Tuesday, March 15, 2011

If you're not pro-urban density, you don't have much claim to be an environmentalist

Don't be an penny-wise, pound-foolish environmentalist: support urban density. If you block the development of additional housing in your urban neighborhood, it is unlikely that any amount of carpooling or energy efficient appliances will offset the negative impact of your encouraging more people to live in suburbs.

Now if I can just get OpenFeint to see the virtues of telecommuting once a week, I can have a positive impact on my time use and mitigate somewhat the environmental damage of my long commute.

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