- Not Driving A Big Car All Over The Place By Yourself
I don’t own a car, but I do own a 4x4 pickup truck, but it’s a Ford Ranger with a V6 that typically gets 20mpg highway.
I’ll drive something else when they abolish winter.
(Hurray for global warming! pity it’s a pipe dream)
Not Having Lots Of Kids
Don’t have any, but my Brother has four.
Don’t Idle Your Car
My truck warms up within 2 miles, and since where I live the nearest place to even buy gas or a can of Pepsi or a gallon of gas is a bit over five miles…
Don’t Eat Lots Of Meat
I’ll eat as much as I can get and you can have my share of the Tofu
and Vegie burgers.
If that don’t do it for you I have appropriate hand gestures for both you
and the horse and the horse you rode in on.
- Don’t Vote for Climate Change-Denying And Pro-Oil Representatives
Climate change is NOT “man made” and anyone who believes it is, is mentally ill.
- Don’t Take A Really Long Shower
I’ll take as long of a shower as I need, mostly to wash all the soap off, because where I live there is NEVER a fresh water shortage (My own weld) and my “conserving water” will not help people who live where there is a shortage.
- Avoid Buying Things From China
Which China? My Desktop computer is from Taiwan
My Notebook from Singapore, my Tablet From Malaysia.
Both of my flat screen TV’s and Bluray players are made in Korea.
Amusingly my American truck has a German engine and a Japanese
Manual transmission. (MORE Amusingly identical trucks with auto transmissions have transmissions built in France (unsurprisingly they
are incredibly failure prone))
- Stop Wasting Paper
I pay ALL my bills on-line but the utility and mortgage companies
keep mailing me paper bills even though I’ve repeatedly told them to stop. So THEY are wasting paper.
- Avoid Flying Across The Country Multiple Times A Year
I haven’t flown anywhere since July of 2001, and will not until I win the lottery and buy my own damned airplane, at which point I’ll tell you where to put your opinion…
- Don’t Waste Food
That depends on who cook it.
I’ll add an “Amen” here with a note that while my GF could burn water
while attempting to boil it, I’m a much better cook than any woman
I’ve been in a relationship with.
- Quit Eating Out Of Season
I’m sorry, but Life without fresh tomatos for my salad is not one
I’ll happily embrace. my lettuce comes from the other side of the continent. I could grow it myself IF I was willing to pay an armed guard to protect it 24hours a day (or a cat I never feed but teach to hunt rabbits)
- Stop Using As Much Electricity And Unplug When Possible
I have phased out most of my CFL bulbs and am replacing the rest by attrition
I think CFL bulbs were a SCAM from start to finish.
- Cut Back On Air Conditioner Use
Don’t own one, but the A/C in my truck works… and frankly my truck gets better mileage with the A/C on than with the windows open
- Don’t Worsen America’s Dog Obsession
Dogs are dirty animals
- Seal Up Your House
My house is so “tight” I need to keep a window cracked to prevent shutting down the draft to my COAL stove.
That my way of reducing my dependence on “Foreign oil”
Anyone who has a problem with that can either buy me oil,
pay my electric bill or refer to the "appropriate hand gestures"
mentioned above for both you and your horse.