Blog action day: environment

Written By: - Date published: 9:55 am, October 16th, 2007 - 5 comments
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action_125Ãâ€'125.jpgIt’s environmental blog action day.

Bloggers worldwide are being encouraged to post on an environmental issue of importance to them. One issue. One day. Thousands of voices.

DPF got in first this morning but I’ve got to admit to being a little disappointed with the content. His post on environment is essentially ‘Colin Espiner says the government’s approach to fighting climate change might cause energy supply problems’. He follows this with a little political snipe: “To place political motivations over timing ahead of security of supply is indeed foolish”.

Here at The Standard we prefer to think of the glass as half full. Government’s not going to win the battle against climate change on its own. We all need to take responsibility for the problem and play a part if we’re ever going to solve it.

With that in mind, today we encourage our readers to visit the Energywise website and commit to making one personal change to help create a more sustainable environment.

5 comments on “Blog action day: environment”

  1. Eddie 1

    Don’t print this!

  2. insider 2

    An engineer I know says he prefers to think of the glass as twice as big as it needs to be.

  3. mike 3

    Hey Eddie – saw your comments at Not PC. I think that LGM wingnut is Redbaiter.

  4. r0b 4

    Government’s not going to win the battle against climate change on its own. We all need to take responsibility for the problem and play a part if we’re ever going to solve it.

    I think it is excellent that NZ is trying to show some leadership on climate change.

    This can seem like a hard message to “sell” to those who tend to see the world in terms of personal costs and benefits. But it is easy to adapt the message to these terms too. Being energy efficient (especially reducing car use) saves money and can increase fitness and health. It’s win for you, and win for the planet. Get on yer bike.

  5. r0b 5

    Here’s a link to an interesting article on Al Gore, climate change, and the reaction of the American right:

    http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/101507D.shtml

    Favourite quote: “So if science says that we have a big problem that can’t be solved with tax cuts or bombs – well, the science must be rejected, and the scientists must be slimed.”

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