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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-28-2010, 01:34 AM Thread Starter
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Assuming you give a shit...

.. what do you do to keep reduce the amount you crap all over the Earth? As snowboarders (and people that live in consumer societies), it almost impossible to be 100% 'green', but hey, trying to be a little less of an asshole is better than being a 100% asshole.

Any tips/changes you've made to live a little more gently?



- i live in japan, and there are TONS of great boards in second-hand stores. I'm finding rad used stuff, instead of new.

- biodegradable wax. I use Hillbilly specifically, but after thinking about it, i wouldn't want to drink any run-off from a ski hill, with all the gnarly stuff they put into most waxes.
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I've embraced my inner 100% environmental asshole. 15mpg vehicle and more snowboards than I need that I wax regularly. I might toss a can or bottle into the recycle bin once in a while.

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I stopped using condoms and just pull out that's less latex in land fills and sewers.

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I stopped using condoms and just pull out that's less latex in land fills and sewers.
And it stopped my mother getting that nasty nasty rash, which in turn, has improved my faces skin complexion.

When staying in lodges, I pack out my own rubbish and recycle at the bins they have provided for recycling (there is a big shed on the mountain where all the recycling goes as part of the hills green movement). Not to many places stock bio-degradable waxes here yet...but i'll be giving them a shot when they do.

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the biodegradable waxes are made from soy oil, and tend to be a lot harder than normal waxes. make sure you have an extra hot iron to melt them.

i live a 30-min bike ride away from my local hills. Going up tomorrow!
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obj soy wax. pretty good
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I stopped using condoms and just pull out that's less latex in land fills and sewers.
Worked for me for over 12 years.

I recycle.

I don't litter even the smallest candy wrappers.

I went to paperless mail from my credit cards and whatever else I was able to with.

I type my notes from school on a laptop instead of writing it on a notebook.

I use recycled paper towels.

And I'm currently saving up for the recycled Vans Cirro boots.

Now all I need is a hybrid car lol.

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I don't have kids...
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I don't have kids...
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-Started wearing organic clothing and tees
-Recycle any chance I get
-Stopped buying bottled water and just use a filter
-Though it's expensive, my wife buys organic meat, eggs and milk
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