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    DayGreen got a reaction from Simon in Stupid SUV owners...   
    I agree that there was no reason for the author of the article to connect the littering in this case with the fact that the woman drives an SUV.
    That being said, the topic of this thread caught my eye because honestly, I think owning an SUV is stupid. They waste too much gas, they take up too much room on the street and in parking spaces, and they are unnecessary for most people. There is no reason why people in urban areas need to drive giant trucks, and SUVs are a complete waste of space, in my opinion.
    Until we stop viewing our vehicles as extensions of our own vanity, we will continue to see some major environmental problems that are totally preventable.
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    DayGreen got a reaction from rose in Do you buy organic food?   
    I wish I could afford to buy organic foods all the time, but unfortunately, my budget won't allow it. I do when I can afford to, and I'm willing to sacrifice quantity for quality when need be. Ideally, I would have the space to grow organic vegetables and raise some chickens and goats, but that's not an option in my current living circumstances. I think it's good to note than when you do buy organic products, it's important to make sure that they are certified organic; otherwise, you're just wasting your money in many cases.
    I think the company that delivers the organic fruit is offering a valuable service. What a great idea!
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    DayGreen got a reaction from rose in Infographic: The hidden face of Coca-Cola   
    I have had the hardest time kicking the soda habit, and I desperately want to. The products offer absolutely nothing of substance or value. They are horrible for our bones and teeth, our waistlines, and our brains. Their production harms the environment significantly, and the plastic bottles are also helping to destroy the environment. Quitting soda is a win-win-win situation for everyone. I'll use this infographic as inspiration for quitting the nasty things in the New Year.
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    DayGreen got a reaction from Simon in Which is the real problem: Overconsumption or overpopulation?   
    I agree that the two go hand-in-hand. But I would add the term "Mass consumerism" to the term "Overconsumption". Mass consumerism is what drives us to produce more, more, more. I was raised to be a consumer, and to worship whatever was being advertised in print, on TV, on the radio, and in movies. When the economy in the U.S. took a dive a few years ago, we were told we needed to be out in the marketplace as good little consumers, if we wanted to bring our economy back around. We wouldn't be producing so many noxious gases and wasting so many precious natural resources, if we did not inherently believe it was our inalienable right to own the latest technology, the biggest SUV, the largest McMansion, the trendiest fashions, etc. etc.
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