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Old 01-03-2010, 01:07 PM
 
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I took a short college course (NCCER) at CFCC here in Ocala,Fl and to finish the course we had to take GOING GREEN. I think that was an awsome course it really open my eyes to how we all have a large Cabon foot print in this world.
I try to conserve as much as I can but it is still a little hard because I just realized alot of things and its just putting things in place.
I recycle plastic now, which I had never. And turn off the water while brushing my teeth, just little small steps like that.
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Old 01-03-2010, 01:21 PM
 
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Is that class offered through their Religion Department?
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Old 01-03-2010, 06:01 PM
 
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is that class offered through their religion department?
what are you asking?
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Old 01-03-2010, 06:31 PM
 
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Saw a news story the other day where the owner of the Philly Eagles was going green. Silly stuff like having concession napkins that bio-degrade faster and planting a tree every time the team goes on a road trip on their chartered jet.
But there was no mention of the amount of tons of coal burned to produce the amount of electricity needed and the mega kilowatts consumed to light the stadium for 4 hours at a night game. And how many gallons of water are flushed down the urinals at half time when the fans have to relieve themselves of all the beer that is consumed.
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Old 01-03-2010, 06:58 PM
 
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what are you asking?
Honestly, I guess I'm asking why "going green" would be part of a college curriculum - unless it's part of the Politics or Religion Department.

I intentionally live a very "green" life, but this modern Global Warming Movement is complete BS. It's about making money, not bettering the environment.
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Old 01-03-2010, 07:37 PM
 
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Honestly, I guess I'm asking why "going green" would be part of a college curriculum - unless it's part of the Politics or Religion Department.

I intentionally live a very "green" life, but this modern Global Warming Movement is complete BS. It's about making money, not bettering the environment.
I though that was a joke sorry. I took a NCCER course and it had OSHA training and going green to pass the course. It lets you be aware of our large carbon foot print. Its awful. I am trying to get on at the Nuke plant and they only want people with NCCER certifications. The course was 3 weeks long and going green is what the new nuke plant is in to.
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Old 01-04-2010, 05:44 PM
 
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I though that was a joke sorry. I took a NCCER course and it had OSHA training and going green to pass the course. It lets you be aware of our large carbon foot print. Its awful. I am trying to get on at the Nuke plant and they only want people with NCCER certifications. The course was 3 weeks long and going green is what the new nuke plant is in to.
Okay, that makes sense.
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Old 01-04-2010, 09:13 PM
 
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Okay, that makes sense.
Full of good info
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Old 02-10-2010, 09:32 PM
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Honestly, I guess I'm asking why "going green" would be part of a college curriculum - unless it's part of the Politics or Religion Department.

I intentionally live a very "green" life, but this modern Global Warming Movement is complete BS. It's about making money, not bettering the environment.
Going green is about efficiency. It's about doing things with less energy and being able to use fewer resources. It's about reusing existing resources. It's about not pooping where we eat--because we have only planet to live on. I can't think of a more needed field of study right now.

Politics? Perhaps that's people jumping on a bandwagon. But casting politics aside, we need a major change in the way we do things. The past way isn't working for us.
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Old 02-12-2010, 03:41 PM
 
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I though that was a joke sorry. I took a NCCER course and it had OSHA training and going green to pass the course. It lets you be aware of our large carbon foot print. Its awful. I am trying to get on at the Nuke plant and they only want people with NCCER certifications. The course was 3 weeks long and going green is what the new nuke plant is in to.
Sounded more like a sorry joke.

I am teaching an 11 month NCCER based course on Electric Power. The "Green" portion you mentioned was/is part of it. Doing it with our own kids, at home, as well.

No real fan of Nukes, though. Anyone doing Solar Thermal down your way? Seems rather favorable. Our guys asked that we add Solar PV, Solar Thermal and Wind to the class, as well as some advanced controls, so we did.
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