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How Green Are You?


I buy organic
43% (139 votes)
I buy organic and use green kitchen cleaning products
52% (168 votes)
I buy organic, use green kitchen cleaning products and drive a hybrid
6% (18 votes)
Total votes: 325

28 comments

Anonymous wrote 4 years 6 weeks ago

I don't buy organic- we grow

I don't buy organic- we grow our own. I live on a farm so we recycle almost everything. there are no wasted table scraps as they are fed to the chickens or cows. it is a simple lifestyle but much healthier.

Anonymous wrote 4 years 6 weeks ago

We were contemplating

We were contemplating purchasing a new vehicle when the 2'nd Prius came out. Figuring that we were wanting to purchase a new vehicle, something that was more "politically correct". We looked at a variety of vehicles, contemplating what would be the best choice for us (husband and me). It really did take a long time to make a decision, but finally we decided that the Prius would be our best buy. It had many good features that were standard.

After about 4 years, we're still glad to have the Prius. We have been extremely happy about our Prius. If push came to shove, I believe that we would make the same choice!

Anonymous wrote 4 years 6 weeks ago

I drive a hybrid.

I drive a hybrid.

Anonymous wrote 4 years 6 weeks ago

I am growing my own

I am growing my own vegetables and composting and our community recycles all our cans, plastic, glass, paper, yard waste, etc. I also ride my bike to work and when I can't I drive a small vehicle.

Anonymous wrote 4 years 6 weeks ago

none of the above

none of the above

Anonymous wrote 4 years 6 weeks ago

I buy what I want, eat what I

I buy what I want, eat what I want and always have.

I am 74 years old and in perfect health.

I don't go to doctors, which has helped me immensely!

I do walk a lot and get plenty of exercise, which is the key.

Just in case this is the only life I have, I intend to enjoy it.

Anonymous wrote 4 years 6 weeks ago

If I had to eat like that,

If I had to eat like that, I'd give up eating altogether.

One of my greatest enjoyments is gourmet food and drink.
This is my life! I think I can stay healthy and exercise
without eating food that doesn't even sound appetizing.

Eat what you want, your body will follow. :-)

Anonymous wrote 4 years 6 weeks ago

I do not buy organic unless

I do not buy organic unless it is on sale. I use any cleaning product that makes the job easier. I drive a regular gas car. Now you tell me how green am I

Anonymous wrote 4 years 7 weeks ago

none of the above

none of the above

Anonymous wrote 4 years 7 weeks ago

I do none of those things. At

I do none of those things. At least half of the products produced organically make little to no difference on your health as opposed to their alternative. Also, the classification of what makes something organic or no is kind of BS. For example, walking through a farmers market you will see products grown and procuded locally, farmed organically, that are fresher and better by most standards than products found in your grocery store that have been shipped thousands of miles, but do not meet the criteria to be labeled as organic because of things only really relevent to mass production farmers.

Green kitchen products... okay, maybe some food for though.

Hybrids... HAH! The simple fact of the matter is the carbon footprint involved with producing even one hybrid offsets the benefit. They are not even close to green. What would be environmentally responsible would be to drive the car you have until it is beyond repair. Actually, what would be more environmentally responsible, and better for your health would be to get off your butt and walk or ride a bike. I've managed the past 22 years without a car, anyone who says it can't be done isn't really trying.

Anonymous wrote 4 years 7 weeks ago

I don't buy organic because

I don't buy organic because it is much more expensive. I don't drive a Hybrid--as there is very little difference in gas mileage savings and after the warranty runs out it will cost you a fortune to have these cars fixed, and I don't use green cleaning products as they do not work as well as the 'old fashioned' kind.

Anonymous wrote 4 years 7 weeks ago

I recycle what my city

I recycle what my city allows. I love using my reusable grocery totes. I grow a large garden every year and give the extra to neighbors. I love Kashi cereal and use coupons and sales to get organic brands cheaper.

Anonymous wrote 4 years 7 weeks ago

How about none of the above.

How about none of the above. In fact, I burn old tires in my back yard.

Anonymous wrote 4 years 8 weeks ago

I cannot afford to buy

I cannot afford to buy organic. However, I raise greens, butternut squash & tomatoes in my urban yard, eat less than 1/2 lb of animal protein per week and compost. I use few prepackaged foods, and limit cooking to microwave, crockpot, stir fry, etc. using little electricity. I use vinegar solutions to fight mold. My well maintained 13 yr old Toyota still gets 28 miles per gallon.

Anonymous wrote 4 years 8 weeks ago

I buy some organic. Do I

I buy some organic. Do I recycle? No. Why not? Because our city does not have curb side recycle pick up. I am not going to stack it in the garage, invite bugs and mice and what ever else, then gather it up and haul it off to some place. When they come by and pick it up once a week I'll recycle.

Anonymous wrote 4 years 8 weeks ago

I buy some organic

I buy some organic (especially milk for my children) and have a small vegetable/herb garden and a few chickens for eggs. I've also had a share in a local CSA for the last few years and the veggies have been outstanding. Yes, organic is really expensive although growing a small garden is much more reasonable and you get can a chest freezer for not much money to keep you in fruits and vegetables for the winter months. Homemade bread is also inexpensive and a LOT of fun, especially using one of the slow-rise no knead methods.

Thanks for running this poll.

Anonymous wrote 4 years 8 weeks ago

No, I don't buy organic, but

No, I don't buy organic, but I do use green kitchen and cleaning products and drive a hybrid.

Anonymous wrote 4 years 8 weeks ago

I recycle, compost, and

I recycle, compost, and re-use the useable things that I have. I've learned to repurpose my things for others, and for my family. I believe it's the earth-friendly thing to do.

Anonymous wrote 4 years 8 weeks ago

I can't afford organic, with

I can't afford organic, with the exception of the beautiful baby bok choy that a local Asian grocery sells for $3.00 a bag.

I recycle (bottles, plastics, cans, junkmail - our county takes it all!), I freecycle. I don't drive a hybrid bud would if I could afford one.

Anonymous wrote 4 years 8 weeks ago

Where is the option for most

Where is the option for most people who cannot always afford organic and green products?

Anonymous wrote 4 years 8 weeks ago

We drive a hybrid, recycle,

We drive a hybrid, recycle, reuse and only purchase items that can be recycled, we bring recycle bags to parties/potlucks and will recycle the waterbottles and cans from guests, we compost, we use reusable shopping bags, and lots more. ...And we're also kind to others. Being green and being kind at the same time is easy. However, we don't buy organic.

 
Bonti wrote 4 years 9 weeks ago

Everything in

Everything in moderation...including organic.

Anonymous wrote 4 years 9 weeks ago

Being green doesn't just mean

Being green doesn't just mean buying organic. Recycleing, composting, reusing, growing your own food weather veggies, fruits, grains or meat products is all (green). We all do what we can,dont need a score card.

Anonymous wrote 4 years 9 weeks ago

not green........i turn off

not green........i turn off the lights and no we do not have a compost in our garden we do our best
i am not going to feel guilty about the light bulbs we choose to use or the garbage we dispose of. we have two cats whom we love.
I suggest that we go "kindness' more than go green. if everyone was kind to everyone they met what a nicer stress-less day we could all have, yes? and yes want a tomorrow for my grandchildren but how about one where families do not kill each other, where families talk to each other, where we would not be arguing about all this stuff but trying to help and I mean help physically, emotionally, spiritually for one another.
i am not talking about a political statement about 'one kind act a day'....or paying it forward. But to have the heart of compassion and love.
I know this will bring on a surge of anger which i am not interested in hearing. How about spending your energy for the rest of the week being kind to everyone you work with, to all family members. to all friends and co-workers and to those of us who just are not 'going green'.
Peace

Anonymous wrote 4 years 9 weeks ago

I think it's just too

I think it's just too expensive to buy organic. Most of us can't afford it. I don't see the point any way. when only the wealthy can buy and use organic products.

Anonymous wrote 4 years 9 weeks ago

Don't always buy organic, do

Don't always buy organic, do try to use green cleaning products and do drive a Ford hybrid.

Anonymous wrote 4 years 9 weeks ago

i dont drive a hybrid but i

i dont drive a hybrid but i am very concerned about what i put in my body but i am not a freak. i am doing what i can for the environment and i recycle am vegetarian

Anonymous wrote 4 years 10 weeks ago

Great

Great

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