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Old 04-11-2010, 11:49 AM
 
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I usually buy a couple plants on Earth Day....I know, that's not really anything substantial. But on the 17th I think I'm doing a river clean-up by my parents house & on the 18th I'm going on a 2 mile hike along a river here. Other than that, not too much else.
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Old 04-12-2010, 10:37 AM
 
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anyone have any good ideas for activities that can be done in a group...

last year we picked up garbage around town and it basically just felt like we were just picking up after people who litter........

edit: ah... DOING anything....... it won't let me edit the subject/title.
Every year, I collect as much scrap wood and paper as I can. I have a large property with a charcoal burning pit where I make charcoal for gourmet grillers.

Anyway, I save tens of tons of wood and paper. On earth day, I have a huge bonfire and burn it all. Takes day.

By doing so, I release tons of carbon dioxide, which, as you all know, is "plant food".

Doing my part by fertilizing the air for all the green plants out there.
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Old 04-12-2010, 12:58 PM
 
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plant trees somewhere?
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Old 04-13-2010, 11:02 AM
 
Location: The Raider Nation._ Our band kicks brass
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I have huge plans for Earth day. First I'm turning on every light in the house. Then I'm cranking up the air conditioning, and the furnace at the same time. That's after I open all of the windows. I'll move outside to let the grill burn all day while the mower is idling in the front yard. I have a bunch of plastic that I have been waiting to burn too. I may as well take care of the bugs, and get rid of that used motor oil at the same time. No sense in letting it go to waste. I'll spray it nicely around the foundation of the house. After all of my yard work is done, I'll head down to the drag strip. That's where I'll throw some bleach under the tires, light them up into huge billows of smoke, and then go screaming down the track at 135 mph. The noise of a roaring V8 with open headers is incredible.

This Earth day stuff is great, they should make it a holiday.
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Old 04-13-2010, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Vermont
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I bet you are proud of yourself South Range Family...........

semperarmati, you are south range family should have a party.
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Old 04-13-2010, 02:06 PM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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I'll be out in a swamp, uh wetland, counting rare plant colonies. Shame that hip waders come in nicer colors.
Swamp is quite all right, it is a specific type of wetland.
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Old 04-13-2010, 04:12 PM
 
Location: Interior AK
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A bunch of us went on a "noxious and invasive" plant patrol on the public lands in our community last year, digging up and disposing of them and then reseeding/replanting with beneficial pioneer natives.

This year, we're living by ourselves out in the total boonies, so I think we'll just have a controlled bonfire to clear up the spruce slash (from the minimal clearing we did for our driveway/building site) to reduce the risk of an uncontrolled forest fire starting this summer. We're putting the bonfire on the site of our future garden, so all the good nutrients will be released into the soil and we won't have to resort to (m)any synthetic soil amendments... also a good way to clear out the remaining stumps and thickets without using chemicals or disturbing the soil too much.
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Old 04-15-2010, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn New York
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I have Earth day every time I dry my washed clothes, as I use a clothesline.
I do not littler at all, I think it is disgusting.
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Old 04-15-2010, 03:53 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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I have Earth day every time I dry my washed clothes, as I use a clothesline.
I do not littler at all, I think it is disgusting.
Same! I preach Earth Day everyday and live by example by not showering and wasting our precious water.
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Old 04-16-2010, 06:58 AM
 
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I am not having kids. Until the population is brought under control, the whole thing is a farce.
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