Thursday, September 16, 2010

Going Green

All sorts of ideas are popping up to help save the planet. Everything from electric cars to recycling and reusable grocery bags. But this was a concept that I had not heard or thought about. " green shopping". But if you think about it, it really makes alot of sense. The concept behind it is limiting vehicle emissions by purchasing online. Think about it! If three people visit their local hardware store, make their purchase and head for home, they each made two trips. One to the store, one home, for a total of 6 trips. If they all lived in the same neighborhood and the round trip was 50 miles, the total mileage would be 150 miles.

On the other hand, if they all bought online, the delivery truck picks up in one location and drives to their homes. One trip, less mileage!

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