posted on Apr, 27 2006 @ 11:42 AM
Originally posted by chissler
I can understand the reduced rate but how about figuring out how to limit the consumption? We are on the brink of a worldwide shortage, maybe if the
countries (Canada included) would try to cut back on what we are wasting, maybe we would not be in the predicament we are in.
Oh, I agree with this whole-heartedly!
In another thread I posted in yesterday or the day before, I stated that I have neighbors that live down 1/4 mile to 1/2 mile lanes from the road.
They drive their cars to the mailbox everyday to pick up the mail instead of waiting until they are leaving or coming home to get it. Those same
neighbors don't like leaving out-going mail in their mailbox so they drive 3 miles into town to drop it off at the post office.
I know other parents in the nearby town that drive two blocks to take their child(ren) to school and pick them up everyday. The school discharges the
kids at 2:30 everyday but there are parents lined up in the driveway of the school starting about 2:10 that sit and let their cars idle for the heat
or A/C, or just sitting and listening to the radio.
Correcting those examples won't save a huge amount of gas/oil, but surely it has to add up over time.
The wife and I have, in the last year, started consolidating trips into town to pick up groceries or supplies. If we are out of milk - too bad, we'
re not going to town for another two days so that we can consolidate trips.
We are trying to do our part.