I ask because last year my oldest daughter who is now almost 11 came to me all excited about some article she read in her Nick magazine about recycling and saving the planet and asked me what could we do to help the Earth. From that point on our entire family has made some changes in regards to how we as a family need to reduce, recycle and reuse. We recycle in our home, we use reusable shopping bags, not only to grocery shop but we bought nicer reusable bags to do our clothing shopping, instead of throwing something away we check to see if it can be used again or used in another way instead of throwing it out. I even make our own earth friendly laundry soap, I take public trans to work, we use energy saving appliances at home.
I know a lot of people think that little things won't really make an overall difference but the truth is that if more folks were just a little more earth conscience then it would help more.
Answer by Anonymous at 1:16 PM on Apr. 22, 2009
Answer by Raintree at 1:17 PM on Apr. 22, 2009
I've recycled everything that can be, ever since I've lived on my own. I used to have to keep it in the garage until I had a huge pile of it and then I sorted it and took it to a recycle center. The city we live in now picks up our recycle for us and it's so nice. Twice a month I just roll the bin into the alley. We only have one car that I drive only to take my oldest to school (dh takes the bus/train to work). The other kids walk. I walk to the store with my little granny cart when it's nice out instead of driving and polluting the air. And I have a huge collection of reusable bags for any kind of shopping I do. I've started to use some natural cleaners, but haven't found many that I really like. I also sometimes take a bag and gloves with me on my walk by the creek and clean it up if it looks really bad.
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