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Slow Down in the UK: A Chicagoan in London

December 15, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

By Valerie Miller

Photo: Valerie Miller

I don’t own a clothes dryer. When I go shopping, I take a bag with me. I can rent a bike to get to work.

It may sound noble. I could say I wanted to take a stand for energy consumption but the truth is, I live in London and all of this is normal. No one has dryers (or very few). People look at me a little funny when I ask for a plastic bag at the checkout and since December 2010, people have rented a bike 8,811,527 times instead of driving to work.
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