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What does "green" mean?
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Today, the term "green" generally means something like "being environmentally correct." To say something or someone is green is to say that it or they are good for the environment.
For example, we can say that a bicycle is green. A bicycle is green because it does not use fossil fuels. Since it does not use fossil fuels, it does not pollute and it does not contribute to global warming. Therefore, it is good for the environment.
We can also say that a person is green if they act in ways that are beneficial to the environment. A person who rides a bike to work rather than driving is green. A person who recycles rather than throwing things away is green.
"Green" has simply come to mean "environmentally correct" or "good for the environment."
Posted by pohnpei397 on September 3, 2011 at 9:51 AM (Answer #1)
Elementary School Teacher
As the Kermit the Frog sang; it ain’t easy being green.
“Green” is a term that has many meanings. It is usually refers to being environmentally or Earth friendly and that is open to interpretation.
Below are the many examples of what people might do and consider themselves “green”
Using public transportation or riding a bicycle instead of a personal automobile
Purchasing only recycled products or small carbon footprint products
Looking for energy efficient products
Picking up trash as you hike along a trail
Conserving energy use in your home: shortening showers, turning off lights, only plugging appliances in when using them, re-use what you can, etc.
Taking your own cloth bags to the grocery store
Buying organic food
NOT buying harsh chemical laden products
Planting a tree
Posted by cllebeau on September 4, 2011 at 2:53 AM (Answer #2)
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