Real or artificial – what does the choice reveal?

Posted Dec. 20, 2010, at 2:54 p.m.

Maine environmental groups have urged people to buy native Christmas trees rather than

artificial ones, arguing that the carbon footprint – the amount of carbon-based pollution

that each creates – is smaller with the natural tree. Do such considerations influence you?

Should they? Should Maine undertake a national marketing scheme to persuade people to

buy a Maine-grown Christmas tree? printed on August 23, 2017