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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

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Houston (22) And Dallas(24) ranked in top 25 Least Wasteful U.S. (Woot! Woot!)
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July, 2009

Ranked 22nd in the nation as America's Least Wasteful City

Houston's high rankings:

  • Saving leftover food to eat again - 1st
  • Using a rain barrel - 3rd
  • Turning off water when brushing teeth - 3rd

Low rankings:

  • Using reusable grocery bags - 25th
  • Shopping at local markets that carry locally grown/produced food - 25th
  • Buying bulk food to avoid extra packaging - 25th
  • Avoiding buying bottled water - 23rd
  • Borrowing books from the library - 23rd

Overall

  • 56% of Houston residents consider themselves to be "eco-conscious"
  • 77% plan on being more environmentally conscious in the next year
  • 24% of Houston residents think their city is on the right track to becoming more environmentally responsible

To learn more about Houston's environmental and sustainability efforts, visit http://www.greenhoustontx.gov//index.html

Dallas's high rankings:

  • Reusing wrapping paper and ribbons - 9th

Low rankings:

  • Limiting showers to less than 5 minutes - 24th
  • Using reusable grocery bags - 24th
  • Recycling - 24th
  • Composting - 24th
  • Using reusable bottles in place of single-serve, disposable plastic water bottles - 25th
  • Saving leftovers to eat again - 25th
  • Reusing Zip-lock bags and tin foil - 22nd

Overall

  • 62% of Dallas residents consider themselves to be "eco-conscious"
  • 83% plan on being more environmentally conscious in the next year
  • 26% of Dallas residents think their city is on the right track to becoming more environmentally responsible

To learn more about Dallas's environmental and sustainability efforts, visit http://www.greendallas.net/

 

 

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