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Connie Pinc says ...
I will get rid of the plastic bags in my life by recycling them and bring a box or a cloth bag to store for future purchases. connie
04/11/2012 11:50:35 AM CDT
Cass VanBuskirk says ...
I just purchased a bunch of cloth napkins at a thrift store. I am hoping to phase out paper napkins and paper towels!
04/11/2012 11:50:37 AM CDT
Lisa Perry says ...
I will no longer recycle glass jars, plastic containers or to go plastic containers. I will use them again as "tupperware."
04/11/2012 11:50:38 AM CDT
nancy w. says ...
Spare the air, think before I go, walking or biking is always my first option.
04/11/2012 11:54:24 AM CDT
Jonathan says ...
I will eat less meat and more fruits and vegetables.
04/11/2012 11:54:25 AM CDT
Sharon W. says ...
Walking or cycling instead of driving.
04/10/2012 11:55:39 PM CDT
Cathy says ...
We're going to start a compost bin and a veggie garden.
04/10/2012 11:31:41 PM CDT
Lori S says ...
Starting using green/safe makeup, skin and hair care and am slowly switching to get rid of all chemical cleaners!
04/10/2012 9:40:52 PM CDT
Christine says ...
I will take shorter showers.
04/10/2012 9:18:53 PM CDT
Karl says ...
Growing as many of our own vegetables as possible, especially dried beans!
04/10/2012 9:37:35 PM CDT
Gayle says ...
I'm once again planting my own herb garden. I also just bought a larger freezer, so that we can freeze fruits, veggies, & meals to reduce the amount of take-out meals we consume.
04/10/2012 5:00:54 PM CDT
Kelly says ...
We buy as much as possible from the farmers market...local is healthier and saves gas!
04/10/2012 5:10:01 PM CDT
Jen says ...
I am starting a compost bin! Can't wait!
04/10/2012 4:25:29 PM CDT
Susan says ...
Make the switch from plastic water bottles to re-usable ones!
04/10/2012 4:13:09 PM CDT
J Fischer says ...
Our BIG Earth Day Resolution: Conserve Water->save the planet's most precious consumable product->reduce water bill!!! Rainbarrels, catch buckets for water in the kitchen sink (goes into our compost/garden/houseplants/washing toys, etc), turning water off whenever it is not being directly used, etc. We chose water because we empowered our kids to decide and choose a focus this year. But...For 10+ years we've gone from "reduce, reuse, recycle" to involving our kids now directly. We garden, shop local, buy fresh/frozen/local vs. packaged, compost, repurpose a variety of goods, carpool and bundle trips out in the car, walk to our village/shopping area, cycle, use refillable water bottles, drive conservatively, recyle mixed materials - but also try to challenge each other to reuse/repurpose as much as we can (saving on recycling costs/production/resulting emissions).
04/10/2012 3:27:19 PM CDT
Linda Maynard says ...
There are so many ways to help out. Always line dry clothes whenever possible and of course use eco-friendly detergent. Keep a bucket in the shower and use this to flush the toilet with to save water. Plant an organic garden- size doesn't matter- just do it. Take your own "doggie bags/containers" when eating out for your leftovers. NO polystyrene! Try to limit buying anything that contains plastics- let companies know that they need to cut back on plastic packaging. Buy eco products whenever possible. Plant native plants only and get your yard wildlife certified. Take reusable bags whenever you hike and pick up after people who don't understand what littering means.
04/10/2012 2:23:00 PM CDT
GP says ...
I am glad whole foods is using this scale. It makes shopping easier for those who were already informed about hazardous ingredients in our cleaning products and will hopefully inform those who weren't. I will they would do something similar with personal care products and go BPA free with their cans.
04/10/2012 2:07:53 PM CDT
jodi scott says ...
Recycle more
04/10/2012 1:15:45 PM CDT
Barbara says ...
We composte, recycle everything, and have actually made art out of things that were not recyclable in years past. We have pretty re-usable bottles for our water. We installed a heat pump and have replaced all the bulbs and unplugged the energy vampires. We use no fertilizers, replaced lawn with ground covers and flowers and have let the rest go wild. We brush, spot clean and hand wash all the sweaters to avoid the dry-cleaning chemicals. I think we are doing pretty good! But the one think we still need to do is replace the cleaning supplies we use for the toilets and, though we use very little, stop using bleach completely.
04/10/2012 1:19:39 PM CDT
Amanda says ...
I use cloth diapers and air dry them as often as possible.
04/10/2012 1:08:01 PM CDT
Angie says ...
I would love to win this. We have a Whole Foods opening this week, and I can't wait to shop there!!
04/10/2012 12:50:23 PM CDT
Kyla says ...
I have recently traded my laundry soap & softener in for EcoNuts and I used homemade wool dryer balls to help with using less energy. My next move is to get a bigger drying rack to hang more clothes. I have a small one now for the items that cannot be dried but I would love a larger one to dry more things on.
04/10/2012 11:36:44 AM CDT
Lori Davis says ...
I will rid my home of toxic chemical cleaners!
04/10/2012 10:57:27 AM CDT
Dawn says ...
We use Klean Kanteens for coffee and water... No purchasing bottled water. We recycle and plant a container garden.
04/10/2012 10:56:48 AM CDT
krysten fishwick says ...
Recycle plastic. When I moved out on my own with my now husband, we didn't carry through with recycling plastic and paper (or glass or cans)like how both our families have always done. It was just easier to only recycle paper so we just throw everything else out (which I know is horrible for the environment). I do feel guilty about it so for Earth Day, we will start to recycle plastic as well.
04/10/2012 10:42:56 AM CDT

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