Letter: Lights leaving large carbon footprint
Original post made on Jan 4, 2008
After seeing your story on the local Christmas lights ("Lighting up the night sky," Cover Story, Dec. 21, page 14), I'm wondering if next year the lighters would consider the environmental effects of their decorations.
I shudder to think of Pleasanton's collective December carbon footprint. The ancients lit a yule log and burned candles to anticipate the "return of the sun" at the winter solstice.
Let us decorate thoughtfully, whether we're commemorating Jesus' birth in the dark in a stable or any of our winter holidays.
Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, December 28, 2007, 12:00 AM
on Jan 4, 2008 at 10:07 am
Oh, please. What a Grinch!
on Jan 5, 2008 at 10:53 am
Nancy Freedom, get over yourself. You are a joke.
on Jan 5, 2008 at 7:05 pm
I agree with Nancy that many Pleasanton residents are irresponsible with the Christmas lights. I see a lot of houses that leave their lights on all night. It's gross to see the lights on at 2am. People who are conscious of their energy consumption during the holidays are not Grinches nor are they in need of "getting over themselves." If anything, those that consume energy without a concern about the effects of their irresponsibility should be getting over themselves.