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    The Green Movement

    In the line at the supermarket, the cashier told the older woman that she should bring her own grocery bag because plastic bags weren't good for the environment. The woman apologized to her and explained, "We didn't have the green movement back in my day."

    The clerk responded, "That's our problem today. The former generation did not care enough to save our environment." She was right, that generation didn't have the green movement in its day.

    Back then, they returned their milk bottles, soft drink bottles and beer bottles to the shop. The shop sent them back to the factory to be washed and sterilized and refilled, so it could use the same bottles over and over. They were recycled.

    But they didn't have the green movement back in that customer's day.

    In her day, they walked up stairs, because they didn't have an escalator in every store and office building. They walked to the grocery store and didn't climb into a 300-horsepower machine every time they had to go two blocks.

    But she was right. They didn't have the green movement in her day.

    Back then, they washed the baby's nappies because they didn't have the throw-away kind. They dried clothes on a line, not in a 220 volt energy gobbling machine - wind and solar power really did dry the clothes. Kids got hand-me-down clothes from their brothers or sisters, not always brand-new clothing.

    But that old lady is right; they didn't have the green movement back in her day.

    Back then, they had one TV, or radio, in the house - not a TV in every room. And the TV had a small screen the size of a handkerchief, not a screen the size of a cricket pitch. In the kitchen, they blended and stirred by hand because they didn't have electric machines to do everything for you. When they packaged a fragile item to send in the mail,they used a wadded up old newspaper to cushion it, not Styrofoam or plastic bubble wrap. They didn't have air conditioning or electric stoves with self cleaning ovens. They didn't have battery operated toys, computers, or telephones.

    Back then, they didn't fire up an engine and burn fuel just to cut the lawn. They used a push mower that ran on human power. They used hand operated clippers to trim the shrubs. They exercised by working so they didn't need to go to a health club to run on treadmills that operate on electricity.

    But she's right; they didn't have the green movement back then.

    They drank from a glass filled from the tap when they were thirsty instead of using a plastic bottle every time they had a drink of water. They refilled their writing pens with ink instead of buying a new pen, and theyreplaced the razor blades in a razor instead of throwing away the whole razor just because the blade got dull.

    But they didn't have the green movement back then.

    Back then, people walked or took the bus and kids rode their bikes to school or rode the school bus instead of turning their mums into a 24-hour taxi service. They had one electrical outlet in a room, not an entire bank of sockets to power a dozen appliances. And they didn't need a computerized gadget to receive a signal beamed from satellites 2,000 miles out in space in order to find the nearest pizza joint.

    But isn't it sad the current generation laments how wasteful the old folks were just because they didn't have the green movement back then?
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    Re: The Green Movement

    Well said, I remember back in the day, you had to go to a Video Store to get Movies!!!
    Every great idea starts out as a blasphemy

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    • #3
      Re: The Green Movement

      Back then I'd drive to the library to read that book you just wrote , but now I can just sit in my bed and read it through the internet.

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      • #4
        Re: The Green Movement

        Beautiful. I'd love it if this were tacked onto every bulletin board.
        Stop blamin' the geezers and look in the mirror to see your problem.

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        • #5
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          man the truth really hurts...............

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          • #6
            Re: The Green Movement

            You just can't stop the technology train, it's human progress. It makes everything we do much easier and faster so we can play more golf. However we do have a serious problem with obesity, even with young children who do not get the daily physical exercise that a young body needs. It is nice to see the neighbourhood kids playing ball hockey and hoops instead of watching the tube or playing video games. It's too bad that there is not more emphasis placed on physical activities in the school curriculum. I may be wrong but can students opp out of these classes now?

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            • #7
              Re: The Green Movement

              Originally posted by olmanracer View Post
              You just can't stop the technology train, it's human progress. It makes everything we do much easier and faster so we can play more golf. However we do have a serious problem with obesity, even with young children who do not get the daily physical exercise that a young body needs. It is nice to see the neighbourhood kids playing ball hockey and hoops instead of watching the tube or playing video games. It's too bad that there is not more emphasis placed on physical activities in the school curriculum. I may be wrong but can students opp out of these classes now?
              yes I think they still opt out with a reasonable explanation or a doctors note.
              I know of certain instances where cultural reasons were invoked.

              There is a paradox for a bod derived without an accompanied skill set from a sport. The Fitness craze is almost a narcissistic fascination confined to the gym environment and their full mirror walls.

              the obesity problem is partly due the parents not letting their kids out of sight for fear something might happen to them.

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              • #8
                Re: The Green Movement

                On the flip side, life expectancy was lower in the good ol' days and so was the infant mortality rate.

                Also, I think the green movement don't just target the good ol' days, but also the current conspicuous and irresponsible consumption. One can argue that they are equal opportunity critics.

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                • #9
                  Re: The Green Movement

                  Originally posted by Bellyhungry View Post
                  Also, I think the green movement don't just target the good ol' days, but also the current conspicuous and irresponsible consumption. One can argue that they are equal opportunity critics.
                  Yes, the green movement has nothing to do with age or generational differences. It's about EVERYONE, and people who are concerned about environmental issues are every bit as critical -- I'd say more critical -- of younger people who overconsume resources. People are being too defensive if they think the plastic-bag issue somehow puts blame on older people.

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                  • #10
                    YEP Opening a 7 year old thread but with the same but slightly different theme, lets talk about ELECTRIC BIKES.

                    Ads claim no licence and no insurance required to hop on one of these drive down the street damage another vehicle or worse still seriously injure a pedestrian, then what?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by 4underthru9 View Post
                      YEP Opening a 7 year old thread but with the same but slightly different theme, lets talk about ELECTRIC BIKES.

                      Ads claim no licence and no insurance required to hop on one of these drive down the street damage another vehicle or worse still seriously injure a pedestrian, then what?
                      This is a completely separate issue.

                      The issue with electric bikes is that everyone who rides them looks like a dork.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Pimento Cheese View Post

                        This is a completely separate issue.

                        The issue with electric bikes is that everyone who rides them looks like a dork.
                        We call therm Hardly Dangerous. Not a word of a lie, I saw a person riding one a month ago with a full set of leathers on.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by 4underthru9 View Post
                          YEP Opening a 7 year old thread but with the same but slightly different theme, lets talk about ELECTRIC BIKES.

                          Ads claim no licence and no insurance required to hop on one of these drive down the street damage another vehicle or worse still seriously injure a pedestrian, then what?
                          It didn't work out very well for the Sinclair C5 back in the 80s...

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Pimento Cheese View Post

                            This is a completely separate issue.

                            The issue with electric bikes is that everyone who rides them looks like a dork.
                            Agreed, but it's not the bike's fault....
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                            • #15
                              going green, or making green? I just got my hydro bill for August.
                              Things change.

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