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Green Fatigue

Green Fatigue

We don't have tips for buying Earth-friendly light bulbs, or a list of Alice Cooper's favorite ways to conserve energy. And we don't care if you put a brick in your toilet to conserve water or drive an alternative-fuel vehicle, because -- get this -- it really doesn't matter. As you'll learn from the stories here, we have no water shortage in metropolitan Phoenix -- not now anyway. It's use it or lose it. And that natural-gas-powered Ford Expedition? It might impress your neighbors and get you access to the HOV lane, but it's no easier on the atmosphere than the gasoline-powered version.

The most inconvenient truth of all, it turns out, is this: The Green Movement might make you feel warm and fuzzy, but it won't stop global warming. Really want to save the planet? Don't drive across town to that eco-fashion show. In fact, don't buy those new hemp tennis shoes, or a hybrid car. Wear your old clothes, drive your old car, and save up for solar panels.

For this series, we made the ultimate sacrifice: Our writers put on their thinking caps, got out their calculators, and told the true stories about what it really means to be green in this corner of the desert.

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  1. Farmer John Milton makes his own clothes and can show you how to do the same
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  2. Heidi Tourangeau knows how to save you from death by toxin absorption through living eco-friendly
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  3. Vegan Erotica's Camilla Taylor wants to get you into a vegan dildo harness
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  4. Recycling 101: What to recycle, what not to recycle, and does it even matter?
    Feature
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  5. Jodi Arias' 10 Most Pathetic Tweets
    Valley Fever
    While the jury is still considering Jodi Arias' fate for killing Travis Alexander, we have some insight on what's going on in her head.
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  6. Robrt L. Pela does not recycle
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  7. Alternative fuels aren't solving Phoenix's air-pollution problem, and it's doubtful that they will anytime soon
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  8. No one is saying you should waste water, but in Phoenix it's hard to come up with a reason not to
    Feature
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  9. We're all destroying the earth, and buying an organic handbag ain't gonna help
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  10. Green Fatigue: by the numbers
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