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Go GREEN Environmental Bracelet

Wed Nov 10, 2010 10:49 pm

Since we can't choose a green-colored LEAF, we can wear a silicone forest green bracelet to show our support for the environment. I found these with a search. There are also 'green' bumper sticker magnets, pins, and ribbons. If you're interested, here is the url: http://www.bumperstickermagnet.com/swbgrna001.html :mrgreen:
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Re: Go GREEN Environmental Bracelet

Wed Nov 10, 2010 10:51 pm

Evnow, could you please move this to the correct section? Thanks!

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Re: Go GREEN Environmental Bracelet

Wed Nov 10, 2010 10:55 pm

I'm puzzled. How does this "show support for the environment"?

It's a green silicone band with "Hope, Courage, Faith" embossed on it. If anything, it shows support for the silicone bracelet factories.
Buying or Wearing it doesn't cause anyone to behave differently.

Maybe Nissan can give these out to their dealerships as part of the greenwashing campaign. :mrgreen:
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Re: Go GREEN Environmental Bracelet

Wed Nov 10, 2010 10:59 pm

LEAFfan wrote:Evnow, could you please move this to the correct section? Thanks!



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Re: Go GREEN Environmental Bracelet

Wed Nov 10, 2010 11:42 pm

GroundLoop wrote:I'm puzzled. How does this "show support for the environment"?

It's a green silicone band with "Hope, Courage, Faith" embossed on it. If anything, it shows support for the silicone bracelet factories.
Buying or Wearing it doesn't cause anyone to behave differently.

Maybe Nissan can give these out to their dealerships as part of the greenwashing campaign. :mrgreen:


Okay scrooge, I guess you didn't read on their website. This particular one supports the environment. If you want something that says, "Go Green", then you can purchase a bumper sticker, ribbon, or pin. The 'Hope' stands for a specific battery warranty, 'Courage' is for the early adopters, and 'Faith' is for trusting Nissan. :mrgreen:
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Re: Go GREEN Environmental Bracelet

Wed Nov 10, 2010 11:49 pm

EVDRIVER wrote:
LEAFfan wrote:Evnow, could you please move this to the correct section? Thanks!



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Thanks EVDRIVER!

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Re: Go GREEN Environmental Bracelet

Wed Nov 10, 2010 11:58 pm

LEAFfan wrote:The 'Hope' stands for a specific battery warranty, 'Courage' is for the early adopters, and 'Faith' is for trusting Nissan. :mrgreen:


:lol: Okay, now I want one.

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Re: Go GREEN Environmental Bracelet

Sun Nov 14, 2010 11:32 pm

Lets talk Green:
Nissan claims that on a 24 kwh battery, the Leaf can go 70 miles on the highway at 55 mph.
A coal plant (primary power source in US) puts out about 2.1 lbs of CO2 per kwh.
That means that to go 70 miles at 55 mph, the Leaf is responsible for 50.4 lbs of CO2.
Now:
My 350hp 1989 Mustang burns gasoline which emits 19.4 lbs of CO2 per gallon.
My Mustang gets 30mpg. That means to go 70 miles at 75 mph, it uses 2.33 gallons of gas.
That is 45.2 lbs of CO2.....
hmmmmm.....
Maybe those of us driving 21 year old muscle cars should be the ones buying the green bracelets.

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Re: Go GREEN Environmental Bracelet

Sun Nov 14, 2010 11:37 pm

Coal? Not here. Mostly Natural Gas, Nuclear, and renewable:
http://www.sdge.com/documents/billinser ... -mar09.pdf
We get only 7% from Coal.

Natural gas is closer to 1.32 lb CO2 per kWh:
http://www.eia.doe.gov/electricity/page ... eport.html

Try them numbers and hand over that bracelet. Then go stick your nose near your tailpipe and see if you can detect anything other than CO2. :)

I love it.. good practice for the Smug I need to master.
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Re: Go GREEN Environmental Bracelet

Sun Nov 14, 2010 11:39 pm

50Mustang wrote:Lets talk Green:
...
hmmmmm.....
Maybe those of us driving 21 year old muscle cars should be the ones buying the green bracelets.
Not if you also want to account for the electricity (or other HUGE energy produced in some dirty way) it takes to get the oil from the ground, transport it to the refinery, refine the oil into gasoline, transport the gasoline to the gas station ... so that you can finally pump it into your Mustang :cry:

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