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November 2, 2006

Has anyone tried those “full-spectrum” floor lamps?

Filed under: Environmentalism — wholeshebang @ 4:29 pm

Based on the article I wrote yesterday, I figured I might as well ask and hopefully some nice people will show up and give me some input.

I’ve heard they cost around $100 or more, so it’s important to me to get opinions about how true-to-life the light is.

Has anyone tried one? What do you think? Does it make it easier to work? What about you who have eyesight problems?

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November 1, 2006

If you depend on florescent bulbs to change the world, prepare for a huge disappointment – Part 3: Solutions

Filed under: Environmentalism — wholeshebang @ 11:30 pm

[ Go back to Part 2 ]

What in the world can we do about this?

Well, we are going to have to think and act big…very big. We start by asking ourselves some questions:

  • Who is responsible?
  • How do we protect the environment from direct destruction by corporations?
  • How do we protect the environment from direct destruction by native populations? (more…)

If you depend on florescent bulbs to change the world, prepare for huge disappointment – Part 2: The myth that lightbulbs can change the world

Filed under: Environmentalism — wholeshebang @ 10:18 pm

[ Go back to PART 1 ]

(Note: I split this article into 3 posts for sanity…so everyone should comment to Part 3)

2: We are distracted by small potatoes while real global-warming causes are ignored

If you think this is just a cynical view that people can’t make a difference, it has nothing to do with that. I am all for individuals making changes in their everyday lives. I recycle, I reuse, I cut up six-pack rings so birds don’t get strangled. (more…)

If you depend on florescent bulbs to change the world, prepare for huge disappointment – Part 1: CFLs aren’t for everybody

Filed under: Environmentalism — wholeshebang @ 6:26 pm

(Please note that I am closing this, as I am seperating it into 3 posts for sanity…so everyone should reply to Part 3.)
In A Lightbulb That Could Change the World, an article in the magazine Fast Company, much is made of the potential of the compact florescent lightbulb to change the environment. But if you expect CFLs to change the world, prepare for big, big disappointment.

Why?

Well, there are two parts to this. (In fact, this is getting long, so I’ll seperate this into two posts.) The second is far more important, and I’m only making it second because it’s a higher level concept and takes some understanding of real environmental issues on a worldwide level. The first is simple to understand, and it has to do with the level of desire for compact florescent lightbulbs. Here is what Fast Company says: (more…)

October 19, 2006

Who supports the Cape Wind project?

Filed under: Environmentalism,Massachusetts Election,Massachusetts Politics — wholeshebang @ 8:04 am

Democrats just love to talk about how they are the party “for the environment”, but the truth is revealed when Massachusetts power-Democrats say to the Cape Wind Project, “Not in my backyard!”

U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy is one such hypocrite.

But the truth is, no party has a lock on morals, integrity, hypocrisy, or any particular ideology or trait. There are politicians in both parties who support the Cape Wind project or don’t. A Republican from Alaska, Sen. Theodore F. Stephens, tried to block it via a rider to a Coast Guard reauthorization bill! We can thank Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-NM), and Sen. Pete V. Dominici (R-NM), Rep. Charles F. Bass (R-NH) for saving it. [source: Diana Connett, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Oct-18-2006]

Which of the candidates for Massachusetts Governor support the Cape Wind project? (more…)

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