The CO2 monster hiding in your wardrobe.

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Nov. 13 2006 11:53 AM

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The CO2 monster hiding in your wardrobe.

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• We don't expect you to go to work in rags, but buying vintage or used clothes is a great way to cut down on the CO 2 costs associated with farming and manufacturing. (Click here for TreeHugger vintage finds.)

• Choose quality over quantity. Buying things you'll wear for a long time saves energy and reduces trash.

• Choose clothes made from hemp and bamboo. Think you'll look like a hippie? Think again.

• Cows create  loads of CO2 and other greenhouse gases. Could you buy fewer shoes made from leather, and give canvas and hemp a chance?

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