April showers and May flowers
There's a huge boom in environmentally friendly houses nowadays especially since Brad Pitt has been endorsing them. Even Richard Gere is planning on building an Inn that uses recycled beams and geothermal systems. Even if you don't get to buy these eco houses, you still have an option of purchasing solar panels to help reduce your carbon impact on the environment.I was wondering, in Malaysia, if one were to go for sustainable houses, would old kampung houses do the trick? I mean, no fancy heating systems, no hi tech gadgets, no carbon emissions. But then, we'd have to use a whole lot of wood, so I guess that's not good. Considering Malaysia gets constant sunshine and cold to us is 27 degrees Celcius, we could actually take full advantage of solar energy. I think the one drawback of the heat is the excessive use of air conditioning in homes. I admit sometimes its just TOO hot not to turn it on but I feel absolutely guilty inside when I do. Maybe we should just start building clay huts like in Africa to stop the heat from penetrating our homes. (That was a joke).What I don't get from these Environmentalists is that they love shooting down people who don't have the same values as them. Like people who are not vegetarians. Like dude, boleh relax tak, let them eat what they want. Noone's complaining you're dismissing God's gifts to mankind. There's a difference between dissing people who clearly disrupt the environment like dumping toxic waste into rivers and such, but it's something else to criticise people on not seeing eye to eye with you on minor issues like preferring to obtain their protein from Cows than tofu or not buying clothes made from Hemp or recycled soda bottles.
Labels: Eco Friendly, Geekery