Living Green

Who are the “Greenest” Americans?

“My wife and I got married right out of college in 1978.We were young and naive and unashamedly idealistic, and we decided to make our first home in a utopian environmentalist community in New York State. For seven years we lived quite contentedly in circumstances that would strike most Americans as austere in the extreme: our living space measured just seven hundred square feet, and we didn’t have a lawn, a clothes drier, or a car. We did our grocery shopping on foot, and when we had to travel longer distances we used public transportation. Because space was scarce we seldom acquired possessions of significant size. Our electric bill worked out to about a dollar a day.

The utopian community was Manhattan.”   -David Owen

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