Friday, October 5, 2007

Lamps at Union Square

Dozens of lamps like this one light up Union Square after the sun goes down. I thought they were interesting and beautiful and I'm glad the city is keep them instead of installing newer ones. But I don't think these are very "green" or efficient.

So what do you do to be more "green"?

16 comments:

Chris said...

I traded in my SUV (I'd driven SUVs for 15 years!) for a Mini Cooper. Now instead of filling the tank every 5 days or so, I fill it every 3-4 weeks or so.

Thinking Fool said...

I bag my own groceries and cram as many as I can into a bag, saving at least a few paper bags/plastic bags each time.

thwany said...

don't ask for unnecessary bags! they're such a waste.

Lynette said...

As you know, I walk and/or ride the bus every day, back and forth to work. I get off on the way home to grocery shop, stashing things into my rolling black suitcase and my tote bag. Most all of the time, I walk the rest of the way home.

Olivier said...

belle photo, on dirait un UFO ;o).
Bon Weekend

beautiful photograph, one would say a UFO; O).
Good Weekend

Belinda said...

I love street lamps - will keep an eye out for these ones!

I switch off all my power at the points; hang my laundry on a line outside; use power saving light bulbs; have shorter showers....I'd like to drive a hybrid, but they're a bit out of my price range.

oldmanlincoln said...

Well, they do have those screw-in energy saving fluorescent bulbs that might fit. Can you imagine the electric bill the city pays? How about the amount of human waste generated in the city each 24 hours? Where does all that "stuff" go?

www.DeltaMovies.com said...

To be more green...?

We bought a second, used, gas-saving car.

There is a strict all-power off when leaving the house each day.

We live in a very warm climate and require A/C; however, we now selectively cool only the rooms of the house that we occupy at differing times of the day and night. For example, at night...we only cool the bedroom.

I wish we had bike-paths here, but alas, this part of the country is awash is mega-sized SUV's and Pickups. Just the other day I saw a little old lady attempt to park her monster-sized pickup truck. It had four doors, a large, loud, gas motor (V10..I believe). After parking the thing, she delicately climbed down from the vehicle and went about her merry way. I noticed the Lic. plates indicated that she drove a considerable distance to attend college classes each day. I would bet, that energy conservation for her is only a 'policital issue' and not taken seriously. Some people will only change when absolutely forced to change by exorbitant prices, legislation, or similar actions.

Have a wonderful day in NYC! I'm so jealous sometimes.

Laterz,
B.
Louisiana

Ex-Shammickite said...

About 15 years ago, our town put new street lights along Main Street. Huge, bright, and very close together. Main Street looks like a landing strip for a jumbo jet. It must cost a fortune to run them every night. No wonder my taxes are so high!
Me? I shop with reusable bags. I drive a small enonomical car. I ride my bike. I shop at second hand clothes shops. I don't buy pre-prepared frozen food very often. I compost all my veggie waste. I recycle glass, cans, paper, cardboard.

directriz said...

very diferent picture.

teahouse said...

I've replaced all of my incandescent light bulbs with high-efficiency fluorescents! I read somewhere that doing that with the lights in your house saves the equivalent of a car's yearly CO2 emissions!!

tigerfish said...

Eat more vegetables so that chlorophyll can infuse into my blood and make me "green". *kidding*

The lamps look like ice-cream!

Paz said...

This is beautiful and so is this photo shot.

Paz

citygirl15 said...

I reuse those plastic trash bags to pick up my dogs' poops.

Todd HellsKitchen said...

Ohhhh. The coloring is rich in this shot!!

Me, I have all compact fluorescents, I don't drive, and I recycle

Kuanyin said...

Eat lots of greens! :-)