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102,387,581 Americans Don't Know How to Go Green


Environment  (tags: environment, green, poll, survey, america, united states, american, americans, population, people, life, living, society, ecofriendly, eco, green living, go green, going green )

Jonathon
- 2260 days ago - nature.org
According to a Harris survey, more than 90% of Americans are recycling, but over 1/3rd of the entire U.S. population hasn't changed their lifestyle because they "did not know what to do" in order to be more green.



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Jonathon C. (180)
Thursday June 19, 2008, 9:20 am
But because you're here reading this on Care2, we know that you can make a difference. Find out your carbon footprint and learn how to be an everyday environmentalist!
 

Elena P. (549)
Thursday June 19, 2008, 10:58 am
Interesting.
 

Social Pyramid (53)
Thursday June 19, 2008, 10:59 am
great title!
 

Fran Takacs (84)
Thursday June 19, 2008, 7:42 pm
I am asked the very same question over and over again, when I tell people I green clean or shop green. I just cant believe with all the information out there, that people still do not know! Then when I tell them it really is easy, they fall back on "not enough time" which either means "I am lazy" I dont care enough", or "I dont have to worry about it, others are doing that".
 

Patrick Dacre (99)
Friday June 20, 2008, 5:58 am
Not too surprising. Here's a little campaign we developed, so that anyone can make a daily contribution with their computers.

Learn how to Make
Your Computer More Green Here
 

Patrick Dacre (99)
Friday June 20, 2008, 6:07 am
Just added this to Stumble Upon..
 

Past Member (0)
Friday June 20, 2008, 7:43 am
Brilliant article, Jonathon . Thank you .
 

Past Member (0)
Friday June 20, 2008, 7:48 am
It's becoming so much easier to have a positive impact on this planet....and unfortunately , far too easy to have a negative one , as well . Don't delude yourself into thinking you don't leave a "footprint" either way .
 

Lisa Marshall (14)
Friday June 20, 2008, 2:57 pm
The information is out there if people want to find it. We can show others by example of course too which is the best teacher. Sometimes it takes awhile, but eventually people will come to a place of embracing the concept of living green. Starting with children is an excellent way because they are the future. Love your Mother!!
 

Daniel Barker (35)
Saturday June 21, 2008, 4:17 pm
Hmmm..how many people eat too much meat? How many people suffer from 'printitis', a medical condition that starts the instant the computer is connected to the printer and the operator hits the 'print' button?

I wonder if we really care about the war in Iraq. Teddy Kennedy and his buddies have spent tens of millions of dollars fighting a windfarm in Massachusetts because it would 'spoil their view'. Instead residents of Cape Cod have to get their electrity from a petrodeisel plant because of Teddy.

The leading cause of petroleum in my family is my dog - before I had him I did not drive as much. Solutions anyone?
 

Simon Wood (207)
Saturday June 21, 2008, 6:50 pm
As consumers, we can only accomplish a limited amount. Corporations and government policies continue to be used to destroy our planet, and make it difficult to live green, even while we try to live as green as possible.

Let's vote for and promote the Greens Parties in the nations where we live - to make our economy and nations green, to make our world green!
 

Gorilly Girl (339)
Saturday June 21, 2008, 6:55 pm
Well I am hoping I am doing better than most all of my appliances are supposed to help with the environment, New energy efficent windows I have orderd to put in, I use only organic fert's on me lawn. When we mow it is in the late evenings. I use my car least as possible, I keep all lights turned off when not in rooms, I ration my water usage. I have a mulch pile. And presently looking into solar energy for my home.....

Big Gorilly Hugs
 

JoAnne Perdue (50)
Saturday June 21, 2008, 10:36 pm
I had something neat happen today, my grocery store gave me credit toward my purchase for using my "green" shopping bags
 

Gorilly Girl (339)
Saturday June 21, 2008, 10:46 pm
No way JoAnne...That is too cool of them..

Big Gorilly Hugs...
 

Nuraini A. (41)
Monday June 23, 2008, 12:44 am
well, not knowing how is a small problem compared to not wanting to. sometimes people don't look for information because it's an unknown thing, it involves a change, and a lot of people aren't comfortable with that. they need their hands held.

yesterday the Body Shop gave me 10% off for the replacement items i bought because i brought back the empty containers - i've been doing that anyway, but i thought that was a good incentive to encourage others. and they also donated 50 sen (that's about 15 of your cents) because i refused a paper bag, to a rainforest conservation initiative, which was partly gazetted as a state reserve and which is considered to be among the most diverse rainforest areas in my country.
 

Past Member (0)
Monday June 23, 2008, 6:03 am
Thank you so much for this article!

peace,

Carol
 

No Way (25)
Saturday June 28, 2008, 4:21 am
People are so caught up in their own world, they don't know or care to find out what green means. It's not that damned hard to understand the concept! I mean, we all know to cut off the water while we brush our teeth, or turn off the lights when they aren't needed. People are just too lazy to use any of the billions of resources to figure it out! SHAME!
 

Steve Harper (23)
Thursday October 16, 2008, 3:50 pm
Hey going green with me started a long time ago. I am now in a business that promotes just that. Many very well recognized endorsements-Pres Clinton, Whale Conservations Institute, Nobel Peace Prize winner of 2004, lots of eco magazines, newspapers and tv programs. More info? go here
http://www.shaklee.net/steve/aboutMain
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