Toilet Paper and Other Moral Choices

  As Nexters, I assume that with Earth Day only a few days away you already have grand plans of how you are going to make a difference in your community – I will be with my co-workers helping Save The Bay restore some wetlands near my office.  But for those of you who may be (or may know) less-than-earth-conscious people (like my sister, who I will not name, but you know who you are) here are some simple & low cost ways you can help out the planet provided by the editors of The New York Times.


When Sheryl Crow said that people should use only one sheet of toilet paper, she was lampooned by everyone from Rush Limbaugh to Jon Stewart.

More recently, the issue of toilet paper has become less of a joke (except when celebrities express an opinion) and more of a cause: since the fluffy kind cannot be made from recycled paper, conservationists argue, consumers can do their part to protect the environment by buying the rougher stuff. There are skeptics who say the benefits of such a switch are overstated.  

But looking beyond the choice of toilet paper, what are the simplest – or the biggest bang for the lowest cost – changes that Americans can adopt that would make an environmental difference?

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