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Allen says ...
This past year we started gardening and composting. This year we will be replacing the remaining incandescent lights in our house with CFL bulbs and installing water saving devices on our showers, sinks, and toilets. We're a family of 6 so this should save water big time.
04/13/2012 9:10:57 AM CDT
Margarita Vargas says ...
My green resolution is to encourage my family and coworkers to go organic, recycle, use compost and be gentle to our planet.
04/13/2012 9:05:14 AM CDT
Walt says ...
We'll be using the "green" dishwasher gel we discovered at Whole Foods Market!
04/13/2012 7:47:11 AM CDT
Erin Wetty says ...
We recently had a baby, so we are doing a lot: using cloth diapers, making our own baby food from organic veggies and fruits, planting a small garden to grow our own food, and we just joined a CSA!
04/13/2012 7:31:04 AM CDT
Jes says ...
As a way to be more green at home, my husband and I have decided to stop using chemicals and bleach to clean our bathroom, kitchen and interior. I've done some research and plan to replace my "all-purpose cleaner w/ bleach" with white vinegar. I recently cleaned my oven with baking soda instead of oven cleaner and it worked BEAUTIFULLY. I'm excited to implement a cleaning routine that will be both effective and eco-friendly. I'd love to try some of the cleaning products that you're offering as well! What a great way to encourage eco-friendly Earth mindedness!
04/13/2012 7:25:47 AM CDT
okcana says ...
plant my own greens and veggies by using organic soil and non-GMO seeds.
04/13/2012 7:20:52 AM CDT
Judith Gradick says ...
I'm a hair stylist and hair salons are typically big polluters. So I resolve to bring home all the work-related plastic bottles and containers from work with me to put in my recycle bin.
04/13/2012 7:20:32 AM CDT
janice says ...
I will only use scent free, dye free and eco friendly cleaning products to help my breathing (I use an inhaler) and to help the environment.
04/13/2012 7:17:41 AM CDT
Dee S says ...
We recycle everything and re-use or repair things we normally would throw away!
04/12/2012 7:10:04 AM CDT
Cheryl says ...
My contribution to Earth day begins with starting a backyard garden. I am a first time gardener but I have researched and I feel confident in embarking on this endeavor. This is my attempt to help improve the health of my family and the environment. I made my own self-watering containers and compost bin. I imagine the compost bin will come in handy especially until my brown thumb turns to green. I have been a recycler for some time and that simple task has decreased my contribution to the landfill 98%! There are times when that is increased to 100% because 2 of the 4 regular trash pick-ups per month I do not have any trash or my bin is less than full and I hold it until its full. My goal is to get more of my neighbors to participate in the recycling process, in my area a certain percentage of the neighborhood must participate to keep the city pick-up services. I live on a cul-de-sac of 12 homes, and I am the only reycler on my block. SMH! LET'S GET WITH IT NEIGHBORS, AND AMERICA!
04/12/2012 5:31:21 AM CDT
Mary Jo gatzke says ...
We r going to put our garden friendly garbage in our garden not the trash...a few extra steps to the garden means a small landfill!
04/12/2012 7:13:51 PM CDT
April says ...
Our family is dedicated to reducing waste this year. We are buying in bulk to save packaging and looking at everything that goes in the trash. We are recycling recyclables, reusing and repurposing as much as possible and, and composting leftover foods. We have even switched to using shredded papers for our chicken coop bedding, then composting it! It's been fun so far.
04/12/2012 7:13:45 PM CDT
Erin Jensen says ...
I am an arts & crafts facilitator at a Boys and Girls Club and resolve to provide more recycled and found-objects projects in the programming for the kiddos!
04/12/2012 7:12:36 PM CDT
Shoes says ...
We had come a long way we buy mostly organic produce, have our own garden in the patio, no bottled water(our fridge has a filter), I make most of my own cleaning products or buy only eco-friendly ones
04/09/2012 4:11:26 PM CDT
Allison says ...
We are obtaining and setting a programmable thermostat so that temperatures are comfortable when we're home and we get the most energy savings when we're at work or sleeping. I'll also be planting my own container garden this year for fresh herbs and select vegetables.
04/18/2012 1:44:05 PM CDT
Erica Dazey says ...
Buy only local produce, choose one day of the week and limited stores to do my shopping (reducing footprint), and turn off lights when no one is in the room and use more natural lighting. :)
04/18/2012 1:53:17 PM CDT
Kaitlin says ...
I will pack food in reuseable containers instead of plastic/foil.
04/03/2012 9:11:14 AM CDT
Crystal says ...
I've changed my personal care products to all natural ones!
04/03/2012 9:07:17 AM CDT
Anne says ...
I recycle as much as possible and shop local farmers' markets.
04/19/2012 5:44:08 PM CDT
Kara Preston says ...
Every time my friends buy a new home, get married, or have a new baby, I always make sure to give them only products that I purchased at Whole Foods...what better way to spread the word on being green and healthy?
04/19/2012 5:46:35 PM CDT
Antona says ...
I have many resolutions--reusable lunch containers, planting a garden behind our new house, replacing decorative rosebushes with raspberries, especially :)! I also hope to put in a clothesline this spring and will continue to carpool to work.
04/19/2012 6:01:25 PM CDT
Yvonne says ...
i always have my backpack with me and it has extra bags in it. often when someone i'm with needs a bag i can say 'wait, i've got one you can use'.
04/18/2012 11:38:27 PM CDT
Janella S. says ...
We carry reusable bags and drink containers everywhere. This year we got a hybrid car and are starting a garden.
04/18/2012 11:22:20 PM CDT
Belinda Gross says ...
Pick up trash around my university and recycle every time I can.
04/18/2012 11:46:35 PM CDT
Astrid says ...
I Recycle mine and my friends bottles, paper, etc., ride my bike, use Eco Friendly products, Remind my husband to Recycle too, and must of the time I bring my grocery bag with me, but sometimes I must say I forget it. Working on it though. And I do a few other things, but I want to do more :) Thank you so much!
04/18/2012 11:50:02 PM CDT

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