Wireside Chat #6: Getting Outside


Wireside Chat #6: Getting Outside

Getting outside can mean everything. From childhood development to fighting depression and loneliness, nature is just as important to us as it is to our children. And as a society, we need to think of our time in nature not only as fun time, but as an investment in our health. Find out more in this week’s Wireside Chat.

Wireside Chat #5: Nuclear Energy

The Nuclear Dilemma. Controversy and non-information flock to the subject. Here’s a common misconception, nuclear energy is a carbon-zero industry. And it’s true, during it’s operation, nuclear power plants do not emit greenhouse gases. But what about uranium mining, plant construction and reactor core decommissioning? That’s right… all processes being fueled by dirty coal.

The intent behind this week’s chat is to help clear up some of the myths surrounding Nuclear Energy while also examining some of the inherent problems within the system.

Wireside Chat #4: State of the Union FAIL

80% of American households will run on clean energy by 2035. But how does Obama define clean energy? On the list next to wind and solar, Obama explicitly lists nuclear, natural gas and clean coal as sources of CLEAN energy. This wasn’t the only State of the Union fail, find out more with this week’s Wireside Chat.

Wireside Chat #3: Greenwashing

Buy our products, they say, and you can end global warming, improve air quality, and save the world. At best, greenwashing stretches the truth; at worst, it can help conceal environmental destruction. Find out how to spot and fight Greenwashing with this week’s Wireside Chat.

Wireside Chat #2 – Eco Terrorism…The Right Solution?

Eco-terrorism is defined as a form of radical environmentalism closely related to civil disobedience AND sabotage (in the name of mother nature of course). But the line separating the three is sometimes vague at best.

Eco-terrorism. A misnomer? Yes. A solution? You decide.

Wireside Chat #1: Man’s Best Food?

This week we’ll be making a case for eating dogs. While you watch, keep in mind that owning a medium sized dog in a developed country “has the same ecological impact as driving 10,000 km (6,213 miles) a year in a 4.6 liter Land Cruiser.” (According to a 2009 study published by Reuters, where findings are a based on the amount of land needed to grow the food required for your pet) This is more energy than consumed by some humans in developing countries! Just something to keep in mind as you enjoy this week’s wireside chat. The views and opinions here do not directly express that of ThinkGreenLiveClean.

The views and opinions here do not directly express that of ThinkGreenLiveClean.

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4 Responses to “Wireside Chat #6: Getting Outside”

  1. Jess says:

    I wonder how hard it would be to find a dog today that isn’t on a perscription drug. I think the dogs the indians and romans ate were as pure as you can get. I imagine them eating coyote and wolves, dogs that were found in the wild, not these newly bred dogs that are man made to fit our desired appearance, such as dogs whose ears and tails are trimmed. Great point on the ecological impact of dogs. Thanks for spreading the info. <3

  2. elizabeth says:

    Hi, I really enjoy your wireside chats. Great information engagingly presented…I just saw the “greenwashing” one…thanks for reminding me to be a more thoughtful consumer.

  3. Sam says:

    Thank you guys so much.

    @jess – you’re too right, they just don’t make dog like they used to haha

    @elizabeth – that’s the reason I make these videos

    stay tuned for this week’s video!

  4. eric says:

    These are sick. Good work.

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