Re: China, WCFD, awareness
- email@example.com wrote:
> From: "J.H. Crawford" <mailbox@...>And so while China's economy can easily transition to a post-oil reality
>Subject: China gets the message, loud and clear
>Well, China has finally figured out that its future is in
>public transport. Not a moment too soon.
and continue to grow, Western nations, especially the US, will struggle
to make the transition and their economies will falter dramatically.
> From: <eric.britton@...>And such efforts are the keystone for the successful elements of the
>Subject: World Car Free Days invites you to drop in
>This is to let you know that we are hard at work on our ten year old
>sustainability program World Car Free Days at http://worldcarfreeday.com
transition. Please continue to shine your light.
> From: "Joe" <jbushkey@...>I think people like yourself are becoming more aware everyday. Mention
>Subject: Is the oil dependence problem on the radar?
>My question to the group is how aware are people of the oil dependence
>problem? For myself as little as 18 months ago id say I was 0% aware.
>Now that I bike commute, belong to this and other forums, have read some
>books on New Urbanism I read about it everyday. There are some articles
>in the main stream press, the national geographic mentioned here in
>another post. I still feel like most of the country really doesn t get
>it. What does everyone else think?
your ideas to friends from time to time in a casual manner, letting them
know that your decision to pursue your course of actions is driven by
your desire to reduce;
- the effects of price volatility on economic stability
- natural resource depletion
- foreign trade deficit
- air pollution
- climate disruption
- terrorist funding
I've found that a lowkey, educational approach is better than a "Driving
an SUV is stupid" approach. Most recently, I talked a friend who owned
a Toyota Tundra 4x4 V8 into trading it in for a Honda Civic Hybrid. Be
ready to back up your reasoning with facts, such as are found at
(print them out and have them handy, or send the PDF URLs). And note to
your friends that the numbers are exaggerated, as has been shown by Shell;
Glad to see that you've swallowed the red pill (re: The Matrix) and see
things the way they really are.