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Would you be more likely to shop at a store if you knew it was environmentally friendly?

Asked at Massachusetts Street on August 29, 2012

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Photo of Jenny Ferguson

“Probably. Knowing that it’s environmentally friendly, I would probably want to shop there.”

Photo of Reed Jones

“Not at all. In fact I wouldn’t shop there just because of that fact.”

Photo of Lana Messner

“Yes. Mostly because the people who built it cared about the impact it could have on the environment.”

Photo of Will Averill

“Yes, I think we should all be more environmentally friendly.”


Terry Sexton 5 years, 9 months ago

Australian? I thought Jim Carrey was Canadian.

Flap Doodle 5 years, 9 months ago

HWMNBN was more a pretentious git than an Australian, I'd say.

fan4kufootball 5 years, 9 months ago

I think most people shop where its most convenient for them - either close to their home or at least on their way home.

gphawk89 5 years, 9 months ago

Use diesel. Does a good job on the weeds and isn't nearly as flammable.

Liberty275 5 years, 9 months ago

Oreilly's sells battery acid. Give some to the weeds, the ph goes to 2, the plant dies, then the limestone neutralizes the acid. Keep the hose near in case you get some on you or your clothes as it is very corrosive. And don't taste it.

LadyJ 5 years, 9 months ago

Hopefully some future employer doesn't see Reed's comment, they might be put off by it. Once it's on the internet, it's on there forever.

innerpeace 5 years, 9 months ago

If Reed Jones is in fact his real name, he's probably wanted in Austrailia under his real name.

Eddie_Haskell 5 years, 9 months ago

You fools. That's Robbie Williams. He's British, and he's still singing that Angels song.

Rex Hargis 5 years, 9 months ago

Aussies have always been friends of the US. Not sure if he is a wannebe, though.

gphawk89 5 years, 9 months ago

I shop at a store if: 1. It has the product I want. 2. It's cheaper than other stores. 3. It's convenient to get to. 4. It's in a safe area. 5. I need the product NOW (otherwise I might order online). Environmental friendliness is pretty far down on the list.

he_who_knows_all 5 years, 9 months ago

Yes. I'm always looking for an excuse to drive my Hummer by myself.

he_who_knows_all 5 years, 9 months ago

Especially when my Corvair is in the shop.

Richard Heckler 5 years, 9 months ago

Any building using less energy somehow is significant. Means less radioactive waste coming out of the smokestack .

Flap Doodle 5 years, 9 months ago

Only if all the store's electricty is generated by unicorn toots. And all their employees make at least $17.50 an hour.

who_does_care 5 years, 9 months ago

Only if I was driving a LPG or a electric powered vehicle and my house was using the solar panels for the electricity.

Question is how green are the batteries that store the charge and, when the batteries done then how green is it to dispose them?

Liberty275 5 years, 9 months ago

Maybe. If they are demonstrably more environmentally friendly and they aren't excessively more expensive. A "We fight global warming" sign on the door won't work.

Bill Lee 5 years, 9 months ago

I do most of my shopping at the Dillons near my home. Everything else I buy online.

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