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xudeng
11-19-2013, 09:04 PM
or sustaining third world countries.
I need actual job titles.
Thank you!

fuzzy
11-25-2013, 01:41 AM
The environment is screwed. We have things that make us feel good- trader joes, Wholefoods, recycling, electric cars etc etc.

Electric cars still have brakes and rubber tires that creat brake dust that goes straight into the ecosystem /environment via run off when it rains and in our lungs as part of the dust we breath from outside. Where do you think material goes when it wears away? Same with shoes!

I have an idea, dry cleaners. So what that we have organic dry cleaners in the area now. You still walk out with your clothes wrapped in a plastic bag, hanging on a metal hanger with paper wrapped around the clothes on the inside. How many people use the dry cleaners everyday?

Costco- have you seen the amount of waste in materials this place produces? Why can't they be zero landfill like Subaru- which is probably a lie that I'm surprised none has called them out on.

Enjoy what we have, the future generations will not be able to experience the way things are now- its already trashed, but I guess it couldn't hurt thinking you're making a difference by recycling a few cans and bottles.....

DismalScientist
11-25-2013, 07:30 AM
We can't have this level of cynicism in the nation's capital.:rolleyes:

lordofthemark
11-25-2013, 08:11 AM
The environment is screwed. We have things that make us feel good- trader joes, Wholefoods, recycling, electric cars etc etc.

Electric cars still have brakes and rubber tires that creat brake dust that goes straight into the ecosystem /environment via run off when it rains and in our lungs as part of the dust we breath from outside. Where do you think material goes when it wears away? Same with shoes!

I have an idea, dry cleaners. So what that we have organic dry cleaners in the area now. You still walk out with your clothes wrapped in a plastic bag, hanging on a metal hanger with paper wrapped around the clothes on the inside. How many people use the dry cleaners everyday?

Costco- have you seen the amount of waste in materials this place produces? Why can't they be zero landfill like Subaru- which is probably a lie that I'm surprised none has called them out on.

Enjoy what we have, the future generations will not be able to experience the way things are now- its already trashed, but I guess it couldn't hurt thinking you're making a difference by recycling a few cans and bottles.....

while skepticism about "green washing" is often warranted, holding up zero impact as the bar seems like a way to discourage things that will actually make a difference.

So my shopes do "leave a trace". If everyone wore shoes and walked everywhere they now drove, things would be a whole lot better.

Its like the objection to addressing global warming some folks have - "you CAN'T get to zero CO2 emissions, you have to BREATHE". We don't need to get to zero CO2 emissions - the biosphere can absorb SOME CO2 emissions. The problem we have is an issue of balance. Numbers. Reducing our emissions enough.

Somehow no one maintstream today holds against the industrial revolution, that it did not eliminate ALL poverty.

You can make a difference. A journey of a thousand miles ....

Raymo853
11-25-2013, 08:11 AM
Xudeng, first thing do not get discouraged by people like dismal. Yes, things are not good and yes many things people are convinced will do good are really just fancy marketing and are not as good as they make you feel or even not good at all. That does not mean you should not make choices that do benefit things nor find a vocation that does.

My recommendation is bias by my focus, but I suggest agriculture based environmental sciences. I see food and water production and security as the biggest problem we will face in the next 50 years. So some actual job titles:
agronomist
crop ecologist
soil scientist
agricultural engineer
agricultural economist
geographer, environmental geographer
forester, forest ecologist,

americancyclo
11-25-2013, 08:24 AM
wait. are people legitimizing this thread?

DismalScientist
11-25-2013, 08:38 AM
How was I adding to the pall that is this thread?:rolleyes: My comment was directed at fuzzy, not xudeng.

GB
11-25-2013, 08:59 AM
or sustaining third world countries.
I need actual job titles.
Thank you!


Maybe some context would help, what do you need this for? Because I think just about any job could have an environmentally beneficial aspect to it, like accountant for the EPA. Or are you looking for something a little more hands on?

PotomacCyclist
11-25-2013, 09:25 AM
Maybe some context would help, what do you need this for? Because I think just about any job could have an environmentally beneficial aspect to it, like accountant for the EPA. Or are you looking for something a little more hands on?

I don't think he lives in the area. His location is listed as the UK (or uk). This is also his first and only post on the forum and it doesn't have anything to do with cycling. Maybe he's a student over there. But why would he be asking such questions on a U.S.-based bike forum? We may never know.

Tim Kelley
11-25-2013, 09:40 AM
Location listed as the UK
+ Profile homepage goes to a UK hair curler product
+ IP address based out of Portugal
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= Banned.

(Thread not removed since there was some legit discussion)

mstone
11-25-2013, 10:07 AM
people need to work on not feeding the spam :-/

fuzzy
11-25-2013, 10:28 AM
Location listed as the UK
+ Profile homepage goes to a UK hair curler product
+ IP address based out of Portugal
------------------------------------
= Banned.

(Thread not removed since there was some legit discussion)

Thanks. I did buy into the spam as I usually trust a post listed on this site because I trust the site.

My bad... And I'm not all doom & gloom all the time :)

Amalitza
11-25-2013, 12:07 PM
wait, does the uk hair curler product turn post-lunch-ride helmet hair into a nicely styled professional coif with just a minute or two of work?

i mean, just asking...;)

ShawnoftheDread
11-25-2013, 06:36 PM
How was I adding to the pall that is this thread?:rolleyes: My comment was directed at fuzzy, not xudeng.

You actually expect people to read your posts and understand them before criticizing you? Pfft.