Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 2nd May 2007 19:19 UTC, submitted by DevL
Apple Steve Jobs writes about Apple's efforts to become a more enironmental friendly company. "Apple has been criticized by some environmental organizations for not being a leader in removing toxic chemicals from its new products, and for not aggressively or properly recycling its old products. Upon investigating Apple's current practices and progress towards these goals, I was surprised to learn that in many cases Apple is ahead of, or will soon be ahead of, most of its competitors in these areas. Whatever other improvements we need to make, it is certainly clear that we have failed to communicate the things that we are doing well." Among other things, Apple will introduce LEDs in displays to Macs this year.
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RE[2]: Oh, and let's not forget...
by kaiwai on Thu 3rd May 2007 03:50 UTC in reply to "RE: Oh, and let's not forget..."
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Well I hate to interrupt here with some reality, but some of us have to go to work. If we want to keep our jobs we also have to be there on time, every time. Vehicles are a necessity.

But you choose to live out in the 'suburbs' where there are no public transport - whose to blame for that? whose to blame for public transport not being out there? wouldn't it be best to talk to your local MP and get a movement together to expand the bus and train network out to where you live?

But hey, I'm willing to give this newfangled hippie walk-everywhere thing a chance. Just convince my 2 and 3 year old daughters and my wife that we all have to walk 12 miles, one way to the grocery store this weekend and 12 miles back with all the bags.

Well, you could do what I do; I ride around the same distance to the shops on my bike, I pick up my weeks worth of groceries, do a precarious balancing act with some of the stuff in my back pack along with some in those 'reusable' bags - and ride back home no problems; if I need to get more, or its raining, I just take the bus.

Also screw your idea about freezing my ass off in the winter. I work damn hard to pay my house payment and bills and there's no way I'm sitting around in the cold when there's a perfectly good heater there.

Nobody here said that you must live like some sort of pious puritan, sitting there cold and miserable. Its about realising how much energy you use.

Do you *really* need to have the house so warm that you can walk around in a t-shirt? for me, my power bill is around $100 per month during the winter - want to know why it is so low?

My electricity is low because firstly I don't feel the need to have my house as some sort of boasting factor by owning something that is bigger than what I actually require, and secondly, I don't think that I should be lining the pockets of Contact Energy executives and shareholders by slovenly wasting energy by having my house heated up as if it were some sort of sauna.

Edited 2007-05-03 03:55

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Tuishimi Member since:

Oh my!

There are a lot of people patting their own backs in this thread!

Edited 2007-05-03 05:36

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