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Buy American made goods to reduce your carbon footprint

Original post made by a, Adobe-Meadow, on Apr 23, 2008

In Palo Alto, we like to pride ourselves on eating locally grown foods, buying the food from places like community farms, farmer's markets and Whole Foods. All this is great and cuts down on carbon emissions and increases your green footprint.

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Posted by SharksWin
a resident of Fairmeadow
on Apr 23, 2008 at 6:15 pm

Your idea has merit but the sad fact is almost all textile manufacturing is done overseas. Back in the 70s and early 80s we had a lot of textile mills in the States that produced a lot of our clothes but that got expensive and was shipped overseas.

As for cars... well normally I would be with you on that one except most American auto manufacturer have an extremely crappy service history. I will buy japanese over American any time any day because I will not have to keep bringing my car in for server. That is why most people will not buy American cars.


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Posted by a
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Apr 24, 2008 at 6:53 pm

Well, then we shouldn't complain about China producing so much pollution because they're polluting the environment to make the goods that we Americans use and buy. In a way we Americans, the buyers, are responsible for the pollution China makes because the goods they make are for us.


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Posted by mary
a resident of Midtown
on Apr 25, 2008 at 4:30 pm

a, are you an agent of the Chinese Government?

You sound like it from your posts


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Posted by a
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Apr 25, 2008 at 6:40 pm

Mary,
LOL. Are you that paranoid?


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