20 Apr '11, 4pm

Amazon says America is buying green

Amazon says America is buying green

We can learn two things from this map, based on Amazon.com's purchasing data: One, many parts of the country are at least buying green products and books about sustainability and conservation, which is a start. Two, Amazon needs a proofreader. There are more charts , too, breaking down who's buying books and products for water conservation, energy savings, garden-to-table, green parenting, and environmental information. Most of the charts are particularly green around the edges, but Midwestern cities star in several areas. Here are a few of the notable findings: Most green toilets purchased: Santa Cruz, Calif. Most disappointing number of rain barrel purchases: Seattle, Wa. All that rainwater going to waste! You might as well go to Santa Cruz and flush it. Most solar panels purchased: Daytona Beach, Fla. Most well-read -- or at least, best-stocked bookshelves -- about ener...

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