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Do you care about Planet Earth? How much do you care? What are you doing to protect our planet? If you consider yourself environmentally conscious, this is your group, man!

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Freecycle, Recycle and Charity

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Are we destroying the planet?

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Interesting article for MEN about environmental role models

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Insightful Youtube Videos

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The "Bloom Box"

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Global food security

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Holes in global warming science

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What difference does it make?

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Comment by Rhubarb on September 27, 2011 at 8:02pm

Darn, I'm normally a big rule follower but I just can't dry laundry inside when it's so pretty outside. 

 

Sanford & Son, hahahaha!

"It's the big one!"

Comment by Rhubarb on September 25, 2011 at 12:15pm

Just venting a little. I've been living in my apartment for nearly four years and no one's ever had issues with my luandry hanging on my private balcony. I've gotten a letter or two now, from the managment company, saying that hanging laundry up isn't allowed. Argh!

 

So I've decided if teh office is closed on weekends there's no harm or foul if I hang it up and then take down the clothesline when I'm not using it. Sound reasonable to y'all?

Comment by Rhubarb on March 7, 2011 at 12:56pm

Ditto, Ditto Dallas and Lancelot, ugh.

 

We can rejoice in our greeness here! Although I feel like the world's worst tree-hugger at the moment becuase I had to throw my clothes in the dryer since my apt. folks are painting outside and I didn't want paint on my clothes.

 

But the guerrilla composting continues unabated so maybe it'll all work out.

Comment by Lancelot on March 5, 2011 at 2:36am
Hi all, I'm glad there is such a group here on AoM (the "is going green manly" thread kinda depressed me).
Comment by Grant Hinner on February 15, 2011 at 3:46am
Well, that sucks (re filibustering). Kudos for the explanation.
Comment by Rhubarb on February 15, 2011 at 3:41am
Well each branch of Congress has to pass a bill with the exact same wording for it to become law. There are new elections for Senators every 6 years, 1/3 or the Senate is up for reelection, then in another 6 years another 1/3, etc...

Reps are up for election every two years, since population density controls their seats, and changes quicker.

Filibustering, unless Congress votes it down for a certain bill, is legit.
Comment by Grant Hinner on February 15, 2011 at 3:14am
Does the U.S. have a clause or some such in it's constitution that says something along the lines of "if a piece of legislation is defeated in the senate X amount of times, then an entire federal vote has to occur again"...? We have that here. The government can order an election if a piece of legislation gets defeated twice in the senate. It stop's time wasting to a certain degree, as well as deters any "filibustering", as you call it, against legislation the country needs and an opposition is stalling against just to make those in seat of power look like they aren't doing anything worthwhile.
Comment by Grant Hinner on January 19, 2011 at 2:12am
@Native Son - well that is just lame then. I wonder if there was an alterior motive for holding it up....dun dun dunnnnnnnnnnnnnnn *cue Law&Order music*
Comment by Native Son on January 18, 2011 at 9:39am

@ Grant Himmer-

It's your common garden variety House Sparrow.  Something that's more common than Starlings and pigeons in my area.

The delay was caused by someone who is possibly over-enamoured of "process" and fussed about a non endangered species not being specifically listed in the CEQA report.

The time delay is linked to the academic year.  It's about a two month job (including replacing a drainage ditch with a culvert) and since this is the main way accessing an elementary school, it is impractical to do the work when school is in session.  Further, the job was timed so as to not interfere with a solar energy project at the site.

Comment by Grant Hinner on January 17, 2011 at 6:41pm

Native Son - what kind of sparrows? are they endangered or some such? although the construction is on the ground (and I'm assuming that these sparrows don't build their nests on the ground), perhaps the noise disturbances would've have caused the animals stress?

 

Why was it delayed for an entire year?

 

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