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    Going green

    Hi,

    I read an article about saving energy and reducing carbon. The first sentence of it is :"Going green!". I don't understand what it means.

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    Re: Going green

    Quote Originally Posted by shabushabu View Post
    Hi,

    I read an article about saving energy and reducing carbon. The first sentence of it is :"Going green!". I don't understand what it means.

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    It means "getting more serious about environmental issues".

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    Re: Going green

    "Green" has been adopted as the symbol for actions and policies that are seen as non-polluting or beneficial or less harmful to our environment. To take some examples: renewable energy such as that produced by wind or tidal flows is perceived as being green, while that produced from fossil fuels or nuclear reactors is not green. On a more mundane level, reusable shopping bags are green while disposable plastic bags are not, because they are made from petroleum and take a thousand years to decay in landfills.

    So "going green" just means adopting practices and policies that are perceived to be better for the environment.

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    Re: Going green

    Many thanks for the reply. But can I say "Go green!"? why say "Going green"?

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    Re: Going green

    Quote Originally Posted by shabushabu View Post
    Many thanks for the reply. But can I say "Go green!"? why say "Going green"?
    Sure you can. The usual rules of grammar apply. You may decide to go green or not to go green, but whether or not you are currently doing so is merely a matter of continuity,

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