How Do You Support Sustainability?

As Kermit the Frog told us, “It’s not easy being green,” but we all know the importance of being environmentally aware. Biking to work, recycling electronics and shopping at Farmers Markets are all easy ways you can “be green.” What measures do you take to support sustainability? Cast your vote and share other ways you support sustainability in today’s poll.

How Do You Support Sustainability?

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Bonnie C May 5, 2015 at 9:10 am

I live 1-1/2 miles south of the Baltimore & Charles Street subway/Metro stop. I try to walk that distance as much as possible, then take the subway/Metro the rest of the way to Hopkins. On the days when I don't walk (for whatever reason), I use the MTA bus to get me that distance. Buses are becoming more energy efficient (some are hybrid or natural gas powered), and keep a number of cars off the road each day. Our last car purchase was a hybrid. -- Just because I don't walk or cycle to work doesn't mean I have to have my own vehicle, acerbating traffic and pollution problems.


Adair April 20, 2015 at 9:52 am

I would love to ride my bike to work but between the issues already mentioned (car traffic/aggressive drivers) and the fact that JHH is not in the greatest neighborhood (muggings, shootings, etc.) I'm scared!


linda dunn April 20, 2015 at 9:16 am

I buy veggies at the Farmers Market and the price may not always be the cheapest but the shelve life is longer. Also the food is fresh and I know where it was grown.


Carla April 20, 2015 at 9:05 am

I agree with Kermit, "It is not easy being green". I find that shopping is more expensive at Farmers Markets than shopping at the local grocery stores. One has to wait for just the right times in the year for the specific locations to appropriately recycle electronics. And, inhaling the car fumes while biking to work in the City is not worth the benefits of doing it.


Jeremy Walston April 20, 2015 at 8:58 am

Although I would like to bike to work more often, there are no safe bike paths/lanes running east and west from Mount Vernon to JHH . Car traffic is heavy and there are many aggressive drivers who do not like to have bikes in their way. If biking to work is ever to become more commonplace, these safety issues must be addressed through a University/City partnership that would faciliate the development of safe bike lanes.


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