One Act = One Vote And More

One Act = One Vote And More

Reminds me of the joke about four engineers in a car that breaks down
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 - 1:09pm


I am fortunate in my position to talk about environmental issues, and what to do about them, with a broad range of people from various backgrounds and experience, ranging from scientists to engineers to politicians to entertainers to athletes. All have a different perspective on the problems we face and different solutions.

It reminds me of the joke about four engineers in a car that breaks down (Ok, I am one so I can get away with telling this joke). Joke copied from

Four engineers were traveling by car to a seminar, when unfortunately, the vehicle broke down.

The chemical engineer said "Obviously, some constituent of the fuel has caused this failure to occur."

The mechanical engineer replied "I disagree, I would surmise that an engine component has suffered a catastrophic structural failure."

The electrical engineer also had a theory. "I believe an electrical component has ceased to function, thereby causing an ignition malfunction."

The software engineer thought for some time. When at last he spoke he said "What would happen if we all got out and then got back in again?"

Ok, back to reality…

A colleague this week made an analogy between doing an act of green and voting that is so true.

Picking up one piece of garbage or changing on light bulb or riding your bike to the store may not seem like much, but collectively, they add up in a big way. In that respect, I would venture to state that, as citizens, we are able to do numerous acts of green daily, where we can only vote once in any given election. To take that even one step further, one of our acts of green can even be voting for the best ‘green’ candidate.

So, please exercise not only your right to vote, but exercise your right to do many acts of green, our future needs it. Visit today to log your acts of green. is dedicated to our users. We focus our attention on changing the world through recycling, waste-to-energy and conservation. We reward our users for their sustainable behaviors on our website, through our Greenopolis Tracking Stations and with curbside recycling programs.