101 tips to help save the environment

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Post: # 105522Post lucy.lists
Mon May 26, 2008 2:39 pm

enjoyed reading through all these, and prolly hopelessly out of date because this perhaps got moved elsewhere, but one thing sprang to mind:

if you're making a roast dinner, roast your veggies in the oven, instead of boiling/steaming separately.

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Post: # 105756Post Brij
Tue May 27, 2008 12:32 pm

... and make bubble-and-squeak the next day! My second favourite (after mum's veggie lasagne) dish ever!
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Post: # 105983Post Birdie Wife
Wed May 28, 2008 12:33 pm

The Chili Monster wrote:Muddy wrote:
Oh dear; you think I might just have tipped someone over the edge?

How about I reinterpret:-

Ensure zero (or less) population growth
Does that entail birth control or selective breeding?
Logically, I have to agree with Muddy. If you want children, think about stopping at one or two. Over-population is putting huge strain on finite resources, and okay, it's very un-PC to say so, but it's the truth! :silent:

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Post: # 106003Post Annpan
Wed May 28, 2008 2:20 pm

Playing devils advocate here -

What if we all do stop reproducing so much (one child per couple would do it and ensure we do have a next generation) but that is those of us who care, (unless we advocate a government policy :shock: )

So the people that don't give 2 hoots (and in this country alot of them live off of benefits) they still have 6, 7, 8 kids.

By the time we are a few generations down the line the world wll be populated by people who don't give a damn and our poor kids will be left fighting the loosing battle.

A great, very oppinionated guy I used to work with had a great many theories like this - he wanted a ban on children if you live off benefits and if you have a degree you can have all the kids you want :shock:
(his arguement, not mine :mrgreen: )
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Post: # 106193Post Thomzo
Thu May 29, 2008 12:46 pm

Annpan, if you work off the theory that most kids react against their parents then the children of large families will only have one child each anyway :lol:

Alternatively, if they are that bad then they'll probably kill themselves with booze or drugs before they can procreate anyway :lol:

Doesn't seem to quite work like that in practice though. And children of irresponsible parents can sometimes turn out to be the most responsible adults of all.

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