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.
06/18/2010 - 2:44pm
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.
06/17/2010 - 8:28pm
How about none of the above. In fact, I burn old tires in my back yard.
06/16/2010 - 9:53am
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.
06/11/2010 - 6:19am
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.
06/10/2010 - 6:45pm
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.
06/09/2010 - 4:30pm
No, I don't buy organic, but I do use green kitchen and cleaning products and drive a hybrid.
06/09/2010 - 1:54pm
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.
06/09/2010 - 10:55am
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.
06/08/2010 - 4:27pm
Where is the option for most people who cannot always afford organic and green products?