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Only 1/3 of Americans 'Willing' to Change Behavior for Environment

As Michael Grunwald noted in his piece on TIME’s recent energy poll, Americans lag far behind other nations in their willingness to help the environment. Here, only 33% of Americans say they “strongly agree” they would modify their behavior to reduce their carbon footprint, compared to 43% of people from other countries. 11 more words

Americans least likely to believe in human-caused climate change

In a Global Trends Survey, Americans were ranked the lowest out of 20 countries to believe in anthropogenic climate change. They also ranked the lowest in the belief that unless changes are made immediately, we are headed toward environmental disaster. 437 more words

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Going up? Take the stairs

Taking the elevator every day is easy and requires hardly any energy…at least not on your behalf. However, taking the elevator should not become part of your everyday routine, especially if you are capable of taking the stairs. 340 more words

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Opinion: Lake Hill development should be carbon-neutral

Smart up-front planning can minimize our carbon footprint

By Bob Berwyn

FRISCO — Passage of the Lake Hill land conveyance bill by the U.S. Senate last week is good news for Summit County’s efforts to try and keep up with the demand for affordable housing in the pricey mountain resort region, and will also help the U.S. 838 more words

Environment

Monday Moaning

All over the planet there are people who care about our little dirt ball.

Individuals, whole families and some responsible business are involved in reducing pollution and lessening their carbon footprint; doing every little thing to try and make a difference. 112 more words

Monday Moaning

Solar Panels, Carbon Footprints, and the Consolation of Aviophobia

The EPA tells me that I can reduce my carbon dioxide emissions associated with energy, travel, and trash by about 40 percent by doing simple things such as drying half of my laundry over the backs of chairs. 554 more words

Energy

The childless hiding behind carbon footprints

“To breed or not to breed, this was the question,” pondered one married woman writing for The Seattle Times. Her article, “ Why I Am Not Having Kids ,” offered many reasons for her decision, including: “Not having a child is the most important thing I could do to reduce my carbon footprint.” I might add, another way is to stop writing for newspapers printed on murdered trees.

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