[Dclug] Green Computing, was Re: Monitoring Home Electronics Power
alan at patriot.net
Sun Feb 22 07:14:56 EST 2009
On Sat, Feb 21, 2009 at 10:52:09PM -0500, Maxwell Spangler wrote:
> On Sat, 2009-02-21 at 21:29 -0500, Larry Howe wrote:
> > > > This is part of my personal effort to live in a more greener way. I'm
> > > > attracted to the rightness of using less power for financial reasons,
> > > > logistical reasons and the good karma I will have in my heart for doing
> > > > so.
> > As long as I'm way up here on my high horse :-), one other thing to keep
> > in mind is, a lot of energy is consumed in making things. I remember
> > reading a while back, that more CO2 is produced in making one
> > automobile, than the auto produces in its lifetime. So it's important to
> > try and get maximum lifetime out of cars and other equipment, only buy
> > things we really need, and make sure our used stuff gets reused or
> > recycled. Pretty much just common sense I guess.
> That's a very important point to note. Not buying something unncessary
> in the first place is best, re-using it for something else when possible
> is 2nd, recycling is 3rd and proper disposal is last.
> I'm hoping that this economic crisis will get plenty of people to
> reconsider how they live their lives in ways that can follow the rules
> above as compliment to saving money. The poor have always re-used
> everything possible even while the rest of us are in boom times.
> Perhaps this is a chance for us to get re-acquainted with more of those
> things that our parents generation did normally. Being thrifty was
I agree with ALL the above points, and I do my best to practice
them(I drive a 91 Honda, own one(1) desktop computer, etc). I
wish however to point out that our present economic system(do
we dare to call it by name, in this non-political forum??) will
go even more severely into the tank if all Murricans carry
out these policies. I offer no solutions, but I observe that
if we, and all the world, lives virtuously(no sarcasm intended)
most of us will have to rethink how we make a living.
Alan McConnell : http://patriot.net/users/alan
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