10 Things For How to Celebrate Earth Day 2017 as a Conservative – Open Thread
Earth Day 2017 is here. This year, we at Sparta Report wanted to take part in the festivities surrounding this special day.
We are an ecologically conscious company. We have no physical office, we handle everything entirely on the internet. Sparta Report supports the eco-conscious conservative.
As Sparta Report’s human-earth ambassador, I am going to list ten things that you could do as a conservative to celebrate the earth today.
1. Walk Outside
Appreciate the world that you live in, realize how precious life is on this planet. Know your responsibility.
2. Honor the Birth of Vladimir Lenin
This is his birthday, celebrate his contributions to the earth by watering the fields with the blood of Russian peasants by changing your Twitter handle to a hammer and sickle on a triumphant red background or something.
3. Recycle Your Old Political Cardstock and Flyers
No one wants to keep their old political propaganda, especially if they are on the losing side. Take your stuff out to the burn pile out back and release the paper back to Mother Earth as biodegradable ash.
4. Turn off your lights when you go to bed
Save electricity for those in the third world. Then you can sleep soundly knowing you contributed.
5. Harvest local produce
6. Cook Your All Meat Dinner at Home
Make sure to use as much as possible:
7. Buy a Cow
Continuing our series on promoting local production, buying a cow is the perfect idea for the eco conscious conservative. Cows offer milk, they cut your grass for you, and provide a massive amount of beef that can be eaten for many days.
They also produce tons and tons of methane through cow farts, increasing the temperature of the earth by a few degrees. Everyone likes a warmer climate!
In a 2006 United Nations’ Food and Agricultural Organization report, it claims that the livestock sector, most of which are cows, “generates more greenhouse gas emissions as measured in CO2 equivalent – 18 percent – than transport.” According to a Danish study, the average cow produces enough methane per year to do the same greenhouse damage as four tons of carbon dioxide.
8. Tell Stories About How You are Going to Help the Environment
Trump did his contribution today, how about you?
I am committed to keeping our air and water clean but always remember that economic growth enhances environmental protection. Jobs matter!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 22, 2017
The Trump administration’s proposed cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency budget are deep and wide-ranging. It seeks to shrink spending by 31 percent, to $5.7 billion from $8.1 billion, and to eliminate a quarter of the agency’s 15,000 jobs.
The hotly contested Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipeline projects that President Trump brought back to life with the stroke of a pen Tuesday may still never get built — but for Trump, that isn’t necessarily the point.
The projects have become among the country’s most potent symbols of the clash between an oil and gas industry seeking to maintain the old order of energy production and the climate change movement pushing for a different direction.
President Trump stepped up his attack on federal environmental protections Tuesday, issuing an order directing his administration to begin the long process of rolling back sweeping clean water rules that were enacted by his predecessor.
The order directing the Environmental Protection Agency to set about dismantling the Waters of the United States rule takes aim at one of President Obama’s signature environmental legacies, a far-reaching anti-pollution effort that expanded the authority of regulators over the nation’s waterways and wetlands.
The contentious rule had been fought for years by farmers, ranchers, real estate developers and others, who complained it invited heavy-handed bureaucrats to burden their businesses with onerous restrictions and fines for minor violations.
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One of the most visible manifestations of the belief that black screens save energy is Blackle, an online search engine whose Web site is cast almost entirely in black. Created by Heap Media, Blackle exists “to remind people of the need to take small steps every day to save energy,” says Blackle founder Toby Heap, who launched the site in January. “I do not expect the energy savings from Blackle to change the world on their own, but the point of Blackle is that every little bit counts.”
One of the key arguments in favor of black screens is a 2002 research study produced by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory entitled “Energy Use and Power Levels in New Monitors and Personal Computers.” The report indicates that “a given monitor requires more power to display a white (or light) screen than a black (or dark) screen.” Indeed, that study reports that black screens consistently require less energy than white screens, regardless of whether the monitor is a CRT or LCD.
Even though Google isn’t tied to Blackle other than powering its search engine, Google green energy czar Bill Weihl in August posted a blog disputing the notion of black as the new green. “We applaud the spirit of the idea, but our own analysis as well as that of others shows that making the Google homepage black will not reduce energy consumption,” he wrote. “To the contrary, on flat-panel monitors (already estimated to be 75 percent of the market), displaying black may actually increase energy usage.”
10. If you have a high end smartphone or an OLED display, here ya go: