Comments on: Grocery-store Environmental Indicators? http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/06/grocerystoreindicators/ The EPA Blog Mon, 14 Dec 2015 16:24:21 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 By: Emily Horton-Hall http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/06/grocerystoreindicators/#comment-8516 Thu, 18 Aug 2011 13:32:19 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=191#comment-8516 I love the idea of the wade-ins! I would love to see something like that in my state (Rhode Island). I will definitely look further into this. Thanks for the great post (even if I’m 3 years late in commenting!)

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By: Naples Dentist http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/06/grocerystoreindicators/#comment-8515 Mon, 15 Aug 2011 11:36:05 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=191#comment-8515 Thanks, for discussing. It is so much benifited for me. I get much information about your discussion. I thing it is very important for us.

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By: Charles Miller http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/06/grocerystoreindicators/#comment-8514 Wed, 23 Sep 2009 18:15:13 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=191#comment-8514 Great stories! I love the part about the “wade in”

I notice a shift in two things at the grocery store:

– The level and predominance of packaging on items at the grocery store

– The balance of non-packaged vs packaged foods at the grocery store

These items are an indicator of people choosing healthy choices, and moving away from the gulttonous overpackaged items.

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By: Sally G http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/06/grocerystoreindicators/#comment-8513 Tue, 01 Jul 2008 05:44:17 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=191#comment-8513 Wade-ins are a great idea! We used to do this informally “down the shore:” as kids; how far can you go and still see your feet? It gave us an indicator of how clean the water was; of course, the Atlantic is not clear because of natural growth, but I remember my sister’s amazement that our grandmother used to swim in the Hudson River, and her concern that she might someday have to tell her grandkids a similar story about the ocean. I’ll suggest wade-ins to the local RiverKeeper organization.
Yes, I hate to see a lone driver in an SUV, but I try not to judge–I can’t know the full story behind it (not sure what that could be, but I try to think positively of anyone I meet). It is encouraging to see the gradual ‘downsizing” and “greening” of autos; I hope it survives in the unlikely event of gas prices going down–it didn’t in the 1970s. More and more states are following California’s lead in reducing auto pollution; I hope that the EPA and houses of Congress can get behind similar federal legislaton so we don’t have to fight a national (and continental) issue state by state.

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