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Old 10-23-2009, 01:17 PM   #29
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I look as "green" as using the least amount of energy as I can to do what I need or want to do. Not everyone's way of looking at it - but it is mine. But, I can only go so green with the $$$$ I have. I cannot guess or even want to guess how much energy is used making everything I buy. I agree with the above post on the cost of green. How much more are you willing to pay for "Going Green"? I think Green is good but it is a very missused and abused term.


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Old 10-23-2009, 01:42 PM   #30
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Originally Posted by GREENovaters View Post
What the hell happened to the "Green" discussion?....
well this thread isn't the first discussion on this topic...

and folks are even trying to ECOup the boondocking...

Originally Posted by GREENovaters View Post
...Haven't any of you replaced your interior/exterior lights with LED's?...
and there are ~80 threads on replacing lights with lites, here is just one...

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..How about redoing the upholstery with organic cottons or refinishing the walls/cabinets with LVOC paints/stains?...
there are ENTIRE subFORUMS here on upholstery, fabrics, flooring and wall treatments that are eco friendly.

as well as many threads on lvoc coatings and stuffffff.

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...Good grief, how about solar?...
have u read through ANY of the 100s of solar threads?

good grief...

there are also compost toilet threads and wind power and biofuels and so on...

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...since an AS can be expected to last many decades (possibly longer if stationary) then they are incredibly green as a place to inhabit.
many would argue they last LONGER in MOBILE use, not stationary...

and even the COMPANY cautions against FULL TIME occupancy,

because ALL of the systems and many of the materials aren't designed for FULL TIME use.

in particular MOISTURE on the INSIDE from HUMANSnthings

will accelerate rust/corrosion/mold/mildew and general DECOMPOSITION...

but compost is a green thing right?

as a matter of fact the NEWer units include a warning about FULL TIME LIVING in these things...

the last issue is WHERE on the planet the stream is in use....

because they are NOT well insulated and LEAK heat/cool...

the ENERGY used to heat/cool a stream, in all but the MOST TEMPERATE CLIMATEs...

is MUCH higher than a comparable SMALL SPACE that is better constructed for green living.

so a solid case can be made for these things NOT BEING INCREDIBLY GREEN...

by any metric.

still searching the archives, reading the 100s of threads that detail all of these things...

requires only the use of mind energy...

and minding (fueled with a bit of caffeine and suga' ) is a zero carbon activity...


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Old 10-25-2009, 06:23 PM   #31
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is MUCH higher than a comparable SMALL SPACE that is better constructed for green living.
While I agree on a per sq. ft. basis, most homes are several times as large as an Airstream, so the overall carbon footprint is smaller for a full timer in an Airstream than in a house or apartment that is 1,000 sq. ft. (four times as large as an Airstream) or more.

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