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Monday, November 7, 2011

Andy Rooney

We note, with sadness, the passing of Andy Rooney.

Couple of interesting quotes that Andy left behind that offer insight and value here: "Making duplicate copies and computer printouts of things no one wanted even one of in the first place is giving America a new sense of purpose."
Andy Rooney

"Computers make it easier to do a lot of things, but most of the things they make it easier to do don't need to be done."
Andy Rooney

Despite the large-scale projects and changes that we, many times, focus on there, it is very much all of us, collectively, doing small things to reduce our footprint, that will be the heart of soul of transforming the world to a cleaner, more sustainable planet.

Innovations, like computers, and as Mr. Rooney pointed out, bring a two-edged sword...some amazing efficiency, but some waste and high-energy use baggage, too.  It is our proper use of this technology that tips the scales in favor of benefit versus liability.

That scale also tips financially in our favor when we save paper, electricity, gas, etc, on our everyday use of computer, phones cars and lots more.

Andy, we hope to honor you, and many others, in guiding our lives and the lives of future generations into a zero-waste but highly profitable economic and environmental world.  

RIP.  

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