Comments on: Question of the Week: If you could ask the public one question about the environment, what would it be? http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/11/qotw-if-you-could-ask-one-question/ The EPA Blog Thu, 02 Jul 2015 12:58:31 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 By: Dawn Junkins http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/11/qotw-if-you-could-ask-one-question/#comment-10639 Fri, 01 Jul 2011 14:47:44 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=464#comment-10639 Sadly, Sandra it would require taking a large step backward in technology to save ourselves and future generations to avoid and stop catastrophic events that are happening so subtly at times that most people don’t even notice. Do you really think that if we found out that wireless technology and computer and telephone communication was going to be responsible for the destruction of all things living we could stop it? The only thing we can do is to find another way to counter act it’s harmful effects before it’s far to late.

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By: Dawn Junkins http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/11/qotw-if-you-could-ask-one-question/#comment-10638 Fri, 01 Jul 2011 14:28:27 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=464#comment-10638 I beginning to think there was way too much energy sent to the grid and we baked ourselves. The amount of soot that has been seen on every other roof makes me believe it came from the cable and telephone wires. Also, could that same energy have affected the quality of gas during that time? Heat attracts water and I believe the American Recovery Act consists of more than meets the eye. By the way, what happened to the energy, insulating material and fiber optics after the deep cable cuts were discovered in the Ocean? Where does that stuff go? How far and fast does it travel? Has anyone revealed the cause of these cuts?

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By: Dawn Junkins http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/11/qotw-if-you-could-ask-one-question/#comment-10637 Fri, 01 Jul 2011 14:20:09 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=464#comment-10637 Jeff I love how you listed some resources for Jared to explore about recycling! You also have wonderful communication skills. Thank you for sharing.

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By: VN Index http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/11/qotw-if-you-could-ask-one-question/#comment-10636 Sun, 03 Apr 2011 14:46:08 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=464#comment-10636 Wow this article its really good. Thanks for sharing. I’ve been reading your blog for a while now, and i wont stop and also Very informative post, I’ll definitely go look for more info about this. Thanks for sharing.

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By: Amy Bathurst http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/11/qotw-if-you-could-ask-one-question/#comment-10635 Fri, 04 Jun 2010 20:56:11 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=464#comment-10635 Dental offices should have an amalgam separator to prevent the release of mercury into the environment.

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By: Jay Warner http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/11/qotw-if-you-could-ask-one-question/#comment-10634 Sun, 21 Dec 2008 05:54:16 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=464#comment-10634 In our kitchen we have a list of stores on each major ‘side’ of town, and when someone is going there we check to see what we need from that area. So we will commonly combine 3-5 trips into one.

In addition, I usually write out what I’m off to get, and then map out mentally a route to cover everything in a minimal loop.

We have done this for a long time; it saves our time as well as gasoline. The only “change” in lifestyle needed is to plan one’s trips, instead of reacting to impulses.

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By: Neil from Canada http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/11/qotw-if-you-could-ask-one-question/#comment-10633 Fri, 14 Nov 2008 21:41:06 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=464#comment-10633 If we know smoking will eventually kill us, why do people still smoke? If we know that the decisions we make today will lead to harm of our children, how do we carry on in good conscience?

I am willing to support change that may limit my choices of excess/conspicuous consumption today in order to save a family of prairie dogs. If I can’t save a family of lousy prairie dogs, what hope is there for a future for people I actually care about. The question – what good are prairie dogs? is best answered with the question – what good are you?

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By: Anonymous http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/11/qotw-if-you-could-ask-one-question/#comment-10632 Fri, 14 Nov 2008 05:55:29 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=464#comment-10632 michele This concern for finding someone in the government to be concerned about the community has already occurred. We are the government and we hire and fire these people with our votes. However the people who call and actually visit personally with those elected are the ones that are responded to. Your personal representative is your employee. Get busy.

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By: Markian http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/11/qotw-if-you-could-ask-one-question/#comment-10631 Wed, 12 Nov 2008 17:13:44 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=464#comment-10631 Christine, totally agree… I have educated, techie friends who were surprised to realize that plastic comes from OIL. I was surprised that they were surprised. I don’t know WHERE they thought plastic came from. But they were surprised to realize how much oil (as plastic) we simply throw away into garbage piles. Like there’s a cheap endless supply of oil…

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By: Christine Smith http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/11/qotw-if-you-could-ask-one-question/#comment-10630 Wed, 12 Nov 2008 16:10:49 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=464#comment-10630 As a Christian, I completely disagree with you Jared. Every species, indeed every individual, has intrinsic value precisely because they are created by God. Indeed, in Geneis, God gives the vegetation as food not ONLY to us, but ALSO to the animals, implying that they too have a RIGHT to life in creation. It was only by God’s grace and gift that He bestowed on us the role of steward, which necessitated our having a greater intelligence, morality, etc.. This role is intended to be exercised with the grace and compassion that Christ exhibits towards us–Christ is the Good Shepherd, we are His “sheep”–the good shepherd gave his life for his sheep. In the same manner, we, as “shepherds” of creation (creation including all life on earth, including mankind), must be willing to sacrifice ourselves for the sake of creation, of our “sheep”. It is true that we are of “more value than they” (the animals), but then, inherently, that makes them the “least of these”, does it not?

In Christ,
Christine

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