ESSENCE Poll: What Are You Willing to Do to Be Eco-Friendly?

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Are you doing your part to take care of the earth?

Happy Earth Day, fellow earthlings! Take a minute to look around and appreciate God's green earth… and pray that it stays that way for generations to come.

The need to preserve our planet for the future is a given, but figuring out a way to do that in the present is proving to be a challenge. Oftentimes, we're quick to take the easy, less-eco friendly option (say, tossing a plastic bottle in a nearby garbage can) rather than figuring out a greener alternative (carrying that bottle until you stumble across a recycling bin). 

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But if were all devoted to "greening" one aspect of our lives, we could easily change the landscape of this earth—both literally and figuratively. 

We want to know: What would you be willing to do or sacrifice to become more eco-friendly? Would you trade in your gas-guzzler for a more eco-friendly hybrid? Or would you vow to eat nothing but organic food, free of pesticides and other harmful chemicals? Take our poll and leave us a comment telling us how you're saving the earth, one day at a time.

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QUESTION:
What are you willing to do to be eco-friendly?
Buy a hybrid car
10%
Compost my trash
15%
Support "green" companies
35%
Eat organic
30%
"Green" my home by installing solar panels
10%
Total votes: 71

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