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joyce says ...
My goal for Earth Day is to use all the water I usually waste from cooking and soaking, to water the plants and herbs. I plan on getting some great summer vegetables and herbs, cutting down on the indoor air pollution and beautifying my apartment!
04/21/2009 3:57:53 PM CDT
Marcy says ...
i am going to remember to bring my reusable whole foods grocery bags when i shop.
04/21/2009 3:58:00 PM CDT
Hayley Kittle says ...
My green resolution is to never waste anything again! I am going to reuse scrap paper, I am going to reuse water bottles, I am going to reuse old newspaper and boxes, etc!
04/21/2009 3:58:39 PM CDT
Heidi says ...
I think my biggest environmental no-no would be wasting paper. As a college student, paper is everywhere; flyers, posters, essays, syllabi, etc. I have just started doing this out of financial desperation, and realize that I should always be doing it anyways. Whenever I get paper, I will save it especially if it blank (or mostly blank) on the back. Then, I will turn in all assignments (except official resumes and important documents) printed on the backs of those extra papers. It saves money from buying white printer paper, and cuts down on recycling mass. (Because even though it is great to recycle, it's ever greater to reuse.) It's easy to do, and I'm trying to hook up my friends to do it too.
04/21/2009 3:58:42 PM CDT
Jaime McCaw says ...
My green resolution is to unplug appliances and electronics when not in use. I generally only remember to do this with cell phone chargers, but would like to see if I can save more energy if I pay more attention to what is plugged in.
04/21/2009 3:59:02 PM CDT
Ben says ...
I read somewhere that over 2 billion disposable razors and refills end up in landfills every year! I will do my part by only using an electric shaver and stop buying those disposable ones. Also, think of all the money that could be saved as well as packaging waste! It's a Win-Win!
04/21/2009 4:00:00 PM CDT
Mariah says ...
I've started to set the timer on my dryer for half the time then I hang my clothes to dry for the rest of the time. Half the energy and my clothes actually make it to their hangers instead of in a pile in a basket! I bring my own bags for produce (I hate those flimsy plastic bags anyways!) and reusable totes for all of my shopping. Also, you can't discount carpooling daily and recycle, recycle, recycle!
04/21/2009 4:00:52 PM CDT
Christine Fran Connallon says ...
I've expanded my veggie garden for this year by doubling the raised beds. My yard on Long Island here in the North East is not big at all but I'm going to try to grow all the veggies my extended family needs for the summer. Gardening is spiritual and brings a sense of peace, both physically and mentally. And what better way to get back to the earth than by being IN it every day? Weeding barefoot while gardening organically is a reward in itself!
04/21/2009 4:01:14 PM CDT
Mary says ...
This morning at the gym, I noticed empty plastic water bottles in two different trash cans. There were probably 10 other trash cans around the gym that I didn't check. My green resolution is to campaign for all the Austin area Gold's Gyms to add recycling bins for plastic bottles next to all trash cans. And to not stop UNTIL THEY ARE IN PLACE (why aren't they already??!). Off to look up their management contact info...
04/21/2009 4:02:30 PM CDT
Gloria Clark says ...
Happy Earth Day Everyone! I will be cutting my gas with a manual push...no gas emissions!!! I used it last year as well...just gotta sharpen up the blades. Also, I have reduced my use of plastic bags and am sure to bring my cloth ones along for groceries! Please take time to care about our planet! Glo :o)
04/21/2009 4:03:33 PM CDT
Tiffany says ...
My green resolution in honor of this year's Earth Day is to make my daily lunch as green as possible! I want to completely eliminate my bad habit of using plastic sandwich bags, disposable utensils, plastic water bottles, and paper napkins. Instead, I'll make sure to use reusable containers, bottles, and utensils, a cloth napkin, and pack my food in a reusable lunch tote. It will be my small way of reducing waste and going green.
04/21/2009 4:03:39 PM CDT
Denise says ...
Will promise to bring my own cup for coffee.
04/21/2009 4:04:40 PM CDT
Pam says ...
I plan to actually use my reusable totes.
04/21/2009 4:05:14 PM CDT
Erin says ...
I am going to stop using plastic utensils at work!
04/21/2009 4:05:26 PM CDT
Toni Luc says ...
We are changing all our cleaning supplies to green products and now have all three forms of recycling in our house, including composting! It was a fun weekend shopping at Whole foods for the supplies!
04/21/2009 4:05:41 PM CDT
Aileen says ...
I vow to continue to recycle plastics, glass, and paper. We are still pretty new at the whole concept. Luckily I have some wonderful folks helping me through the process. I also plan to focus more on conserving electricity by keeping the thermostat higher and finding lower energy solutions to keeping the house comfortable. Such as floor fans, adding ceiling fans where possible, and air drying dishes instead of using the heating element in the dishwasher.
04/21/2009 4:05:56 PM CDT
Kristine says ...
I think the best thing I started doing is to bring reusable containers when going out to restaurants. No paper, plastic or styrofoam!
04/21/2009 4:06:30 PM CDT
Ashleigh says ...
My green resolution to ride my bike to work at least twice a week!
04/21/2009 4:08:44 PM CDT
Misty Beier says ...
My Earth Day resolution is to use a rain barrel to water my vegetable garden.
04/21/2009 4:08:53 PM CDT
Mary Risling says ...
I'm "wrapping" gifts in re-usable tote bags instead of paper or plastic - bags, baskets, or boxes. For adults and children alike, the wrapping will be part of the gift instead of trash.
04/21/2009 4:09:00 PM CDT
James says ...
As I live close to my work, I will walk or bike at least once a week. I frequently bike after work and it would be great to help the environment out by driving less. I will also try to get my roommates to become more green by using the recycle bin more and generate less trash.
04/21/2009 4:09:10 PM CDT
Logan Johnson says ...
I'm getting a (used) bike this weekend. When I do, I'm going to use it to do all of my nearby errands. I'll also go to the farmer's market the entire summer to get my fresh produce and eggs. I can't wait for that to start!!
04/21/2009 4:09:44 PM CDT
Rebecca Poe says ...
I am making two pledges. First, I am going vegetarian. Two, I am getting BioBags for my dog Bella when we go for our walks.
04/21/2009 4:11:02 PM CDT
Helen Carlson says ...
Big savings on electric bill and for the environment: instead of using the clothes dryer, I hang wet clothes, towels, and sheets on a clothes line. If the weather is rainy, I put the clothes on plastic hangers and hang wet towels and bedding over the banisters. If the clothing needs fluffing, then I put the stuff in the dryer on "Fluff" with no heat for 10 to 15 mins. I wash everything is cold water, that's also good for the environment and saves energy.
04/21/2009 4:11:58 PM CDT
Brooke Szczepanski says ...
I am going to greenify the church! I am going to get people recycling, start a composting bin, change bulbs to CFLs, and plant a community organic veggie garden! It's time to pass my green knowledge onto other people to spread the goodness!
04/21/2009 4:12:37 PM CDT

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