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mackenzie b. says ...
my green resolution is to be crazy obsessive about power usage. whenever i'm not using something, i want it unplugged!! i'll also be biking and walking everyplace nearby (moving to a new city for medical school after graduation!), and i'm going to take showers no longer than 3 minutes! i'm so excited for this next year, and adding these resolutions will make it that much more rewarding!
04/21/2009 4:12:54 PM CDT
Tasha says ...
I already pick up trash whenever I can, and I try to recycle the recyclables that I find (I always do at home, work and school!) but I want to get more actively involved with cleaning up and preventing litter and making recyclablity more readily available in local schools.
04/21/2009 4:13:30 PM CDT
Helen Carlson says ...
Instead of buying bottled water, I refill the empty bottles that I've kept with tap.
04/21/2009 4:13:49 PM CDT
Heather says ...
My resolution is to bring my reusable bags with me to every store I go to. I have so many but forget to grab them on my way out the door.
04/21/2009 4:14:01 PM CDT
Kathy says ...
My resolution is to finish an entire plate of food at the dining hall and to reduce the time of my showers! Yay Earth!
04/21/2009 4:14:44 PM CDT
Amber Meyers says ...
My goal is to be vegetarian atleast 5 out of 7 days a week. Also, to take shorter showers, waste less paper and to start a garden in my yard.
04/21/2009 4:15:02 PM CDT
Rebecca Hathaway says ...
I am going to try to collect more water while waiting for sink/tub to get warm. Also trying to be more conscious about plastic lunch bags etc. Meanwhile, our family already owns a eco-friendly deck/concrete sealing company and we use reusable bags, ride bikes to school & store, recycle, compost and try to be good about electronics. This winter we turned the thermostat down 4 degrees to about 63 during the day and 58 at night.
04/21/2009 4:16:35 PM CDT
Carol King says ...
Tomorrow I am changing all the lightbulbs in my house to CFL. I will not use the air conditioning until the temperature reaches at least 80 degrees. I will use more environmentally friendly household products. And I WILL teach my husband the value of being eco-responsible. I keep reusable bags in my pick-up, my car and in the saddlebags of my motorcycle. I have installed a low-flow showerhead. I have a gizmo that senses when an electronic device (energy leach) is not in use and turns it off. I recycle everything I can. I re-use as much as possible, buying and selling on sites like Craig's List. I ride my motorcycle when ever possible to reduce gas usage, 50-60mph vs 26mph in my 6 cylinder Ford F150 or BMW 530i.
04/21/2009 4:17:18 PM CDT
melissa says ...
To take the environment into mind when I purchase my new car this month. Looking at low emission, fuel efficient models
04/21/2009 4:17:39 PM CDT
Rachel says ...
I vow you use my tupperware more often and less to hopefully none of the disposable containers like ziploc bags etc. While trying to reuse the ones I have now as much as possible.
04/21/2009 4:17:54 PM CDT
Michelle says ...
My resolution is to buy more local produce and eat less meat.
04/21/2009 4:19:40 PM CDT
Clarissa says ...
I will rinse my dishes with cold water instead of keeping it on hot and wasting energy.
04/21/2009 4:21:33 PM CDT
Debbie T says ...
I want to try to always use my canvas bags for shopping. Not only grocery shopping, but all other kinds of shopping as well.
04/21/2009 4:21:40 PM CDT
Elena Cordisco says ...
I have pledged and have already begun to unplug any appliances and chargers when not in use, always use my own recyclable bags, never ever buy bottled water, recycle everything possible including glass which will not be picked up in my area.
04/21/2009 4:22:38 PM CDT
Ali Sayed-Ahmad says ...
Hi...I need this so bad. My dad is about to lose his job at GM. I'm suffering, please help me.
04/21/2009 4:23:11 PM CDT
Jeana says ...
We are going to replace all our light bulbs with the more energy efficient ones, with timers in rooms that seem to be forgotten about. We are placing power strips on all electronics so they will all be shut completely down when not in use. We are remembering more and more to use our canvas and other reusable bags for shopping and things. We are going to start composting for our new organic garden. I would love to get a hybrid car... for now I just cut back on how much driving we do. We also recycle. Any other ideas come up that we can comply with are always welcomed.
04/21/2009 4:24:07 PM CDT
Donna says ...
My Earth Day resolution is to use canvas bags instead of plastic at the grocery store.
04/21/2009 4:24:21 PM CDT
Cara D. says ...
I am resolving to use less paper products in my house & buy products with less packaging. I absolutely hate the amount of paper towels, napkins, & toilet paper that typical houses go through! I definitely want to be making fewer trips to both the grocery store + the recycling plant.
04/21/2009 4:26:01 PM CDT
Shanyne says ...
I am installing rain barrels on all my downspouts this weekend!! My goal is to reduce my city water usage by 2/3 this growing season!!
04/21/2009 4:27:53 PM CDT
Cynthia Leathers says ...
Our newest resolution: We will recycle all the metal from the empty cans our cat's food comes in. Other ways we are getting our pets in on the green lifestyle: - Our 8 cats use only biodegradeable cat litter (one is made from corn, one from pine, one from recycled newspaper). - We only buy them cat food from organic sources and in the largest sizes available to cut down on the amount of packaging used. - We repurpose fabric from old/unrepairable clothes & textiles to make creative cat toys - like mismatched socks, stuffed with catnip we grow ourselves, or braiding fabric together to make toys they can carry around.
04/21/2009 4:28:41 PM CDT
May Hsiao says ...
My green resolution is to use reuasable grocery bags at every store and to use paperless statements for all bills that I am currently getting in the mail.
04/21/2009 4:29:05 PM CDT
Jennifer Chandonnet says ...
We commit to a few actions for my household to reduce our footprint this year: 1) Wash clothes in cold water 2) Replace bleach vinegar and other eco friendly cleaners 3) Bring reusable bags for all shopping not just grocery stores 4) Switch to Cloth Napkins and Towels 5) Buy from local Farmers Market 6) Feed Sabre our Lab a USA made dog food Hopefully this and other tips we get will make a difference.
04/21/2009 4:29:36 PM CDT
Jodi says ...
I plan to visit the Austin farmer's market at least once a month and make every attempt to shop for local foods.
04/21/2009 4:29:52 PM CDT
Dawn says ...
will not let the water run while brushing my teeth and shall reuse shower towel to cut down on washes
04/21/2009 4:30:10 PM CDT
Brandi says ...
My Green Resolutions: DO NOT run water while brushing teeth. As much as I try, I can not master this simple task. BIKE TO EVERY BAR (+/- DO NOT BECOME AN ALCOHOLIC) Bike to work once a week, even if it's raining (I am leaving no room for Seattle loop holes)
04/21/2009 4:30:29 PM CDT

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