Comments on: Schwarzenegger household green plan: short showers, hydrogen Hummers http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/09/25/schwarzenegger-household-green-plan-short-showers-hydrogen-hummers/ Global environmental challenges Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:14:55 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Nan Gabriel http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/09/25/schwarzenegger-household-green-plan-short-showers-hydrogen-hummers/comment-page-1/#comment-342202 Tue, 06 Oct 2009 19:58:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=14149#comment-342202 I think the most important thing to tell your story is why you think it is important, why you think it is worth to tell and what we can learn from it even though our situation is different from before. Use the story as a good cause and teach people why we should care about our environment and what we can do to help.

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By: sean john http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/09/25/schwarzenegger-household-green-plan-short-showers-hydrogen-hummers/comment-page-1/#comment-342154 Fri, 02 Oct 2009 17:41:48 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=14149#comment-342154 I like saving when I think what I can do with the money instead: Save toward dreams and donate money to causes. I was seriously considering shutting off my water heater until shower day.

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By: Emily http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/09/25/schwarzenegger-household-green-plan-short-showers-hydrogen-hummers/comment-page-1/#comment-342146 Thu, 01 Oct 2009 23:42:39 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=14149#comment-342146 What a great article. Thanks Arnold!

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By: Merlin D DuVall http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/09/25/schwarzenegger-household-green-plan-short-showers-hydrogen-hummers/comment-page-1/#comment-342101 Mon, 28 Sep 2009 15:26:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=14149#comment-342101 The ability to look back on California Government after having lived in the Southern California city of Claremont for thirty years is interesting. Washington follows many of the CA policies, such as vehicle emissions testing, except they are less expensive and ne state kickbacks.
After loosing a house in a CA forest fire started by kids and fire works in 2003, I felt less tied to CA. However, considering that background, I see the Government there as doing what they can with what trial lawyers and previous Governors have set up. Keep up the good work.

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By: SavvyTom http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/09/25/schwarzenegger-household-green-plan-short-showers-hydrogen-hummers/comment-page-1/#comment-342098 Mon, 28 Sep 2009 12:10:12 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=14149#comment-342098 Recycling is one thing, however, one need to consider how the products were produced and their inherent qualities which also determines for how long they’ll stay in the market.

Consequently, regularly buying new products adds to the line of carbon dioxide emissions e.g. constructing the product entails a range of emission sources i.e. manufacturing and transportation.

I have started to consider classifieds sites as an optional way of addressing this issue; I try to recycle my products using www.americanlisted.com in terms of selling but also buying whatever I’m looking for, thus keeping products in the market for a longer period.

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By: kiran kant http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/09/25/schwarzenegger-household-green-plan-short-showers-hydrogen-hummers/comment-page-1/#comment-342094 Sun, 27 Sep 2009 18:52:23 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=14149#comment-342094 changing climate is not in your hand!
change your law if you can !

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By: Mekhong Kurt http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/09/25/schwarzenegger-household-green-plan-short-showers-hydrogen-hummers/comment-page-1/#comment-342091 Sun, 27 Sep 2009 12:48:53 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=14149#comment-342091 Good for the Governator!

While I had a comfortable childhood, unlike the Guv (I was born in 1951 in Texas), in recent years I’ve become more acutely aware of environmental concerns, so set out to reduce my home utilities. Depending on the month, I save from around 40% to around 50% on my monthly utilities compared to what I was paying before I set out to cut back on energy and water usage. I admit to loving wallowing in a nice, hot bath for a long time, my coffee cup close at hand and a good book to read — but when I moved a little over three years ago, I moved to an apartment that has only a shower option. (I live abroad.) I never have enjoyed showers, not like a nice soak, so reducing my shower time was no sacrifice, really.

I haven’t the faintest idea how much I’m lessening my carbon footprint by my conservation, but it’s got to be something worth the effort, at least in percentage terms. Especially if you multiply by a jillion other people taking comparable steps.

People may smile at the Governor’s recommendations, but my own experience shows it can add up to something worth considering, both for one’s personal bottom line and for conservation of resources.

Governator, now that you’ll have to move out of the governor’s mansion come next year, what’s next? The Senate?

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By: i,robert http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/09/25/schwarzenegger-household-green-plan-short-showers-hydrogen-hummers/comment-page-1/#comment-342090 Sat, 26 Sep 2009 20:45:33 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=14149#comment-342090 No weinerschnitzel play-ink in zee show-ah!

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By: Mr New http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/09/25/schwarzenegger-household-green-plan-short-showers-hydrogen-hummers/comment-page-1/#comment-342088 Sat, 26 Sep 2009 13:34:25 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=14149#comment-342088 (comments were prematurely submitted by accidently tapping of the submit comment button) Unfortunately it usually takes a major catastrophe and the loss of these daily privaleges before we rediscover thier value and the need to treat our resources conservatively. Perhaps the failure to teach these things will be the very backbone of such a catastrophe. Life for the human being is tentative on thier ability to live. Make your children able and teach them to value all that we have.

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By: Mr New http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/09/25/schwarzenegger-household-green-plan-short-showers-hydrogen-hummers/comment-page-1/#comment-342087 Sat, 26 Sep 2009 13:22:31 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=14149#comment-342087 No doubt his children will grow up able to handle lifes delimnas without having to go to a shrink twice a week. They arent likely to be tossing themselves out of a window after a major market crash. Its the little things that we are taught to appreciate and burdens to bear that give us the ability to see our way through tough situations and to come back out on top. There are still many countries that people dont have running water and have to carry it in buckets where it is shared by the community

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