Go Green Pledge, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Monday, April 19, University Center food court :
Stop by and make a pledge to go green. The display will move to other
UTSA dining areas throughout the week. Here’s how you can help with
earth-saving activities: recycle, turn off lights, compost, use less
water, use public transportation and eat sustainable foods. (Go Green
Pledge table also will be at the John Peace Library food court, 11
a.m.-1 p.m., Wednesday, April 21.)
This sounds like my crotchety old Grandma: "Turn off that light! You think we’re made of money?" "Turn off that faucet, yer runnin’ up the water bill." "A car? You don’t need a car! Take the bus like I did back in Salt Lake." "No, you can’t have a hot dog and a Coke, it’ll rot yer teeth out. Wait’ll we get home and eat some decent food." Back when it was penny-pinching old Depression survivors, we just knew they were squares talking through their hats. But now we’re modern, and we’re Saving the Planet. Save money if you want, but don’t give yourselves airs.
But wait, it gets worse! Some gang of Environmental Enthusiasts has convinced UTSA Student Government to hold a plebiscite to determine whether we should increase student fees by $5 per semester to help the campus with environment projects. Not everyone thinks this is a good idea.
Count me unimpressed–Save the Planet with your own money. I’m preparing for the Apocalypse with mine.
Update (26 April). The Greenies continue to impress. The UN’s Environmental Ambassador, fashion model Gisele Bundchen, has convinced husband Tom Brady to build her a California chateau with a 20,000 square-foot carbon footprint. It’s enough to make you think all her Save the Planet rhetoric is just one giant photo-op. You’d think she was angling for a job with the BBC!
Over at American Digest, a George Carlin video gets real: "Save the f**king planet? I’m getting tired of that $h1t!"
Update (4 May). 52% of the 980 students who voted managed to pass this stinker. This is what happens when folks are apathetic; activists f**k them over.