Is there anything that you do or have a strong pet-peeve about when it comes to the environment?

I started paper recycling at the office after seeing how much wast was created. Every other Friday I drive boxes of paper over to the recycling plant on my way home.

I hate when companies use Styrofoam when there are cost effective, earth friendly alternatives.

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Cloths, not paper towels, carry my personal coffee cup, use both sides of printer paper...........
That's why it's better to just make your friend wear a dog suit. Though it's slightly more awkward when they decide to make doogy at the park, and proceed to hump your neighbors leg.
Of course YOU have more right to life than anything else, pets, or otherwise, who unfortunately kill each other because that's nature & the food chain etc.!!! And of course YOU never have waste to leave around because your life is more perfect!!! The animal world has been around a lot longer than us, & I, for one, think nobody is as idiotic as humans are & we never seem to adapt to anything but our own selfish lifestyles!!!
Life has been around a lot longer than your piece of paper saying you have rights, & not everyone is american.
I like my pets better than I like most people.
Would you have everyone get rid of their pets?....& where would they go, or would you just kill them all?
Mine are spayed & neutered, & I do not breed them. We give a home to the ones who exist already, & they are both in the house, not outside.

I wouldn't be annoyed at pet owners who adopt stray animals that need a home. Ones that don't get pets fixed, or purchase from a breeder or mill, that is different.


Animal overpopulation and environmental harm is no different from human. I don't see how you can say pets (which humans perpetuated) are bad for being overpopulated and polluting, when they are but one aspect of humans' harm to the environment.

Hmm let's see here.

Kitties = Cute
Environment = Lame

Gee. Which will I pick...
Use everything until it breaks. Then fix it. Broken beyond repair? Sell for scrap/find a new use for it.

I don't drive. No car. No license. If I have to go somewhere, I use public transportation or walk. If It is very difficult (like carrying a week's worth of groceries), I make sure that I go with a friend who is already going shopping by car. There is nothing I hate more than standing by the bus stop on a rainy day, watching how many people drive huge cars with only one person in them.
I don't drive either & never did. I walk, use the bus, & now I'm older, I have an electric mobility scooter. My husband doesn't drive either & he walks or uses transit as well.
For a long time, I biked to work. It was a 50min ride when I was in good shape. Unfortunately the work hours grew much longer, and that became no longer an option. Now I am on a leave, and when I return will have a 20% reduction in hours and pay, at my request. Assuming that it's not just a reduction in pay and the hours part actually happens, I hope to start riding bike to work again one day per week. We;ll see, at this point it's a pie-in-the-sky goal.

I also grow some of my own fruits and vegetables in the yard, organic.

I try to use vinegar and baking soda for cleaning (separately). Vinegar is especially good for cleaning off hard water stains. Baking soda is good for cleaning sinks and bath tubs. For laundry, I cut the detergent to 1/4 of my prior use after reading that we all use way too much and the extra doesnt even help cleaning. I use a line to dry clothes, sometimes, although in the pacific northwest that might be better for washing considering how much it rains sometimes.

Styrofoam is my pet peeve as well. There is simply no excuse for it.

I just bought a nonvinyl shower curtain. Took a lot of effort to research on the web to find one via Amazon. I couldn't find one locally. It's actually a nice shower curtain, wasn't expensive, and is machine washable unlike vinyl ones.


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