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I bought a 12 oz coke for the library's Relay for Life. I didn't even know what Relay for Life was, but I'm pretty sure it's a good thing to donate to. Not like... An anti-zombie league. Or a pro-zombie league, for that matter. Anyway, they were $.75, and I paid a dollar and didn't take any change.

So:

[Poll #1395374]

Damn, when did I decide I didn't like P!nk? Why would I do that? I like P!nk. That is my final judgment on the issue.

And I'm kind of tired of Facebook after today. Why don't I ever do anything useful with my time?
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That's right, it's still Earth week. In fact if you take it literally it is always Earth week; every day is Earth day because, well, where else are you going to go? Until I see you camping out on Mars you might as well just get on the Earth day train.

You are here:
You Are Here

My mom put a coffee shop into her library. There's a $.25 discount on any drink if you bring your own cup. Earth friendly!

And some things that you can buy that are better for the planet than that stuff you normally buy:

Earth Friendly Products gives you an honest-to-goodness, power-packed
clean – without toxins, petrochemicals, bleach, ammonia, phosphates or
other harmful ingredients.


If you're looking for sustainably produced furniture, natural textiles, hemp twine, or eco-fashion, take a look at Earth Friendly Goods.

So enjoy your planet!
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No Earth Day would be complete without a viewing of Tim Minchin's Canvas Bags anthem:



And if you don't want to be green just today, check out the [livejournal.com profile] green_daily community (just in case you missed it on the LJ spotlight this week) for ideas and information for living, well, green daily. For example:



Guerrilla environmentalism, what could be better?
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Hey in case you forgot, Earth Day is April 22nd! That means it's Earth Week! So let's make a big deal of it for once instead of letting it slip by unnoticed again... at least this week: recycle, turn off some lights, walk somewhere instead of driving!

You can calculate your global footprint here:

Footprint Network

Ack, if everyone lived like me it would take 4.3 planets to support the current population? Guess I should buy local more often. AND SO SHOULD YOU.



RECYCLE!
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[15:07] drewandcrew2002: yay!
[15:08] drewandcrew2002: fun
[15:09] richlayers: lolyay
[15:09] drewandcrew2002: lolyay
[15:09] drewandcrew2002: :D
[15:10] drewandcrew2002: lolyayfun!
[15:10] richlayers: lolyayfuning?!
[15:10] drewandcrew2002: totallolyayfuning!
[15:11] richlayers: totallolyayfuningcopters!
[15:12] drewandcrew2002: zomgtotallolyayfuningcopters!
[15:13] richlayers: zomgtotallolyayfuningcoptersftwgtfo!
[15:16] drewandcrew2002: zomgtotallolyayfuningcoptersftwgtfobbq!
[15:16] richlayers: zomgtotallolyayfuningcoptersftwgtfo...omgwtfbbq...
[15:17] drewandcrew2002: zomgtotallolyayfuningcoptersftwgtfo...omgwtfbbq...of doom
[15:19] richlayers: I think you win.
[15:20] drewandcrew2002: yay! :D


This seems extremely true to me: http://thisisindexed.com/2009/04/deadlines/


Forget about the hybrid auto -- Shai Agassi says it's electric cars or bust if we want to impact emissions. His company, Better Place, has a radical plan to take entire countries oil-free by 2020. (Recorded at TED2009, February 2009, in Long Beach, California. Duration: 18:06.)
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I checked and anyone can join any Folding team. All you need is the team number, which in my case is 159490.

So if you still are interested, I totally recommend that you check it out. You could save someone's life you know.

http://folding.stanford.edu/
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So Chris got me started on Folding at home, which I think is really awesome. Basically it's one of those distributed computing programs that runs in the background... Michael used to run something like SETI at home I think. This one is about protein folding, and the research could help with curing/understanding diseases like Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and others.

For a way more coherent and full explanation, check it out here:

http://folding.stanford.edu/English/Main

A kind of neat aspect of this project is that you can team up with friends, and semi-compete with other people running the program. Here is my team:

http://fah-web.stanford.edu/cgi-bin/main.py?qtype=teampage&teamnum=159490

Although I haven't actually submitted any work yet, so my name isn't on there. But IT WILL BE. OH IT WILL. And... I think you can join it, too? I'll have to look into that though.

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