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Tips for going green- what do you do?

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Ladies,

         Some of us are veterans to green living and others are new and looking for great advice on how to become greener. I would like to give everyone an opportunity to share recipes and suggestions on becoming green.

   

by on Mar. 14, 2008 at 10:34 PM
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klangert
by New Member on Mar. 21, 2008 at 12:21 PM
I have been green before it was a color. I just recently started a blog to keep all the cool sites and info together.

green-like-me.blogspot.com
meghancooper
by on Mar. 25, 2008 at 7:46 PM
I work from home!
I have reusable bags
I use concentrated detergant
I use gDiapers on the go (flushable diapers they rock!)
Colth diapers at home
Make homemade organic baby food
Eat organic and natural foods when we can afford
Buy in bulk
Replaced all my bulbs with efficiency bulbs
Turm off all the lights when we aren't using them or it's day time

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southernmom1984
by on Mar. 26, 2008 at 2:24 PM
Unfortunately my town doesn't offer much recycling but I do recycle what I can

I recycyle the plastic bags from the stores
I do use some canves bags
I turn out lights during the day and at night when not in a room
unplug most applinceses when not in use
wash in cold water

I'm going to change our lightbulbs soon as well!

 

mommajess2026
by on Mar. 27, 2008 at 4:30 PM
I am an avid recycler, everything from newspaper to used motor oil.
We have switched out our lightbulbs
I use reusable cloth grocery bags, when I forget one I get paper and recycle  it.
I use concentrated soaps & cleaners
We  have a timer for our shower so that we can't take more than a 5 min. one.
We have a pellet stove for heat, it uses the electricity of a 100 watt bulb.
All of our appliances are energy efficient.
I wash only in cold water and in the summer I line dry the clothes.
We both drive 30mpg + vehicles
We unplug most things when we go to bed or  leave for work.
I buy from the local farmers market as much as I can

gogobaby
by on Mar. 30, 2008 at 10:18 AM

Cloth napkins
Cloth shopping bags
Buy local and organic when possible
Conserve energy - shut off, unplug
Walk when possible
Natural cleaning products
Drought-tolerant landscape (Arizona)
Recycle
Share or pass on clothes/toys
Library
Share or pass on magazines/books
Stop junk mail at greendimes.com
Donations as gifts at changingthepresent.org
Low flow showerheads
Energy efficient lightbulbs

Mariaej24
by Member on Apr. 1, 2008 at 12:05 AM

recycle as much as we possibly can
use the cfl light bulbs
trying to use less paper napkins and paper towels
starting to get into the habit of using less electricity and water

any other ideas, suggestions would be helpful.   Thanks    = )

4LifeTupperware
by on Apr. 1, 2008 at 2:06 PM

recycle
use the reusable grocery bags
conserve electricity
by organic foods to eliminate environmental wastes
use earth friendly cleaners
do all our errands in one trip
I buy bulk items
I don't use ziplock type bags I use tupperware only have to buy them once and can use them for a lifetime.. really ..  I have even gotten my grandma's tupperware still works great.
I also use tupperware in my fridge so i am not wasting veggies and things
I trying to only cook once or two a week big things... everything gets made on sat then into tupperware to be heatted up later in the week

don't buy bottled water, use filters on the spouts and waterbottles for hiking or tupperware that doesn't have all that bad stuff that goes intot he water

Melanie

Tupperware Consultant 
http://my2.tupperware.com/mtnhigh
Email= mtnhigh4tupperware@comcast.net

gogobaby
by on Apr. 2, 2008 at 3:50 PM
Just a reminder that with plastic containers/Tupperware you should never heat in microwave and it's best to wash by hand.  See link below...

http://www.mindfully.org/Plastic/Microwave-Health-Problems.htm

Water bottles can be recycled in some areas (for example, our recycle service accepts plastic 1-5) though it's best to avoid them.  Sigg bottles are lightweight, reusable, kid-friendly and not made of plastic (5 and 7 are the worst, which is what Nalgene bottles are made of).

http://www.mysigg.com/
mreyn
by New Member on Apr. 2, 2008 at 9:42 PM
I use better products that are "green " for the environment and healthier for my family.The amount of chemicals we use today are horrible for us and the environment, as well as the amount of containers they're in.  Use more efficient light bulbs, recycle, and many more. In the future, I would love to go solar! 
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bobalicious
by New Member on Apr. 8, 2008 at 11:32 AM
I didn't know that slow cookers use less energy!  I'll definately use that more often, if that is the case!  I bought one recently and have used it only once.  Thanks for the tip!
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