Thursday, February 5, 2009

Comment Response: Is Green Really Green?

Fellow blogger tapsearcher responded to yesterday's post about green jobs, and I thought it was an important comment so I'd like to expand on it. It's true that products thought to be environmentally friendly or green that are sourced from outside the United States really aren't what you think. Sure, if you use a water bottle every day instead of buying plastic water bottles, keeping them out of landfills, that's good. But where did the bottle come from? In its trip to the U.S., how much carbon was emitted in the process? This is why it's so important to purchase food and goods locally, because you're not only boosting the local economy, but reducing carbon emissions at the same time.

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