il padrone wrote:So folks down home in the country don't get electric power? Don't use gas? Don't use water?
Well wahoo, whadya know. Those cars driving 80kms to get a pack of ciggies and put down a few schooners must be all running on solar cells too I guess
Water, we use water, my drinking water all comes as nature intended, from the sky. Catch it in the gutters and into a tank via gravity feed. Uses a lot less energy. As for Electricity, it comes from the country so natually we use it.
No denying the pull of the cities and they are here to stay. I really enjoy my stays in Melbourne when I visit, I personally just wouldn't live there again, been there, done that!
Not trying to start a city v country war of words. Just pointing out that by far the biggest user of resources in this world is the cities.
Surely we all agree there is far to much waste generated from all elements of society, but the biggest amount per head of population comes from the cities. Fact not fiction. but we are not innocent in the country, the one thing the cities have go over us is the recycling programs. I've talked to many who are disappointed we can't take our electronic waste to a special recycling centre.
Thinks are changing but still have a way to go.