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Dolly says ...
I organized my street's clean-up and will direct teams to areas that need special attention. We hold this event every year. As prices for the most trash collected the participants receive plant and/or tree seedlings and we have fun getting together with the neighbors. Try it in your neighborhood.
04/23/2009 8:46:11 PM CDT
Kevin says ...
My Earth Day resolution is to use cloth diapers for my new baby boy. The thought of 6000 disposable diapers filled with biohazardous waste from one little baby is disgusting. Imagine how much of our landfills is composed of such waste??
04/23/2009 9:00:03 PM CDT
Denise Puttre says ...
I am going to purchase a soda making machine and make my own healthy soda at home. I won't buy anymore plastic bottles of seltzer. Also, I am going to get my employer to recylce.
04/23/2009 9:13:18 PM CDT
Kris says ...
I am going to plant lettuce in my flowerbeds this year.
04/23/2009 9:26:36 PM CDT
Arlene Montemarano says ...
I am determined to change my mindset on living. From now on, I will focus much more on on my actual needs, and not as much on my wants. I will have the goal of consuming much less than I have until now, and be thoughtful in my purchasing, avoiding mere mindless acquisition. I will have an eye on the impact of what I buy on the ecological systems we depend upon. We can all do with less. And we can reuse to a much greater extent, as well. It is time. Thanks for giving all of us this little "push".
04/23/2009 9:42:30 PM CDT
Jill says ...
I have planted a herb garden, have adopted the one light bulb one room rule and have converted my entire office to saving every tiny piece of paper that can be utilized as scratch paper for notes. Everyone loves the idea and we have cut costs big time! We have even donated some of it to local elementary schools to use in the classroom! By being aware of what I can do it makes me accountable to myself and others!
04/23/2009 9:57:55 PM CDT
Tami Jo Eaton says ...
I just purchased a dehydrator to add more raw foods into my families life, which in turn will decrease the amount of pre-packaged foods, which in turn will increase the amount of peels, rinds, stems, etc. therefore I am starting to compost, right next to my garden. I have 3 small children growing up in this world and they watch everything I do, so I want them to learn from my example.
04/23/2009 10:04:26 PM CDT
Dee says ...
I will always strive to purchase local seasonal produce and will bike to Whole Foods instead of driving my car .... nice panniers on my bike!
04/23/2009 10:13:29 PM CDT
Meredith says ...
I recently started keeping a countertop compost pail. My next project is to create a compost area in the back yard. My pail is 3/4 full, so I plan to begin clearing the area this weekend!
04/23/2009 10:25:20 PM CDT
Gayle Bradshaw says ...
I have replaced all my light bulbs with energy saving CFL's, any new appliances are Energy Star, I planted a tree and I drive a Prius. I'm committed to Earth year, not just day.
04/23/2009 10:32:39 PM CDT
Cheyenne says ...
To buy 95% organic food 100% of the time.
04/23/2009 10:43:17 PM CDT
Julie Coates says ...
I always bring my own bags to the grocery store but sometimes forget at other stores. My goal is to not get another plastic bag from any stores for the rest of this year!
04/23/2009 10:53:48 PM CDT
Graydon Moss says ...
I have been recycling for years. This year I am going to extend my planting of alpine strawberries (yummy) as edging in my garden and incorporate more edible plants in my borders. And try to remember to take my mesh grocery bags out of the trunk BEFORE I get to the check out counter!
04/23/2009 10:57:40 PM CDT
Fiona says ...
Have switched to Smart Strip surge protectors for all home electronics and appliances to prevent wasted power.
04/23/2009 11:25:14 PM CDT
Rich O. says ...
To celebrate the Earth Day my committment to the environment consists of recycling plastic bottles, bags, papers and cans. Also I save water in every possible way to water the plants. I do not waste water. I do not waste gasoline or pollute the air by driving less and walking, bicycling more.
04/24/2009 12:03:53 AM CDT
Tricia King says ...
I vow to continue the vintage/recycled clothes trend. So many people remember to save on plastic with reusable sources that a lot of people forget "green" extends to the clothes on our backs. Besides organic and sustainable fibers (like bamboo) in new clothes, I now try to re-use any of my old duds or buy used rather than new. I admit I was grossed out at first by the idea of using anything second-hand, but a lot of times they are pretty brand new and re-using cloth saves them from going into the landfill. I've used old clothes as hand towels, for cleaning, and for DIY projects such as making scarves and blankets. I feel less wasteful and in addition to my personal environment, my bank account also feels better!
04/24/2009 12:42:24 AM CDT
Erika says ...
I resolve to get the compost bin started and to teach my children more about the benefits of a green lifestyle.
04/24/2009 1:00:21 AM CDT
Stefanie Pina says ...
i have been taking lunch to work lately but now i plan on only using reusable containers and utensils to reduce non recyclable plastic :D i save money and the enviroment :D
04/24/2009 1:15:45 AM CDT
Alley Blom says ...
I am committed to making sure that my work starts to recycle all our paper, (which is a lot considering I work at a Day care!)
04/24/2009 2:36:34 AM CDT
Phil says ...
My Earth Day Pledge is to never have children. We've overpopulated our tiny planet, and we're running out of resources!
04/24/2009 2:42:41 AM CDT
Tara says ...
Me and my mother are really into the whole idea of "being green" and so this year we are planning to grow as many fruits, veggies, and herbs as our little yard can hold. We also recently installed a clothes line so that we won't have to use the dryer. We ride to work together whenever possible and we have started using the reusable bags for shopping and lunches, etc. Next on our list is no more plastic water bottles of straws. All of this is really exciting and we can't wait to find other ways to help the earth and get a little more healthy.
04/24/2009 6:35:52 AM CDT
Homeira says ...
A great way to recycle would be to actually re-use the plastic bags you get from the grocery stores as trash bags. The bags fit great into small trash cans in offices and bathrooms. Many people go out and buy bags for their trash cans and just toss the plastic grocery bags away. Rather than going out and buying boxes and boxes of small plastic trash bags to use, why not re-use your grocery bags as trash bags? This would result in less plastic trash bag production and waste which is definately a step in the right direction towards going green. Taking this a step further, it would be great if the plastic bags from all grocery stores were bio-degradable so after being trashed they wouldn't be bad for the environment.
04/24/2009 7:44:36 AM CDT
Lydia P. says ...
I already use cloth towels instead of napkins and paper towels as well as using reusable water and coffee cups and glass containers for food - but the one thing I haven't been able to cut down on yet is sandwich bags. My commitment for this Earth Day is to use less ziplock bags!
04/24/2009 7:47:01 AM CDT
Mary says ...
I will build a composting system at home. Unplug all the stuff just "plugged in" all the time. Eat mostly whole foods and start a garden that Ihave been planning to do for a while. Continue to pair errands for less driving. Spend less time at the computer and more time outside to truly live in the GREEN.
04/24/2009 7:56:54 AM CDT
Tamiko B. says ...
I currently recycle and use my recyclable grocery bags, but I know I can do more. My green resolution for the year is to decrease my carbon footprint by 25%. By conserving energy, recycling more, and using the money saved to purchase solar paneling for our home by this winter.
04/24/2009 8:26:57 AM CDT

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