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With new research saying that city slickers are more eco-conscious than country bumpkins, at home are here to offer our expert advice on how to green up your life…

If you live in a big city and have a good job, you’re more likely to have a much greener mind and be more environmentally friendly than those living in the countryside. According to experts, city dwellers are most likely to recycle, volunteer for environmental organisations and engage in other green initiatives because of pressure from work colleagues and large corporations. As well as this, they face greater threat from environmental problems, making them more likely to engage in green behaviours.

Scientists at the Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability (CSIS) at Michigan State University led the study along with collaborators in the United States and China. They analysed the results of China’s General Social Survey, which asked people whether they recycled their rubbish, chatted about eco issues with friends and family or took park in any environmental programs and found that those who lived in cities had far more ‘greener’ attitudes.

Whether you live in the smoke or out in the sticks, we’ve got some top advice on living a greener life:

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  3. Greener glass: save energy with eco-friendly windows
  4. Green shopping: Our five favourite online eco retailers
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  8. Changing spending habits
  9. Green vibes
  10. Being green can save you £££s

Are you surprised by the study’s findings? How eco-conscious would you say you are? Tell us in the comments below, send us a Tweet or write on our Facebook wall!


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