Your Top 20 Econundrums – Solved!

Disposable or cloth diapers? Netflix or video store? Our green advice guide goes way beyond paper v. plastic.

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While world leaders hash out whether to tax carbon or trade it, the rest of us wrestle with our own environmental quandaries: Paper or plastic? Dishwasher or sink? Drive or fly? Here’s how to pick what’s best for the planet.

Take the Mother Jones EcoQuiz! Click on the questions to see the answers, or view all answers.

 

Paper or Plastic?

Netflix or Video Store?

Laptop or Desktop?

Read the Paper in Print or Online?

Candles or cfl?

Manual or Automatic Transmission?

Wash Your Car or Keep It Dirty?

Car Windows Down or Run the AC?

Idle Your Car or Turn It Off?

Gas or Diesel?

Workweek: Five Days or Four?

Fake Leather or Real?

Laundry: Night or Day?

Disposal or Trash Can?

Dishwasher or Sink?

Paper Towels or Electric Drier?

Pill or Condom?

Diapers: Disposable, Flushable, or Cloth?

Fake Grass or Real Grass?

Death: Buried or Burned?

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You just sent an incredible message: that quality journalism doesn't have to answer to advertisers, billionaires, or hedge funds; that newsrooms can eke out an existence thanks primarily to the generosity of its readers. That's so powerful. Especially during what's been called a "media extinction event" when those looking to make a profit from the news pull back, the Mother Jones community steps in.

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