D I got kicked by the...
    SnowflakeWonder SnowflakeWonder 31-35, F Feb 3

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    Poem - Good Christians Do Never has it been

    so clear God needs green minds like you That’s what good Christians do Plant ten trees and thousands more The work won’t ever be done Honour the Good Lord’s Son Let the lights go out tonight Take the time to nourish your green In the darkness God will speak Put the...
    RadicallyGreen RadicallyGreen 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 9

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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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    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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    Here is Practical Explanation about Next Life,

    Purpose of Human Life, philosophical/religious facts, theories etc. ___________________________ *********** Practical Explanation ( For Example ) :- `1st of all can you tell me every single seconds detail from that time when you born ?? ( i need every seconds detail ?? that what...
    bolt0 bolt0 22-25, M Dec 7, 2013

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    Senator James Inhofe Is The Enemy Of The Environment.

    A PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT:Both RED and BLUE agree - we don't need BLACK MERCURY INFUSED SKIES.Tell Public Enemy #1, Sen. James Inhofe, To Stop His Attempt to Dismantle EPA Safeguards...The EPA drafted a groundbreaking new rule—known as the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards...
    DreamWizard DreamWizard 41-45, F 2 Responses Jun 1, 2012

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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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    Daniel Quinn & Derrick Jensen

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

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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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    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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    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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    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 16-17, F Apr 25

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    "We are living on this planet

    as if we had another one to go to." -Terri Swearingen
    bluemoon2121 bluemoon2121 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 11

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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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    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 51-55, M 3 Responses Apr 22

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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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    What Do The Taliban & Abbott Have In Common?

    “In 2001 the world reacted with horror as it saw graphic film of the Taliban dynamiting the Buddhas of Bamiyan, two giant 6th-century statues of Buddha in central Afghanistan. Later the area's remaining archaeological treasures were included on the World Heritage List. In...
    BillyRo BillyRo 36-40, M 1 Response Sep 26, 2013

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    A COAL PORT on the GREAT BARRIER REEF?

    ????You've got to be KIDDING ! ! ! !No-No-No ! ! !http://action.sumofus.org/a/barrier-reef-lendlease/?rd=1⊂=fwd&t=2&referring_akid=3208.192859.puJe0j
    DreamWizard DreamWizard 41-45, F Dec 19, 2013

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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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    END THE MADNESS. The State Department just

    released its final environment impact report on Keystone XL -- and despite the spin from the oil industry, it shows our voices have made a difference. Now, with your help, it's time to defeat Keystone XL once and for all. President Obama vowed to reject the pipeline if the...
    DreamWizard DreamWizard 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 31

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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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    Human Mentality

    I just read an interesting and thought provoking share that just made me realize where human priorities lie and how stupid human mentality is save for a minority that want to make a difference. The quote reads: "Imagine if trees gave off WiFi signals. We would be planting so...
    SocialRealist SocialRealist 18-21, M 3 Responses Aug 26, 2013

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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 51-55, M 3 Responses Aug 19, 2011

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Mother Earth

    Our planet is our home. There is nowhere else we can live and thrive as human beings. The planet is the most important place for us! Yes, the Earth can be hostile, the Philippines devastation is proof of that, the fires in New South Wales, Australia. That hostility is what...
    aoutdouze aoutdouze 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 12, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    Okay, so. I'm not like,

    a hippie or a vegetarian or anything. But one of my BIGGEST pet peeves, is litter. Our planet is so beautiful and it supports us, why dirty it? That's like slapping a beautiful women and leaving marks on her face. I'm just sayin, don't throw garbage out. Protect our planet. <...
    BrokenPhoenixx BrokenPhoenixx 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 5

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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 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 51-55, M 2 Responses Mar 24

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    Our health is connected to the health of our

    world and it's non-human inhabitants. Serving it and them well is not silly hippy-speak, it's self-respect, kindness, and common sense!
    PersianPeasant PersianPeasant 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 6

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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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    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 Home"

    Earth is my home, my families home, your home. Our sources will not last forever, our population is growing,disease is spreading and trash is taking over the beauty of our planet. Everything that we can recycle, and cut back on use, will help. We use our recycle container...
    realityvsdream realityvsdream 31-35, F 3 Responses Apr 19, 2012

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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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    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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