How green is your school? 3 in Minnesota rank at top

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  • Updated: October 7, 2009 - 6:02 AM

Report card measures how green colleges and universities are.

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mnhusker4Oct. 6, 09 8:25 PM

Being green should not be a concern for anyone right now. This push to go green is destroying our economy for no reason.

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pagemarshOct. 6, 09 8:35 PM

Who cares? Many people with the exception of you. If it is apparently destroying the economy, perhaps people in the past (not unlike yourself) should have probably started to go green earlier on. For example, energy efficient light bulbs have a hefty upfront cost, but end up paying for themselves in savings down the road. Now, apply that to a business, say Chrysler, and the Prius would have been made here instead of the Hummer and people wouldn't be watching their babies being repossessed. Or, if we had an elaborate and efficient train system built earlier before the concrete rivers began to flow throughout the metro, people wouldn't see their wallets emptying just to pay for gasoline used to sit in traffic, when a well thought out city plan would have incorporated railways. Now, instead, we are paying the price for not having enough foresight. So, I ask you, mnhusker4, why didn't we start many of these projects earlier so that we would be reaping the benefits now instead of paying for them now? Perhaps it is because someone like you decide to ask a simple question, Who Cares?

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mnhusker4Oct. 6, 09 8:49 PM

I actually feel sorry for people like you. Having foresight on liberal ideas doesn't make them good ideas. You might think so but people like you voted for Obama and now we are in a huge mess.

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BigPeteOct. 6, 09 8:49 PM

I'm about as conservative as it gets yet even I see the long term benefits of "going green".

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cheiron55401Oct. 6, 09 8:56 PM

I dunno if it's destroying the economy, but it has drastically changed parts for the better, and others definitely for the worse.

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mhrichardson99Oct. 6, 09 8:59 PM

"...people like you voted for Obama and now we are in a huge mess" seems like the 'huge mess' was inherited, not created, by the Obama administration. Maybe a little less throwing of the "liberal" and "conservative" labels and a little more focus on actually working the problem. But of course, if your agenda is only to either solidify or regain power at the expense of actually trying to solve the problem, we won't make any progress on serving the needs of the American public. But maybe that's the game of politics and no one is willing on either side to stop playing. So what are you doing to solve the problem?

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pagemarshOct. 6, 09 9:02 PM

I also went to one of the schools on the list. What's your point? Frankly, I don't feel that Bush did a decent job either. What president, in your opinion, is the model president? It would be foolish to think that Obama is a deity that could save the world. I think even a blabbering soapbox realist such as yourself would know that already, what with your calling me an idealist and hoping that I should just cave in because you invoked a right wing tactic in an attempt to discredit my opinion.

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twinman55Oct. 6, 09 9:05 PM

While he might have inherited a mess, it is now quagmire thanks to the actions of this administration

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grandmamimmaOct. 6, 09 9:08 PM

I've replaced all of my light bulbs with the small fluorescent, and they do cost less to operate. But after I toss them in the trash, doesn't all of that mercury end up in the land fill and pollute after all? Is that really more "Green" than using additional coal to produce electricity for traditional bulbs? Or is it just another thing to feel good about because the left-wingnuts say I must do it? I'm just asking.

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twinman55Oct. 6, 09 9:11 PM

Have you ever calculated the payback period on these? The road will have be rebuilt long before the initial upfront cost is recouped. That's why they have to be mandated by the government, there is no real cost/benefit and reasonable people will not use them.

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