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April 22, 2010 Poll Results

Which of the following do you most often do to reduce your environmental impact?

Set thermostat a few degrees lower in winter 25% 48 votes
Use compact fluorescent light bulbs 14% 27 votes
Wash clothes in cold water when possible; use drying rack or clothesline 13% 26 votes
Take shorter showers 2% 5 votes
Walk or bike to work or to do errands 1% 2 votes
Use a water filter instead of buying bottled water 6% 13 votes
Buy secondhand products rather than new 6% 12 votes
Try to recycle as much as possible 29% 55 votes
Total: 188 Votes

Note: This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.


April 24, 2010
12:48 a.m.

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I actually do most of these things. I use CFLs, mainly because they last longer. I wash my laundry in cold water, but I do not use a clothesline or drying rack. I usually take relatively short showers, mainly because I don't have time for long ones. I walk and bike for enjoyment and exercise, but not to work or for errands. I drink tap water because it's ridiculous to pay nearly $2 for 12oz of bottled water, which is probably in reality the same as your tap water anyway. I do recycle, and although I don't always buy secondhand products, I try to give away my old stuff to the Salvation Army or City Mission rather than throw it away.

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