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leslie says ...
I bought a lunch bag with re-usable pouches so no more plastic baggies!
04/13/2012 6:40:18 AM CDT
theresa says ...
purchased a portable clothes line. won't use the electric dryer anymore.
04/13/2012 6:24:47 AM CDT
Betsy says ...
I'm going to remember to use my reusable bags at all stores I go to, not just Whole Foods.
04/12/2012 9:25:59 AM CDT
Charlene Erickson says ...
I will remember to get my own bags out of my car when I go to Whole Foods!
04/12/2012 9:19:14 AM CDT
Carolyn Cruse says ...
I am using less water, I collect rain water for my plants and using more towels in the bathroom in place of paper towels. I also walk more or use public transportation!
04/12/2012 5:56:31 AM CDT
Sue Swyt says ...
Hang more clothes out on the line instead of using the dryer. I have a great umbrella style clothes line, but I've been using it less since I started grad school
04/13/2012 10:30:44 AM CDT
Kathleen A says ...
I have used cloth bags for my shopping for years, and my goal is to get all my friends on board. Recycling is at the top of my list and always try to find a way to repurpose vitually everthing. I shopped at 2nd hand stores before it was ever the popular thing to do. I have a small garden and a compost bin. Altough I don't have a "tried and true" rain bucket, I do keep older trash cans out to catch water to use for plants during the dry spells. When going to the store, I try to either walk dragging along my little granny cart or ride my bicycle with paniers attached. When I do need to drive somewhere, I go in a little Mazda Miata which is good on fuel. Not as good as some of the newer models, but I lost my job in 2008, so I can't afford to buy something else at the moment. I look forward to trying some of the newer "green cleaning products" and hope that they can come down in price a bit or that I can win them. It's tough being unemployed in this economy.
04/19/2012 9:43:31 AM CDT
teresa says ...
using reusable washrags instead of paper towels to wipe counters and such. all natural cleaners are the best.
04/19/2012 9:42:53 AM CDT
Donna says ...
Every person in our home has their own shower towel and they have to reuse it several times before wash day. That means less laundry loads, less water used per week, and less plastics consumed per year. We already use green cleaning products too.
04/19/2012 9:49:50 AM CDT
Kate says ...
We're starting a container spice garden!
04/03/2012 8:04:16 AM CDT
Shawn says ...
Using a rain barrel to water our garden.
04/03/2012 8:20:59 AM CDT
Kristin says ...
Get rid of the plastic wrap and baggies and use reusable containers and sandwich skins for the lunch boxes!
04/03/2012 8:19:48 AM CDT
Eve says ...
Each year, my husband and I select a DIY project that we work on together for Earth Day. Usually it involves repurposing something we found on a curb or that would otherwise be thrown away. This year, it's an old metal typewriter desk that we found in a dumpster. We also have only one outside trash can and challenge ourselves not to fill it.
04/19/2012 9:43:53 AM CDT
Elizabeth says ...
I have just moved into a house which has a garden and I have been waiting to start a compost box - actually a worm bin. I am so excited that finally I have my own living space in which to do this. I have been living in other people's homes for a while. I love to make good use of food scraps and see the turning of our scraps being recycled back into the earth to make the earth naturally self feeding rather than used unnatural fertilizer. It's so great to know that our food is on a cycle and rather than fill my trash can with rubbish, I am allowing the food to return to the earth. Worm poop is actually a good thing and makes other things grow!! Worm boxes go!
04/19/2012 9:52:35 AM CDT
Tracy T Hall says ...
I use vinegar, washing soda and borax....as well as lemon oil and lemon to try and use less chemicals!! I also use cloth diapers to reduce waste and resources usage!
04/03/2012 7:27:29 AM CDT
R Shresta says ...
I will recycle as much as I can, use less paper towels and switch to cloth towels, plant a couple of trees in our yard and take reusable canvas bags for my grocery trips.
04/13/2012 9:00:26 AM CDT
Lauren says ...
I'm volunteering to help clean up a trail for Earth Day!
04/12/2012 8:53:16 AM CDT
Kelley Strout says ...
My husband and I committed to cloth diapering our baby! We are also walking to and from Whole Foods for our weekly shopping trip- burn calories & save the earth!
04/12/2012 7:09:25 AM CDT
Kimberly Kennedy says ...
I am thankful for this great planet and to preserve it I will make sure I recycle everything And also encourage our church youth group to do the same. I will also go outside more and breath the fresh air and enjoy this earth instead of staying in my office all day!!!
04/12/2012 7:03:30 AM CDT
christine says ...
I always recycle paper bags, bring my own bags and also recycle the plastic ones when necessary. I also try to buy organic as much as I can, even though I'm on a budget. The biggest recent change is that I'm trying to drive more conservatively! Gas is getting really expensive. It's hard to slow down when everyone around you is going 75-80, but I'm trying really hard to go less than 65. Cruise control saves gas and really helps, too!
04/12/2012 6:57:55 AM CDT
Sara Weber says ...
Reduce product packaging by purchasing bulk more often and making fresh. With a toddler it is easy to buy pre-packaged items so I want to resist the urge in 2012.
04/12/2012 6:50:59 AM CDT
Angelique Fabozzi says ...
All organic in our garden-yay!
04/12/2012 6:46:57 AM CDT
Sherry says ...
I will use "Cleen" green cleaning cloths to wash windows and any shiny surfaces in my home. There is no need to use any chemicals, they clean and polish great!
04/12/2012 6:48:28 AM CDT
Linda says ...
For over 3 years I have not used any pesticides or chemicals on the lawn and mow at a higher height, leaving the clippings and mulched leaves on the grass. Now I'm enjoying all the wildlife, birds, earthworms and many beneficial insects living healthfully in the yard.
04/12/2012 6:46:51 AM CDT
Nicole says ...
This year I've convinced my husband to go organic with our yard and garden- farewell pesticides!
04/12/2012 6:44:15 AM CDT

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