Living on a Dead-End Equals Being More Green

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Wanter to live a more eco-friendly life?  Live on a cul-de-sac.  According to Peter Shaw from the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom, living on a dead-end means you’re more likely to be influenced by the actions of your neighbors.  In looking at the distribution of households that do recycle, Shaw found a pattern of higher participation by a greater number of neighbors living on dead-end streets.  He found that the shorter the street, the more the neighbors acted similarly in their recycling habits.  The influence was most pronounced on cul-de-sacs.


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