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Top Ten Gross Green Habits



    Top Ten Gross Green Habits
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    Roger Morris laughs as he waits for the start of the concert marking the 40th anniversary of the Woodstock music festival in Bethel, New York. On August 15-17 in 1969 an estimated 400,000 music fans gathered on Max Yasgur's farm in Bethel, N.Y. for the celebrated music festival.

    Going green's en vogue, but go too green and you may find yourself shading into gross. Herein, the top ten "green" habits we can do without.

    1. Shaving less      
      Who doesthat?  Actually, "No Shave November" is a phenomenon sweeping college campuses across the nation.  For the sake of being green -- or just plain lazy -- college students have been embracing the no-shaving practice for years.
    2. Drinking from the milk carton
      Who does that?  Aside from sleepwalkers and little kids, some eco-friendly people say this practice saves a lot of time and water.
    3. Not flushing after every time 
      Who does thatCameron Diaz.  Seriously.  While on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, she revealed:  "I do follow the rule, if it's yellow keep it mellow and if it is brown flush it down."  Yeah, it's pretty disgusting -- but she saves three gallons of water each time. So, kudos?
    4. Using a handkerchief  
      Who does that?  People who want to be as GREEN as possible while recycling -- germs, that is.  As a matter of fact, Planet Green, the only 24-hour eco-lifestyle television network, advocates the use of hankies as a great way to save trees.
    5. Wearing all-natural deodorant  
      Who does that?  Mostly people who shop the Whole Earth Catalog. Some popular deodorants are made with toxic chemicals, so green consumers have been experimenting with safe alternatives. 
    6. Reusing cloth menstrual pads 
      Who does that?  Strangely enough, GladRags are getting rave reviews from women wanting to save money and save the environment at the same time.  Others seem to prefer the pricey --but organic -- cotton tampons
    7. Making compost heaps 
      Who does that?  Compost heaps are one of the best ways to recycle while simultaneously providing nutrients to your garden.  Just don't ask what's in it?
    8. Not using toilet seat covers 
      Who does that?  People who are more concerned with saving thousands of trees than their own behind? Actually we don't know. This one's a mystery. And gross.
    9. Reducing the number of showers 
      Who does that?  Hippies...and people who want to save up to 150 gallons a water a month by reducing their time spent in the shower.
    10. Drinking spilled soda off the floor 
      Who does that?  Anthony Sullivan in the Smart Mop commercials. Congratulations. You're disgusting.

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