Tuesday, November 3, 2009

How Green Are You? Top 10


A Harris Interactive poll was recently released that outlined where we are putting action and money in being green. The top 10?
  1. Turn off lights when you leave the room (83%)
  2. Always/often recycle (68%)
  3. Always/often reuse whenever possible (65%)
  4. Replaced lighting with energy-efficient light bulbs (63%)
  5. Making efforts to use less water (60%)
  6. Paying bills online (46%)
  7. Donated an electronic device for recycling (41%)
  8. Switched to paperless financial statements (40%)
  9. Unplug electrical appliances when not in use (40%)
  10. Purchased locally grown produce (39%)
The study administrators say "Many people are beginning to take some steps that save energy or water and reduce their carbon footprint, to slow global warming. As such, this poll is encouraging in showing that it is possible to change human behavior in ways that can make a difference. But – to mix metaphors – we have only scratched the surface of what is possible."

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