Your Top 20 Econundrums – Solved!

Disposable or cloth diapers? Netflix or video store? Our green advice guide goes way beyond paper v. plastic.

Illustration: Mark Allen Miller

Fight disinformation: Sign up for the free Mother Jones Daily newsletter and follow the news that matters.


While world leaders hash out whether to tax carbon or trade it, the rest of us wrestle with our own environmental quandaries: Paper or plastic? Dishwasher or sink? Drive or fly? Here’s how to pick what’s best for the planet.

Take the Mother Jones EcoQuiz! Click on the questions to see the answers, or view all answers.

 

Paper or Plastic?

Netflix or Video Store?

Laptop or Desktop?

Read the Paper in Print or Online?

Candles or cfl?

Manual or Automatic Transmission?

Wash Your Car or Keep It Dirty?

Car Windows Down or Run the AC?

Idle Your Car or Turn It Off?

Gas or Diesel?

Workweek: Five Days or Four?

Fake Leather or Real?

Laundry: Night or Day?

Disposal or Trash Can?

Dishwasher or Sink?

Paper Towels or Electric Drier?

Pill or Condom?

Diapers: Disposable, Flushable, or Cloth?

Fake Grass or Real Grass?

Death: Buried or Burned?

We've never been very good at being conservative.

And usually, that serves us well in doing the ambitious, hard-hitting journalism that you turn to Mother Jones for. But it also means we can't afford to come up short when it comes to scratching together the funds it takes to keep our team firing on all cylinders, and the truth is, we finished our budgeting cycle on June 30 about $100,000 short of our online goal.

This is no time to come up short. It's time to fight like hell, as our namesake would tell us to do, for a democracy where minority rule cannot impose an extreme agenda, where facts matter, and where accountability has a chance at the polls and in the press. If you value our reporting and you can right now, please help us dig out of the $100,000 hole we're starting our new budgeting cycle in with an always-needed and always-appreciated donation today.

payment methods

We've never been very good at being conservative.

And usually, that serves us well in doing the ambitious, hard-hitting journalism that you turn to Mother Jones for. But it also means we can't afford to come up short when it comes to scratching together the funds it takes to keep our team firing on all cylinders, and the truth is, we finished our budgeting cycle on June 30 about $100,000 short of our online goal.

This is no time to come up short. It's time to fight like hell, as our namesake would tell us to do, for a democracy where minority rule cannot impose an extreme agenda, where facts matter, and where accountability has a chance at the polls and in the press. If you value our reporting and you can right now, please help us dig out of the $100,000 hole we're starting our new budgeting cycle in with an always-needed and always-appreciated donation today.

payment methods

We Recommend

Latest

Sign up for our free newsletter

Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily to have our top stories delivered directly to your inbox.

Get our award-winning magazine

Save big on a full year of investigations, ideas, and insights.

Subscribe

Support our journalism

Help Mother Jones' reporters dig deep with a tax-deductible donation.

Donate