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Skyla Mann says ...
Each year, we try to add a little thing to our growing list of "greening up" our lifestyle. This year we have just ordered a rain barrel and will be getting that installed soon. We have a great compost area in our backyard, we just hatched 18 baby chicks that will provide us with fresh eggs, we use cloth grocery bags and glass water bottles and try very hard to do as many errands as possible with our Prius instead of our mini-van. All of this is possible while still living in the suburbs!
04/03/2012 9:33:02 AM CDT
Lisabeth says ...
We have chosen to be a one car family
04/03/2012 9:33:22 AM CDT
Zolba Singh says ...
I will carry my metal water bottle everyday filled with filtered water instead of purchasing water with plastic bottles! :-)
04/03/2012 9:33:26 AM CDT
Maggie Russ says ...
Compost Compost Compost!!! Reduce waste and make your garden greener, it's a wonderful thing! I also love using vinegar and water to clean in addition to all natural cleaners I buy....you just can't be too careful with a toddler and 2 dogs :)
04/03/2012 9:33:47 AM CDT
Gina Garnett says ...
All of my chemical based cleaners are going to leave my house and be disposed of properly, I don't want the fact I'm getting rid of them to endanger the environment. I am then switching to all plant based cleaners :)
04/03/2012 9:34:06 AM CDT
sharanya says ...
I will compost more and having my own herbs potted.
04/03/2012 9:34:16 AM CDT
SE says ...
Start composting and using reusable bags.
04/03/2012 9:34:20 AM CDT
cathy says ...
Reduce the time in taking the shower and turn off the electricity completely instead of using sleeping mode.
04/03/2012 9:34:32 AM CDT
Rachael D. says ...
Teaching our son to conserve resources and show him the wonder of our natural world. Also, bigger and better compost in 2013, more chickens and growing more of what we love to eat. The Davii love the earth!
04/03/2012 9:34:33 AM CDT
Jim and Jeri says ...
Eat more locally grown produce and food in a more natural state.
04/03/2012 9:34:45 AM CDT
Jamie says ...
I would like to start composting in my backyard for my outdoor garden; I live in the city so it's proving to be a tad difficult to find a composter small enough to fit in limited space, however I would love to reduce my waste to perhaps only 1 trashbag every few months, or none at all!
04/03/2012 9:34:48 AM CDT
Jason says ...
I am starting a garden for fruits/vegetables/herbs and will ride a bike or walk whenever possible as opposed to driving.
04/03/2012 9:34:58 AM CDT
Daisy says ...
I plan on unplugging all my electronics when they're not in use. (cell phone charger, turn off laptops & unplug) I also plan on turning off my phone one hour before bed each night until I walk out the door for work.
04/03/2012 9:35:01 AM CDT
MaryB says ...
We already recycle everything we can. We do not live where we can plant a garden, but we have planted wildflower seeds in the front of our house and we are going to plant vegetables in the raised boxes that are on the side of our house. I also try to shop at the farmer's market whenever I can to buy vegetables locally!
04/03/2012 9:35:02 AM CDT
Ashley Bandy says ...
I will only buy 100% recycled paper to print, and use both sides!
04/03/2012 9:35:20 AM CDT
Joy says ...
I recently switched to all rags. No more paper towels! I'm cutting up old t-shirts into square rags to use to quick clean-up in the kitchen and when doing washing, dusting, and other tasks around the house.
04/03/2012 9:35:28 AM CDT
Santana says ...
I will create a compost area in the unused lot behind my apartment complex for everyone on my block!
04/03/2012 9:35:39 AM CDT
Christine A. says ...
We are on our second year of worm composting, it is great learning for the kids. We are also using our vehicle less and walking more which is leading to gardening tips from neighbors,better health and more time to enjoy nature. The next step is to start a raised herb and vegetable bed in our backyard using existing wood pieces and items we have already to create it.
04/03/2012 9:35:46 AM CDT
Leigh says ...
Our family is switching to cloth napkins and dish towels to save on the use of paper towels and napkins. We're also growing all of our own lettuces and many of our herbs. And we're making an effort to consolidate all trips in a car in order to reduce our carbon footprint.
04/03/2012 9:35:55 AM CDT
Tereza says ...
we recycle; use natural cleaners and got hybrid car if we need to travel by car; instaled solar panels for heating water and some electricty.
04/03/2012 9:36:07 AM CDT
Kate says ...
As a wedding favor I will give out baby trees so all guests will get to plant a tree and watch it grow for the rest of their lives. A tree is a gift that lasts forever and helps to replenish the earth.
04/03/2012 9:36:14 AM CDT
olav johnsen says ...
get involved deeper in my community by sharing my knowledge of the products i use, the ways i re-use/ save/ recycle and to buy more locally more often.
04/03/2012 9:36:16 AM CDT
Kelli Joyce says ...
Making more of an effort to eat local and recycle more often.
04/03/2012 9:36:24 AM CDT
Terry Sasser says ...
I have tried to be careful about buying products that are in plastic bottles. I will be careful on the products I purchase to clean my home, and that I put on and in my body. I want to thank you Whole Foods Market for being one of the first markets that cared about the products you sell that are safe for the planet and our families. It is so refreshing to be able to shop at a market that does not sell dangerous foods and products. Thank you!
04/03/2012 9:37:02 AM CDT
Johannah says ...
I am expanding my organic garden!
04/03/2012 9:37:48 AM CDT

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