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Tar Sands? Holy Mother Earth – What are They Thinking?


Talk about raping the planet?!? Yeah, you can get oil out of the bitumen that is eked out of tar stands extraction, but holy Moses is it a bastard on the environment!

Come on people! Surely we should all be blind with rage at the destruction reported – and sure the companies at it will tell us it’s ok for the environment, and all that river pollution in Alberta isn’t from them…

The solution? We all stop consuming so much, use public transport, turn down your heat two degrees, try to live a less energy-intensive life.

Image courtesy of and with thanks to jonathan mcintosh

2 comments on “Tar Sands? Holy Mother Earth – What are They Thinking?

  1. kosze sklepowe
    9 August 2012

    I usually do not drop a bunch of remarks, but i did a few searching and wound up here Tar Sands? Holy Mother Earth – What are They Thinking? ONEPLANET Sustainability Review. And I do have a few questions for you if you usually do not mind. Is it only me or does it appear like a few of the remarks look as if they are left by brain dead individuals? :-P And, if you are writing on other sites, I’d like to follow anything new you have to post. Would you list of the complete urls of all your social sites like your twitter feed, Facebook page or linkedin profile?

    • OnlyOnePlanet
      29 August 2012

      Hi Kosze, and thank you for your comment. We are sorry but this is the full extent of our publishing on ‘social’ platforms. We are also working with the charitable higher-education organisation PEOI.ORG, Professional Education, Training and Certification Organisation, to produce Environmental Science, Sustainability and Sustainable Development courses. This is, however, a longer term project, as developing university level online courses takes a long time… But keep your eyes peeled, or sign up for email alerts at the bottom of the front page to keep up to date with new postings. Many thanks and all the best! The OnePlanet team.

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This entry was posted on 15 December 2011 by in Environmental Sustainability, Sustainable Consumption and tagged .

Part of the Problem? or Part of the Solution?

Rampant consumerism.
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Unsustainable business practices.
Damaging and unsustainable travel and transport.
Extensive environmental degradation and biodiversity loss.
These are some of the problems we face.
Energy crisis.
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Climate change.
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