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Weekly Tips | April 15, 2013

Conscious Consumption

Are you are interested in conserving natural resources, improving the quality of our air or water, or addressing climate change?  Consider the concept of conscious consumption – think before you buy, you’ll save money, too!

When planning your next purchase, ask yourself:

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RESOURCES: national geographic green buying guide | energystar


The Big Picture

The manufacture, transport and disposal of the goods and services we consume causes 29% of the greenhouse gas emissions we produce in the United States. This is more than any other source including building heating/cooling (25%), passenger transportation (24%), provision of food (13%), use of appliances (8%), and infrastructure (1%).

Source: US EPA  

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