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Angela High says ...
A simple resolution: quit bathing in dangerous chemicals. Toss out the usual brand shampoo, conditioner, body wash, toothpaste.... and instead use a natural/organic product. It just doesn't make sense to clean our bodies with products that can actually harm us, especially the young ones. Dr. Bronner's soaps are a fairly easy solution, and is reasonably priced. You can use it on your body and also use it as a cleaner. So actually that is 2 solutions/resolutons. I would recomend buying in bulk to really save!
04/21/2009 3:23:04 PM CDT
CC Hartman says ...
I have a business that caters to children. I will promote recycling and have the kids all participate. My family has reduced their trash by recycling everything we can. Now we have more recycling than trash!
04/21/2009 3:23:21 PM CDT
Jill Richmond says ...
While I use a reusable water bottle most days, I sometimes accidentally leave it in my car or gym bag. So my small resolution is that my reusable water bottle and I are going to be come best friends. That means I won't be tempted into taking disposable water bottles at lunch meetings, no paper cups at the gym and I'll resist the temptation to go to vending machines if I'm thirsty.
04/21/2009 3:23:22 PM CDT
Taylor says ...
I am going to take 2min or less showers and also use much less toilet paper than i do right now.
04/21/2009 3:23:33 PM CDT
Jennifer Saputra says ...
I will buy farm fresh eggs from the farm down the street from my house to support a local farmer. I have never eaten anything bought store bought eggs before, so this is going to be a change for me.
04/21/2009 3:24:08 PM CDT
Adam Farrah says ...
I've been working on this anyway, but here's another reason to commit to it and DO it. I'm going to stay fully focused and committed to eating absolutely NO processed food of any kind...
04/21/2009 3:24:39 PM CDT
Waldo. says ...
I resolve to bring reusable bags into *every* store - not just the grocery store where I got them.
04/21/2009 3:25:10 PM CDT
Yvonne says ...
I pledge to use my recycled bags absolutely EVERYWHERE. No matter how grimmly the Walmart employees look at me. No matter if they say "here let me put your meat in a plastic bag". I will REFUSE 100% of the time.
04/21/2009 3:25:29 PM CDT
lydia wagner says ...
I will take shorter showers and try not to waste any water at all, in everything that I do!
04/21/2009 3:25:34 PM CDT
B Pashkoff says ...
I only run the dishwasher when it is completely full and I try not to use the high temperature setting to often.
04/21/2009 3:26:00 PM CDT
Jonelle says ...
I have ordered a compost bin and am excited to get going on my backyard composting. This is part of my New Year's and Earth Day resolution.
04/21/2009 3:26:19 PM CDT
Jen Jhon says ...
Resolution: Shop with my re-useable tote bags EVERY time! I own a ton of them but always seem to leave them in the house instead of in my car where I can use them. That changes TODAY.
04/21/2009 3:26:22 PM CDT
Angie says ...
For Earth Day this year, my husband and I are going to make our first ever raised bed organic vegetable garden! We already use CFLs, catch rainwater, recycle, reuse, take our own bags to the store with us, and buy only eco-friendly products for our household. This is just one more thing we can do!
04/21/2009 3:26:56 PM CDT
Carrie says ...
I am resolving to pour the water from rinsed glasses and boiled meals into a pitcher by the sink. This saved water can be used for house plants and the garden. This idea was featured in Cooking Light. I love that it is something easy to do.
04/21/2009 3:27:20 PM CDT
Lynne M. Meyer says ...
I'm going to keep a resuable shopping bag in my car, so even when I find myself on a spur-of-the-moment shopping trip, I won't have to rely on plastic bags.
04/21/2009 3:27:30 PM CDT
Kari Stubbs says ...
I unplug electronics when I'm not using them... lamps, chargers, etc! It saves the environment and money! It is my resolution, because I was really good about it in January, but have "fallen off the band wagon" this spring!
04/21/2009 3:27:31 PM CDT
Miriam says ...
I've decided that I'm going to bring a bag with me when I go out to walk my dog. That way, when I see litter on the street, I can simply pick it up right then and there and dispose of it.
04/21/2009 3:27:45 PM CDT
kimberlee says ...
For the longest time I've dealt with health/digestive issues. I've struggled through 7 different doctors and the results have come up inconclusive. It wasn't until a family friend told us about holistic healing through acupuncture and adequate nutrition. Last week, my Chinese herbalist/nutritionist discovered a break through. He found toxins and heavy metals in my system that I could have come in contact with through the food I've eaten or the water I've drank, quite possibly the water that comes into our home through our water system. My Green Resolution would be to shop at Whole Foods. Not only because I believe that they have the healthiest food in our city, but because I believe that it's the best food for my body in order to heal. It wouldn't just help me financially, it would benefit my health and over all wellbeing!
04/21/2009 3:28:16 PM CDT
Robert Hinkelman says ...
Two Thing going to do this weekend plant some fruit trees and making a rain barrel to collect rain water also change light to CFL bulbs.
04/21/2009 3:28:55 PM CDT
John Vermaes says ...
I not only plan on completing the change over from regular lightbulbs to CFLs in my house, but I intend on purchasing a home-sized composter so I have a bigger hand in keeping the landfills less polluted.
04/21/2009 3:28:57 PM CDT
Jim Cruise says ...
Recently, I read an article about a study that showed how much money is saved by turning off computers at night. I have a desktop and laptop that -- until now -- I would leave on at night for the convenience of starting them up quickly in the morning when I needed them. Shutting the computers down at night is shown to save approximately $35-40 per year, per computer on your energy bill. Additionally, it reduces the amount of carbon dioxide that is released into the atmosphere. Just a small change in my daily routine will save me money (and who doesn't want that nowadays?) and help the environment. That's my Green Resolution. For more information on this study: http://www.energystar.gov/ia/products/power_mgt/Yale_Case_Study.pdf
04/21/2009 3:29:01 PM CDT
Victoria Walker says ...
I will recycle all the cardboard boxes I get from my online purchases. I'll take some to the recycling bin, and some I will reuse at home to store or ship things.
04/21/2009 3:29:44 PM CDT
Michael Pope says ...
It might sound trivial to buy one reusable green grocery bag per week for four or five weeks depending on the amount of groceries you purchase. By doing so, I will eliminate approximately 10(double-bags), plastic or brown-bags per week from the trash. If everyone did this, imagine the impact of such a small deed. I start this week!
04/21/2009 3:29:54 PM CDT
Nancy says ...
I will put float boosters in all my toilet tanks to conserve on each flush.
04/21/2009 3:30:01 PM CDT
Becky LeJeune says ...
My green resolution is to make only one driving trip to the grocery store a week, max -- less if possible-- for big purchases. If I need things in the meantime, I will walk! Helps cut my costs since I can't buy more than I can carry, and is as good for me as much as it is good for the planet.
04/21/2009 3:30:11 PM CDT

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