What do you do to make the world “green”?

What do you do to make the world green?

I try to use less energy. as well as limiting my driving. i am trying to talk my parents into a hybrid car.  What are you doing?

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    29 Responses to “What do you do to make the world “green”?”

    1. [?] says:

      i do everything i can. at home we have a low flow toilet, and a low impact shower head. we dont have a dryer we sun dry our clothes. we unplug everything we dont use. we also use low energy light bulbs. We all carpool at home, and we walk where ever we can. i dont own a car, so i usually walk, take the bus, or carpool. My family is very resourceful and are always trying to save, reuse, and reduce everything they can. It hasnt been hard for me we’ve been doing this for a long time, my family thought me well. I recycle everything i can. i reuse all the plastic bottles. Im a vegeterian as well.

    2. I ♥ Futbol says:

      Planning on getting a hybrid car someday. Recycle the aluminum cans, cut back on electricity use, no hair dryers or curling irons. Which mean they don’t clogged up the landfill and end up emitting toxic stuff.

    3. Sherri M says:

      I take at least one day a month off…..don,t drive, or do anything that contribute,s to pollution…..when I do work…I,m a mechanic….I tune engine,s to be more productive…less polluting.

    4. slipstre says:

      I try to recycle as much as possible and use less electricity and water.

    5. Stareyes says:

      The Pacific Ocean currently has 6 parts plastic per one part biomass. The plastic content of the Ocean is expected to increase to 60 parts plastic per one part biomass in the next 10 years. Plastics are not “recycled” they are “downcycled”. We have eliminated all plastics in our house. Everyone should stop using plastics. Don’t use shopping bags from the store–bring your own. Don’t purchase soda, milk, etc. in plastic containers–buy glass, cardboard, etc. Stop using platic water bottles. Tap water is cleaner and doesn’t require a single use plastic bottle.

    6. CD57 says:

      bike to work
      compost and recycle
      vegetarian diet
      consume less and buy food with less or no packaging
      I try to eliminate my use of plastic bags and bottles
      I could always do a lot more, my next step will be to get involved in Local projects (clean ups, etc.)

    7. Shannon says:

      I will be the first in line to buy an electric car when they are produced again (in my price range). In the meantime, I drive efficiently and use less energy (which also helps my wallet stay full of “green”).
      For example, I have a guest bedroom in my house that does not get used regularly, so we put a vent cover over the vent to that room and shut the door, so I am using that much less energy to cool that room in 100+ degree Arizona heat! Another good example is using those draft dodgers near doors that go to the outside, again, using less energy to keep my home cool. And I have a programmable thermostat to allow the house to get warmer during the day, and cool it down only when I will be in the house. These are simple, inexpensive things that can reduce the use of energy. We also recycle, and I work from home sometimes so I don’t have to make the commute. Of course, I plan to eventually purchase Energy Star appliances as well, but those are bigger investments.

    8. Lowa says:

      I use only non-toxic biodegradable household products that I purchase from http://www.Shaklee.Net/Resort2Health/pro… Their products were featured on Oprah on 04-20-07 and their “Basic H2″ is Oprah’s favorite.
      I also take my own cloth bags to the grocery store and recycle as much as possible.

    9. squabblo says:

      recyce, by hybrid, uses energysaving lightbulbs, have your pets spayed or neutered

    10. matt_002 says:

      I have changed all of the bulbs in my house to the cfl ones ,I put in a high efficiency a/c . I buy only energy star appliances. I also have 2 bio diesel trucks.

    11. David G, Jeff Gordon Rules !!!!! says:

      I reuse everything. From the container that the butter comes in to any plastic bag I receive. I recycle everything and anything. Limiting my driving, walking whenever I can. Use the other side of the paper whenever possible.

    12. ElenaRos says:

      I recycle every week and I use a canvas bag for the groceries.
      I have the toilets that conserve water. I still have a ways to go but I am working on it.

    13. renny says:

      I encourage people from doing deforestation,tell them to plant as much trees as possible.

    14. olive s says:

      Well, first I moved closer to public transportation, but found that a bus, two trains and a several-block walk simply took too long and I could never be sure when I’d get to work. So, I started driving my 90 mpg scooter to work. That worked for a year or so, until a big, giant SUV hit me, destroyed my scooter and broke both my legs. Geez. Can a girl get an eco-break, here? I’m still recuperating from my injuries, but once I can drive again I’m replacing my station wagon with a Toyota Highlander Hybrid. At 35 mpg, it has nothing on the 90 mpg scooter, but I’ll be safer from crazy drivers (including myself), able to haul my four big dogs around, and use half as much fuel as the standard SUV. We do all the other good things at home like high-efficiency appliances and lightbulbs, recycling, and conserving water, but we can always do more. Everyone can.

    15. Magpie40 says:

      My husband and I live in Brooklyn, so we take public transportation everywhere; we don’t own a car.
      We recycle everything NYC sanitation will pick up.
      We compost our kitchen scraps.
      We buy organic, or low impact groceries(food, cleaning supplies, etc.) from a cooperative grocery.
      We rarely eat meat, fish or dairy.

    16. mom2b says:

      Not enough, but I’m on my way.
      I am a member of a provincial environment committee
      I recycle everything I can recycle.
      We have a compost bin in our back yard.
      I try to reduce my use of gasoline as much as possible. (Sorry, there is just no way I can afford a hybrid car right now. In any case, there is some doubt as to the environmental viability of the batteries for those cars).
      When I go to a place where they will be offering coffee in styrophone cups, I try and remember to bring my own cup with me, then I explain why.
      I am working at reducing the amount of printing of documents I do – more and more I ask myself first: “Does this need to be printed? What will I lose, or what will anybody else lose, if I don’t print this?” That makes a big difference.
      I heat by electricity rather than oil.
      Now if someone observed me day in and day out, they would find a lot of things I needed to improve – still a lot of waste. But I am working on it, and trying ot do my bit to make others conscious as well.

    17. Mr Ed says:

      I breastfeed cloth diaper my son and use cloth products for my menstrual care.

    18. chloe213 says:

      recycle, use energy efficient bulbs, conserve energy/fuel as much as possible, buy products made from recycled material.

    19. K S says:

      Excellent Question by the way!
      We Recycle!
      – Glass bottles/jars
      – Plastics!!! All jars, bottles to include shampoo/soda/ketchup etc.
      – Paper like junk mail, cardboard boxes from packaging, cereal/ crackers etc.
      We also try to re-use these items as much as we can before we put them in recycle where appropriate (Water bottles etc…)
      We also planted an organic garden in the yard this year.
      All lights/electronics not being used are off or unplugged. Plus we switched to CFL bulbs.
      I keep large pots/barrels out in the garden to catch rain water, then use that to water the plants as much as possible.
      If I think of more things we do, I’ll add it. :)

    20. Keriokee says:

      To date this is what I have done: changed all the light bulbs in my house to energy efficient, I recycle all cans, plastic bottles, glass, newspaper and cardboard such as cereal boxes. I have replaced paper products such as napkin and toilet paper with Seventh Generation paper products, which are made of 100% recycled paper. I can’t understand why any one would condone cutting our preious trees down for paper to wipe your a**. Junk mail and magazines, (ladies Victoria Secrect is really bad) which again wastes our preious trees, I have called or written to have my name removed from the mailing list. I am also very aware of the magazines I do choose to buy Shape is a good fitness magazine and printed on recycled paper. I use Method cleaning products, which are non-toxic, biodegradable and naturally derived. We use a clothes line instead of a tumble dryer. I take reuseable bags when I go shopping, so I never have to choose paper or plastic. I also have my very own garden in my backyard, which has bell peppers both red and green, strawberries, watermelon, peas, squash, peppers, tomatoes and cucumber. Home grown food just tastes so much better, all natural sun and soil. I also compost and usually pick one day a week to do all my errands and that cuts down on any driving I do.

    21. Michele M says:

      I reuse, recycle, and avoid buying anything I don’t need.

    22. philosof says:

      We reduce, reuse, recycle, compact & conserve everything we possibly can. Here are a few things we do to make the planet “green”.
      *We push mow our lawn
      *We wash our car & dog on the lawn to prevent evaporation & to water the lawn…2 birds with 1 stone
      *We reuse our bath/shower/dish/rain water to water our garden * lawn
      *We grow our own veggies & fruits
      *We make our own eco-friendly fertlizers & pesticides
      *We make our own eco-friendly cleaners too.
      *We compost all kitchen scraps, no meat.
      *We reuse old clothing & bedding to make quilts, shopping bags, and cloth napkins.
      *We trade for other services…A quilt for eggs, etc.
      *We buy everything, but groceries, fro consignments shops, yardsales, and flea markets. We don’t buy new!
      *We have put a bottle of sand in our toilet tank to use less water.
      *Installed a low flow shower head & turn the water off while scrubbing or shaving
      *Installed aerators on all faucets, and turn the water off while washing hands or brushing teeth
      *Wash only full loads of laundry in cold & line dry in spring/summer/fall
      *Changed all of our bulbs to cfls’
      &Turned down the water heater
      *Insullated the water heater
      *Unplug everything when its not currently being used
      *Turn off all lights & the computer when not in the room or being used
      *We plan our trips & only make one run a week.
      *We recycle everything…Our recycling company doesn’t recycle everything. So I found a place 70 miles from here that will recycle the rest. We make that drive once a year on our way out for our anniversary or Christmas. It’s well worth the trip…We are not only going on vacation, but we are also recycling.
      *We spend or weekends together, walking our dog, and picking up trash. We not only clean the streets, but we are also making money. NOTE: I recommend doing this…So far,since 1-1-07, we have made $242 in aluminum cans, found $121 in lost money(change & large bills).The money we find or make on our walks, goes to updating our home to be more eco-friendly. That’s how we could afford to replace all bulbs with cfl’s & put aerators on our faucets & a low flow shower head. We will earn the money back real soon on our bills…It’s well worth it.
      *We help people recycle out in the country, by picking up their recyclables, since they don’t have the service out there.
      *We don’t use a/c…we installed ceiling fans and run them on low…and also use floor fans on low
      *We have yardsales quite often…recycle our old stuff & make money off of it also…
      *We never drive over 55mph(unless we’re passing someone)
      *We keep our tires inflated to proper pressure
      *We get oil changes when needed
      *We cut our dryer sheets in thirds
      *We reuse our dryer lint in the garden to retain moisture for the plants
      *We keep rolled up towels under our doors to prevent heat from coming in & cold air from going out
      *When going out of town we turn off & unplug everything. This includes water & water heater
      *We buy mistint paint & buy only the amount we need
      *We send emails rather than snail mail
      *We make our own dog/cat & bird treats
      *We turned down the temps on our fridge & freexer
      *We planted trees to provide shade, and nuts & fruit…2 birds with 1 stone.
      *We reuse our bird bedding as mulch.
      *We created a wild life habitat in our back yard & breed wild birds by providing the proper housing & food
      *We rent or borrow items that we only need every so often
      *We copy & print on both sides of paper.
      *We report smoking vehicles to our local air agency
      *We paint with brushes & rollers….NO SPRAY PAINT
      *We do not use anything in aerosole cans
      *We avoid products with several layers of packaging
      *We use rechargable batteries
      *We drive with cruise control
      *We installed an attic fan to our gable vents…This reduces temps by 10%
      *We painted the outside of our home a light color…This reduces cooling costs by 20%
      I am sure we have done more…I can’t think of anything else right now…I hope this helps. Take care & God bless.

    23. lilzoo41 says:

      Recycle
      Use CFLs
      Dry some clothes on clothes line
      Set thermostat at 78 in summer and 68 in winter
      Avoid overuse of fertilizer, weed killer & bug killer
      Conserve water
      Installed solar screens on westfacing windows

    24. Tony says:

      Just picked my nose a second ago. other than that, I do my part by trying to fill the landfill more to make up for those greenies not doing their part.

    25. Opoohwan says:

      I take public transit whenever I can. I shop at farmers markets for produce. I recycle. I compost my yard waste and food scraps at home. I try to eat low on the food chain whenever possible. I use reusable bags when I shop (for everything).
      Your parents may be able to get a tax write off for the hybrid or be able to drive as a solo driver in the carpool lane.

    26. lec1970 says:

      recycle cans , and also i have a milk juge full of water in my tolite tank ( we dont need all the water to flush the tolite so it only fills up to what required to flush= conserving water)

    27. Bruce says:

      We reduce, reuse, recycle, compact & conserve everything we possibly can. Here are a few things we do to make the planet “green”.
      *We push mow our lawn
      *We wash our car & dog on the lawn to prevent evaporation & to water the lawn…2 birds with 1 stone
      *We reuse our bath/shower/dish/rain water to water our garden * lawn
      *We grow our own veggies & fruits
      *We make our own eco-friendly fertlizers & pesticides
      *We make our own eco-friendly cleaners too.
      *We compost all kitchen scraps, no meat.
      *We reuse old clothing & bedding to make quilts, shopping bags, and cloth napkins.
      *We trade for other services…A quilt for eggs, etc.
      *We buy everything, but groceries, fro consignments shops, yardsales, and flea markets. We don’t buy new!
      *We have put a bottle of sand in our toilet tank to use less water.
      *Installed a low flow shower head & turn the water off while scrubbing or shaving
      *Installed aerators on all faucets, and turn the water off while washing hands or brushing teeth
      *Wash only full loads of laundry in cold & line dry in spring/summer/fall
      *Changed all of our bulbs to cfls’
      &Turned down the water heater
      *Insullated the water heater
      *Unplug everything when its not currently being used
      *Turn off all lights & the computer when not in the room or being used
      *We plan our trips & only make one run a week.
      *We recycle everything…Our recycling company doesn’t recycle everything. So I found a place 70 miles from here that will recycle the rest. We make that drive once a year on our way out for our anniversary or Christmas. It’s well worth the trip…We are not only going on vacation, but we are also recycling.
      *We spend or weekends together, walking our dog, and picking up trash. We not only clean the streets, but we are also making money. NOTE: I recommend doing this…So far,since 1-1-07, we have made $242 in aluminum cans, found $121 in lost money(change & large bills).The money we find or make on our walks, goes to updating our home to be more eco-friendly. That’s how we could afford to replace all bulbs with cfl’s & put aerators on our faucets & a low flow shower head. We will earn the money back real soon on our bills…It’s well worth it.
      *We help people recycle out in the country, by picking up their recyclables, since they don’t have the service out there.
      *We don’t use a/c…we installed ceiling fans and run them on low…and also use floor fans on low
      *We have yardsales quite often…recycle our old stuff & make money off of it also…
      *We never drive over 55mph(unless we’re passing someone)
      *We keep our tires inflated to proper pressure
      *We get oil changes when needed
      *We cut our dryer sheets in thirds
      *We reuse our dryer lint in the garden to retain moisture for the plants
      *We keep rolled up towels under our doors to prevent heat from coming in & cold air from going out
      *When going out of town we turn off & unplug everything. This includes water & water heater
      *We buy mistint paint & buy only the amount we need
      *We send emails rather than snail mail
      *We make our own dog/cat & bird treats
      *We turned down the temps on our fridge & freexer
      *We planted trees to provide shade, and nuts & fruit…2 birds with 1 stone.
      *We reuse our bird bedding as mulch.
      *We created a wild life habitat in our back yard & breed wild birds by providing the proper housing & food
      *We rent or borrow items that we only need every so often
      *We copy & print on both sides of paper.
      *We report smoking vehicles to our local air agency
      *We paint with brushes & rollers….NO SPRAY PAINT
      *We do not use anything in aerosole cans
      *We avoid products with several layers of packaging
      *We use rechargable batteries
      *We drive with cruise control
      *We installed an attic fan to our gable vents…This reduces temps by 10%
      *We painted the outside of our home a light color…This reduces cooling costs by 20%
      I am sure we have done more…I can’t think of anything else right now…I hope this helps. Take care & God bless.

    28. Antonio says:

      On a normal day I make sure to unplug all appliances not in use. I don’t smoke. I make sure that water is not continuously flowing while I’m in the shower. I throw trash in the garbage can and not just anywhere. We can do a lot more. Clean is Green.

    29. Jeanette says:

      We replaced all of the light bulbs in our house and have started to bring our own bags whenever we go shopping.

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