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  •  awesome comment, SixSixSix (2+ / 0-)
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    remembrance, CA wildwoman

    I think a lot of people were worried about the whole "the government is going to go through your trash and punish you" thing, but that's really not what it's about. I think SF Environment has been really good in focusing on the education aspect, rather than punishment. And as you say, it ultimately makes your life easier in many ways, once you get past the initial reservations.

    Stories like yours is exactly what should make SF Environment feel really good about what they're doing, and it should inspire other cities to try it too. I'd love to see your comment turned into a diary!

    You don’t want to be victimized by your lesser talents. - Gary Snyder

    by citisven on Sun Jan 27, 2013 at 08:54:41 PM PST

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    •  Yes, SF Environment did an excellent job. (1+ / 0-)
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      Tanks for the nice words on my comment. I don't know who hired the man and woman that did the presentation for us, but they were awesome. Upbeat, professional, totally pragmatic. They made it clear that they understood people's concerns and had ideas and tips pertaining to those reservations and concerns. I think sometimes, how a program is implemented and sold makes a huge difference in how it is received. These people came prepared, and they had us convinced by the end that not only was this doable, it wouldn't even be very difficult.

      I'd love to see  government institute a massive solar and wind infrastructure/stimulus program. No chance it happens with the cretins we have in Congress, but if we're going to be serious about the environment and climate change, we need to do it big, and we need to do it quickly. how many commercial buildings in urban areas could we have retrofitted with solar panels with the money we spent on the Iraq War? Climate change poses a much greater treat tan Saddam ever did.

      •  totally agreed (0+ / 0-)

        the same people who are screaming right now that solar and wind energy is just a drop in the bucket and that we need to keep drilling are the same ones who will be crying about how far the U.S. has fallen behind when all the big investments in renewable energy in countries like Germany will be starting to pay off, because oil will be more expensive and our dependence on an antiquated grid will severely handicap us in the new economy. Luckily, there are some good developments, and I hope that the majority of Americans who are onboard with a renewable future and their representatives will stop listening to the naysayers.

        You don’t want to be victimized by your lesser talents. - Gary Snyder

        by citisven on Mon Jan 28, 2013 at 03:30:12 PM PST

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