Comments on: Question of the Week: What trade offs would you be willing to make in your life to protect the environment? http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/03/qotw-trade-offs/ The EPA Blog Thu, 02 Jul 2015 12:58:31 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 By: Paris http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/03/qotw-trade-offs/#comment-17658 Fri, 07 Jun 2013 07:46:51 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1346#comment-17658 start by using items that can be recycled and do not litter

keep the honeybee population in order to produce honey and we can enjoy the benefits of honey :)

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By: microgreens4u.com http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/03/qotw-trade-offs/#comment-17657 Sat, 05 Nov 2011 19:48:20 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1346#comment-17657 I love my microgreens – makes salads great.

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By: microgreens4u.com http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/03/qotw-trade-offs/#comment-17656 Wed, 14 Sep 2011 21:16:15 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1346#comment-17656 I’ve already developed a lifestyle of reducing consumption as much as is practical – got rid of 1 car – walk more – live in a neighborhood that has what we need in walking distance and growing microgreens which is tabletop gardening.

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By: EthelSaccorvor http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/03/qotw-trade-offs/#comment-17655 Tue, 23 Aug 2011 05:47:46 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1346#comment-17655 I really did benefit from it

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By: eric http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/03/qotw-trade-offs/#comment-17654 Mon, 20 Dec 2010 20:56:03 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1346#comment-17654 Chevrolet Volt is a great electric car with LED tail lights and headlight.

Obviously, how far you routinely drive will play a key role in how thrifty the Volt will be. We think most potential owners will be able to take advantage of its electric range. And electricity costs for recharging are but a fraction for the equivalent amount of gasoline. What’s not clear is whether those savings are worth what you’ll have to pay at the dealership. Even with a $7,500 federal tax credit, a base Volt will still cost $33,500 — and that’s without the home charging station that’s essentially mandatory for a plug-in hybrid like the Volt. There’s also a strong likelihood that dealers will try to gouge early customers with sky-high markups.

Still, there is no denying the Volt’s technological promise. Most importantly, it has the ability to keep on going when its battery runs down (say, on a road trip), whereas an all-electric vehicle like Nissan’s Leaf does not. If you want an intriguing yet practical taste of a greener automotive future, the 2011 Chevy Volt might be just what the General ordered.

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By: Bob Crist http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/03/qotw-trade-offs/#comment-17653 Sun, 05 Dec 2010 23:35:06 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1346#comment-17653 Unfortunately, Honey Bees are experiencing an epidemic environmental concern world-wide called Colony Collapse Disorder CCD is responsible for depleting Honey Bee populations and is a great concern for environmentalists, farmers and all who grow and consume fresh fruit and vegetables.

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By: Esther http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/03/qotw-trade-offs/#comment-17652 Tue, 16 Nov 2010 04:12:30 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1346#comment-17652 As a bee removal company in Dallas, I have found being a beekeeper so rewarding! Being able to help clients and also be sustainable is an important part of my business.

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By: ShakD http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/03/qotw-trade-offs/#comment-17651 Wed, 20 Oct 2010 20:26:45 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1346#comment-17651 I hang laundry outside, and it smells great. I think it’s very bad that some housing areas do not allow this. I almost never use my clothes dryer. But being a beekeeper, I try to involve mother nature as a form of human activities. Sun for heat, and beekeeping for honey! I’m a beekeeping expert and would ensure that beekeeping be spread around the world. Bees are becoming more and more endangered due to global warming as well.

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By: Keith McCain http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/03/qotw-trade-offs/#comment-17650 Mon, 05 Apr 2010 05:42:23 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1346#comment-17650 I have already made a post…But I must say you have created a great list, that I will follow too!

Thank You Karelle

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By: Keith McCain http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/03/qotw-trade-offs/#comment-17649 Mon, 05 Apr 2010 05:40:41 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1346#comment-17649 Buying foods from the supper market, such as meat, produce and other items cause a lot of pollution, and here’s why. Think about what it takes to ship produce from the farms and other countries. In most cases they ship by plane and by truck all which cause pollution to the environment. My goal which is already happening is to self sustain and to eat mostly RAW Organic foods that come from my garden. I realize that here in Canada it’s virtually impossible to grow all year round and that is why i got into sprouting in the winter months. To tell you the truth I wasn’t aware that sprouting was even a way of eating until I came across sprouting sprouts.com which taught me everything I needed to do from seed to sprout. This was a big change for me and I felt very empowered knowing I was supplying myself with food without contributing to the creation of more toxic pollution.

Recap: The one thing that I have done to reduce additional pollution is to cultivate my own food from home, which reduces consumer demand for super market foods, and save me the trip (which in turn) reduces the gas emissions from me driving there.

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