Comments on: What I Want on Earth Day http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/04/whatiwantonearthday/ The EPA Blog Fri, 31 Jul 2015 15:03:35 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 By: Lakota Jane http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/04/whatiwantonearthday/#comment-21560 Sat, 30 Nov 2013 14:32:36 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=7341#comment-21560 In fact, when it comes to green marketing, we must think much bigger. We know from our ongoing polling that nearly half the American population considers a company’s environmental reputation while they’re deciding what product to buy. We also know that “corporate reputation” is now the No. 3 way a consumer decides if a product is green (up from the No. 8 slot four years ago). So every company in America should be figuring out how to package their corporate sustainability story and leverage it at the brand level — which sounds an awful lot like “green marketing” to me.

And that gets me to the title of this post. I’m all for casting a spotlight on the environment once a year and engaging Americans in a conversation about all that needs to be done (as well as their roles). But the very existence of a single day makes it all too easy for companies to see green marketing as an event, rather than an ongoing commitment. A promotion instead of a serious integration of sustainability into a company’s values, purpose and brand.

If we want to see a paradigm shift in our culture — if we want sustainability to become The Way We Do Things Around Here — it must be celebrated, promoted and leveraged every day!!!!

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By: Jocuri http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/04/whatiwantonearthday/#comment-21559 Wed, 15 Aug 2012 09:54:22 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=7341#comment-21559 The highlight of the planet, would be that all the world to do something that benefits the earth.

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By: Peggy Houk Payne http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/04/whatiwantonearthday/#comment-21558 Sat, 23 Apr 2011 18:54:49 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=7341#comment-21558 I want my retirement home in a beautiful farming community in Michigan to not be in the center of a wind turbine ‘park’. A turbine is proposed to be built within one half mile of my home. The numerous examples of the negative impacts on health caused by turbine flicker, sound and vibration is very disturbing. Now I have to choose to live and deal with these impacts or sell the house. My property value has taken a serious dive, who wants to live in close proximity to a 470 foot turbine?

I agree that we have to find green energy solutions. Wind power has some potential. However, turbines should NOT be built in communities where people have homes. There need to be federal regulations demanding safe setbacks. The energy companies who are once again backed by huge tax subsidies and tax breaks have an enormous amount of money and power. They come into a community and pay a few big landowners a lot of money to put turbines up. The people who happen to have homes nearby and have to live next to the turbines don’t receive money, only the negative impacts on their health, loss in property value, and a completely different quality of life than they had before in the quiet rural community. It is critical that wind turbines industry have stringent regulations about safe setbacks from homes. Right now the energy companies are trying to put as many turbines as possible in designated areas, in order to get the money. There are too many Americans are losing their quality of life. Please go to windwatch.org to read more about this serisous problem going on in our county. We need green energy AND justice for all.

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By: Dwight R. Boness http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/04/whatiwantonearthday/#comment-21557 Sat, 23 Apr 2011 16:52:18 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=7341#comment-21557 I think this is great. What a fine start to an open government.

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By: Anonymous http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/04/whatiwantonearthday/#comment-21556 Sat, 23 Apr 2011 15:46:18 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=7341#comment-21556 Scientific research has proven Globel Warming is an act of Nature, not man made, and carbon is not the problem of globel warming. Nature has warming and cooling cycles. From 1940 to 1977 was a cooling cycle. The warming cycle started after that and the latest studies indicate the warming cycle ended in 2001. Since 2001 the temperature has been stable, and the melting of the glacers has slowed.

A recent survay indicated only 31 percent of the people in the United States think globel warming is caused by humans.

The idea that the EPA thinks shutting down Coal Power Plants will reduce Globel Warming is completely wrong.

Shutting down Coal Powered Plants will eliminate the quanity of power we need, and eliminate jobs. Wind and Solar Energy do not have the energy density to provide the quanity of energy the United States requires.

A recent article indicated there is a Nuclear Power plant in Texas that provides as much energy in one day as all of the Wind and Solar units in the United States,combined, have provided in the past Ten Years.

Nuclear, Coal, and Natural gas are and will be the primary power supplies in the future.

In my opinion the EPA is misleading the public on globel warming and energy issues.

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By: Jim Guess http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/04/whatiwantonearthday/#comment-21554 Sat, 23 Apr 2011 02:45:59 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=7341#comment-21554 To Lisa P. Jackson, Administrator,

Hi! I would like to ask you to get one of your best scientists to contact me and discuss this issue.

Carbon Dioxide.

The EPA keeps saying that CO2 is a greenhouse gas and is bad for us and the planet. However, I have a serious question to be considered.

How does CO2 affect plant life? Let us consider a scientific phenomenon we have known for years and years – photosynthesis. All plants must utilize photosynthesis to grow. Water comes into the plant from the roots and through stomata on the leaves. Also, air comes into the plant through the stomata. A very small part of the air coming into the plant consists of CO2. The process of photosynthesis takes water – H2O – and Carbon Dioxide – CO2 – then converts them into one of the many starches and sugars. For example, peach fructose is C6H12O6 – or more plainly, six carbon atoms, twelve hydrogen atoms, and six oxygen atoms. Now, look carefully at the formula again. Six molecules of water and six carbon atoms are needed to create this single molecule of fructose. The carbon source for the plant is CO2. Well, you will notice that there are two oxygen atoms tied to the carbon atom. Therefore, when photosynthesis creates the fructose, it releases into the atmosphere twelve oxygen atoms which make six molecules of oxygen. Free oxygen always pairs up into O2. NOW, consider again what CO2 is in this case. It is absolutely necessary for a plant to grow! You water a plant, but you cannot ‘fertilize’ the plant with CO2! The CO2 must come out of the air! So, if we really stop and think about it, what is CO2?

PLANT FOOD!

Yes, it REALLY is plant food! If we really want our plants to grow, let’s produce more PLANT FOOD, not less! CO2 is REALLY a greenhouse gas – in that it will HELP the planet be even more green!

Can you get one of your scientists to talk to me about this?

Thanks!

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By: Lina-EPA http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/04/whatiwantonearthday/#comment-21553 Fri, 22 Apr 2011 22:04:35 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=7341#comment-21553 Olivia,
Bonito eslogan.
Saludos,
Lina

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By: oliviadepopeyes http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/04/whatiwantonearthday/#comment-21552 Fri, 22 Apr 2011 19:23:46 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=7341#comment-21552 Soy Española y no puedo ayudar mucho, pero aportaré algo al Medio Ambiente y si no es así pues lo siento. Como lo mío es escribir, os haré un Eslogan: “Todo lo que ahorréis lo pude aprovechar otra persona, esa agua que no tiras sirve para que un niño tome agua un día, esa electricidad que no gastas, sirve para que un niño se caliente algún día, ese árbol que no quemas, quizás sea la fruta o verdura que un niño coma algún día”. No sé que más podría decir, pues si lo habéis hecho muy bonito. Un saludo y ahora más cerca EEUU y España

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By: armansyahardanis http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/04/whatiwantonearthday/#comment-21551 Fri, 22 Apr 2011 14:23:55 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=7341#comment-21551 Please, Trust To America’s EPA’s Policy, contemporary !!!

I understand, especially in my country and the most countries in the world, are skepticism to U.S.A. But, nowadays, if they are careful to analyze Him, many-many reasons to trust that She has changed. So, in this Earth Day, please We are doing together to save this planet…

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