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Question of the Week: What’s the single most important choice you make to reduce your impact on the environment?

2010 January 25

Every day we make choices that affect the environment, both positively and negatively. Share your thoughts on what you think is the single most important choice you make to lessen your impact on the environment.

What’s the single most important choice you make to reduce your impact on the environment?

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  1. Kelly permalink
    June 21, 2010

    Yes, this is #1 on my list! I definitely try to buy things made in the USA.

    Also, cooking with “green pans” can also help the environment. I try to cook only with pans from manufacturers that go out of their way to state they are eco-friendly. l
    Stay away from cookware that uses PTFE! Not only can it hurt our respiratory systems, but cooking with it can kill pet birds!

    PS @ Vick – I seriously hope you are not serious.

  2. Voice In The Dark Music permalink
    October 29, 2010

    With out a doubt, the best answer is to demand organic food and products that are grown and made locally!

  3. Richard Lachica permalink
    February 8, 2011

    singlemost important choice I make everytime im out is that I always pocket my cigarette butts, I never throw them in the street after smoking.

    Some smokers probably think Im weird but its a good example to keep the environment clean.


  4. MArk permalink
    April 11, 2011

    It is smokers decision to smoke or not, this country is free is not it?


  5. jamie permalink
    May 12, 2011

    I think my most important change lately was becoming vegan, I did so after reading and no vegan is not the same thing as vegetarian. I think saving the animals helps the environment as well.

  6. Louis & Raymond permalink
    September 16, 2011

    The biggest thing we could do for the environment?

    Think Positive Energy in you and from you!

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