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Go Green: Reduce, Reuse & Recycle! ...and WIN Prizes!

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! It's a catchy reminder to take care of the Earth.

Here are some easy ways you can live this motto every day:

  • Switch to Cloth. Save money and the environment by ditching paper towels, napkins and disposable diapers and switching to cloth.
  • Save Electricity. Save energy and reduce your power bill by turning off lights & electronics you aren't using and unplugging chargers when items are charged.
  • Reuse Foil, Plastic & Paper. Reuse plastic storage bags that only contained dry goods instead of using fresh bags every time. Rinse off aluminum foil to use again and save untorn wrapping paper and gift bags for future gifts.
  • Upcycle. Reuse and repurpose items - prevent wasting potentially useful materials by making use of existing ones.
  • Recycle. Know your community's recycling rules and recycling center locations. Sort trash accordingly and make sure to wash plastic and glass containers before tossing them into recycling bins to help your community's recycling program run more smoothly.
  • Donate.  One Mom's trash is another Mom's treasure!  Donate items that someone else could use to the Salvation Army, Goodwill, freecycle, a local shelter or any other place that takes donations.


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by on Apr. 20, 2013 at 5:23 PM
Replies (31-40):
Brieshon
by on Apr. 22, 2013 at 11:02 AM
We reuse and upcycle a LOT! And we have a great recycling program in our area.
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Kilhara
by on Apr. 22, 2013 at 11:03 AM

I do all of the above to one extent or another.  We cloth diaper, reuse bags, etc.

AzariahsMother
by on Apr. 22, 2013 at 11:04 AM

I reuse my plastic/paper bags.

AzariahsMother
by on Apr. 22, 2013 at 11:04 AM

I reuse ziploc bags. 

k9l1c5
by on Apr. 22, 2013 at 11:04 AM

We use cloth diapers! And use rags instead of paper towels as often as we can. We also try to keep things turned off and unplugged when not in use.

AzariahsMother
by on Apr. 22, 2013 at 11:05 AM

I resuse tin foil. 

talia-mom
by Gold Member on Apr. 22, 2013 at 11:05 AM
1 mom liked this

I love the I am more green than you competitions.

Billiejeens
by Gold Member on Apr. 22, 2013 at 11:08 AM

 


Quoting Clairwil:

Quoting DestinyHLewis:
Quoting Clairwil:
Quoting Cafe Robin:

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! It's a catchy reminder to take care of the Earth.

The biggest thing you can do is choose to live near where you shop and work.

Insulate your house.

And don't fly off on vacation to far away places.

Why should we not fly off to a far away vacation exactly? Lol

Environmental impact of aviation

aviation is responsible for around 3.5% of anthropogenic climate change

aviation’s contribution could grow to 5% of the total contribution by 2050 if action is not taken to tackle these emissions, though the highest scenario is 15%

The problem is not so much the CO2 they give off, as the other stuff.   Planes flying at high altitude dumps the stuff above the clouds where it doesn't get washed out by rain, and so it sticks around for much longer than normal.

You still pushing the same old hoax?

Must be lucrative for you.

 

Alta2008
by on Apr. 22, 2013 at 11:09 AM

I do a lot of the things listed above, I used cloth diapers with all of my children, they are grown now and have children of their own and I am proud to say they used cloth diapers also, I just think they are more comfortable for the baby, The kids say I reuse to much, but they try and do their share...LOLchanging light bulb

Billiejeens
by Gold Member on Apr. 22, 2013 at 11:09 AM

 

Not one that I am going to win.

Quoting talia-mom:

I love the I am more green than you competitions.


 

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