The Weekly Sedition

Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Why Sacrifice to Gaia via Recycling?

Filed under: Politics, Science — Tags: , , — weeklysedition @ 5:23 PM

Current mood: annoyed

I recently received this email from the administration via MyCNM

To be in line with CNM’s goal to become more environmentally friendly, the CNM Financial Aid and Scholarship Services office will phase out paper letters and will begin sending e-mail correspondence.  Please check your myCNM account for information from our office.

Sorry, folks, I’m not willing to join the cult of Gaia, nor pay homage to it just on their say-so. When given a choice, I don’t recycle. If the proponents of the practice truly want people in general to adopt it, then they should make it so everyone involved profits from the deal, as opposed to us simply giving our empty bottles, cans and outdated newspapers away upon demand.

See here for the other side of recycling, or here. If you want it in a more colorful fashion, here’s the relevant episode of Penn and Teller’s Bullshit!