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Monday, March 28, 2011

Treehugger debate: ON THE GRID OR OFF?

Because reducing waste is still such a hazy science, there is a lot of skepticism around whether or not anything we do reduces our impact on the environment. Or, on the contrary, does the effort used to produce these environmental changes create more waste? We bring you a piece of such debates from www.treehugger.com, where a debate was broadcast over their radio on whether or not more waste is created when living in the city or living in rural area. Thus the question is it better to live on the grid or off?

To listen to the podcast, listen to the link -> CLICK HERE <- According to some arguments as in the diagram below,city life decreases waste by using less transportation. The flipside argument holds that while traveling less, city dwellers are larger consumers creating a larger demand for items, thus wasting more oil, packaging, resources etc.

The root article can be found here: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2010/11/treehugger-radio-podcast-in-the-city-or-off-the-grid-lloyd-alter-nick-rosen-debate.php

The debate is held between two speakers, treehugger.com's Lloyd Alter and editor of offgrid.com, Nick Rosen

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