Friday, February 9, 2007

Personal eco-actions

Ms. Big Stuff
On the most effective personal eco-actions
By Umbra Fisk 05 Aug 2004

"an excellent book from the Union of Concerned Scientists, The Consumer's Guide to Effective Environmental Choices. Being scientists, the authors studied the answer to your question with alarming thoroughness, developed elaborate ways to calculate the effects an individual has on the environment, picked out the most fruitful possibilities for effective change, and presented opinionated answers in this informative book....
The specifics here are not going to surprise you. Cut down on driving, live close to work, take mass transit when possible, walk or bike when you can, buy the smallest car for your needs, and advocate for transit alternatives in your area. Personal cars and trucks really do spew pollutants, from birth through death."

As I said in an earlier post, be practical and pragmatic.

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