JKTex wrote:Why not go back to just being responsible for what you do and leave behind?
Like why don't we just get rid of all laws and everyone just be responsible?
JKTex wrote:It's not something new, it's just personal responsibility. (I know, that was a little bit of sarcasm)
Yes, the underlying idea isn't new, but there is "new" stuff & ideas... like very energy efficient homes (LEED Platinum). If I were to buy or build another home again, I'd look into something like what the author has which is more energy efficient than anything they build in Lantana and is suppose to be stronger as well (as long as it doesn't cost an arm and a leg more - which it's not suppose to).
One thing I do that I need to get into the habit of changing is using those plastic bags when I go to Walmart or Target... I have to remember to bring in my own re-usable bags... something simple that can eliminate the need for plastic bags that are only used for a few minutes then mostly trashed. I don't think Lantana's recycle programs likes people recycling bags - I read somewhere that they get stuck in their sorting equipment or something... but you can take them elsewhere. It's just easier to use your own if you can remember to get into the habit of doing so.
I like Costco. They don't use bags but will give you a box or 2 to re-use. I can then throw that in the recycle.
A good point in the book is that you can't be completely "green", but you can be "greener".