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Greta Inspires environmental habits change

Shared from the 9/29/2019 The Denver Post eEdition

The Open Forum

 

Letters to the Editor

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg speaks Wednesday in New York. She traveled to the U.S. on a sailboat to avoid carbon emissions as she pushed for the world to combat climate change. Mary Altaffer, The Associated Press

Listen to Greta Thunberg and learn

Re: “ ‘You are failing us’: Climate talks feature plans, frustration,” Sept. 24 news story

I watched Greta Thunberg’s speech. She has every right to be angry at me.

I have decided to do better.

Of late, I have developed a nasty environmental habit related to my phone. Many times I sit in my idling car reading or writing emails. My car is just parked and idling. Not only am I polluting the atmosphere with noxious emissions from my idling engine for no reason, I am wasting gas money.

I am breaking this bad habit immediately. And I am focusing on other bad environmental habits to break.

Thank you Greta!

Ray Hutchins, Denver

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It’s unfortunate Trump’s Camp David Peace Summit with the Taliban fell through and spoiled his plans to angle for that Nobel Peace Prize he so covets.

I think this year’s prize should be awarded to young Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, someone who truly cares about something greater than herself, and is passionate about making the world a better place.

John M. Jesse, Glenwood

 

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