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What instructables do I need to read to help me reduce my Carbon Footprint? Answered



9 years ago

Don't buy into the hype, you don't need to reduce your carbon footprint this is just senseless nonsense from tree-huggers who bought into the nonsense from regulators who wanted to seem busy and give regulators a reason to exercise their power. Don't get me wrong, saving energy and reducing power waste and pollution is a good thing, but individual consumers lowering their carbon footprint is mostly mindless media-fed lunacy. To really reduce that, you simply stop buying products, reuse, recycle, repair what you have.

Non-sense? It's not non-sense. You're contradicting yourself. While I do agree that most companies needlessly add their being "green" your paragraphs seem as though they were written by different people.

I've not contradicted myself, I simply did not provide enough info for you to understand. Contrast that with your providing none at all and you see what the problem is, that we aren't here to write essays. What we have is consumer sheep, wanting a feel-good way to keep buying products instead of using common sense. Long before all this talk of carbon footprint it was obvious that not buying the products, instead reusing and recycling and repairing was the answer. "Carbon footprint" IS nonsense, a term thrown around to suit people's agendas whether those be an angle to make money, serve to judge others, exercise power in certain jobs, or to just feel better as a token gesture instead of having already done the aforementioned things and continuing to do so. There is a middle ground, not one of being two different people. It starts with seeing through the nonsense. I was about to write a few more paragraphs about personal choices, 3rd world industrialization, anti-competitive policies, and more, but again this isn't the place for these kinds of essays.

Sorry but no. A carbon footprint is the amount of carbon you give off. The instructables on here don't talk about buying things. Maybe buying the biodegradable soaps and stuff but that's about it. I honestly can't tell if you're pro-oil or just uneducated on the topic, but if you do have an essay, feel free to mail me.

What does pro-oil mean exactly?  If you're NOT pro-oil, are you against burning oil in any fashion, including never operating a car?  Or is it someone who is some oil monger, who owns stock in an oil company and wants everyone to buy and burn as much oil as they can?  If someone thinks "reducing your carbon footprint" is hype, are they automatically "pro-oil?"

Indeed, it is a bit of a hype to keep us from thinking of the real issues. But is a start.