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City Dwellers are Easier on the Environment

December 16th, 2007 11:16 AM by AJ Gentry

I must admit, I hate suburban sprawl. Sprawl eats away pretty fields and trees while there is ample infill in the city screaming for development or redevelopment. So this post is in praise of city dweller and city developers who are knowlingly or unknowlingly helping to save the planet.

These facts were taken from Mother Jones magazine:

  • People who live in cities use half as much energy as suburbanites.
  • The average new home requires 13,837 board feet of lumber and 19 tons of cement.
  • The number of Americans with commutes of longer than 90 minutes each way has increased 95% since 1990 and 88% of Americans commuters drive to work.
  • Suburban men weigh 10 pounds more than men who live in cities (I suspect it's the walking to work, restaurants and entertainment factor that helps city boys stay trim).

This Holiday Season consider giving consummables vs. material gifts and consider your impact on the earth and our city.


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Posted by AJ Gentry on December 16th, 2007 11:16 AM



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