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Web site of the Week: Greener Choices

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The company that puts out Consumer Reports (Consumers Union) has a website that helps people make environmentally friendly choices.  Greener Choices has a section on deciphering green labels to help you understand various claims being made about products.  In another section, Greener Choices compares cars, appliances, and other products to one another based on their environmental impacts.  This website also has a great list of related websites under the Tools-Resources tab where you can get more information about climate change, renewable resources, and sustainable agriculture.

Going Green in the Bathroom

Did you know if “every household in the United States replaced just one roll of virgin fiber toilet paper (500 sheets) with 100% recycled ones, we could save 423,900 trees”? (National Resources Defense Council Sept. 2006)  Production of the cushy tissue Americans’ prefer–called the Charmin effect–also uses more water and increases the level of chemicals released into the environment due to the chlorine bleaching process. Environmental groups like Greenpeaceand NRDC have come up with lists to help consumers make eco-friendly choices when it comes to their TP purchases.  tp