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(Examiner)   At New York Fashion Week, "Be EcoChic" turned out to be as effective of a mantra for green living as "Drill, baby, drill"   (examiner.com) divider line 36
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2008-09-11 03:49:19 PM  
Interesting, considering I buy most of my clothing and gas from Wal-Mart.

/really, I do - cheapest in town
 
2008-09-11 04:03:26 PM  
but not a real green dress that's cruel......img2.timeinc.net
 
2008-09-11 05:32:08 PM  
I'm a pretty solid environmentalist. I even teach Environmental Law.

But crappy green marketing annoys the crap out of me.

E-surance ads claiming to save the environment by not sending paper bills? Vomit.
 
2008-09-11 07:21:45 PM  
That IS cruel
 
2008-09-11 07:21:56 PM  
UNC_Samurai: Interesting, considering I buy most of my clothing and gas from Wal-Mart.

/really, I do - cheapest in town


Why waste good money on stitched cotton anyway?
 
2008-09-11 07:24:30 PM  
This is why I put biodegradable glue on my body and roll around in mulch.

Well. One of the reasons.
 
2008-09-11 07:26:06 PM  
Who better to profess a love for the environment than people who would gladly change out your entire wardrobe of perfectly good clothes every month?
 
2008-09-11 07:28:18 PM  
Cake Hunter: This is why I put biodegradable glue on my body and roll around in mulch.

Well. One of the reasons.


That actually sounds kinda fun...
 
2008-09-11 07:36:15 PM  
WolfBakura: Cake Hunter: This is why I put biodegradable glue on my body and roll around in mulch.

Well. One of the reasons.

That actually sounds kinda fun...


Oh now you've done it.

Welcome to the 2009 Fall Lineup, showing in Paris, Madrid and Tokyo.
 
2008-09-11 07:50:04 PM  
bikerific: E-surance ads claiming to save the environment by not sending paper bills? Vomit.

There's a bank running commercials near me claiming the same thing. It makes me want to kill people.

Practical environmentalism, to me, includes things like distributed electricity grids, people having fewer kids, smaller distributed communities like we used to have (not just farking cities - the food has to come from somewhere), and better public transportation.

If someone tells me they can help the environment with something that takes less effort and in less than an hour's time - that person gets a sackpunch.

And I'd like a more intelligent guru than Al Gore to lead the whole "cohesion" aspect of the movement. We wanted to save the trees, so we went paperless. When we went paperless, we used more electricity for the computers that store the information and more heavy metals for the computers we use to read the information. Instead of running full retard towards the next greatest thing we should probably try to plan something out first.
 
2008-09-11 07:52:10 PM  
bikerific: But crappy green marketing annoys the crap out of me.

I've been enjoying the TV ads for some bank marketing itself as good for the environment. Seems their main claim to "greenness" is that they send you statements by e-mail... just like every other bank. Genius!
 
2008-09-11 07:53:11 PM  
PoopStain: There's a bank running commercials near me claiming the same thing.

Curses. San Diego, probably the same ads I've been seeing.
 
2008-09-11 07:55:09 PM  
There's only one green fashionistas give a rat's ass about.
 
2008-09-11 08:05:37 PM  
I always thought that trash bag Missy Elliott wore was Eco-Friendly.

www.singingfool.com
 
2008-09-11 08:10:17 PM  
haha PoopStain is handing out sackpunches.
 
2008-09-11 08:18:43 PM  
Environmentalism is a trend. We'll all be bombarded with with words 'green' and the prefix eco- until someone develops a hip new technology term, Like Cybmicrotech-. Then, after people realize that global warming is not, in fact, going to reduce them to smoldering ash in 5 years time, people will quit with all the goddamned solar panel talk.

Just like people forgot about meteors, killer bees, global cooling, African epidemics, Haitian epidemics, Communism, Satanic cults, heavy metal, day care child abuse rings, and whatever else, real or imagined, that was poised to toss our civilization headlong into the abyss within the last 30 years.

Just ride it out. And for God's sake shut up about your lightbulbs.
 
2008-09-11 08:20:14 PM  
Cake Hunter: This is why I put biodegradable glue on my body and roll around in mulch.

Well. One of the reasons.


It's been a long while since I laughed at a Cake Hunter post. Glad to see he's back...
 
2008-09-11 08:24:36 PM  
CommandantVonThrash:

Just ride it out. And for God's sake shut up about your lightbulbs.


Those things have a tendency to flicker in a nauseating fashion. And they work like shiat with a dimmer switch.
 
2008-09-11 08:50:34 PM  
CommandantVonThrash: Environmentalism is a trend. We'll all be bombarded with with words 'green' and the prefix eco- until someone develops a hip new technology term, Like Cybmicrotech-. Then, after people realize that global warming is not, in fact, going to reduce them to smoldering ash in 5 years time, people will quit with all the goddamned solar panel talk.

Just like people forgot about meteors, killer bees, global cooling, African epidemics, Haitian epidemics, Communism, Satanic cults, heavy metal, day care child abuse rings, and whatever else, real or imagined, that was poised to toss our civilization headlong into the abyss within the last 30 years.

Just ride it out. And for God's sake shut up about your lightbulbs.


Oh, I love those bulbs. I don't know what, if any, impact it's having on the environment but I love that I haven't had to change the bulb in my living room for over 5 years. Sure, it takes a minute to warm up to full brightness but you get used to that after a week or so.
 
2008-09-11 08:57:55 PM  
The green movement has gone too far at my office. There is a committee that helps push out "green" ideas for us. Styrofoam cups have been banished. But the other day it went too far. While I was in using the bathroom, someone else who was leaving the bathroom shut the lights off and I was not in a situation that would allow me to turn them back on. ENOUGH ALREADY!!!
 
2008-09-11 09:13:14 PM  
Saulsa: While I was in using the bathroom, someone else who was leaving the bathroom shut the lights off and I was not in a situation that would allow me to turn them back on. ENOUGH ALREADY!!!

Next step: motion sensors.
 
2008-09-11 09:47:10 PM  
CommandantVonThrash: Environmentalism is a trend. We'll all be bombarded with with words 'green' and the prefix eco- until someone develops a hip new technology term, Like Cybmicrotech-. Then, after people realize that global warming is not, in fact, going to reduce them to smoldering ash in 5 years time, people will quit with all the goddamned solar panel talk.

Just like people forgot about meteors, killer bees, global cooling, African epidemics, Haitian epidemics, Communism, Satanic cults, heavy metal, day care child abuse rings, and whatever else, real or imagined, that was poised to toss our civilization headlong into the abyss within the last 30 years.

Just ride it out. And for God's sake shut up about your lightbulbs.


HLC.
 
2008-09-11 09:48:33 PM  
Er...youth illiteracy.
 
2008-09-11 10:37:49 PM  
SpeckledJim: Next step: motion sensors.

I appreciate your helpful solution. But will you need one in each stall? Not everybody thrashes about when they are on the toilet.
 
2008-09-11 10:43:15 PM  
ecodorks...
 
2008-09-11 11:41:05 PM  
Saulsa: SpeckledJim: Next step: motion sensors.

I appreciate your helpful solution. But will you need one in each stall? Not everybody thrashes about when they are on the toilet.


In our office I think there's just one watching the main door, with the lights on a timer.

Yet there's no attempt to stop people leaving their computers and other toys switched on 24h...
 
2008-09-11 11:45:29 PM  
henryt: but not a real green dress that's cruel......

thanks
 
2008-09-11 11:48:16 PM  
From a fashionista perspective, I'm excited about more green materials because they tend to be better quality materials. I got this awesome top last month that was made of Australian organic cotton that looked and felt like silk (and could be machine washable). I wouldn't buy anything JUST because it's "green"... but if there's more of a market for it, there's now a lot more options for me to choose from (*that aren't nasty hippy clothes).
 
2008-09-12 01:13:31 AM  
PoopStain: bikerific: E-surance ads claiming to save the environment by not sending paper bills? Vomit.

There's a bank running commercials near me claiming the same thing. It makes me want to kill people.

Practical environmentalism, to me, includes things like distributed electricity grids, people having fewer kids, smaller distributed communities like we used to have (not just farking cities - the food has to come from somewhere), and better public transportation.

If someone tells me they can help the environment with something that takes less effort and in less than an hour's time - that person gets a sackpunch.

And I'd like a more intelligent guru than Al Gore to lead the whole "cohesion" aspect of the movement. We wanted to save the trees, so we went paperless. When we went paperless, we used more electricity for the computers that store the information and more heavy metals for the computers we use to read the information. Instead of running full retard towards the next greatest thing we should probably try to plan something out first.


So being green means fewer kids. Like China's 1 kid per family rule? Last time I checked virtually all 1st world countries were maintaining close to 0 population growth.

Distributed communites. Yeah that should work real good. Too bad people live where the jobs are.

Distributed electrical grids? The grids are pretty well distributed. I think you mean power generation. But you probably believe that electrical power generation can be done efficiently on small scales. We use a tremendous amount of electrical power in this country and the demand is not going to be met by a bunch of mom and pop powerplants.

A better guru than Al Gore would help out since he is a disingenous hump who likes to tell other people what they should be doing but falls short in his own personal life. But then again he was a career politician so that hypocritical bs comes natural to him.
 
2008-09-12 01:22:34 AM  
Saulsa: SpeckledJim: Next step: motion sensors.

I appreciate your helpful solution. But will you need one in each stall? Not everybody thrashes about when they are on the toilet.


Your not thrashing around in the stall? I guess your diet is different than mine.
/too much mexican food. mmmmmmm mexican food.
 
2008-09-12 01:51:05 AM  
The Power of Positive Drinking: From a fashionista perspective, I'm excited about more green materials because they tend to be better quality materials. I got this awesome top last month that was made of Australian organic cotton that looked and felt like silk (and could be machine washable). I wouldn't buy anything JUST because it's "green"... but if there's more of a market for it, there's now a lot more options for me to choose from (*that aren't nasty hippy clothes).

Does it still count as "organic" once you've shipped it over from Australia? Ships aren't exactly organic.
 
2008-09-12 02:29:57 AM  
SpeckledJim: The Power of Positive Drinking: From a fashionista perspective, I'm excited about more green materials because they tend to be better quality materials. I got this awesome top last month that was made of Australian organic cotton that looked and felt like silk (and could be machine washable). I wouldn't buy anything JUST because it's "green"... but if there's more of a market for it, there's now a lot more options for me to choose from (*that aren't nasty hippy clothes).

Does it still count as "organic" once you've shipped it over from Australia? Ships aren't exactly organic.


But it is organic!!!! That is never wrong.

/knee jerk enviromentalist are amusing
 
2008-09-12 07:24:04 AM  
So who went to Bryant Park on Project Runway?
 
2008-09-12 08:38:43 AM  
Last week, I punched a baby polar bear in the face, clear cut 10,000 acres of old growth forest, and dumped 100 gallons of used motor oil into my local water table. So, I'm getting a kick out of these replies...
 
2008-09-12 03:45:37 PM  
kumanoki: So who went to Bryant Park on Project Runway?

That is what I want to know...
 
2008-09-12 05:58:57 PM  
Pope Schizoid XIV: Last week, I punched a baby polar bear in the face, clear cut 10,000 acres of old growth forest, and dumped 100 gallons of used motor oil into my local water table. So, I'm getting a kick out of these replies...

Pffft... amatuer. I caused a nuclear meltdown and introduced three non-native species into the local ecosystem. Then I threw some take-out containers at the feet of some old indian. The farker started crying! What a pussy!
 
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