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Dee Coria says ...
Some of these things we do now and some we are going to be doing. I recycle when I can.I will be recycling soda cans, composting, recycling old tires into decorative planters, recycle wood pallets into a compost bin and some planters, using empty milk jugs as bird baths and feeders, planing a few small flower seeds in recycled items from remodeling (toilet, bath tub, and whatever else I can use), unplug unused appliances, turn off the water when brushing teeth and encourage others to do the same and when shaving too, switched to all CFL bulbs in my house, we hang our clothes outside when the weather permits and shorten the cycle on the washer and wash only in cold water. I use recycled carpet under garden spots to retard weed growth. I only use all natural sprays and fertilizers in my yard,and natural pest repellents house and on my pets. Turn off lights when not in use. We donate clothes to shelters, charities and church clothes closets regularly. I have low flow shower heads and sprayers in all bathrooms and in kitchen sink. I plan to replace all 3 toilets in the house with low flush toilets. I am a member of several freecycle groups and love to freecycle whenever possible.
04/20/2012 10:24:15 PM CDT
jackie norton says ...
my daughter-in-love makes homemade detergent and we both share this product - it is so fresh smelling and does the job of higher priced detergents - we love it!! thank you jackie norton
04/20/2012 10:07:15 PM CDT
Kelly says ...
I will try to find ways to use ALL parts of my fruits and vegetables (such as using them to make a broth, home care products, or use in another dish!).
04/20/2012 9:44:44 PM CDT
Abbe Brown says ...
We are in the process of switching to LED bulbs & I also just started making my own homemade powdered laundry detergent. We also recycle all paper/plastic that can be recycled.
04/20/2012 9:45:50 PM CDT
Karla says ...
Make my own natural cleaners, reuse store bought products sold in glass containers and encourage my kids to recycle!
04/20/2012 9:35:15 PM CDT
Martha says ...
I will be planting some fruit trees and some vegetables in a small plot located near the condominiums where I live. The plot is just an abandoned piece of property owned by the city and it will never be used for anything as it is too small to build anything on. However, it is the perfect spot for a garden and it has been used in the past for this purpose.
04/20/2012 9:16:01 PM CDT
Andrew says ...
Use a refillable water bottle and bring food scraps to my local compost program.
04/20/2012 9:16:01 PM CDT
Heather F. says ...
We already grow most of our own fruits and veges, but just recently added an herb garden to the mix. I am anxious to start cooking with the first batch! Our biggest contemplation is whether or not to use cloth diapers this next time around. Trying to weigh the Pros and Cons =o)
04/20/2012 9:15:56 PM CDT
Sabrina says ...
I've made a lot of changes but I'd like to stop using paper towels and switch to cloth
04/20/2012 9:12:18 PM CDT
Christine says ...
Use reusable shopping bags
04/20/2012 8:48:07 PM CDT
Amanda says ...
Going to try to eat more local this year. Joined a CSA, I'm really happy to be building a relationship with local farmers!
04/20/2012 8:03:06 PM CDT
Victoria says ...
I plan to reduce my carbon footprint by carpooling to work as well as utilizing reusable shopping bags instead of store plastic bags.
04/20/2012 7:41:36 PM CDT
Scott says ...
We will replace our old refrigerator with an Energy Star refrigerator to reduce elecricity usage and save on energy costs!
04/20/2012 7:29:16 PM CDT
N.A. Forler says ...
I live in an apartment complex that doesn't have recycle pick-up. So, I will take my recyclables to a nearby school and recycle them in the neighborhood recycle bins.
04/20/2012 7:38:43 PM CDT
Sherry Owens says ...
I plan to purchase more environmentally friendly cleaning products.
04/20/2012 7:28:44 PM CDT
Jocelyn says ...
I will exercise on sustainable treadmills (machines powered only by human energy) and will avoid eating air-freighted vegetables and produce. I will work on building a one-story, solar house run solely by PV panels. I will continue recycling, turning off appliances when not in use and reusing tea for shampoo.
04/20/2012 6:47:30 PM CDT
Paula says ...
I plan to start a backyard garden, to use resuable shopping bags, take home my plastic recyclable bottles from work to recycle at homse, and make a effort when it comes to major household purchaces that they be green.
04/20/2012 6:56:09 PM CDT
Margie says ...
Love the article and the Eco-Scale Rating. I was not aware of it before. Working on expanding my garden now and we get a CSA box from Tanaka Farms every week through the HB store.
04/20/2012 6:56:27 PM CDT
alixen says ...
I already recycle as much as possible (reusable bags, recycle all applicable materials, use green cleaning products, etc). Now I'm taking up picking up recyclable materials as I walk around my neighborhood. Plus, I'm going to compost all vegetable materials with neighbors with gardens as well as help my apartment complex fertilize its soil for a healthier environment.
04/20/2012 7:11:23 PM CDT
jclc says ...
Reuse plastic containers. Donating items rather than throwing them away and in the trash.
04/20/2012 6:15:20 PM CDT
Jacki Hunter says ...
I'm going to start using more natural products to clean with.
04/20/2012 6:21:39 PM CDT
Michelle says ...
I will more consistently use reusable bags at grocery store
04/20/2012 6:22:05 PM CDT
Kathy says ...
To use reuseable water bottles and coffee cups vs. throwaway ones. And to use more energy-efficient light bulbs in our home.
04/20/2012 6:35:44 PM CDT
Susan says ...
My husband and I have planted a vegetable / herb garden - we even have soon-to-be strawberries that have just bloomed! Not only do we feel good by helping the environment, but it's great for stress releif!! We'll also continue to recycle cans / plastic and find ways to use less in the first place!
04/20/2012 6:25:31 PM CDT
Marsha says ...
I will make a cloth bag that I can reuse and carry with me for holding small purchases. I will also get mesh bags that I can wash and reuse for produce instead of the plastic produce bags at the store.
04/20/2012 6:25:00 PM CDT

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