From the Editor

Baby Steps



Bob Capazzo

My five-year-old nephew recently turned to his nanny who, in his opinion, had just used one too many paper towels and admonished: “Kate, you live in California now; we don’t use that many paper towels here.” Out of the mouths of babes. Apparently even our tiniest citizens are hopping on the green bandwagon.

Beyond the chuckle I got out of Aidan’s precocious comment, his words resonated soundly with me. They speak to the very core of the environmental movement. Small efforts combine to make a big impact. Consider this:

• Setting your thermostat a mere two degrees lower in winter and higher in summer would save about 2,000 pounds of carbon dioxide (the major cause of global warming) each year. Two degrees. Come on, anybody can do that!

• Recycling one glass bottle saves enough electricity to light a 100-watt
bulb for four hours.

• Keeping your tires properly inflated can improve your gas mileage by approximately three percent. Every gallon of gas you save keeps twenty pounds of carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere — and a whole bunch of money in your wallet.

• If every household in the United States replaced just one regular light bulb with a fluorescent bulb it would be the equivalent of taking 7.5 million cars off the road.

• Fixing a dripping faucet with a simple and inexpensive washer can save up to 2,160 gallons of water a year — that’s enough H2O for about thirty showers. 

With the knowledge that a little effort goes a long way toward making a difference, I welcome you to our first Green issue. While environmental matters are a global concern, they have a very real local impact. And that’s exactly why we have devoted these pages to exploring the latest in green homes and cars, organic food, as well as the health of the Sound. Our slice of Fairfield County is filled with people doing great things to preserve the environment, and it’s our pleasure to celebrate these personalities. They serve as constant reminders that we all can do something to make a difference — even if it is just one paper towel at a time.

— Cristin Marandino

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