"plant trees not burn them"
Dear faquino. Please, do be the 1st to start. Next time you get cold in winter, just go plant a tree instead of burning one, for warmth.
And naturally, I assume your use of electricity to post on /. means you've generated at least that much energy via some "non tree burning" means, yes? Otherwise you might be a hypocrite, and you don't want to be a hypocrite, do you?
In general, the "truism" that "conservation of energy" is somehow a virtue in itself has gotten so ffin old. A physicist will tell you energy is not some kind of precious nonrenewable resource. There are so many ways to generate energy and to use it to make life better for everyone & everywhere.
pushing "plant trees not burn them" is like proposing going back to cave dwelling, and about as practical. id expect a comment like this on nyt, but not as a +5 insightful on /.