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John F. O'Hara
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Thinking Green Easier than Living Green

April 22, 2015 1:45 am

Americans agree: the environment matters. But the conversation, they say, isn’t going far enough.

According to a recent Harris Poll, 44 percent of Americans are concerned about the planet we are leaving behind for future generations. Furthermore, over half of Americans (55 percent) feel the severity of the past winter calls global climate change into question.

The Poll found that while Americans are making an effort to be more environmentally conscious, many remain divided on the ease or difficulty of achieving a green lifestyle.

Attitudes toward organic products, arguably one of the simpler ways to go green, remain divided as well. One majority believes organic foods are healthier in comparison to non-organic, but otherwise similar, products. Another majority believes labeling food or other products as “organic” is an excuse to raise prices. A third majority does not believe organic foods taste better or fresher than non-organic products.

Source: Harris Poll

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5 Ways to Become Better Recyclers at Home

April 22, 2015 1:45 am

(Family Features) Living green isn't just about saving energy. Sustainable living also means putting earth-friendly practices in place throughout your home, including recycling. Make recycling easier for the whole family with these tips from the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC).

1. Establish collection bins to make it easy to gather all your recycling in one place. The number of bins you need depends on your city's guidelines for sorting. If no sorting is required, a single bin will do. Otherwise, use different colored bins to make it simple to sort paper, aluminum, glass, etc.

2. Most families find the kitchen is a primary source of recyclable goods. If space is at a premium, keep a smaller collection bin in the kitchen that can be easily transported to a sorting station in a larger area, such as the garage.

3. Don't forget to recycle in other rooms, too. Many common bathroom items, such as shampoo and soap bottles, and even cardboard toilet paper tubes, can be recycled.

4. Remember that recycling can also come in other forms, like donating unwanted clothing to charity or using leftover water to quench thirsty plants or freshen the dog's bowl.

5. Be sure to rinse away any food or liquid residue from containers to manage odors and keep your recycling area tidy and odor free. Maximize your bin space by compressing cans and bottles.

Source: PERC

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