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05-16-2014 11:53 AM
neni
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Originally Posted by f00bar View Post
Pandas can't muster enough energy to have sex, I don't see them invading and saving NJ anytime soon.

Carnivores that are too lazy to chase meat so they eat bamboo they can't even digest. Cute and all, but I don't think there's any species more asking for extinction, other than us of course
And Cheetahs. So overly specialized on high speed prey that they use up all energy to build up speed and are too exhausted to defend their catch n loose it to lions, hyena, leopard n wild dogs. Beautiful animal, king of speed, but kind of the looser in the Red Queen's race.
05-16-2014 09:15 AM
f00bar
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Time to release a panda population to control for this neophyte plague

BTW (and off topic : there recently was a new release of a very nice book of Bernhard Kegel on this topic of invasive/introduced species. German title is "Die Ameise als Tramp: Von biologischen Invasionen". Hope it will be translated to English soon.
Pandas can't muster enough energy to have sex, I don't see them invading and saving NJ anytime soon.

Carnivores that are too lazy to chase meat so they eat bamboo they can't even digest. Cute and all, but I don't think there's any species more asking for extinction, other than us of course
05-16-2014 08:56 AM
neni
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Originally Posted by ridinbend View Post
Apparently its an invasive species causing major problems in NJ and some other places on the east coast right now.
Time to release a panda population to control for this neophyte plague

BTW (and off topic : there recently was a new release of a very nice book of Bernhard Kegel on this topic of invasive/introduced species. German title is "Die Ameise als Tramp: Von biologischen Invasionen". Hope it will be translated to English soon.
05-16-2014 08:06 AM
ridinbend
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yeah except it's grown 1. overseas and needs to be shipped and 2. in places where there's very little legislation to control how it's actually done. just do a quick google search and you'll see bamboo is not all that green.

I'm all for the "drop in the ocean" but only as long as you're not actually going backwards.
Apparently its an invasive species causing major problems in NJ and some other places on the east coast right now.




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You want an Eco-friendly board? Then just get a used board [emoji106] can't get more Eco-friendly than recycling [emoji6]
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05-16-2014 05:37 AM
djmisio85 You want an Eco-friendly board? Then just get a used board [emoji106] can't get more Eco-friendly than recycling [emoji6]
05-12-2014 11:58 AM
td.1000
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bamboo is faster growing than most woods
yeah except it's grown 1. overseas and needs to be shipped and 2. in places where there's very little legislation to control how it's actually done. just do a quick google search and you'll see bamboo is not all that green.

I'm all for the "drop in the ocean" but only as long as you're not actually going backwards.
05-12-2014 11:43 AM
alchemy I've heard good things about the Arbor Cadence.

as far as an eco-friendly board, don't listen to the haters.
even if it's a miniscule drop in the ocean of snowboaridng, it's still doing something.

bamboo is faster growing than most woods, so it is easier to replenish, and it also makes for burly boards.

CAPiTA uses certified reforested sustainable cores in most of their boards. check out the Jess Kimura or Birds of a Feather.

Mervin (Lib Tech & Gnu) uses a few eco-friendly processes as stated before, and Burton is working their way toward having a few more boards pressed with less of a carbon footprint, as well.
05-12-2014 10:59 AM
tanscrazydaisy some of the Mervin family boards are made with "sustainable" bamboo cores, bio-based (ie corn or soy based) plastics, and made with "environmentally friendly" processes.
05-12-2014 10:55 AM
td.1000 basically you want a board with a bamboo finish.

the eco friendly stuff is just greenwash. get something that's built local and that is built well, take care of it and keep it for a few seasons and mother earth will thank you more than if you buy something with an eco friendly tag on it.
05-12-2014 10:52 AM
Donutz mmmmmm... rhuuuuubarb....
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