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January 25, 2008

Pop Corner

Text-happy teens, rejoice: Sending messages via cell phone is waaay more ecofriendly than using a clunky ol' PC or laptop. (A computer requires 30 times the electricity for the task.) This tidbit comes from Seventeen magazine, which surveyed readers on green topics for an October spread titled "Do You Really Care About the Environment?" The 73 percent of teen girls who turn off the water while brushing their teeth do care, and so do the featured "cuties with a cause"--a group of floppy-haired high school boys who created a charity (relightny.org) that provides low-income families with compact fluorescent lightbulbs.

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