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I Am Trying to Be More Green

Little steps to help make the world a better place. 11,576 People

    I started with utilizing renewable products

    like rattan furnitures, clothing made of bamboo,hemp, and cotton, replant trees that are cut from our farm, recycle plastic, bottles, aluminum. Now I'm thinking of building a small house using renewable materials.I believe one does not need a huge big place called home...
    zorba04 zorba04 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 29, 2014

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    Reduce, Reuse. Recycle.

    I do! I have always been a natural kind of girl. I don't dye my hair, I wear very little makeup, mostly leave my looks to their own devices. I just like things to look real. So it was only natural for me to fall in with the idea of Green. I have been carrying cloth bags for my...
    onceandfutureglow onceandfutureglow 31-35, F 3 Responses Jun 10, 2008

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    Here is some things I use,

    and what you can use to stay green. I use Melaeuca products. I use dish soap to clean toilets and sinks. I will be replacing tooth paste with something, I forget the name of it, maybe it's baking powder? That's what I have so far. I'm tired, so when I think of something, I'll...
    4EverBlissful 4EverBlissful 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 10, 2014

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    It's all I ever really want to do.

    I'm an environmentalist at heart, and I feel that I'm called to raise awareness about environmental issues and encourage others to live green.
    RadicallyGreen RadicallyGreen 18-21, F Mar 9, 2014

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    Proud to Be Green

    I have been trying to be more green for about 3 years now.  After seeing all the devastation happening in the various parts of the world through "natural disasters" it really started me thinking that something has to be done.  The planet now has twice as many...
    princessmommy princessmommy 31-35 27 Responses Jan 7, 2009

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    I believe in order to make use of our natural

    resources in a way that is sustainable for future generations to come we have to educate ourselves as individuals on what impacts we have on the environment. Take the time to read up on current issues and make yourself more environmentally conscious. Recycle when you can, use...
    collegegirl5 collegegirl5 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 19

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    We need to be more conscious of taking care of

    the Earth and it's supplies. Take only what you need.
    puggylovey puggylovey 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 26, 2015

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    Going back vegetarian !

    !! **** importing . Grow a garden
    alejandragucci alejandragucci 18-21, F Jan 24, 2015

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    I learned today that 90% of the plastic "

    island" in the Pacific Ocean is just human plastic trash, nothing fancy or mysterious it's just product plastic thrown away and then dumped....... I'm rethinking everything about how I end up with plastic and what I do with it when I'm done
    rightthr7 rightthr7 46-50, M 1 Response May 25, 2015

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    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 31, 2015

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    I Am A Technowomble

    i live like a womble picking up anything that looks useful especially old electrical equipment/broken computers and the like  i use them for spare parts or fix them i have most types of gadgets  and the like and have never bought a single one just what others have thrown away...
    keith64 keith64 46-50, M 2 Responses Jan 23, 2011

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    I Hate Water Wasters

    our country is in a water shortage crisis and we still have to  suffer ignorant people who don't give a damn for future generations or the creatures that depend on the rivers for survival they continue to waste this precious resource i was walking down the street and this...
    jinda jinda 56-60, F 8 Responses Nov 4, 2007

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    ModifiedMamaofTwo ModifiedMamaofTwo 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 19, 2015

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    6 Changes I Have Made to Live a Greener Life

    There has been a lot of talk about environmental awareness. We've all heard it. Some of us think it's important, some of us don't. About a month ago I saw "11th Hour" ... a documentary on this topic. What I took away from the message of this film was the...
    hibislo hibislo 31-35 29 Responses Oct 10, 2007

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    I eat three pounds of broccoli each morning

    for breakfast. I wipe my butt with fistfuls of grass. Next step is to make love with a long legged frog. *_* . . *_*
    DerwentRange DerwentRange 26-30, M Aug 28, 2015

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    Before I start, I think we can agree on

    something, that organic food isn't necessarily healthier for us, but significantly healthier for our environment. Good? If not, then just bear with me a little more. Ok?True story. Because an organic lifestyle is a priority of mine, I woke up one day (5 months ago) thinking...
    tomwitlift tomwitlift 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 5, 2015

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    Using recycle bags instead plastic

    when grocery shopping or in general!!! :) go green recycle plastic!
    freespiritgal2777 freespiritgal2777 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 3, 2014

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    I have been making my own cleaning products,

    weed killers, etc the last few I have to say vinegar and lemons are amazing..... My compost bin is getting fed often these days as my roomate and I are both trying to eat healthy! and I'm making the switch to all organic gardening fertalizers and pest control this year!!
    bella61219 bella61219 26-30, F 2 Responses May 11, 2015

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    Recently

    I switched to energy efficient light bulbs and started walking to work instead of driving.  Next step I plan to take is to cut back on products with lots of packaging...like fast food, for instance.
    eromreven eromreven 26-30 2 Responses Dec 29, 2007

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    What's up with Dish Networks,

    and I imagine Direct TV !?!?!? You up grade your equipment to Hd and they tell you to just " trash" the receiver you have!?!?!? How exactly!?? And why don't regulations make them recycle it??? There is nothing wrong with it!!! And it's loaded with chemicals in the circuit boards...
    rightthr7 rightthr7 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 27, 2015

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    The "green Thing"

    I'm embarrassed to be adding this at such a late date but I need to clarify that I did not write this.  I received it as an unattributed email from a relative and simply thought I'd post it here in the same way that I would forward the email to interested friends.  So, while I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 28 Responses Oct 20, 2011

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    Green Is the New Black.

    I shut off the lights when I'm not in the room.  I turn off my computer when I'm not using it. I walk or take the bus. I reuse everything I can. I use canvas grocery bags instead of plastic. I shut off the water while I soap up in the shower or while...
    BarNapkinPoet BarNapkinPoet 22-25, F Jan 21, 2008

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    Living With A Voise

    My name is Katelyn, I have a voice in my head. He tells me what will happen. He is not always right, but most of the time he is. He says that I Mis interpret his words. I find myself losing my self. I find myself becoming him. I find acting talking and doing things in which the...
    Katelynlab Katelynlab 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 14, 2013

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    I Made a Green Facebook App

    I went for dinner with some folks and started talking about the environment. We discussed Terapass (http://www.terrapass.com/) which offsets  briefly and I thought, "why not something like that for a web page?" Then I created the Greenbook Facebook app with my...
    wync wync 26-30, M 5 Responses Oct 3, 2007

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    Goodbye Car!

    As an Environmental Science major in school, I always have been somewhat aware of the impact I am making on the Earth. Living in a major city, it has been easier to be "green". With composting, recycling, second-hand stores, etc being "green" has become second nature. Well...
    girlbythebay girlbythebay 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 19, 2011

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    We live in an age of scarcity

    and IT IS CAUSING US TO FAIL. For the last 50 years the SINGLE revolution has been the internet. We had black and white TV in the 50s. We had cars. We still have TV and cars. We still wear clothes, heat ridiculously inefficient houses, drive to work. Computers alone, as far as...
    cloudsoflife cloudsoflife 26-30, M 2 Responses Feb 3, 2015

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    The biggest waste product in my home was

    clothes. Manufacture of cotton consumes more than half the world's use of toxic pesticides and depletes huge areas of land. Production of polyester uses millions of tons of oil in huge toxic chemical factories. Distribution and marketing creates blight in every city, malls...
    pinetreeguy pinetreeguy 66-70, M 3 Responses May 11, 2015

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    Reluctant Meat Eater

    One of the worst things humans do is eat meat. The acres of farm land required to sustain cattle until slaughter is far greater then the amount of land needed to produce an equal amount of protein/calories in vegetables. Therefore, if we were all vegetarians, the supply of food...
    eyeless1 eyeless1 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 21, 2013

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    They're saying that it's beginning to be

    dangerous to swim in the ocean, health wise... What does that say about the world we live in today ?!
    SincerelyJasmineXO SincerelyJasmineXO 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 19, 2014

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    Recycle

    I live in a small state that does not have a lot of resources for recycling, but we do what small part we can do. Newspapers, and cardboard go to the Goodwill store, and aluminum cans go to the scrap yard, which does pay you for them, when we change the oil, it goes to auto...
    butterfly62 butterfly62 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 6, 2008

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    Green But Not An Idiot

    Today at the store, I found myself comparing trash bags. Both packages were the store's brand.  Both packages had roughly the same number of bags.  For that matter, in all the ways that mattered, the two packages were near identical...but for price.  Oh, and one package was a...
    Plaid Plaid 31-35, F Feb 15, 2012

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    I've heard smoking the Green is better

    than the brown from Amsterdam?
    RolexRush RolexRush 31-35, F 3 Responses Jan 12

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    Lots of Things Are Green....

    I remember being about 10 years old and recieving a package in the mail from my aunt that contained a book from the Kids for Saving Earth organization. She had picked it up for free at a stand in the mall or something, and decided to pass it on to me. My best friend Miriam and I...
    CallipygianVenus CallipygianVenus 18-21, F 7 Responses Feb 6, 2008

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    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 28, 2013

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    I Am Trying, But, I Am About To Probably Say Something Not So Pc Of Me!

    We do all sorts of things around us in an effort to be more green.  We recycle anything and everything that can be recycled.  In fact, our county has started charging for recycle pick-up and a lot of people just decided it wasn't worth it to pay, but I just couldn't bear the...
    DorothyofOz DorothyofOz 41-45, F 6 Responses Jan 10, 2011

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    Always Been Environmentally Conscious

    I am definitely an environmentalist. Our whole family is. As far back as I can remember we've tried to conserve resources and use what's needed, nothing more. We buy mostly fresh fruits and vegetables (they certainly taste better too) rather than canned or packaged and we always...
    ts92 ts92 22-25, F 5 Responses Jun 19, 2012

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    I have made such great effort to be more green

    and save our beautiful planet. Unfortunately my new flat mate is extremely ignorant and lazy when it comes to saving the environment. Easy solution, find a new roommate. I am glad to have found this app so I can share these views with like minded people.
    Contra23 Contra23 22-25, M Apr 10, 2015

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    I Am Trying To Be More Green Too!

    But almost every time I go to Trader Joe's I forget my TJ's bags and need to get another paper bag! :)
    mama12345678 mama12345678 51-55, F 1 Response Jan 12, 2013

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    defiantmisfit defiantmisfit 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 24

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    I am trying but the sound of the supercharger

    is awesome! so I went to plant a tree.
    dailyguyboyjr dailyguyboyjr 26-30, M Jan 24

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    I wana be friends in global.

    .. I am living in HCM city, Vietnam... Nice to make friend with u
    duyenle duyenle 18-21, F 1 Response May 11, 2015

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    i hate it when people litter!

    I have a ton of stories about me seeing someone litter - then I go up, and pick it up and throw it away - or mention it to them, or ask them if they dropped it by accident. I usually try to just make them notice, that I noticed though. I find that it gets the best results...
    milehighHeartbreak milehighHeartbreak 31-35, M Feb 18, 2015

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    It's not always easy though.

    One way that I try to be green is by fixing things instead of throwing them away.
    utahwriter utahwriter 41-45, M 2 Responses Apr 27, 2014

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    I try not to go on shopping sprees

    and buy only things that I need. Save water and minimize plastic bag usage and don't eat dinner and donate money to help those non-profit organizations or to help with countries affected by natural disasters. If I don't use up too much supplies of this earth I think it'll be...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 13, 2015

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    benjamin111991 benjamin111991 22-25, M Jul 3, 2014

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