What recreational drugs are better for the planet?
Slate raises (and answers) a series of offbeat eco-questions: What's more green — shooting heroin or taking meth? What about using spermicide or popping birth control pills? Inquiring green minds want to know.
Wed, May 05, 2010 at 01:57 AM
>> Are you an unpicky recreational drug user with green inclinations? Then read Brendan Borrell’s article in Slate to find out which illegal drugs are best for the environment
. As you may have expected, getting high is generally not that great for the ecology of our planet. But Brendan does posit that “a better choice for those into the hard stuff may be heroin.”
>> Caffeine doesn’t aid concentration
— at least not for uber self-tracker Robin Barooah, who tracked his concentration levels both before and after he quit drinking coffee. Find out more about Robin’s experiment and many more self-tracking feats in Gary Wolf’s fascinating New York Times article (via The Frontal Cortex
). The piece could even help you figure out how to get around faster and greener — especially if you combine the knowledge with your bike and the Saris CycleOps Joule 2.0 Bike Power Meter
, which Wired says “will become as indispensable as leg razors and Spandex” — if you’re a “gram-counting roadie.”
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