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Published Sep. 9, 2009

Here's a snapshot of those green measures that have been embraced and those that still have a ways to go.

83% always run a full load in the dishwasher

77% opt for tap water

47% use recycled paper products

40% use a green product even if it costs more

40% buy green cleaning products

36% have a programmable thermostat

32% recycle batteries

29% properly dispose of paints and other hazardous materials

29% get food at a farmers market or co-op

23% with a lawn use compost or natural fertilizer

18% always or often line-dry clothes

16% recycle compact fluorescent lightbulbs

15%i nstalled a water-saving toilet

10% don't rinse dishes before loading the dishwasher

3% use an alternative energy source, such as solar, wind or geothermal

Source: Consumer Reports National Research Center