Wednesday, April 22, 2009

It’s Not Easy Being Green

REDMOND, Wash. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Tomorrow may be Earth Day (Apr. 23), but it’s not easy being green.

According to a survey by, eco-friendliness has its boundaries and nearly 70 percent of people admit they would never limit toilet flushes to conserve water or use a kitchen compost.

Although 50 percent of folks think recycling everything is possible, the rest of America needs convincing.

A whopping 46 percent say it’ll take a simplified system for identifying recyclables or curbside pickup to motivate them to recycle all of their waste.

Another 33 percent say it would take either a tax credit or $1 million for them to compost everything.

Additionally, 20 percent of people still don’t have access to a local recycling service, and 20 percent don’t even know what a carbon footprint is.

However, some people are willing to shift to an eco-friendly lifestyle, with 49 percent claiming they’d give up air conditioning for a summer or become a vegetarian for a year if it meant reducing their carbon footprint.

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