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Angel says ...
Use reusable shopping bags
04/22/2009 8:50:01 PM CDT
mary gay white says ...
Where I work there are many buildings that supplies come in cardboard boxes. I have made it my pledge that every empty box that I come in contact with I take to the recycling center. I do this once or twice a week and pretty much fill up my CRV. My co-workers tell me that I am trying to save the earth to which I reply, no just trying to do my small part to make a difference.
04/22/2009 8:50:55 PM CDT
Dawn says ...
I will try to use more locally grown food & buy less processed food. I will commit to at least one day a week to be "meat-free"... I also am making a concerted effort to use less water!
04/22/2009 8:50:57 PM CDT
Lyn says ...
I choose not to own a car and instead use my feet, the wonderful buses, and Zipcar when I really have to have a vehicle for a few hours. Less stress on me and on the planet!
04/22/2009 8:52:45 PM CDT
Jeannie Kutsunai says ...
I will start a small windowsill garden.
04/22/2009 8:51:44 PM CDT
Ann Moore says ...
I will refrain from purchasing any beverage not packaged in a mandatory recycleable container. By this I mean all beverages must be sold with a refundable deposit - IN ALL 50 STATES! Let all of us be responsible for our actions. Future generations are depending on us.
04/22/2009 8:55:45 PM CDT
Leah Harkness says ...
Alhtough I can't give up bananas and other tropical fruit, I do want to make an effort to eat 90 to 95% local food.
04/22/2009 8:56:18 PM CDT
YoungOk says ...
My green revolution is to eat raw, having all foods from local organic farmers in order to reduce the impact shipping causes on the earth.
04/22/2009 8:57:28 PM CDT
Beth Adams says ...
We have decided to use only reusable bags from here on out, have doubled the size of our compost, and have even signed our children's school up to recycle such things as drink pouches, yogurt containers, etc - we have embraced it as a family and are now hoping our excitement is contagious within the community!
04/22/2009 8:57:45 PM CDT
Jenn Chrysadakis says ...
My kids and I love to find new ways to turn trash into treasure! Here are some of our latest ideas: Bookmarks made from cereal and cracker boxes, change purses made out of milk cartons, paper bags as treasure maps, egg cartoons as jewelry boxes... the possibilities are endless. My kids are so proud of the items that they make, we even share them with family and friends. These projects allow me to spend quality time with my kids and them busy for hours! I no longer need to depend on the TV, computer or video games to entertain my kids, now I just pull out the bag of "stuff" and they go to town!
04/22/2009 8:58:21 PM CDT
Carolina_Mom says ...
I plan to utilize as little air-conditioning as possible. I will plan my car trips and roll windows down for air. I will open windows whenever possible and use ceiling fans to cool my home. I will use the outdoor grill for cooking if food needs to be cooked/heated. My family and I will find a shady tree to to move our picnic table where we can eat and talk together. Green is Good!
04/22/2009 9:00:56 PM CDT
Sheila says ...
I plan on going meatless at least one day a week. That is one thing I did today to celebrate Earth Day.
04/22/2009 9:00:46 PM CDT
Kelly Garbato says ...
I already eat a vegan diet, but I pledge to try and grow more of my own foods this year, and grow enough to gift the extras to members of my community.
04/22/2009 9:00:52 PM CDT
cgk says ...
I will start composting again and will install a rain barrel on the house, so that we can water our vegetable garden and fruit trees/bushes.
04/22/2009 9:01:11 PM CDT
amy brown says ...
my green resolution is to get my toddlers involved in recycling. they love putting items into the recycling bins they decorated themselves!
04/22/2009 9:01:53 PM CDT
Madeleine says ...
I'll pack my lunch with reusable napkins and utensils, instead of using the single-use kind offered at school.
04/22/2009 9:05:10 PM CDT
Emmy says ...
I took my bike far into the city today rather than the subway! Even though using public transportation is better than driving a car, the bike was a step further in the green direction! -E
04/22/2009 8:20:13 PM CDT
Jenna says ...
I always have background noise (sound system, tv, internet radio). BAD BAD BAD. I've tried to justify it by saying there's no silence at home (neighbors--people/their tvs/dogs/roosters--, traffic, occasional gunfire), and I'm just drowning out the noise. But that's an excuse. I luxuriate in quiet at the office. So, I'm going to invest in good earplugs and hope the tinnitus doesn't thwart me. Minimize electronics, America!
04/22/2009 8:20:51 PM CDT
Mariruth Johnson says ...
I will not take my lunch in disposable bags and use reuseable items.
04/22/2009 8:22:55 PM CDT
BrigitteAntoinette Ware says ...
So far my husband and I recycle and have a garden, but this year I want to compost too. The lady we bought the house from 9 years ago, had one out in the back yard, but we discontinued it. So this year, I will buy a charcoal lidded cookie-type jar that I saw on the Today Show, and sit it on my counter by the kitchen sink and try saving scrapes for a compost pile. I already car pool with my daughter some days and use the bus other days, and I have a bike. I use the same cloth bags for grocery shopping, and get lots of clerk comments, but I want to try and get my husband to stop smoking, and encourage him to do more walking and get out of his car.
04/22/2009 8:23:41 PM CDT
judie says ...
My resolution is to get a recycling program up and running in my congregation with many people involved. It's long overdue!
04/22/2009 8:24:47 PM CDT
Peg Mikkola says ...
I keep a water can handy to run water in until it gets hot enough to wash with so that the water is not going down the drain. I hang out clothes. Do lots of other things- recyle, compost etc.
04/22/2009 8:19:07 PM CDT
sherri says ...
try to all lights to cfl use more reusable bags groceries lunches bottles and put in a garden this year and more natural cleaning products and also go paperless for bill i can pay online
04/22/2009 8:18:48 PM CDT
Lidia says ...
Hello Happy Earth Day! What I been doing is placing my organic trash in newspaper and wrap them in packets. I place the packet in the recycle bags, I use to be a plastic bottle bag and then I dump the trash in the dumpster. I also use old brown paper bags as my trash bag. And lately I bought those recycled plastic trash bags. - I recycle all of my plastic items at home and work. - I use CFL bulbs for my lamps at home. - I try to buy recycle paper towel and toilet paper most often. I keep the lights off at home in the rooms that are not in use.
04/22/2009 8:17:52 PM CDT
Mark N. Mead says ...
For this Earth Day, I pledge to plant as many green wonders -- vegetables, shrubs and trees -- as I can this year, in order to help fix more carbon and take a step toward stabilizing the global climate system. Today I attended a presentation at the EPA on how to build up the soil so that plants can become more vital and resilient, even amidst adverse weather conditions. I have already begun carpooling to work on a very consistent basis and will continue to do so. May we all learn to live with less (thus generating less waste) and to find joy in simpler pleasures! Mark Nathaniel Mead, MSc Durham, North Carolina
04/22/2009 8:17:49 PM CDT

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