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Going Green

Oklahoman Published: May 1, 2010
What do you think about the green movement?

→“I think it’s a good idea. I think people need to start cleaning up their act.” – Taylor Tyler, Piedmont High School senior

→“I think it’s more of a scam than anything, so people can make money through processes like recycling.” – Kevin Parker, Putnam City North junior

→“I mean, I'm kind of indifferent. I feel like if I do my part to recycle and not waste energy or other resources, then that's enough. I get a little sick of all the hype around it. It's more like a trend.” – Jordan Hendricks, Edmond North senior

→“As a Christian I believe we are stewards of God’s creation and should treat it accordingly. It’s on a loan of sorts to us, to provide us with what we need and nothing more. The use of our environment should maximize its health and potential.” – Kristen Wigley, Moore High School senior

→“I think that going green is especially important for us as human beings and that it is our duty to keep a balance between using only what we need and using as much as we want. Going green is especially important for people of all ages to learn and practice to protect, preserve and enjoy the wonders of nature and what it provides us with.” – Jasmine Shafik, Mercy School Institute freshman

What do you do to be green?

→“I try to be energy conscious – turning off lights when I don't need them, not keeping things plugged in, etc. They’re all little things, but I still feel it makes a difference, especially if everyone does these little things.” – Jasmine Htoon, Oklahoma School of Math and Science junior

→“I pump my car with 10 percent ethanol gas.” – Jennifer Nunez, Capitol Hill High School sophomore

→"Nothing because I'm too lazy.” – Kyle Hesser, Putnam City High School freshman

→“I recycle large amounts of paper.

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