Earth Day 2016 and #DieselGate


As Earth Day 2016 comes to a close I am thinking about what I can do to make the world a better and cleaner place.

I’ve decided that since Volkswagen is being forced to give cheating diesel owners a choice, I am going to let VW buy back my #DieselGate TDI. And in its place I’m going to buy: Nothing. I am going to use nothing but my soon to be purchased small clean extremely efficient motorcycle. I’ll utilize #Lyft, public transportation and favors owed otgerwise. I am going to do my part to erase the pollution I unknowingly caused with my dirty car during the 1.5 – 2 years I will have owned it by the time it goes back. It is not my responsibility, but really… Isn’t it? I’m going to make a commitment to not buy another car for one year. Let’s see how I can manage as a full-time RV’r and travel this gorgeous country of ours without a tow vehicle. A motorcycle totally counts of course. But when it’s super hot, super cold, bad weather… it’s not nearly as convenient or comfortable. But it’s Earth Day. Which reminds me, we don’t all have to be perfectly comfortable, so I am going to put myself out there and not get a replacement car when mine gets bought back.
Hopefully I can stick to this commitment for year. Just like that time I said I wouldn’t touch myself for 3 days. And we know how that ended. After only 8 hours. Well… I have a much better chance with this car thing.

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