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Diana D'Emeraude says ...
I'm going to take the reusable bags EVERYWHERE that I shop. Bigger ones are available, too. That means clothing stores, hardware stores, etc.
04/25/2009 12:27:53 PM CDT
Ronald says ...
I plan to reduce my use of electricity as much as I can by paying attention to such things as lights left on, appliances which draw power when turned off, etc.
04/25/2009 12:47:03 PM CDT
RedLilac says ...
I consider myself to be pretty good at green. I recycle more than anybody on my block, I buy recycled products, I stopped using pesticides on my lawn and my neighbors hate me for it, I dry my clothes outside when it is nice, I use the back sides of paper for notes, I try to remember to bring my tote bags when shopping and I use green light bulbs. So what am I not doing? I know, unplugging appliances when not in use. It is so convenient to have them ready to go. But the planet is worth more than my own convenience.
04/25/2009 1:32:17 PM CDT
Kelly says ...
I will stop buying bottled water and refill my travel bottle.
04/25/2009 3:01:24 PM CDT
SW says ...
I own a used bike, which under my one-year ownership hasn’t been used to its fullest greenest potential. Thanks to more decent weather and the cheerful sight of cyclists pedaling happily around town, I decided to invest in a bike pump and I am ‘biking’ my errands, including my weekly trip to Whole Foods. It is so much more enjoyable than driving (decent weather provided), and it is a great green alternative to walking! The problem is that I live in Boston, meaning the bike goes when winter befalls :( So, seasonal resolution aside, I am going to make recycling my year-round green resolution, starting with paper. I hate to admit I don’t sort my trash. Everything ends up in that one trash can and one trash bag, sometimes two… But this contagious Green Movement thing going on is beginning to knock some sense into me. Over the last few days I have been dismantling a tower of paper pulp ready to be recycled. This five feet tall mass of lecture notes and journal articles is an unsightly product of four intense years in college…who knows, I might need some of this later, right? Well, all it has really done is create clutter. It is time to de-clutter and recycle! Luckily my town has a curbside recycling program, and I am going to use it! To find out what recycling programs or centers are near you, type in your zipcode here ttp://www.nrc-recycle.org/consumers.aspx Go Green !!!
04/25/2009 4:04:00 PM CDT
halemary says ...
Refuse to use plastic bags ever. Walk to workout and Library. We have turned off lights when not in use. With a tiny balcony I have three Earthboxes to grow our own summer vegetables. Always shop at Whole Foods and farmer's markets. Buy organic. clothes, food, etc.
04/25/2009 4:50:33 PM CDT
Valentina says ...
I am proud to be a "tree hugger" for about 30 years now. I have always been big into recycling and living green, and I have gotten most of my family into this great lifestyle also. I am now scrimping in other parts of my life (who needs a pedicure that often anyway??) so I can buy organic as much as possible. And I now try to use reusable bags whenever and wherever I shop. It's all good for all of us! :>
04/25/2009 5:05:12 PM CDT
Barbara Young says ...
I love zipper top plastic bags. They are my weakness. And I tend to abuse them--one use and toss. It is my resolve to use the darn things at least three times. Each.
04/25/2009 6:49:03 PM CDT
Stephanie says ...
I will bike to work more often (at least 3 days a week but working towards 5), try to buy only locally grown produce, plant more veggies in my garden, and always bring shopping bags with me when I go out.
04/25/2009 6:49:33 PM CDT
Chandra Moore says ...
I just recently got rid of all cleaners, now using only vinegar/baking soda/eo's. Also use cloth diapers. I am going to grow a garden this summer and hope to start a compost pile to cut down on our trash output. Also, I have cloth bags for shopping, I need to ACTUALLY start using them.. Some cashiers though are not very happy when they see you coming with your cloth bags and a cart full of groceries! lol
04/25/2009 7:12:02 PM CDT
Ann Marie says ...
ooo...green resolutions! :) i'm going to turn my porch into a container garden and grow my own fresh, organic tomatoes and herbs this summer.
04/25/2009 7:42:37 PM CDT
Chris says ...
I am going to unplug wall adapters around the apartment whenever I notice them plugged in but not being used.
04/25/2009 7:44:06 PM CDT
Jim says ...
We're a pretty green family already: 100% CFL, organic lawn and native plants and trees. We're trying to reduce our electric useage by borrowing the Kill-A-Watt device from our library to identify the electric hogs in the house and to reduce their electrical consumption. We're also going to explore sourcing electricity from greener sources.
04/25/2009 8:31:14 PM CDT
Sarah says ...
Wow! It's so great to see so many people who feel the same way as I do...my resolution, since I already do a lot of things such as using reusable bags, buying organic, eating meat-free meals a few times a week, is to keep improving on what I am already doing, we can always do MORE. Add one new thing to your routine and make it stick, and then add another...my next project is to literally receive my first worms for my compost bin in two days!! I'm excited to finally start composting (wanted to wait for nicer weather here in IL before starting.) Then I want to buy rain barrels (very soon) and try incorporating those and getting used to them. Then who knows what will be next?? I'll never stop trying to make a difference and treat our world better for our future!
04/25/2009 8:46:40 PM CDT
Sandi says ...
I am using my own reusable bags, not just at grocery stores, but at clothing and shoe stores, etc. ie. at the mall or strip mall or stand-alone store. I am also trying to bring my water in one of those reusable coffee mugs with a lid, instead of buying more bottled water. I am also 'dumping' the trash from my little trash cans in each room into one big bag, instead replacing the plastic liner bags in them each week. (I reuse the old plastic grocery bags as my liners cuz its less cleaning of the trash can, and I used to grab them and replace them each week for ~4 rooms. Now that I don't get 'new' plastic grocery bags, I can't reuse them.)
04/25/2009 9:24:40 PM CDT
Stacy says ...
Here is my resolution: Start composting. We live in an apartment and I always thought you needed a yard to compost, but I have found some good options for apartments.
04/26/2009 1:30:22 AM CDT
michelle rosborough says ...
Stop bringing home plastic bags
04/26/2009 2:12:42 AM CDT
nancy says ...
Buy local organic produce and products as much as possible. Recycle as much as possible.
04/26/2009 5:06:41 AM CDT
Pam Morgan says ...
I am going to ask each and every store I go to (food, retail, etc) to start using the "green" bags and discontinue using plastic and paper bags.
04/26/2009 7:38:27 AM CDT
Josie says ...
I will reinforce my "eat no meat" diet (unless by some rare chance it is locally raised and organically fed) for the reasons I adopted it in the first place: because of animal suffering in farm raised and slaughtered conditions; because of the carbon footprint the long traveling of the "product" makes getting to the restaurant; and because it is healthier for my body not to eat meat that has come from animals that were genetically altered, improperly fed, and full of unhealthy stress hormones because of their horrible demises. NO MORE CHEATING BY EATING RESTAURANT CHICKEN, COWS (BEEF), OR PIGS (PORK)!!!!!!!!!!
04/26/2009 8:07:03 AM CDT
jo wray says ...
my resolution is buy soy printer ink.
04/26/2009 9:08:08 AM CDT
Debbie L says ...
I am educating myself in locally grown produce and purchase all my produce that way. I have found it quite alot of fun finding Farmer's markets in the area and discovering all the interesting and unusual items that are offered, including baked and canned goods as well. I unfortunately don't have the opportunity to grow my own at this time, however hopefully in the future that can become a reality
04/26/2009 10:13:44 AM CDT
Betty Bujas says ...
Buy rain barrels for downspouts to collect water to water my compost rich organic garden. As well, I now walk to the post office to mail things. Will unplug all appliances etc that are not in use.
04/26/2009 11:25:38 AM CDT
mountain girl says ...
We are giving away our riding lawnmower...and getting a manual reel one! My husband is at Home Depot RIGHT NOW! How exciting!
04/26/2009 1:00:35 PM CDT
Bee says ...
My green resolution: To start a compost in my backyard!
04/26/2009 1:25:49 PM CDT

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