Ozarks Tonight: Trading Comfort for Environmentally Friendly


. WELCOME, I AM BRIAN CALFANO GOODBYE NICK REED AND AMY BLANSIT. POST, I THINK IS GREAT IN THE STUDIO, AS I WAS SAYING TO NICK BEFORE BEDTIME BECAUSE — Amy: IT’S FREEZING Brian: IF YOU HAVE TO WEAR THIS STUFF, THIS IS THE PERFECT TEMPERATURE. UNFORTUNATELY, MOST BUILDINGS INCLUDING OUR NEWSROOM BEHIND US ARE NOT QUITE AS COOL FOR TV PURPOSES. I HAVE TO TELL YOU THIS IS ONLY GOING TO GET WORSE BECAUSE OF THE LEAD ENVIRONMENTAL STANDARD THAT WILL JUST AS ANY FOR — ARE STRIVING FOR . THIS IS COMBAT CLIMATE CHANGE LOOKING AT ENERGY USE, REDUCTION AND NOT EVERYONE IS GOING TO BE STUCK IN OFFICE THAT’S 85 DEGREES AND WE’RE GOING TO SPORT OURSELVES TO DEATH, NICK SOUNDS PERFECT I THINK WE HAVE GONE TOO FAR WITH THIS DISABILITY STUFF. WHAT SAY YOU? Amy: I THINK WE NEED TO CHANGE THE CULTURE AND YOU DON’T NEED THIS ANYMORE WHAT IS THIS AROUND YOUR NECK? Brian: THIS IS CORPORATE MANDATE Amy: DO YOU CHOOSE TO WEAR THAT WHEN YOU ARE NOT AT WORK? Nick: WOMEN CREATED THAT STANDARD Amy: OH,. Brian: INDUSTRY AND ANYTIME THEY WERE TO COMPLAIN ABOUT THIS BEING FORMAL OR BUSINESS ATTIRE FOR MEN AND THEY SAY IF YOU ARE A WOMAN YOU HAVE THIS AND THAT. SO THERE IS THAT GOING ON BUT YOU DON’T THINK YOU’RE JUST GOING A LITTLE TOO FAR WITH SOME OF THESE INITIATIVES TO BASICALLY SAY WE’RE GOING TO MAKE HERSELF COMFORTABLE AT WORK SO THAT WE CAN TURN AROUND AND SAY, WELL, LOOK AT HOW LITTLE CONSUMPTION WE HAD ON THE ENERGY SIDE THIS CORE BECAUSE WE DIDN’T RUN THE AIR CONDITIONER AND TO LOOK AT OVER 90 IN THE OFFICE. DOESN’T IT BOTHER YOU? THIS SOUNDS RIDICULOUS. SIXTY-FIVE — WHEN YOU WELL, INTO A PLACE AND YOU HAVE TO PUT ON A JACKET IN WINTER, NO, I WILL ADMIT TO BEING THE FIRST TO BE CALLED IN A ROOM SO MAYBE I AM NOT THE TEMPERATURE GAUGE PERSON. IT IS USUALLY A GENDER BREAKDOWN TEMPERATURE PRIVILEGE. WE HAVE AGEISM AND THE FACT THAT A CERTAIN AGE I MAY APPRECIATE THE COLD EXACTLY, IT’S GOING TO COME FULL CIRCLE. SO WE ARE TRYING TO HELP YOU. BUT I STILL APPRECIATE THE ENVIRONMENT AND TO HEAR, I WOULD CHOOSE TO DRESS DOWN VERSUS CRANKING THE AIR. THE OTHER THING IS, I JUST DON’T WANT TO PAY THE UTILITY BILL. THAT’S FINE WHENEVER THE COMPANY PAYS FOR IT BUT WHEN IT’S MY COMPANY OR IS MY HOUSE, I DON’T WANT TO PAY FOR IT Brian: IS THAT THE CASE WITH A LOT OF THINGS IT BECOMES A MOMENT AND WE TEND TO GO TOO FAR? I DON’T KNOW THAT NOT THING A AIR CONDITIONER AS MUCH AS YOU WANT TO BE COMFORTABLE IS GOING TO MAKE THAT MUCH OF DIFFERENCE WITH CLIMATE CHANGE, GLOBAL WARMING, WHATEVER YOU WANT TO CALL IT. AND MY MOM WITH HER? INDIA AND CHINA ARE THE BIG OFFENDERS. MEASURED RESPONSES WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR. . THE PROBLEM, YOU’RE RIGHT, THESE BECOME MOVEMENTS A LOT OF TIMES THIS IS FOR PEOPLE WHO WANT TO PURPOSE, FEEL IMPORTANT. AND I AM NOT SAYING ALWAYS. Brian: WHAT IS IT ABOUT THIS STUFF? Nick: WELL, THERE WAS AN OUTLET THEY WERE ASKING PEOPLE RECENTLY TO CONFESS THEIR ENVIRONMENT OF SINS, SO IF THERE WERE TIMES THAT YOU COULD HAVE DONE MORE TO HELP THE ENVIRONMENT BUT YOU DIDN’T, WHAT WAS THAT TIME. SO THERE WERE PEOPLE, WHEN THEY TALKED ABOUT HER SON LIVING ON THE OPPOSITE COAST AND SHE WOULD FLY TO SEE HIM. BUT THERE WERE SOME PEOPLE THAT WERE REALLY PUTTING THIS IS ON THE BACK. ONE PERSON SAID, I’VE BEEN UP BEACON FOR FIVE YEARS SO I’M HAVE REASON TO APOLOGIZE FOR WHAT I’VE DONE WITH THE ENVIRONMENT AND I JUST IMAGINE THIS PERSON USED THEIR PHONE IN ORDER TO DO THAT PART AND I THINK THAT STARTS WITH MINING METALS AND SOME COUNTRY THAT DOESN’T HAVE ANY SORT OF ENVIRONMENTAL RELATIONS. PROBABLY KIDS, WITH LITTLE TINY HANDS. AND THEN ALL THAT MIND STUFF WITH ALL THAT POLLUTION, THAT GETS SHIFTED TO A FACTORY. ALL OF THE PEOPLE WHO WORK AT THAT PLACE DRIVING THEIR AND THEIR VEHICLES, WHATEVER IT BECOME A MASTER REPUTATION OR OTHERWISE. AND YOU ARE JUST TALKING — AND WHAT IT TAKES TO GET THE ELECTRICITY, ALL OF THEM. AND YOU COULD JUST GO ON AND ON AND ON TO THE SHIPPING HERE TO THE STATES, TO THE PEOPLE THAT WORK TO THE STORE THEY HAVE TO DRIVE THERE. AND ALL THESE THINGS FOR THIS PERSON FEELS LIKE, I DON’T CONTRIBUTE TO ENVIRONMENT PROBLEMS. WHAT I FIND MOST PEOPLE, NOT ALL, I THINK THERE ARE PEOPLE LIKE ED BEGLEY JUNIOR AND NEPHEW, THEY ARE HARD-CORE. BUT WAS PEOPLE IT IS WHATEVER’S CONVENIENT FOR THEM. AT THE MOMENT IT BECOMES INCONVENIENT. WE LIKE TO DO THINGS THAT ARE EASY THAT MAKE US FEEL LIKE WE ARE DOING SOMETHING REALLY BIG. ONE OF THE MOST IN MY OPINION ABSURD EXAMPLES DO NOTHING LIKE AND WHAT HE IS DOING SOMETHING WAS THE STRAW MOMENT THEY CAME UPON A COUPLE YEARS AGO. AND SAUL CAME FROM A KID I THINK IT WAS EIGHT OR NINE YEARS OLD DOING A REPORT OF HOW MANY STRAWS WE USE AND HE CALLED A STRONG MANUFACTURING SAID, THEY DIDN’T KNOW AND HE COULD’VE GUESSED A NUMBER. AND HE WOULD BE INTERVIEWED AND SAID, YEAH, HE KIND OF MADE UP WHAT HE THOUGHT WAS THE MUCH OF STRAW THAT WERE USED AND DUMPED IN THE OCEAN AND THE NEWS OUTLET PICKS IT UP AND ALL OF A SUDDEN THAT BECOMES THE STANDARD. AND PEOPLE BEGIN BELIEVING BECAUSE OF A PICTURE OF A STRAW THE NOSE OF A TURTLE THAT THAT’S WHAT’S HAPPENING WHEN I GET A STRAW. I THINK IT’S 27-98 PERCENT OF ALL PLASTICS AND UP IN THE OCEAN, IT’S FROM ASIAN COUNTRIES, NOT FROM THE UNITED STATES. WHEN YOU THROW AWAY A STRAW IT DOES NOT GET SHIPPED TO THE OCEAN LANDFILL — AND WE MAY NOT LIKE THAT. BUT EVEN HERE IN SPRINGFIELD YOU HAVE THESE BUSINESSES THAT ARE BANNING PLASTIC STRAWS. YOU’RE DOING NOTHING, NOTHING AT ALL, WHEN IT COMES TO THEIR. OR WEST WASHINGTON LETTER, WHICH WOULD GO BACK TO MINING. SO IT IS FUNNY THAT WE JOIN THESE MOVEMENTS NOT REALLY THINKING ABOUT RESULT IS, OKAY, WE ARE TALKING ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT BUT I STARTED CONSUMING DIFFERENT PRODUCTS THAT HAVE A VERY SIMILAR IMPACT. SO, REALLY, DID THAT BIG PUSH ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT RESULT REALLY IN ANY CHANGE IN THE ENVIRONMENT, OR THE PET MYSELF ON THE BACK AND SAY, DID MY JOB, AND NOW I CAN TURN MY AIR-CONDITIONER DOWN. THERE WAS A WELL-KNOWN COMPANY THAT, LIKE A LOT OF THEM, JUMPED ON THE BANDWAGON, AND THEY WERE DROPPING STORES. AND IN ORDER TO DO THAT THEY RECONFIGURED THE LIDS AND THE LID ENDED UP HAVING MORE PLASTIC IN THEM THAN THE OLD DAYS AND THE STRAWS COMBINED. THEY WERE ACTUALLY CREATING MORE PLASTIC TO BE THROWN AWAY BEFORE. BUT LOOK AT US. SO MY POINT IS OF COURSE WE ALL HAVE A IMPACT ON THE ENVIRONMENT. IS ARGUABLE TO WHAT DEGREE AND HOW MUCH DAMAGE IS BEING DONE. BUT SO MUCH OF WHAT IS DONE IS TO MAKE US FEEL GOOD, TO MAKE US FEEL LIKE WE ARE . SOMETHING. AND BUSINESSES, IS FOR MARKETING PURPOSES AS WELL. IT IS TO MAKE US — AND IT DOESN’T HAVE A TRUE IMPACT IN A POSITIVE WAY. WE’VE GOT TO RUN BUT THAT, MY FRIENDS, IS THE INCONVENIENT TRUTH O.

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