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BethieofVA says ...
My resolution is to be more conscientious about recycling. I am so guilty of just tossing my plastics, paper, etc... in the garbage.
04/21/2009 3:35:11 PM CDT
Danielle says ...
We're going to start turning all the computers off in the house when we're done using them instead of leaving them running in case we need them.
04/21/2009 3:35:32 PM CDT
Michele says ...
I'm trying to be aware of how much water I waste running the faucet - from my son's bath to brushing my teeth, from washing my hands to hand washing dishes... my goal for Earth Day is to be more mindful of how I use such a precious resource!
04/21/2009 3:36:10 PM CDT
Debbie Mcafee says ...
I will always remember to bring my reusable coffee cup with me when I get lattes at coffee houses, including the coffee bar at Wholefoods.
04/21/2009 3:36:19 PM CDT
Nicole Nunez says ...
Over the years, I've made more Earth Day Resolutions than New Year's Resolutions and I want this year to be the same. I do my best to live green, like volunteering at our local farm and supporting them through CSA, but I often get lazy in my personal life. I'll admit it: I waste water. It's not insanely excessive, but I know I do it. This year, I would like to cut my use of water. I will do this by always turning off the faucet when brushing my teeth and taking shorter showers. I will be sure to soak lots of dishes in the sink and wash them all at once instead of under a running faucet. I vow to NEVER toss out the remaining boiled water from making a cup of tea. I will do everything in my power to stop my cats from flushing the toilet. They're super sly, though...
04/21/2009 3:36:33 PM CDT
gary c says ...
remember to turn off the water when I'm brushing my teeth and not just leave it running.
04/21/2009 3:36:55 PM CDT
Elizabeth Cawood says ...
I am going to bring a recycling bin to my workplace.
04/21/2009 3:36:57 PM CDT
Erin says ...
I am making every effort possible to minimize the use of plastic bags. While in the past this has been restricted to grocery shopping, I am extending it to every store I shop in, including mall stores. I have found that stores in malls, in particular, are not keen on this idea, as they use the bags to advertise, but I will not be bullied by them anymore!
04/21/2009 3:38:18 PM CDT
Hana K. says ...
I will be trying to switch from paper towels to cloth towels!
04/21/2009 3:38:19 PM CDT
Maddeline Lussier says ...
I am going to start turning my lights off more and just opening windows instead throughout the day.
04/21/2009 3:38:50 PM CDT
La LodiGrana says ...
To use only products made from recycled paper for all of our stationary and packaging.
04/21/2009 3:39:00 PM CDT
Sharon says ...
I pledge to not get coffee unless it's in my recyclable coffee tumbler (I buy coffee almost every day), and not buy bottled water at all this year!
04/21/2009 3:39:15 PM CDT
Sanjeev D. says ...
I wish everyone a healty and wholesome "Green Day". It's about time something is done to benefit our mother Earth and it's nature. I have done my share to contribute by keeping lights off until I need them on. Also this past winter I've kept the heat off until I really needed it. I tried to stay warm by wearing sweaters & socks. This summer I plan to keep all windows open and take part in outdoor activities rather than stay home and have the air conditioner on. Also I would urge everyone to buy a reusable cloth bag which is usually on sale for $1 in your local Walmart store. This will greatly reduce the use of plastic bags. Even the smallest effort made by each member of our community can make a big difference to the environment. Here's wishing everyone a healthy & wholesome summer.
04/21/2009 3:40:16 PM CDT
Evelyn says ...
I will remember to bring my reusable bags when I go grocery shopping.
04/21/2009 3:40:34 PM CDT
Adam says ...
I plan on increasing my diet intake of mostly whole, natural, organic foods and reduce my fast/prepared foods to less than 5% per month. I use to eat more than 50% per month fast/prepared foods. Currently I am having a Green shake for breakfast, wrap with steamed veggies for lunch and a fish/meat dish on the grill or stir fry for dinner. Would like to prepare more natural pasta's too and reduce intake of prepackaged flavored packages...
04/21/2009 3:41:31 PM CDT
Kimi says ...
Take my own reusable bags when I buy groceries. No more new plastic shopping bags here! I have already made a killer flax market bag for the farmers' market!
04/21/2009 3:41:34 PM CDT
Diane W says ...
Composting! I have been composting leftover green waste (veggie peelings, ends, things that are past prime), coffee grounds, tea leavings, used paper towels and napkins, shreded junk mail and other paper. My gardens love it and it reduces the amount of waste that I put out in the trash.
04/21/2009 3:42:10 PM CDT
carri kessler says ...
i will turn off the water when i brush my teef! AND turn off the lights when i am not in the room!
04/21/2009 3:42:30 PM CDT
Joanmarie Diggs says ...
I've always used my canvas bags when shopping at Whole Foods, but fail to do so at other stores I shop at (e.g. drug stores, hardware stores, book stores, etc., etc.). Part of it is the hassle of having to remember to always have bags handy just in case I feel like shopping; most of it is admittedly not wanting to deal with store personnel who feel inconvenienced by having to use my canvas bags. Needless to say, I wind up consuming quite a bit in the form of plastic bags every month. :-( My green resolution, which I started a couple of weeks ago, is to remember to keep sufficient canvas bags in my car, and to always bring them into any store I shop at. No more plastic bags for me.
04/21/2009 3:43:01 PM CDT
Jessica says ...
I'm trying to use the dryer less often and generally being more aware of energy usage (unplugging electronics when not in use, not standing with the fridge open, useing the crockpot more, turning lights off etc.).
04/21/2009 3:43:18 PM CDT
Jen Skidmore says ...
I'm investing in environmentally friendly body products including shampoos, soaps, and conditioners that go right back down the drain. Also, I'm looking to buy them in bulk to reduce the waste created by so many plastic bottles! It's killing 2 birds with one stone - plus, these products generally smell fresher & yummier than the non-environmentally friendly kinds. Mmm, tea tree oil & mint!
04/21/2009 3:44:00 PM CDT
Sarah says ...
I will remember to bring my own reusable bags to the store and will keep them stored in my car to help ensure this!
04/21/2009 3:45:25 PM CDT
Dave Staples says ...
Now that it's spring, I'll buy all the produce I can from the farmer's market!
04/21/2009 3:45:26 PM CDT
Angela S. says ...
I've heard that unplugging small electronics or appliances when not in use saves on electricity (particularly things with clocks). I'd like to give this a try!
04/21/2009 3:45:27 PM CDT
Jill P. says ...
My son's school is .7 miles from our house, we're going to walk or ride our bikes instead of driving!
04/21/2009 3:45:31 PM CDT

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