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Finding ways to make every day Earth Day
Finding ways to make every day Earth Day

I wash 1-quart plastic bags to reuse them. And every time, I wonder if I'm doing the right thing. Am I saving plastic? Wasting water? Just being cheap? Such questions can take up a lot of brain space these days and create anxiety in surplus as we contemplate our consumption of the Earth's resources. There's potential for dozens of quandaries every day: If I drive nine miles to my favorite farmers market, is that OK? Or must I go to the closer one I don't like as well? Paper or plastic bags? Cloth or disposable diapers? What kind of car? Light bulb? Water bottle? Should I take out the lawn? Put in solar panels? The first Earth Day, April 22, 1970, marked a call to arms to environmental...

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