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Are we really Going Green

When I bought my Hybrid, I donated my old car. At that time, I thought, If I am buying a Hybrid, I am reducing my carbon foot print. But, Someone else is getting that old car and driving it for another 3 years. So am I really reducing the foot print?

We want to use paper bags instead of plastic ones, but the earlier weighs a lot more than the latter - so transporting them burns more carbon. Same applies to using paper towels or Blow Driers.

Who is calculating the trade offs? how do we know we are really going Green? Be sure of that next time.. For now, on a lighter note - Catch a bit of Colbert's Report.

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