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BOOMER EARTH DAY

THE HUFFINGTON POST SHOWS THEIR TRUE COLORS

(image courtesy earthday2013funphotos.com)

(image courtesy earthday2013funphotos.com)

An Earth Day poll by HuffPo and friends shows space between their readers and the rest of America.

How much space?

  • How important do you think it is to work to restore and enhance the natural environment?

39% of America says Very Important, to 87% of Huffer readers.

  • Do you think government spending on programs to enhance and restore our environment should be kept at the present level, increased, or decreased?

29% of America says increase. 84% of HuffPo says increase.

  • In the past few months, have you saved aluminum cans, glass bottles, plastic bottles, newspapers or magazines for recycling?

America: 79%. Huffington Post readers: 90%.

How would baby boomers rate Earth Day, specifically Portland Baby Boomers?

Here’s a wild guess: They’d land more on the Huffpo side of the numbers. From biking, to recycling, to organic eats, we live in the pocket of environmental trends. Except it’s not a trend, it’s what do to if we want to share a version of earth for another day.

If you don’t like where you live, picture this: Beach clean up. Clean rivers. Clean air.

Start your own Earth Day. Dig a dry-well, turn off a light, combine car trips.

Think of it like the lightest weight you can find in a gym full of strong people.

Every pound matters.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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