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Green Chinese matching ceramic teapot and teacup on a green tray, on a green mat.
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Entry for Color My World Daily (GREEN day).
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Article by ATIQ REHMAN
People Today That Decide To Live Green
Green living is currently a very popular issue as it’s always mentioned in the media. Elements of the economy and industry which have been focused on being green may help to create new jobs and find new alternatives to fossil fuels. But what exactly will flourish in the Green Economy can only be determined by consumers reaction to them. So at this stage it’d be good to consider this question: “Why do people go green”?
I’ve often pondered why people might in fact do this. I guessed that one of the key factors for many people to live green is to safeguard the environment. Or maybe because they’re interested in the new green technology. A third reason is that people think that money can be saved by going green even though that there is an initial price tag to do it.
In spite of what seem like common sense answers, the truth is quite different as per a Wall Street Journal article. They declare that the biggest motivating factor for people becoming green is simply peer pressure. That’s all there is, simply basic peer pressure.
There was an experiment done where to placards were placed in the hotel bathroom areas. The two placards requested that guests reuse the towels in excess of one day. One of the placards exclaimed “Exhibit your respect for nature”. The second placard had as a message “Join your fellow visitors in making an effort to save the environment.” The result was 75% of the guests did reuse the towel as opposed to having it cleaned the next day. As you probably suspected, between the two cards, the second card indicating to follow the other guests received the best results. In a follow up scientific study the placards were modified slightly and the second one now read “75% of guests using this hotel room reused their towels”. The changed placard grabbed better returns than the original.
Peer pressure functions very well in this case just like other things in life. It seems as if just saying that one can save the environment is not enough however to say everyone is doing it will certainly cause people to make a change.
This analysis and its results means there are certain ramifications for companies that market these green products to consumers. Peer pressure generates a guilty feeling in many people, a feeling that they ought to do it otherwise they’ll feel terrible, even if it’s merely a small bad feeling. So it seems that companies should center their marketing on making people feel accountable if they don’t go green. No doubt they’ll employ sales techniques like in the analysis.
I was very suprised at exactly what the results of the study revealed. Still when I really think about it, it really not all that suprising. I guess men and women psychologically conform to what others do because it may be easier or we simply don’t want to be viewed as different.
So that is certainly the real reason people today would like to go green. In spite of all the reasons of preserving the planet, it’s good old peer pressure that would cause people to make a change.
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Green question by ksjazzguitar: How long is her green card good for?
My wife entered the US in Sept. 2005. We had already been married for more than two 2 years. (We started the application process before our second anniversary, but we didn’t receive approval, enter, or receive the green card until after the second anniversary.)
Shouldn’t she have received a green card without “conditional residence”?
How long should that VISA have been good for?
What would be the normal process after that?
She was admitted as an IR-1. She was not a fiancee, but a spouse. We were married in August of 2003 and she entered in September of 2005.
My confusion is why she was given a conditional VISA and how do we avoid having to pay extra to fix the INS’s mistake.
Green best answer:
Answer by Samia
I responded to your previous questions. Regarding you issue with the conditional residence. It could get technical did she enter on a fiance visa or her conditional residence?
You only get conditional if at the time of granting the residence you have been married LESS then two years.