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Roberta McPheeters says ...
I'm already recycling cans/bottles at work and at home. We've changed out most of our unit light bulbs to CFLs and it made a positive change in our electric bill. Now, I'm attempting to get our condo to switch out a lot of floods they have in various places in the 180-unit building to CFL floods, which should impact their electric bill greatly
04/22/2009 8:02:21 AM CDT
deb says ...
Generally to recycle more & go organic in my veg. garden.
04/22/2009 8:17:22 AM CDT
Sandy Parker says ...
I like these bags....before this, I would collect and recycle my grocery bags. Don't have to anymore.... AND the bag makes me aware of the Whole Foods environment!!
04/22/2009 8:24:13 AM CDT
Jody Novak says ...
I am using cloth bags at all stores to help cut down on waste. I also started a compost pile to get rid of kitchen waste my garden looks great after three years of work. I think small things hehelp MOTHER EARTH.
04/22/2009 8:42:24 AM CDT
Kimberly says ...
Make my own coffee in a reuseable mug in the morning and bring my lunch in a reuseable container opposed to plastic baggies.
04/22/2009 8:49:45 AM CDT
Christine Smartt says ...
We compost to make our own soil for our garden. Recycle, reuse, and trying to conserve energy. :)
04/22/2009 9:04:14 AM CDT
vel alahan says ...
Walk to physical therapy. Take quicker showers. Eat less quantity of food. That's a start.
04/22/2009 9:06:40 AM CDT
Charlanne Kallay says ...
I'm looking at the earth through my heart and my own body through the language of love. I am seeking the foods that feed me well with less consumption and provide me with greater energy to do more without stress. I am making my body feel comfortable with its issues until they improve or dissolve. I'm linking my heart to the work of other who need my support with willingness to take steps to back them with my new-found strength.
04/22/2009 9:06:58 AM CDT
Phil Azzolina says ...
My wife and son have food limited diets and I was surprised to find the variety and good pricing at Whole Foods!
04/22/2009 9:15:56 AM CDT
karen divine says ...
Bring your own plastic containers when eating out for leftovers..keeps the styrofoam out of the landfills.
04/22/2009 9:20:08 AM CDT
Laura says ...
what a good idea!
04/22/2009 9:27:58 AM CDT
Tracy Woloshyn says ...
My resolution: investigate installing a green roof on my home - I've got a flat roof, so with some additional structural support it should be do-able!
04/22/2009 9:34:41 AM CDT
Jessica says ...
I always use canvas and cloth bags instead of plastic or paper shopping bags and will be replacing standard lightbulbs with energy saving ones.
04/22/2009 9:40:42 AM CDT
Michael Colquitt says ...
I got involved with Transit Chek on the job and I use mass transit 7 days a week.
04/22/2009 9:45:45 AM CDT
Jill Nickerson says ...
Replacing my most of my lawn (grass) with more water resistence plants & other landscaping.
04/22/2009 9:48:13 AM CDT
Diane says ...
Two months ago we purchased 4 3 gallon buckets for only $2.59 each. We have one at the kitchen sink and the other 3 are for the showers. Every time we turn on the faucet we get about 2 1/2 gallons of water in the bucket before the water gets hot. With two teenagers and two adults we estimate to save 10,000 gallons per year! We have been refilling the outdoor jacuzzi and fountain in addition to watering indoor plants and the vegetable garden.
04/22/2009 9:48:44 AM CDT
Debra Altschul says ...
Debra - I have been using cloth napkins for the last six months and not buying paper ones anymore. I use microfiber cloths instead of reaching for a paper towel. I can wash both and reuse easily. I have been baking gifts for my friends and family for awhile and I cut them into usable sizes (like half loaves, a quarter of a round corn bread); they are easier to wrap and accented with a recycled ribbon. I put them in a party bag that I have saved or even a small paper food bag with added colored pen decorations - add a piece of white tissue paper that can also be reused...add a bow to the handle and voila - a nice homemade gift made with caring and love. We are also able to get water from a well and put it in reusable gallon bottles that I get from my friend. Also my friend gets cut up fruit in glass mason jars and she saves those for us as well to reuse. We share them with others for fall canning and Christmas gifts of eggnog. We also had nitrogen added to our tires this winter when it was offered Free at an oil change and we find that the tire pressure remains stabilized during the extreme temperature changes thus helping us with gas mileage. We also do errands all at once with a route and not daily. Thanks, let's keep cleaning up our planet.
04/22/2009 10:12:41 AM CDT
Rene Ward says ...
Make every effort to use by reusable bags rather than paper or plastic. Get more organic in my eating and buying habits
04/22/2009 10:41:21 AM CDT
Karen Smith says ...
I am planting an organic garden just like the Victory Gardens of the past. I will donate to my local food pantry. I have been collecting cloth tote bags for decades and I use them whenever I go shopping at each and every store no matter what it sells. I now have my entire family using cloth bags. I am sure someone will enjoy receiving this bag as a gift. I even take my cloth bags in my luggage when I travel so that I can use them instead of having to figure out what to do with the plastic or paper bags at my hotel. I sew, and make cloth tote bags for gifts all the time.
04/22/2009 10:48:36 AM CDT
Linda Litterell says ...
I think it's a wonderful thing, being able to help feed children. It's no fault of their own that they are poor. If we can save a few lives we can be very proud!
04/22/2009 10:52:09 AM CDT
Jim Helmer says ...
I've created a xeric garden in my backyard where there used to be a grass lawn. Colorado plants and some others that are resistant to drought are being used which means a lot less water than the grass that it replaced.
04/22/2009 11:13:14 AM CDT
B.C.Ross says ...
I am being frugal and sharing all that I can.
04/22/2009 11:41:22 AM CDT
Carol Taylor Boyd says ...
I started using cloth napkins many years ago when I realized that I was already washing clothes, adding napkins to the wash was no big deal. We had to have a water softner in our new home. I think one of the unexpected impacts on the enviornment is that we use much less soap and detergents. We can use less harsh cleaning products too.
04/22/2009 11:42:03 AM CDT
WMcGee says ...
My Resolution is to unplug unused items, use my recycle bags every time I shop and only turn on lights when needed. My sister and I have started recycling at our parent’s home. I will make an effort to purchase more recyclable products, learn more about how I can help our planet and encourage my husband to do the same.
04/22/2009 11:51:45 AM CDT
Denise says ...
Everyday I pick up three pieces of litter. It makes me feel good, and lots of people notice, which may force me out of a "job" One can only hope.
04/22/2009 1:03:37 PM CDT

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