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How "green" are you?

Do you recycle, use green cleaning products, compost....?


Asked by wishbearmom at 10:49 AM on Apr. 20, 2011 in Home & Garden

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  • Not nearly as green as I want to be. I would absolutely love to recycle, but around here it's not an option. All of my personal products are eco-friendly, we cloth diaper and I use cloth or other reusable feminine products. We donate everything we aren't using, or if it's to damaged we will "reuse" it where we can. We only clean with "eco-friendly" options like Sodium Bicarbonate and Vinegar. And this is the first year (mostly cause I have a black thumb) we are trying to grow some of our own veggies and herbs, and composting when possible (which I'm still learning as well). But there is WAY more I feel we could be doing, so we are trying to take the little steps we can.

    Now if I could just get the kids to turn the water & lights off...

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 11:45 AM on Apr. 22, 2011

  • We recycle, we compost what we can and I make some cleaning products as opposed to buying them, but not all. Id like to get an electric car as well, but that has more to do with the price of gas than saving the planet to me.

    Answer by vbruno at 10:51 AM on Apr. 20, 2011

  • I do everything I can, unfortunately Chicago doesn't make it easy. There are no recycling plants within the city limits anymore so there is a huge charge for your trash company to rent you a dumpster for recycling and haul it outside the city. They have also been tearing up community gardens and all sorts of crap like that. But we have a great transit system! So I use public transit whenever I can and ride my bike the rest of the time.

    There really is no need to have a car in Chicago. Especially with $4.29 gas!!!

    Answer by meandrphoto at 10:58 AM on Apr. 20, 2011

  • We are doing some things- like going easy on electricity and turning off and unplugging what's not in use; we have chickens for eggs and meat; we grow some veggies already. I also drive WAY less than I used to- $20 will last me about a week in my van now.

    Answer by lovingmy4babies at 1:02 PM on Apr. 20, 2011

  • greener than most people I know.

    Answer by KTMOM at 9:36 PM on Apr. 20, 2011

  • recycle evrything we can
    compost waste, grass cuttings etc
    use car less
    use energy saving light bulbs
    turn thermostat down

    if its possible ill do it

    Answer by san78 at 11:20 AM on Apr. 22, 2011

  • Pretty darn green over here. I love it.

    Answer by ethans_momma06 at 1:41 PM on Apr. 20, 2011

  • recycle
    use green products

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 10:51 AM on Apr. 20, 2011

  • We recycle, use green products, compost, reusable shopping bags, we try to be as green as possible but there is more we can do I am sure

    Answer by alliesmom112 at 12:44 PM on Apr. 20, 2011

  • Just a green thumb so far.... ;)

    Answer by BeachyBabe at 11:21 AM on Apr. 22, 2011