Bob Does his Part to Save the World — Lowering your Carbon Footprint

Mar 05

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Computers use electricity, and electricity uses non-renewable resources. Computer power cable – photo credit sansdigital-shop

Bob doesn’t use the internet because of the carbon footprint. “Computers use electricity,” says Bob, “and when you’re on the internet, you’re connected to all those other computers and they have to use electricity, too. If you stay off the internet, you save non-renewable resources like electricity” Bob reduces his energy consumption by staying off the internet.

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Bob drives to the library when he needs information, so he doesn’t use too much electricity running his computer. Photo credit: carbonated.tv

When asked about the plethora of up-to-date information available on sites like Wikipedia, Bob says, “What’s wrong with the library? My local library is only twenty minutes away by car. They’re getting new books all the time.” Bob drives to the library nearly every day to look up information in the thousands of books there. His local library is extremely large and well-lit. “It’s so quiet there; almost nobody uses the library anymore!” Bob laughs. “It’s a nice atmosphere for research and reading.”

Bob's vehicle: "I do a lot of driving... to the library, post office, and book store, so I need a hardy vehicle." Photo credit: Car and Driver

Bob’s vehicle: “I do a lot of driving… to the library, post office, and book store, so I need a hardy vehicle.” Photo credit: Car and Driver

He never writes email. “It’s better to send mail the old-fashioned way,” Bob explains. He writes a letter on paper and then sends it by post so it travels by truck and/or plane to its destination. “Old ways are better for the environment,” Bob tells us at Gullible Lives Matter. “That’s why in the old days, we didn’t have global warming and now we do.”

Do you agree? Tell Bob your thoughts in our comments section. We’ll be sure he gets them by printing them off and mailing them to him!

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Bob believes that when letters are written on paper and sent out by truck, the old-fashioned way, it reduces our carbon footprint. Post office trucks photo credit USPS

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