One Day No Gas

Could you? Would you do it? Would you be willing to not drive into a gas station for any gasoline anywhere for just one day? Can you imagine what would happen if even half of us gas addicts refused to purchase any gasoline all on the same day around the world? Heck just in our own country? Our own city? Consider the idea: One day that no one purchases any gasoline anywhere in the world.

July 27, 2010

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15 Comments

  1. July 20, 2010 at 12:36 am

    The only way to get the attention of the petroleum industry is through the hip pocket, so good idea. Great series of photos 47whitebuffalo. Did you read my poem on Peak Oil – here is the link: http://gabriellebryden.wordpress.com/2010/07/04/peak-oil/ Our beaches are fine at the moment, but there was a recent incident on the Barrier Reef (we live just south of the beginning the barrier reef) where a ship lost a load of oil – he was illegally taking a shortcut through the Reef instead of going the long way around – still not accepting responsibility for the event (typical!).

    • July 20, 2010 at 1:32 am

      Great poem. Thanks for the link. No one seems to want to take any responsibility for anything.

  2. July 20, 2010 at 1:16 am

    I heard a rumour there was such a day planned in Australia soon. I will try to find out more. It only works, though, if we use less oil as a result. Otherwise we could just fill up the day before. I’d like to see a no drive day. Not using oil rather than not buying it. It could extend beyond cars to all the other used of petrochemicals. This would make us much more aware of our oil addiction, although I think most people would find it impossible to have a completely oil free day!

    • July 20, 2010 at 1:31 am

      HI Kirsty, ‘work’ depends on what the goal is. This goal would be to send a message that ‘we’ are aware. It’s one day’s loss of PROFIT. Perhaps only ONE but it’s to make a point not to change the entire system overnight. And hopefully a way to get more people thinking about the issues. All the ways in which WE can create our own change.

  3. mct88 said,

    July 20, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    I would participate in a cause such as this, but one day of not putting gas isn’t going to hurt the industry-people would put gas the day before or the day after…

    • July 20, 2010 at 8:32 pm

      LOL—of course it’s not going to HURT them at all. The point is to act as a unified group with a common purpose and to show that ‘we’ are capable. If you wanted to ‘hurt’ them then buy NO MORE GAS EVER—ride a bike, always use public transportation, carpool with at least 3 other people–anything that drastically cuts the overhaul consumption of gasoline. One day of not buying shows a willingness to co-operate on our parts. It’s like when workers strike and no one crosses the picket lines –when done en mass it gets attention–What the hell is with you people?”—“This is what is ‘with’ us people____________”. Doing NOTHING insures that NOTHING will change—ever.

  4. lesliepaints said,

    July 21, 2010 at 1:47 am

    I will not buy gas on the 27th, Eva.

  5. Jean said,

    July 21, 2010 at 3:56 am

    I’m still trying to figure out the July 27th blog post date. 🙂

    Anyway, I’ve lived in a household with a car for over the last 25 years of my life. Yes, that’s over a quarter of a century. I cycle lots, use public transit and walk. I have lived in cities all my life, ranging from population 30,000 to over 1 million.

    So it is possible. And my partner chose to give up his car almost 19 yrs. ago since he has a sleep disorder which causes him to doze at the steering wheel. Dangerous.

    Believe me, you save LOTS of money. Plus the environment. And stay healthier/more fit.

    Cheers!

    • July 23, 2010 at 3:00 am

      Ah Jean, I confess—I was wondering just what sort of response might be possible within 7 days.

  6. fiveloaf said,

    July 22, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    you are very steep into social issues 47 and thank you for the sharing and awareness.. thumbs up for you!

    • July 23, 2010 at 3:02 am

      Greetings fiveloaf. Actually I’m just very fed-up with everyone waiting for the powers that be to make changes that will never come. The bottom line is that WE are the ones who must create the positive changes we desire. Shanti Om. Thank you for visiting. I enjoy your poetry very much.

  7. January 7, 2011 at 3:32 pm

    thnks
    gooooooood


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