Friday Poll: Which shade of green are you?

This being the week of Earth Day, we're hearing quite a bit about green tech--and green practices. How much do you go out of your way to live green?

CNET News Poll

Shades of green
Just how green are you these days?

Always: I bike everywhere and personally recycle every transistor in my old iPods
Usually: I own a Prius and check green ratings for most gadgets
Sometimes: I try to unplug chargers and compost egg shells
Rarely: My garbage bin is mostly PBR cans
Never: I turned my toxic CRT TV into a kitten killer
I don't know; ask me again when I have kids



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This being the week of Earth Day , we're hearing quite a bit about green tech--and green practices.

This week, we talked about new electric cars , green cell phones, a Denver bike-sharing program , and which TVs use the most juice. Eco-friendly tech is now something you drive, something that entertains you, and something that fits into your pocket, and more and more people are taking sustainability and energy efficiency into consideration when making big purchases.

But how much does the average person go out of his or her way to live an eco-conscious life? Sure, you try to recycle cans and reuse plastic bags, but what about your mode of transportation? And that cell phone? Being recyclable is only useful if the user recycles the thing.

We'd like to know how you, the reader, feels. Just how green are you these days? Elaborate about your own eco practices (or lack thereof) in the comments section below.

About the author

    With more than 15 years experience testing hardware (and being obsessed with it), Crave freelance writer Matt Hickey can tell the good gadgets from the great. He also has a keen eye for future technology trends. Matt has blogged for publications including TechCrunch, CrunchGear, and most recently, Gizmodo. Matt is a member of the CNET Blog Network and is not an employee of CBS Interactive. E-mail Matt.

     

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