Published: March 9, 2009 at 2:35 PMI'm all for conserving energy for the sake of not being wasteful and for saving money. I don't put a lot of stock into the whole "green" initiative, or the motivation of the people behind it. I like nature, and I do think that global warming exists, but I don't buy the concept that human beings are as responsible as "they" (whoever that is) say we are for the latest warming trend, and I don't buy the notion that we are saving the planet by "going green". It's all about the money guys...it always has been and it always will be. It isn't about global warming, endangered species, or preventing future catastrophe. When the corporations and/or the government (the same government that got us into this mess) are behind it, it's about money and control.
What I do buy into is that we waste endless amounts of the energy that we do have, and that we could invent even more efficient ways to use less energy. Disney is one of those companies capable of making a difference by leading the way in the industry and being an example. It's great that they get the good headlines by "going green", but if anything, do it to help your bottom line and because your mother taught, or should have taught you, to only use as much as you really need.
Sorry for the rant everyone. I will now step down from the soapbox. Disney can really help themselves by doing this. The money they will save by being mindful of consumption will be huge. It's not always a cheap investment initially, but it always pays off down the road.
Published: March 9, 2009 at 4:08 PMI kinda believe the opposite, but I was brainwashed by those "liberal biological atheists!" :)
Anyway, it is an intersting thought for all theme parks to ponder. I can only imagine the amount of energy and money is burned every hour by air conditioning in that hot weather. I mean I can only think of Innoventions and its blasting air with those automatic doors that open and close 80 times a minute!
Published: March 9, 2009 at 9:44 PMBesides the amount of air conditioning used everyday, I can see something being done about things like the Autopia... not really futuristic to be using fossil fuels... Leave those to real cars. It's Disney, I'm sure they can simulate real cars when Carsland or whatever it'll be called opens.