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Is Green a Luxury, a Fad, or a Fixture?

Posted May 19, 2009 7:38 AM

According to a recent U.S. survey by the Pew Research Center, the public's two top priorities are the economy and jobs. Concern for the environment and global warming ranked 16th and 20th respectively out of 20 issues. These findings are consistent with past surveys that show green issues quickly go to the back burner when the economy is weak. Is green just a luxury item, affordable only by rich countries in flush economic times?

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Re: Is Green a Luxury, a Fad, or a Fixture?

05/21/2009 2:23 PM

The economy and jobs are the top priorities and should be. This does not make being green or environmental concerns less important. When your refrigerator is full, growing fresh vegtables can be #1 priority. If the refrigerator is empty, growing fresh vegtables becomes a much lower priority. So today, 250 million people can work to be green, save $$ and improve the environment. IDEAS: Plan trips, do multiple task and drive less miles. Go 65 not 75 and see big improvements in fuel economy. Comunity recycling doesn't cost you to seperate glass, plastic and metal from other trash. Set furnace to 60 at night and 68 during the day. Set the AC to 68 during the day and 75 at night. We do many things that are not #1 or #2 on our priority list.. Make being green one of them!

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