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Has the Oil Spill Inspired Change?

Thursday, May 27, 2010

(Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

(Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

The latest estimates say the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is already the largest in the nation's history, exceeding even the Exxon Valdez accident. Has the spill inspired you to change your behavior on this Memorial Day weekend?

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Comments [3]

barbara pryor

I feel totally helpless. I feel as is if I am watching this catastrophe and there is nothing I can do.

May. 30 2010 09:09 PM
Anne Haas

Hi, I'm a community garden and run a composting program. The spill has made me redouble my efforts to spread the word about effective composting and to start figuring out how to make a network of westside community composting sites work. I know, this doesn't directly impact how much gas is used on a holiday weekend, but it is about reducing waste in many different ways, including reducing the carbon footprint of urban gardens that often depend on the trucking in of compost and other soil amendments. We can, and should, be making these vital ingredients out of the nutritious waste we produce in our own kitchens and thereby short-circuiting the long chain of waste that leads to packaged soil amendments. Oh, one more thing, if you catch them at just the right time, young kids love participating in making compost. How's that for a holiday family-bonding experience?

May. 30 2010 02:19 PM
Renna Temple

OUR beahvior??? What an idiotic question. Go ask BP and the long line of yes-man US politicians and businessmen to examine THEIR behaviors you nitwits.

May. 28 2010 09:10 AM

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