Comments on: Question of the Week: What are you going to do to celebrate the Earth this April? http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/04/qotw-celebrate-earth-this-apr/ The EPA Blog Mon, 14 Dec 2015 16:24:21 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 By: maria http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/04/qotw-celebrate-earth-this-apr/#comment-18545 Wed, 11 Aug 2010 11:49:40 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=2380#comment-18545 Nice post.I am going to plan for gardening as well as collect the extra rubbish from my home.

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By: buy umbrella http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/04/qotw-celebrate-earth-this-apr/#comment-18544 Mon, 10 May 2010 01:32:02 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=2380#comment-18544 Good writing, and I very much agree with your thoughts and insights. Hope that more could write such a good word, I said, to continue coming to visit, thank you for sharing. i love very much .

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By: Kevin Higgins http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/04/qotw-celebrate-earth-this-apr/#comment-18543 Tue, 20 Apr 2010 20:38:41 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=2380#comment-18543 We are going to get our business involved in planting a tree for every new subscriber, or possibly to offset carbon emissions for each new subscriber of our web site. We started out recycling(refurbishing) computers just because it is the right thing to do..now we are going to try to get more people involved even if they can not give to our cause.

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By: David Lynch http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/04/qotw-celebrate-earth-this-apr/#comment-18542 Mon, 19 Apr 2010 05:59:00 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=2380#comment-18542 I am going to spread the word of the importance of earth day. I am going to let the public know that if we all band together we can make a difference to this earth and the environment. There are still a lot of people out there that are ignorant and don’t have any concept what its about and how they can help.

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By: James http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/04/qotw-celebrate-earth-this-apr/#comment-18541 Sun, 18 Apr 2010 17:16:08 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=2380#comment-18541 I’m going to plant 3 trees.

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By: Jim Adcock http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/04/qotw-celebrate-earth-this-apr/#comment-18540 Fri, 16 Apr 2010 18:09:02 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=2380#comment-18540 First, I am going to continue to “zero” my carbon footprint by buying carbon offsets from verifiable activities such as in support of wind power.

Secondly, I wil continue to calmly and rationally “talk back” to people, particularly people in power, who continue to deny modern science, particularly the science of global warming.

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By: Chris S http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/04/qotw-celebrate-earth-this-apr/#comment-18539 Fri, 16 Apr 2010 15:49:52 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=2380#comment-18539 every day should be “Earth Day” because we are too close to the edge to “rest on our laurels”. The operative word needs to be “sustainable”. Sustainable growth in industry… population… agriculture… The old model of “bigger is better” or more economical is totally wrong for a sustainable system.

Think of it this way… when cells start to grow without stopping – you have a cancer that will utlimately kill the organism. The short term benefit to the cells is way outweighed by the end result of death to all the cells in the organism.

Forget about the notion of “saving the earth”…. this planet will persist long after we are gone. We are really working to save our own butts… and whatever other organisms manage to hang on with us.

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By: Chris S http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/04/qotw-celebrate-earth-this-apr/#comment-18538 Fri, 16 Apr 2010 14:55:57 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=2380#comment-18538 Solid sides are good to retain moisture – but make sure you get enough air into the pile to keep it going properly, otherwise you get a smelly mess that takes forever to decompose… so plan on using wire chimneys.

aerobic composting is the goal… anaerobic decomposition is what you get in a cesspool. the more the material is mixed together, the faster it will breakdown under proper conditions of heat & moisture. When the earthworms start appearing, the pile is ready for the garden.

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By: Linda http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/04/qotw-celebrate-earth-this-apr/#comment-18537 Fri, 16 Apr 2010 13:03:46 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=2380#comment-18537 We’re working to enlarge our compost heap from single wire bins into a two-compartment (mostly) wooden structure, so that we can turn from the first compartment into the second a little easier. Our plan incorporates a lot of found material — stuff we already had on hand, just taking up space, so the new bins will solve more than one problem. Turning will be easier because there will be a removable barrier between the bins; no more moving from one wire cage to the other a shovelful at a time, just heave it over a couple of feet and no need to be “tidy” about it. It will have solid side walls for better moisture retention and we’re moving it to a sunnier spot, so I hope it will get hotter and “cook” better and faster. I may make two wire chimneys to increase aeration; if so, those will be made from one of the old bins.

Wish me luck in my quest to feed my hungry little patch of Mother Earth.

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By: MJ Smith http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/04/qotw-celebrate-earth-this-apr/#comment-18536 Fri, 16 Apr 2010 01:44:14 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=2380#comment-18536 I participated on the Earth Hour and attended the mall exhibit here in our town.

-MJ

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