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    What are you doing to try to be green?

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    So what are you doing to try to be green? Using green cleaners? Using reusable towels? Growing own veggies? etc

    For us we are trying to recycle as much as possible, using vinegar and water for green cleaning, trying to use less paper towels, trying to buy organic if possible, drive as little as possible, etc. Also once we move we are going to try to have our own garden with veggies and herbs, compost, declutter as much as possible so we aren't paying for things we don't use.
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    I do recycling, I plan on doing my own veggies, and once I run out of the cleaner I have I'm switching to that Green Works stuff.
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    kelley you should look at using just vinegar and water for an all purpose. we do corn starch and vinegar for a great scrub too and a great foaming toilet cleaner
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    i feel i should be doing more
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    i feel i should be doing more. we got really lazy in regards to recycling the last couple weeks because we had no room to keep it. we had about 2 1/2 weeks of not having trash picked up so we just tossed most of the recycling stuff
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    Using natural household products.

    Buying local products.

    Recycling (cans/paper/glass/plastic/clothes)

    Composting

    Growing our own veggies

    Carpooling/using public transportation

    Replacing things as we remodel with energy efficient items. (Washer, dryer, front door, fridge, dishwasher, new windows, toilets, faucets, using recycled counters and materials...)

    Rewearing clothes that are not dirty (like PJs, jeans, etc.) and reusing towels.

    We use cotton towels instead of paper towels (although we still aren't 100% free from paper towels).

    Recycling gray water.

    Reuse junk mail as scratch paper and THEN recycle it.

    Turn off the water, turn down the water heater, keep lights off.

    We replaced all our lights with energy efficient ones and we're working on getting outlets that will not allow cords plugged in-but not being used, to suck energy.

    I am obsessed with being green, it's fun and makes me feel good!!!
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    I use reusable shopping bags: http://www.nubiusorganics.com/Enviro...uch-P1017.aspx

    My daughter carries a laptop lunch to school every day so we don't use all the plastic bags and wrappers (this saves money also on individually wrapped products) : http://www.nubiusorganics.com/Laptop...Pink-P733.aspx

    We have a water drinking addiction in this family, so we all have Sigg Water Bottles otherwise we would eat up 3 cases of bottles a week: http://www.nubiusorganics.com/Search.aspx?k=sigg

    I also buy green cleaners, but FYI: Green Works is not that "Green" it still contains all the bad chemicals and everything. Ecover and Seventh Generation products are all chemical free and completely green. They also make laundry detergent and fabric softener.

    I also don't eat meat which is seriously one of the best things you can do for the environment. (Or at least cutting out/down on red meat.)

    Of course, I recycle religiously. Since I decided to go green I have actually managed to save a bunch of money, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vivalacrap View Post
    I use reusable shopping bags: http://www.nubiusorganics.com/Enviro...uch-P1017.aspx

    My daughter carries a laptop lunch to school every day so we don't use all the plastic bags and wrappers (this saves money also on individually wrapped products) : http://www.nubiusorganics.com/Laptop...Pink-P733.aspx

    We have a water drinking addiction in this family, so we all have Sigg Water Bottles otherwise we would eat up 3 cases of bottles a week: http://www.nubiusorganics.com/Search.aspx?k=sigg

    I also buy green cleaners, but FYI: Green Works is not that "Green" it still contains all the bad chemicals and everything. Ecover and Seventh Generation products are all chemical free and completely green. They also make laundry detergent and fabric softener.

    I also don't eat meat which is seriously one of the best things you can do for the environment. (Or at least cutting out/down on red meat.)

    Of course, I recycle religiously. Since I decided to go green I have actually managed to save a bunch of money, though.
    Those bags are SUPER cute! I've been looking for some... but I need like triple that because I usually go to the commy like once a month....

    Eating less red meat is something we just started too.... actually, just eating smaller portions and supplementing with more sides/veggies.
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    we def try to support local farmers etc...

    Recycle (cans/paper/glass/plastic/clothes) - our apt complex is INSANE on recycling. they fine us $100/instance if they catch you not recycling

    DF & i take the train to work during the week, and on the weekends DF drives-- so we're basically only using 1 car and only on weekends

    i bought those "green energy" bulbs

    ** stole this one: Rewearing clothes that are not dirty (like PJs, jeans, etc.) and reusing towels.** we do this too.

    i use handmade knitted dish clothes that you can wash and reuse over and over again for doing dishes and wiping up countertops. we also dry dishes by hand with fabric towels (even out of the dishwasher--we turned off the heated dry option)

    Turn off the water

    keep lights off. i'm like a light-nazi in the house.

    we also use reusuable grocery sacks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vivalacrap View Post
    I use reusable shopping bags: http://www.nubiusorganics.com/Enviro...uch-P1017.aspx

    My daughter carries a laptop lunch to school every day so we don't use all the plastic bags and wrappers (this saves money also on individually wrapped products) : http://www.nubiusorganics.com/Laptop...Pink-P733.aspx

    We have a water drinking addiction in this family, so we all have Sigg Water Bottles otherwise we would eat up 3 cases of bottles a week: http://www.nubiusorganics.com/Search.aspx?k=sigg

    I also buy green cleaners, but FYI: Green Works is not that "Green" it still contains all the bad chemicals and everything. Ecover and Seventh Generation products are all chemical free and completely green. They also make laundry detergent and fabric softener.

    I also don't eat meat which is seriously one of the best things you can do for the environment. (Or at least cutting out/down on red meat.)

    Of course, I recycle religiously. Since I decided to go green I have actually managed to save a bunch of money, though.
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