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Recovering from Black Friday

2012 December 4

By: Pamela and Jayne

Our names are Pamela and Jayne and we are proud members of the Environmental Action Club in Sleepy Hollow, NY. We know that right now everybody is recovering from Black Friday, when most people did their holiday spending, so we want to give you some tips on environmentally friendly ways to shop. Most people know enough about plastic to understand that using a reusable bag is better than a plastic one (because of the precious fossil fuels used in the making of them). However, there are other ways to be earth friendly any time you shop, like carpooling to stores with friends and family. The public tends to do a lot of driving from store to store during the holidays, So if you travel in a group you can save on gas and reduce pollution. Another way be an environmental patron is to shop online. By doing so you can save plastic, and avoid the crowds. Hope you take our advice.

About the author: Pamela and Jayne are Junior High students in Sleepy Hollow, NY and have an interest for environmental protection.  They are proud members of the Environmental Action Club at their school.

Editor's Note: The opinions expressed in Greenversations are those of the author. They do not reflect EPA policy, endorsement, or action, and EPA does not verify the accuracy or science of the contents of the blog.

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