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Earth Day in the Comics.

Posted By Cliff Tuttle | April 22, 2009

Posted by Cliff Tuttle

I was reminded about Earth Day by the comic strips in the Newspaper. I thought it had been celebrated on the 19th, followed by Earth Week. However a number of comic strips say it is happening today.

As usual in the comics, most of the Earth Day gags were stupid — Dennis the Menace covered with mud, Miss Buxley receiving a box full of dirt as a present because Zero heard that she was saving the earth. However, Cathy actually contained a good idea that made me smile. After Cathy bragged that her generation was committed to saving the environment, her mother asked her to unplug the computer and the numerous chargers of electronic devices that she cannot live without. She abruptly responds that she is too busy for that.

Good idea for the rest of us. Energy saving pays a dividend to both the world and the saver. So does electronic document archiving instead of paper files. The Allegheny County Bar Association has been promoting green practice, and even gives awards for meritorious achievement by law firms, small, medium and large.

So, go green and turn off your computer tonight.



CLIFF TUTTLE has been a Pennsylvania lawyer for over 45 years and (inter alia) is a real estate litigator and legal writer. The posts in this blog are intended to provide general information about legal topics of interest to lawyers and consumers with a Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania focus. However, this information does not constitute legal advice and there is no lawyer-client relationship created when you read this blog. You are encouraged to leave comments but be aware that posted comments can be read by others. If you wish to contact me in privacy, please use the Contact Form located immediately below this message. I will reply promptly and in strict confidence.

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