GREEN AND GAY

  • nikenike1250

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    May 04, 2013 6:48 PM GMT
    This forum is for ones who love nature and like to make earth greener. I am hoping I could meet like minded people and share views on making earth a better and greener place to live in.icon_idea.gif
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    May 04, 2013 7:27 PM GMT
    In 100 years, or maybe even 50, nothing else is going to matter but what our generation did to save the ecology. In my lifetime, a third of the Amazon has been destroyed.
  • HottJoe

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    May 04, 2013 7:39 PM GMT
    seekonk saidIn 100 years, or maybe even 50, nothing else is going to matter but what our generation did to save the ecology. In my lifetime, a third of the Amazon has been destroyed.


    I've been trying to push for a greener earth since I was a teenager the 90s, but I've had to watch in dismay as it's gotten exponentially worse in the last two decades!!! I'm afraid we've already reached the point of no return, and we would need a time machine to stop it. The southern plains in the US will be a desert in twenty years, and most of the rainforests that are left in South America are slated to be drilled for oil, which will destroy them. We would literally have to go to war with developing countries to stop their progress, and that's not going to happen. We're all going to be living on dirty planet with nowhere to go for clean air.icon_sad.gif
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    May 04, 2013 8:01 PM GMT
    I let my dog run around and shit everywhere, that's how I show love

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  • calibro

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    May 04, 2013 8:07 PM GMT
    i once threw a recyclable water bottle at an ugly person. true story.
  • Lincsbear

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    May 04, 2013 8:45 PM GMT
    HottJoe said
    seekonk saidIn 100 years, or maybe even 50, nothing else is going to matter but what our generation did to save the ecology. In my lifetime, a third of the Amazon has been destroyed.


    I've been trying to push for a greener earth since I was a teenager the 90s, but I've had to watch in dismay as it's gotten exponentially worse in the last two decades!!! I'm afraid we've already reached the point of no return, and we would need a time machine to stop it. The southern plains in the US will be a desert in twenty years, and most of the rainforests that are left in South America are slated to be drilled for oil, which will destroy them. We would literally have to go to war with developing countries to stop their progress, and that's not going to happen. We're all going to be living on dirty planet with nowhere to go for clean air.icon_sad.gif


    Planet Earth and its nature can more than look after themselves in the long run.

    It`s us who need to be saved as we`re only harming ourselves in the end.

    I love nature. I was green long before being gay.

    Most of my runs and walks are little more than vigorous nature rambles. Tonight I was admiring the gliding abilities of a red kite as he patrolled his territory looking for prey!
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    May 04, 2013 8:58 PM GMT
    Here I was expecting another celebrity tell all...
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  • offshore

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    May 04, 2013 9:46 PM GMT
    Lincsbear said
    HottJoe said
    seekonk saidIn 100 years, or maybe even 50, nothing else is going to matter but what our generation did to save the ecology. In my lifetime, a third of the Amazon has been destroyed.


    I've been trying to push for a greener earth since I was a teenager the 90s, but I've had to watch in dismay as it's gotYunisten exponentially worse in the last two decades!!! I'm afraid we've already reached the point of no return, and we would need a time machine to stop it. The southern plains in the US will be a desert in twenty years, and most of the rainforests that are left in South America are slated to be drilled for oil, which will destroy them. We would literally have to go to war with developing countries to stop their progress, and that's not going to happen. We're all going to be living on dirty planet with nowhere to go for clean air.icon_sad.gif


    Planet Earth and its nature can more than look after themselves in the long run.

    It`s us who need to be saved as we`re only harming ourselves in the end.

    I love nature. I was green long before being gay.

    Most of my runs and walks are little more than vigorous nature rambles. Tonight I was admiring the gliding abilities of a red kite as he patrolled his territory looking for prey!


    Indeed, after human, there would be other species live on, many haven't realised "saving the environment" is really about saving the human race.

    In a way I have given up, I still do what ever I can do minimise my own and my family's impact on the environment, but I just don't see the majority would get it until its too late.

    their kids well be the ones that would suffer the consequence. As a gay I would not likely have my own kids and I don't have a stake in this.

    May the human race perish and nature find its own way to recover after we are gone
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    May 04, 2013 10:04 PM GMT
    Shawnathan saidI love neature, and decided a long time ago to work in an environmental field.



    Yes, I would kiss the guy above me.


    EDIT: icon_eek.gif wait wrong thread, right?
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    May 04, 2013 10:05 PM GMT
    The destruction of our Earth at such an alarming rate is truly depressing. icon_sad.gif
  • Aodhan

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    May 04, 2013 10:06 PM GMT
    My course is Environmental Health! I'm big into being Green!

    Also I'm gay icon_biggrin.gif
  • Splendidus_1

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    May 04, 2013 10:10 PM GMT
    I'm developing a Marketing Plan for a start-up in Portugal that wants to shift receipts to the online world (instead of actually printing) - it will save hundreds and hundreds of paper! Also, I'm suggesting that they make some sort of agreement that they will plant a tree for every x thousands of emitted receipts icon_cool.gif
  • d_1M

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    May 04, 2013 10:12 PM GMT
    calibro saidi once threw a recyclable water bottle at an ugly person. true story.


    this doesnt sound green enough, elavorate on that please


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  • AMoonHawk

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    May 04, 2013 10:14 PM GMT
    I exhale nitrogen because plants thrive on nitorgen icon_biggrin.gif
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    May 04, 2013 10:18 PM GMT
    I drink green beer on St. Patty's Day.

    Is that green enough?
  • LEANDRO_NJ

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    May 04, 2013 11:04 PM GMT
    Glad to see other gay brothers into green and the whole nature thing! I love nature too! I even love being outdoors during winter!

    I totally agree with Lincsbear's statement! nature will eventually heal itself no matter how much damage mankind does to it! it is us who need to worry about in disappearing from this planet, because it is obvious that we don't care nor knows how to coexist with the natural world much less among ourselves! mankind is a failed species, sad to say!
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    May 05, 2013 12:09 AM GMT
    I don't think nature will heal itself. Humans are going to be here for the foreseeable future, so if anything is going to get healed, it will have to be through our efforts. Unfortunately, I am pessimistic regarding the chances of that happening. If even a Democratic president with a Democratic congress could not muster the will to do anything about climate change in his first term (and his emissaries actively opposed meaningful efforts at the Durban conference), what hope is left? And then there are the environmental messes that are China and India, who are going to do us all in. The Chinese are already exporting their pollution and environmental destruction by industrializing some African countries that are some of our last vestiges of biodiversity on the planet.

    Once a species is extinct, it's gone forever, and many species are going extinct every year. Sure, if humans disappeared (which is unlikely - our descendants will just live in severely worse conditions, but hey, humans can survive concentration camps) evolution will once again expand species diversity, but that takes millions and millions of years.

    This is an urgent problem for gay people, as for everyone. In 100 years it won't matter the slightest bit if we have gay marriage in the U.S. in 2014. What will matter is that we allowed the Amazon to vanish, that we destroyed the coral reefs, and that we poisoned the oceans and atmosphere. On our watch. While we bickered about marriage rights and gays in the military.
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    May 05, 2013 2:32 AM GMT
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  • tuffguyndc

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    May 05, 2013 2:32 AM GMT
    seekonk saidI don't think nature will heal itself. Humans are going to be here for the foreseeable future, so if anything is going to get healed, it will have to be through our efforts. Unfortunately, I am pessimistic regarding the chances of that happening. If even a Democratic president with a Democratic congress could not muster the will to do anything about climate change in his first term (and his emissaries actively opposed meaningful efforts at the Durban conference), what hope is left? And then there are the environmental messes that are China and India, who are going to do us all in. The Chinese are already exporting their pollution and environmental destruction by industrializing some African countries that are some of our last vestiges of biodiversity on the planet.

    Once a species is extinct, it's gone forever, and many species are going extinct every year. Sure, if humans disappeared (which is unlikely - our descendants will just live in severely worse conditions, but hey, humans can survive concentration camps) evolution will once again expand species diversity, but that takes millions and millions of years.

    This is an urgent problem for gay people, as for everyone. In 100 years it won't matter the slightest bit if we have gay marriage in the U.S. in 2014. What will matter is that we allowed the Amazon to vanish, that we destroyed the coral reefs, and that we poisoned the oceans and atmosphere. On our watch. While we bickered about marriage rights and gays in the military.
    i am with this guy on this one. i just do not see things changing in my life time. maybe and hopefully in nieces and nephews life time.
  • HottJoe

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    May 05, 2013 2:50 AM GMT
    I'm so sick of the argument that the earth will be fine and we're only hurting ourselves. We're hurting every species we share the planet with. It's not just ourselves. This is an issue of human greed, but humans aren't the only ones who will pay the price. And yes we could, and still might, turn the planet into a lifeless wasteland.
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    May 05, 2013 3:05 AM GMT
    HottJoe saidI'm so sick of the argument that the earth will be fine and we're only hurting ourselves. We're hurting every species we share the planet with. It's not just ourselves. This is an issue of human greed, but humans aren't the only ones who will pay the price. And yes we could, and still might, turn the planet into a lifeless wasteland.

    Humans think its our right to take and take without regard for the earth or other creatures that live in it unfortunately! icon_sad.gif
  • AMoonHawk

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    May 05, 2013 3:10 AM GMT
    Let's just hope there is not a super volcanic eruption in our lifetime or we are going to have a lot more to worry about than just being green.
  • HottJoe

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    May 05, 2013 3:13 AM GMT
    AMoonHawk saidLet's just hope there is not a super volcanic eruption in our lifetime or we are going to have a lot more to worry about than just being green.


    The odds are very low, but if that did occur it would certainly seal our fate!
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    May 05, 2013 3:19 AM GMT
    Im Green.
    Besides pollution and general degradation of our planet through de-forrestation I remember seeing a documentary that explained the magnetic field has been drastically altered in the past 20 years due to wireless communication devices and how this could affect the weather patterns.
    It was on SBS so anyone from Oz who could help me find it, I would really appreciate it. I have googled and searched in the past and can never find any mention of it.

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    May 05, 2013 3:24 AM GMT
    I have always tried to be as green as possible. Even when I lived in places that didn't recycle, I saved my recycling up and took it to be recycled. But recycling is just a small part. Reusing is better than recycling. Switching to LED's and keeping lights off when not in use all help the environment too. Buying your produce from a local farmer helps too as fuel is not used to transport it across the country. Shred your newspaper and use it in your flower beds. Stop buying bottled water (my big pet peeve). Not only are you using plastic, but that water is processed and fuel is used to ship it from far away. Place a brick in the tank of your toilet. Each time you flush, you save that much water from being wasted. If you must water your garden, do so at night when it has a chance to sink into the soil before the sun evaporates it. Learn about hypermiling and make it a habit. So many little ways to help but they really add up.