The case for environmental moderation (or why people who live in recycled bottles shouldn't throw stones)

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1981
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I am an environmentalist. I turn off the water while I brush my teeth, and I only buy beer in returnable bottles. I started a paper-recycling system in my department at the university. And, as soon as I can afford it, I'm going to trade my roomy, comfortable station wagon for a car that gets conscience-soothing gas mileage.

Perhaps, though, I'm not an environmentalist at all. Perhaps I'm just overly conscientious. I use my turn signals when no one is around to notice. I always flush in public toilets, and I contribute a dime every time I get coffee from the departmental pot (well, almost every time).

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Nielsen, L. A. (1981). The case for environmental moderation (or why people who live in recycled bottles shouldn't throw stones). The American Biology Teacher, 43(4), 208-210+224. doi: 10.2307/4447229