Gotta wonder how much litter will be left behind at the Live Earth concert? 15 replies

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>Omen<

Modern Warfare

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#1 11 years ago

I remember the first Earth Day festival in my area, it was mainly a trade show for anyone making environmental products to take advantage of. What was left behind was a sea of trash as big if not bigger than any public event I've ever been to. In fact if anything it seemed to be run as if everyone was trusted to behave themselves just because they werre attending such an event. Something tells me Live Earth will be no different. There's something about using trendy products and benefit concerts to coherce people into doing something they wouldn't normally do. Then there's the often questionable use of donated funds as we've seen in so many disaters. Maybe I'm a bit pessimistic but it just reeks of hype and hypocrisy to me.




rebornintheglory

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#2 11 years ago

I saw on the news that apparently there was very little rubbish at all... but the level of waste could just have been played down to suppourt the credulity of the cause.




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#3 11 years ago

It would be stupid to think that organizing world-wide concerts would be environmentally neutral. The fact is that the concerts will likely to decrease consumption of energy & amount of waste, thus those concerts "buy themselves out" and more.

Fighting climate change isn't just about what the governments & private enterprises do to tackle it: every individual living on this Earth have a responsibility of his/her own. As consumers we have huge power to make the difference, most of just haven't realized it yet.




colonel_bob

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#4 11 years ago

Well, they may have realized it, but probably just don't care, you see.




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#5 11 years ago

Relander;3781485It would be stupid to think that organizing world-wide concerts would be environmentally neutral. The fact is that the concerts will likely to decrease consumption of energy & amount of waste, thus those concerts "buy themselves out" and more.

Fighting climate change isn't just about what the governments & private enterprises do to tackle it: every individual living on this Earth have a responsibility of his/her own. As consumers we have huge power to make the difference, most of just haven't realized it yet.

Agreed. Really hope the long term effects will be positive. :)




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#6 11 years ago

I know. Becuase I don't want to be in my 60s and the local dump will have grown all the way to my backyard.




Death_Korp_Of_KRIEG

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#7 11 years ago

my question was, why the fuck are they telling me to turn my light of? playing there shitty music coursed alot more global warming then my tiny little lightbulb




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#8 11 years ago

SpaZy;3786196my question was, why the fuck are they telling me to turn my light of? playing there shitty music coursed alot more global warming then my tiny little lightbulb[/QUOTE] Do you read what other people here write or are just playing ignorant?

[quote=me]The fact is that the concerts will likely to decrease consumption of energy & amount of waste, thus those concerts "buy themselves out" and more.

Live Earth reached hundreds of millions of people and they weren't just talking about changing light bulbs (which you should if you want to save some money and it's not just single light bulb that were talking here) but also planting trees, taking battery chargers off contact boxes, check the pressure of your car tires, recycling, travelling with train instead of airplane, using decent bags when shopping instead of plastic bags, boiling just the amount of water you need, turning off your thermostat just a little bit by adding clothes on, change to use renewable energy and so on, not to mention that most of these measures actually save you some money.

Just because of people like you we're not getting forward in solving this serious issue: how much it takes to change your habbits a little bit, really? Even if you wouldn't believe on global warming, getting energy-efficient home appliances, turning lights off when you leave a room, put down thermostat a little etc. would save a lot of money in the long term to be used for other things.




N88TR

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#9 11 years ago
>Omen<;3781160I remember the first Earth Day festival in my area, it was mainly a trade show for anyone making environmental products to take advantage of. What was left behind was a sea of trash as big if not bigger than any public event I've ever been to. In fact if anything it seemed to be run as if everyone was trusted to behave themselves just because they werre attending such an event. Something tells me Live Earth will be no different. There's something about using trendy products and benefit concerts to coherce people into doing something they wouldn't normally do. Then there's the often questionable use of donated funds as we've seen in so many disaters. Maybe I'm a bit pessimistic but it just reeks of hype and hypocrisy to me.

I LOLed at the title, very good. Yes, the LE concerts were hyped to death but it's all for money and publicity. It has little to do with the earth and how we plague it. But they're pandering by inviting musical artists. It's sad, but that's how you reach that masses; with mass entertainment to spread the serious message about the earth's declining health. I find that very funny, but yet quite sad.




Death_Korp_Of_KRIEG

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#10 11 years ago
Do you read what other people here write or are just playing ignorant?

yes i jsut counldnt be stuffed to structure my sentance correnctly if thats okay with you




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