Earth Day Awards 2014
The “Waste not, Want not” Award
goes to Portland, Oregon for draining 38 million gallons of treated
water from an open air reservoir due to intentional contamination.
Treated water, in an open air reservoir can apparently have
The “Save What’s Left of the
Planet” Award goes to Ivanapah solar, wind turbines and various other
solar installations for the wonton killing of birds, bats, and
butterflies all in an effort to save the planet. The birdless, batless,
The “Cyber Threat “Award goes to Google for killing the planet with internet searches.
The “We Didn’t Think of That”
Award goes to ethanol subsidies and mandates, which apparently raised
the price of corn above that paid for land conservation, resulting in
areas previously conserved now plowed up and planted with corn.
The “I’m So Confused” Award goes
to shopping bags. Paper was bad–it killed trees. Plastic was better.
Wait…..plastic came from oil and lasted forever in landfills and along
roadsides. Use reusable shopping bags. Wait, those can harbor bacteria
and may be made overseas where environmental regulations are
non-existent. So….don’t by groceries?
The “Waste of Valuable Resources”
Award goes to the EPA for suggesting the grain left over from beer
distillation should not be used for cattle feed. No suggestions on what
it could be repurposed for, however. Surely the EPA isn’t suggesting
just to dump it in a landfill? Maybe the EPA just hates cows.
The “Who Thought This was a Good
Idea” Award goes to England for buying wood pellets from America and
shipping across the ocean to burn as biomass because that pollutes less
and is sustainable.
It’s all about saving the planet we all share. Let’s hope we make it to Earth Day 2015 with much less “help” for the planet.