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I Am Trying to Be More Green

Little steps to help make the world a better place. 3,447 People

    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 16-17, F Mar 9

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    I Have Been a Real 'treehu...

    I have been a real 'treehugger' for years.  I recycle everything I can and sometimes won't buy certain items unless their containers CAN be recycled!!
    Cheleanne Cheleanne 66-70, F 2 Responses Oct 13, 2007

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    Homemade Toothpaste

    I made found this recipe while traveling along the magical interwebs and thought I'd share it. It's meant to re-mineralize teeth and keep your mouth cleaner. You'll need a glass jar and wooden spoon. Do not use metal anytime during this process because it will react with the...
    MeenKalag MeenKalag 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 28, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Use less stuff. Drive less.

    Want less. Share more. Treasure what I have. Avoid Plastic. Plant a tree. Ride a bicycle. Encourage others without preaching to them. Think before I buy anything. These are just little guidelines I try to follow, though if I were to really live b y them, I'd be a lot...
    MysticalSkeptical MysticalSkeptical 41-45 2 Responses Dec 6, 2013

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    Just Do It

    Well about a year ago I went to this makeshift school that was setup to give me an education about future companies and green practices. I learned quite a bit and this went on while my new bf was teaching me about how and what can be recycled. He also showed me how to compost...
    Owleeeeease7 Owleeeeease7 36-40, F Jun 1, 2012

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    Wiccan

    Hello, my magickal name is Willow SummerRaven, but most know me by Kennedy. I'm Wiccan. Nature is my life and the base of my religion and therefore I try to be as green as I possibly can. I used to talk to my boyfriend and my friends about it, but they just don't seem to...
    nyxwicca3 nyxwicca3 16-17, F 1 Response May 25, 2012

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    Recycling

    Well, I can't say I've been that motivated to recycle everything.  If I didn't live in such a small apartment, I would like to keep a bin for cans and maybe glass.  I do probably trash more than I should.  Well, but here is a few things I do that many other people...
    gardyngurl gardyngurl 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 14, 2007

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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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    I Found The Best Solution!

    As a stay at home mom I have begun to look into green living. Slowly I started changing things around my house but kept finding I didnt have extra money to make alot of these changes. Then I found Melaleuca and Work At Home United! Melaleuca is an all green company the moment I...
    daltonkristen90 daltonkristen90 18-21, F Feb 7, 2012

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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 21-25, F 7 Responses Feb 6, 2008

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    Planted Saplings.

    Planted 6 saplings in a rural school compound 4 months ago, 4 died due to several causes, and 2 are growing - they are 2 feet now. Can't wait until they turn up to be 6-70 feet tall and the school children can play or sit under it.
    woodland27 woodland27 41-45, M 1 Response Jun 14, 2012

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    Being Green Ain't Easy!

    Although I like to think of myself as someone who cares about the Earth, I can only offer limited help. Okay, I'm not ashamed to admit that I'm rather accustomed to...well, you know. I do, however, make it a habit to throw trash in the trashcans, limit the use of lights, and so...
    Ichilicious Ichilicious 22-25, M Aug 26, 2011

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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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    So Its A Little Different

    So I'm an artist by trade, I'm a metals sculpture, with a twist.... I only work in recycled found objects. I find too much of it in the world and it adds too much character to my pieces to consider using new materials. One day as I grow I hope to build my shop using green...
    metalmenace metalmenace 31-35, M 2 Responses Dec 31, 2012

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    Not Very Succesfully.

    Our local council has an initiative to cut waste to landfill.  Along with the reasonably priced compost bins, they are offering a discount on waste disposers fitted into your kitchen sink -  to deal with the stuff you cannot compost.  What a great idea. With fortnightly waste...
    avatarunknown avatarunknown 51-55, F 5 Responses May 9, 2012

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    Slow Down

    It turns out driving 68 rather than 70 on the highway not only will save you money on gas but it also good for the atmostphere according to enviormentalists. I'm giving it a try.^^
    SocialRomance SocialRomance 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 17, 2012

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    Reduce Reuse Recycle (thanks Jack Johnson!)

    First of all, the song by Jack Johnson that introduces the three R's is really cute. But that's not what I came here to say really. My mom and I have started to support the local farmer's market. It has been great! The produce is fresh and organic. We get fresh eggs every week...
    soulee soulee 22-25, F Jun 17, 2012

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    Mutant Lichen?

    My task, and I've chosen to accept it, is to put up a pleasing photo of our SSSI. This is a little steep corner of our farm that has be designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest.Well the pleasing photo is still in two parts requiring a little massaging into shape - but for...
    londonwestman1 londonwestman1 51-55, M 1 Response Nov 2, 2012

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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 3 Responses Jan 23, 2011

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    Here Is A Thought.

    I have a thought, I want to be more eco-friendly, so I can be healthier. So what I do is I try to save electric, one day soon I may change my cosmetics to more environmentally safe things. Also, I recycle cans and papers. I even recycle magazines and books. There are many things...
    Christian02 Christian02 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 4, 2013

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    Taking Part.

    I have been trying to do my part in healing our planet by recycling and teaching my childern the importance of recycling.  I have also been encouraging friends and family to do the same.  I bought reusable bags from the grocery store so i don't have to use a plastic bag...
    bissbass bissbass 16-18, F 1 Response Oct 6, 2007

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    Changing Out of Necessity.

    Just a few changes I've made in the last month. I... Take the bus everywhere. Refill my water bottle instead of buying bottled water. Save all my shopping bags for trash bags. Open my windows for cold air and close them when I want my room to warm up. Turn off my computer...
    immaheidi immaheidi 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 18, 2009

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    I've Always Believed In Green

    i work in nuclear power... my plant has been online for over 30 years and we have yet to emit any greenhouse gases. The coal plant on the south side... not so much.
    astounded1088 astounded1088 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 6, 2012

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    Saplings Progress.

    With this year's climate being really hot - it's a challenge to get these off the ground to a good start.This is spathodea tree ( takes some years to grow )
    woodland27 woodland27 41-45, M 2 Responses Jan 6, 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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    Look, Look...

    Haven't we done well getting tshese panels installed on this handy outbuilding. Actually, maybe we're getting a bit ahead of ourselves here. Owing to it being the end of October and quite seriously north of the equator, not much actual power is being generated yet... Watch this...
    londonwestman1 londonwestman1 51-55, M 1 Response Oct 27, 2012

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    The Little Things Really Do Add Up...

    I think one of the best things that came out of the Live Earth concerts were the little tidbits in between sets about what we can all do to conserve energy and minimize waste.  I didn't realize how much heat even my lightbulbs were wasting, or that leaving my charger for my...
    Della Della 36-40, F 3 Responses Oct 10, 2007

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    Its a Start

    i already dont drive anywhere, and my daughters school is right around the corner so i plan to walk her there everyday. i just recently switched all my clorox cleaning products to the clorox green works. they smell way better, and i think they work just as well as their other...
    antiyou antiyou 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 23, 2008

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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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    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 Could Not Change My Sad Life

    I couldn't how can i start to write my problem my english so badly, but I'll try to explain my clear story iam unlucky all my life i was sad when i was child now iam 28 years old and no good change or new happy in my life I do not know why ? Is it from my Gad? or another thing...
    abdo33000 abdo33000 18-21 Jul 7, 2012

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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 32 Responses Oct 10, 2007

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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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    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 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 19

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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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    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 18-21, F 5 Responses Jun 19, 2012

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    I Believe

    in recycling to bad you can't with family members life would be so much easier if you could i've been recycling for over 25 years i started in high school its harder to teach older people to i have found
    wotaloser wotaloser 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 4, 2011

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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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    Using recycle bags instead plastic

    when grocery shopping or in general!!! :) go green recycle plastic!
    freespiritgal2777 freespiritgal2777 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 3

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    I Am Trying To Be More Green But

    I am trying to be more green but lately I have no idea what it means.On one hand my recycle can is higher then my trash, so what.I use my bike instead of my car more, so.Down size packages?? The cans and boxes are recyclable the small little pouch isn’t. Solar Panels are cool...
    robin2967 robin2967 46-50, M Nov 6, 2011

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    As Days Go By

    As days go by,I'm becoming greener,Playin' my part,Savin' the world,The way to be,If not,There's no future!
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M Jan 16, 2012

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    I Actually Am Trying to Be Green

    Growing up, i have never really thought too much about protecting our environment or even realizing that we live in a world of limited resources.  But growing up and coming out of college with a biology degree, i have truly come to see that we are in a dire need of change in...
    yoshi413 yoshi413 26-30, M 3 Responses Dec 4, 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 5 Responses Jul 19, 2011

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    Green

    Green,I'm trying,Want to clean up,Reduce waste,Playing my part,Doing what I can,Won't you join me?Let's be green.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M Oct 19, 2011

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    Related Experiences

    Basically this is just my sounding board. My husband and family have made it clear they aren't interested in hearing about my fitness goals, progresses, set-backs, fears, ambitions...
    GingerbreadAddict GingerbreadAddict 41-45, F 3 hrs ago

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    I've known ever sense I was young that I was curious. But now I know I like it. My wife has know my curiosity and a little over a year ago she pushed hard for me to try it. So I...
    Harleydrifter Harleydrifter 31-35, M 2 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    Going green Using Olive Maid-matron of Beach Wedding Dresses honour Dresses-short environmentally friendly prom gowns A lot of practices concerning the classic bridal gowns have...
    flowydresses flowydresses 18-21, M Apr 9

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    I started this "diet" four days ago and so far I lost 4 pounds.... which brings me down to 339. That's the heaviest weight I've seen on here and it's also the heaviest I have ever...
    Lapoeta2nv Lapoeta2nv 22-25, F 5 Responses Mar 31

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    My eyes are two different colors of green. I don't like it that much because it makes me stand out more which makes me uncomfortable. If that even makes sense haha. When I get...
    daniefaye32346 daniefaye32346 13-15, F 6 Responses Mar 28

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    embarrassingly, i was trying to hold tears back to some parts of the book ahahaa:)
    delacruz88 delacruz88 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 30

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    just tried green tea, not to bad actually, lets see if it works
    sarah3232 sarah3232 16-17, F 4 Responses Apr 4

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