Count Up to Earth Day: Tip 5 Practice the Green You Believe

April 10th, 2012

This post is part of a series counting up to Earth Day on April 22. Check back for the rest of the 22 tips!

Have you thought about the differences between your beliefs and how you act? More specifically, have you considered whether you act to protect the planet as much as you think you should?

A survey by Yale and George Mason universities released a couple of years ago shows that while most of us like the idea of conservation, only a few of us actually practice it in our everyday lives.

The nationally representative survey of 1,001 American adults found that while 88 percent of Americans said it’s important to recycle at home, only 51 percent often or always do.

Plus, 81 percent indicated that the use of reusable shopping bags is important, but only 33 percent often or always use them. And 76 percent noted it’s important to buy locally grown food, yet just 26 percent often or always do it.

For Earth Day, think about some eco-friendly things you’ve been wanting to do, and make them happen.


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