Earth Day Giveaway!

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In honor of Earth Day, I’m having an Earth Day Giveaway. There are 2 prizes made up of green goodies from some of the shops from the Indie Fixx Green Galleria, which is my specially curated showcase of shops that carry green indie-made and handmade goods.

Prize #1

  1. Say Anything Speech Bubble Chalkboard from Playing Grown Up
  2. 3 pack ofย  REusable Snack Baggies from BananaSaurus Rex
  3. 2 Natural Patterns Alphabets prints from Blue Bicicletta Art
  4. $30 gift certificate from Jorgensen Studio

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Prize #2

  1. Giclee print – Inspiration and Dreams from Sloe Gin Fizz
  2. Garden detail Notepad from Sloe Gin Fizz
  3. $40 gift certificate from My Sunset Road
  4. Flower brooch from Silver Tree Art

Each of the shops involved in this giveaway use recycled materials (like recycled silver or reloved fabrics) in their products, utilize green practices in their businesses (such as using recycled paper & packing materials), and/or their products make it easier to be green (chalkboards for messages instead of paper or reusable snack baggies).

So, join me in renewing our commitment to taking care of our planet & possibly win a prize in the process!

To win: Leave a comment on this post with something that you do in an effort to be a good steward of our planet. Stuff like recycling, growing your own food, walking to work, helping clean up waterways, advocating more sustainable building practices, encouraging businesses to be more green & more. I will choose 2 random commenters and each will win one of the available prizes.ย  This giveaway will end Thursday, April 22nd at 11:59 pm EST.

ย You can read more about the history of Earth Day as well as the mission and the core issues behind it here.

181 thoughts on “Earth Day Giveaway!

  • April 23, 2010 at 3:36 pm
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    My husband and I have started composting and already we’ve noticed that instead of 2 bags (or the ridiculous amount from other houses) of trash that go out of the house each week, we’re down to one. We’ve also stopped buying paper towels. Washable towels all the way for us.

  • April 22, 2010 at 11:46 pm
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    I donate clothes to goodwill, instead of throwing them out.

  • April 22, 2010 at 11:39 pm
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    I don’t use plastic baggies very often, I use wax ones!

  • April 22, 2010 at 11:38 pm
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    in my apartment I put a rubber band around the faucet, so when I turn it on I don’t turn it on too much

  • April 22, 2010 at 11:34 pm
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    my family doesn’t go out to eat very often… it’s wasteful!

  • April 22, 2010 at 11:10 pm
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    i try to take shorter showers. ;D

  • April 22, 2010 at 11:09 pm
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    in the summer we put aluminum foil on the windows to reflect heat. it works!

  • April 22, 2010 at 11:08 pm
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    Our family uses Energy Star appliance, which save a lot of electricity.

  • April 22, 2010 at 11:07 pm
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    During vacation my family lowers the temperature in our home to save electricity.

  • April 22, 2010 at 9:55 pm
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    there are so many way you can help make this planet a better place.
    I recycle everything just like everybody else, I also reuse paper, I ship all my items in recycled packaging, I buy local, I use energy saving light bulbs, I take short showers, I filter water rather than buy filtered water, I don;t throw oil down the drain… I can go on. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • April 22, 2010 at 9:36 pm
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    I would love either one of these prizes! They are beautiful!

    I just posted about a few things that our family does… reusable snack bags, permanent coffee filters, eco friendly cleaners. I also have been recycling old clothing into new shirts for my children. Cloth diapers, raised bed gardens, a rain barrel… things that make a difference every day!

  • April 22, 2010 at 4:06 pm
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    I’m a recycling FREAK. Especially at parties where there are bottles or cans I always make sure to collect them. I eat organically grown food from my grandpa’s garden and always buy recycled products! I use re-usable grocery bags and have a watch made from all recycled products!

  • April 22, 2010 at 3:54 pm
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    I ride my bike most placesโ€”so much more fun than driving.

  • April 22, 2010 at 3:19 pm
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    Over the past few years of marriage and having our children, we’ve used cloth diapers, recycled, made our own green cleaners, hung laundry out on the line, supported local farmers, used energy efficient lightbulbs, and cut back on car trips. This year, we will be planting our own garden in hopes of teaching our children the hard work, joy and satisfaction of raising your own food ๐Ÿ™‚

  • April 22, 2010 at 2:15 pm
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    I try to cut down on packaging as much as possible. No hair products in plastic bottles, mostly fresh produce and buying in bulk. I also make a lot of my own things so I know what goes into it.

  • April 22, 2010 at 1:43 pm
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    I have made it a habit to always bring me reusable bags to the store and even though I’m in an apartment I am growing kale, tomatoes, strawberries and composting my veggie matter. The Earth is a great place to preserve!

  • April 22, 2010 at 11:34 am
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    I love to recycle! This year in honor of Earth Day I’m going to start composting.

  • April 22, 2010 at 11:10 am
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    Well i already do what i can..i do walk to work..have my own bags for shopping. when i can i get my produce locally. my daughter n i are just starting our recycling and i plant what i can..we do try to take a few days out of the week to eat more veg. than meat.OUR EARTH IS WORTH IT!

  • April 22, 2010 at 11:10 am
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    I carry my own re-usable shopping bags wherever I go so that I don’t use anymore plastic!

  • April 22, 2010 at 10:06 am
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    I am a college student with no car.. so I bike everywhere! I also recycle and make artwork and cards with found objects.

  • April 22, 2010 at 9:46 am
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    I recycle anything I can and use ethanol blended fuel in my vehicle!

  • April 22, 2010 at 9:45 am
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    What a fabulous set of prizes you’ve collected! Using CFLs, recycling, growing some veggies in the “back 40” (meaning back 40 square feet!), we do these little things that can hopefully add up to something worthwhile. We also weight environmental concerns when we consider big purchases – like a car…but I also realize that waiting to buy a new car until it’s really necessary is better for the earth as well!

  • April 22, 2010 at 9:26 am
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    We recycle and try to limit the amount of energy we use. We also try to buy from the thrift store or re-use what we have as much as possible rather than buying new. And though I’d like to have our own garden, it’s just not possible right now, but we love, love, love getting veggies from our CSA.

  • April 22, 2010 at 9:23 am
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    I’ve started working to work! And whenever i’m going to uni or to openings in the city I’ve organised a carpool since I don’t have my licence. But my bikes about to be fixed so now I will be riding to uni!

  • April 22, 2010 at 9:09 am
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    This year we started a huge organic heirloom seed garden. I am so excited! We’ll have plenty to feed our family and lots to share.

  • April 22, 2010 at 7:41 am
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    I don’t have a driver’s license either. Our entire life is based around being eco-conscious. And my business is making eco-friendly felted toys.

  • April 22, 2010 at 4:29 am
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    Before I throw something away I stop to think if I could craft something out of it!

  • April 22, 2010 at 2:02 am
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    We recycle already, but I am starting butterfly and herb gardens and we are starting to compost.

  • April 21, 2010 at 10:00 pm
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    We do the usual – recycle, CFC lightbulbs, cloth bags, conserve water. I make my own cleaning products, mostly out of vinegar and baking soda and lemons.

    My most unusual earth-friendly habit? We buy organic cheese slices for lunches, with wax papers in between each piece. I use the wax papers for my grocery lists. My friends think I’m insane.

    And as a p.s., my two-year-old asked for ONE thing from Santa Claus this year – a real, live tree of her own. She got her own mini-spruce in a pot, planted it outside two weeks ago, and tends it lovingly every day. A tree-hugger in every sense of the word!

  • April 21, 2010 at 8:06 pm
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    awesome giveaway! i try to do my part by:
    – recycle everything i can
    – i have a vegetable and herb garden
    – i donate used items i don’t use or want anymore to goodwill or something versus throwing them away
    – shop at the local farmers’ market
    – pick up trash in my urban neighborhood

  • April 21, 2010 at 8:04 pm
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    I donate books to a local bookstore. Helps the community and recycle!

  • April 21, 2010 at 8:03 pm
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    I send old clothes to goodwill, instead of throwing them away!!

  • April 21, 2010 at 8:00 pm
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    Our family uses compact fluorescent light bulbs to save electricity.

  • April 21, 2010 at 6:34 pm
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    I really do try to live as greenly as possible –ALWAYS take my own bags, combine errands so I can park once and then walk to places, belong to local CSA, big fan of vintage/thrifted/etc. to give things another life! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • April 21, 2010 at 3:09 pm
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    I donยดt own driverยดs license and I never want to get one. And I use train for travelling rather than plane.

  • April 21, 2010 at 1:30 pm
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    I’ve just been hired to manage a small communities Farmer’s Market — so I’m looking forward to working with the folks in the area on creating a sustainable, local food supply!!

  • April 21, 2010 at 11:30 am
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    I always walk everywhere and try to buy locally produced food whenever possible. Most of all I refrain from buying things I don’t really need.

  • April 21, 2010 at 10:07 am
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    I recycle a lot of materials when scrapbooking. Junk mail can easily be transformed into fun embellishments!

  • April 21, 2010 at 9:41 am
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    I reuse plastic bags from grocery stores.

  • April 21, 2010 at 9:39 am
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    My family uses metal water containers instead of plastic water bottles to stop polluting the earth!

  • April 21, 2010 at 9:39 am
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    Thanks for such a great giveaway! I don’t drive a car (although that is partly because I am afraid of driving and don’t have a license)I compost, recycle, buy second hand,grow veggies and don’t eat meat. And I’m an earth sign so an earth day prize would seem even more appropriate!

  • April 21, 2010 at 9:37 am
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    I set up a carpool for my son with four other families to save gas!

  • April 21, 2010 at 8:00 am
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    I use cloth bags at the store and all our kitchen scraps go to the Chickens or the dog. We use every possible inch of a piece of paper before putting it in the box to start the wood burner.

  • April 21, 2010 at 7:43 am
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    Living in the city I often feel that being “green” is almost impossible. I’ve found joy in the small steps I’ve taken: recycling, being energy efficient, walking/using public transit, trying not to be wasteful, and using reusable coffee mugs and grocery sacks – w/o buying new ones that look better than the free ones.

  • April 21, 2010 at 7:33 am
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    I don’t have a car, I recycle, I also turn on the light only in the room I’m in at any time. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • April 21, 2010 at 4:04 am
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    We try to be very aware of what we are sending to the landfill – and try not to send anything that can be recycled, including from our in-laws’ home next door. We use cloth napkins instead of paper; grow a garden and use no chemical pesticides or herbicides; compost; use cloth shopping bags; conserve water with rain barrels; and are starting to set up to begin vermiculture this spring.

  • April 21, 2010 at 1:45 am
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    I have been volunteering at a local community garden and composting at my home. I love it!

  • April 20, 2010 at 11:31 pm
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    We recycle paper & plastic, grow our own veggies and buy from the local farmer’s market too. I also use reusable grocery bags, am trying some composting of household waste and am using natural products for cleaning, insects, etc… more in my household to keep my family, pets and the Earth a safer place.

  • April 20, 2010 at 8:19 pm
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    i walk or bike 2 miles to work everyday. i compost and use the compost on a neighborhood garden. i also try really hard to only eat local, seasonal, organic foods

  • April 20, 2010 at 7:18 pm
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    I attend an online school. Saves gas when that I would otherwise spend driving! I always make sure my computer is shut down overnight, too, to save electricity.

  • April 20, 2010 at 7:17 pm
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    I garden – lots of herbs, fruit, and vegetables!

    Saves packaging. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • April 20, 2010 at 6:06 pm
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    i recycle and recently designed a campaign for green burial. its a little bit of a sensitive subject but the information about burial is staggering

  • April 20, 2010 at 5:18 pm
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    We recycle everything possible, compost our food scraps, and take our reuseable bags to the store. I am hoping to get our yard in better shape this year so that we can have a garden.
    emily @ http://456eleven.com

  • April 20, 2010 at 4:56 pm
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    Gorgeous giveaway items- i’m excited for a chance.
    We are pretty kind to the planet in our family- recycle, grow a bog organic veggie garden, use cloth bags, etc. I also make an effort to always teach my kids the importance of our planet and why we do so many little things to keep it safe and clean.

  • April 20, 2010 at 4:53 pm
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    I recycle as much as I can. I also just bought myself a camelback water bottle so I can just wash it and use it over and over.

  • April 20, 2010 at 4:21 pm
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    I am a vegetarian who recycles, has her own garden, has an eco-friendly Etsy (www.habitable.etsy.com) and shops at thrift stores : )

  • April 20, 2010 at 3:58 pm
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    I have recently started using vinegar + water to clean instead of icky chemical based cleaners. It works so much better and I feel a lot better knowing exactly what I’m putting all over my house!

  • April 20, 2010 at 3:47 pm
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    The greatest aspect of my life that is influenced by the environment is my diet. I am a vegetarian and selective about dairy and eggs, because of the impact our food choices has on the environment. I also recycle, use cloth bags, reuse as much as I can, buy used, and I plan to grow some veggies this spring ๐Ÿ™‚

  • April 20, 2010 at 3:20 pm
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    As a college student still living in the dorms it is hard to be as earth friendly as I would like to be. But, I still do what I can. I always recycle and instead of using plastic water bottles I use a re-usable water bottle that basically never leaves my side! During the summer when I live at home I dry my clothes on a line in my backyard instead of using a dryer. I also walk whenever I can and turn off all lights when I am not using them!

  • April 20, 2010 at 2:48 pm
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    the latest step is making the switch to cloth napkins.

  • April 20, 2010 at 2:29 pm
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    I use re-usable bags for shopping and buy local produce that is in season. I reduced my meat consumption significantly and buy local, ethically raised meat. I recycle!

  • April 20, 2010 at 2:28 pm
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    We bought a share in our local CSA again this summer. We recently moved closer to our farmer and we go over to help him garden.

  • April 20, 2010 at 1:21 pm
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    Nice! I like to purchase goods from local artists and farmers. Supporting your own community is a great way to live a green life and help others to sustain theirs.

  • April 20, 2010 at 1:04 pm
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    We are growing our own garden this year, and we hardly ever buy anything new in our household. In our online business, I use upcycled linings, buy all supplies as close to home as possible, and use leftovers/scraps for shipping. Great giveaway, Jen ๐Ÿ™‚

  • April 20, 2010 at 1:03 pm
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    I am an avid recycler, and I reuse discarded books to create handbound sketchjournals and then I recycle the leftovers!

  • April 20, 2010 at 12:20 pm
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    Things we are doing…
    Growing our own food and composting the waste. Using old rotted wood from damaged planter boxes as compost pile fencing. Keeping charges un-plugged when not charging items (totally helps with bills). Fixing the old toilet that runs randomly.
    They are little things but they help and are easy to do.

  • April 20, 2010 at 11:40 am
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    beautiful giveaways!

    We cloth diaper, buy our clothes second hand, line dry, use cloth bags and buy our milk, meat, eggs and some vegetables from local farms in addition to growing our own food.

  • April 20, 2010 at 11:31 am
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    I am trying to buy local as much as possible.

  • April 20, 2010 at 11:27 am
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    We vote every day with our dollar by purchasing mostly organic, local and environment friendly foods and goods.

    My 4 months old baby is almost diaper free (I have been watching his elimination cues since birth).

    I sew reusable grocery bags, lunch bags and most of the clothes for my daughter. There is nothing more comfortable to a highly active toddler than a up-cycled dress made from mommy or daddy’s old t-shirt with cute graphics on the front or hand embellished with appliques.

    I would LOVE to start our own garden but for right now we are just growing alfalfa, sunflower, clover and broccoli sprouts.

  • April 20, 2010 at 11:08 am
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    I am an artist who presses flowers and uses them within paintings; hiding tiny fairies and mythical animals among found objects. made out of pressed flowers. I preserve them, mat and frame them. I call this series “scatterlingsยฉ” as they are scattered and hidden within the images. Happy Earth Day.

  • April 20, 2010 at 10:39 am
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    A typical day…… yesterday Breakfast was eggs (from neighborhood chickens)with spinach and herbs from our garden. My husband biked to work(he does everyday.) I hung out the laundry, then biked into town with my nephew to take him out for Birthday lunch at local restaurant. Biked to our community garden plot to water seedling then biked to store for a few groceries. On the way home stopped by the elementary school to water the gardens. Dinner was pasta seasoned with garlic tops and parsley from my yard plus salad with freshly picked greens and a good local beer (New Belgium Ranger IPA!) Dumped food scraps into the compost and added some off the leaves saved from last fall……

  • April 20, 2010 at 10:26 am
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    Like many others I always recycle. When I go go grocery shopping I bring along reusable bags.I don’t drive anymore thanks to the great public transit system in my city. I encouraged my boss to start using bags made using post consumer content. Oh and I’m a vegetarian.

  • April 20, 2010 at 10:08 am
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    I have recycling bins in the computer lab that I work for at my school and try to encourage business in my community to have socially responsible practices.

  • April 20, 2010 at 9:56 am
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    I’ve become obsessed lately with re-using paper. You can be sure if I’m printing anything for internal purposes they’ll be something on the back – an old draft of a script, an email, an extra page that got printed that has a line of type.

    I also only bring my own bags to the food store. I have a great big one from Shoegasm, which my husband wouldn’t be caught dead with but which is great for groceries!

  • April 20, 2010 at 9:56 am
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    What awesome prizes! Love!

    I reuse and recycle everything I can. I have a garden. I also save every single fabric scrap- no matter how small. Then I make dog beds to donate to the local shelter ๐Ÿ™‚

  • April 20, 2010 at 9:53 am
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    Well, I’m totally committed to recycling since 2008! It’s really great! I also use eco-bags at the supermarket & grocery stores.

  • April 20, 2010 at 9:44 am
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    Great giveaways! My little family and I do the standards: we recycle, compost, grown our own veggies, make and repair things rather than buy new, plus, we recently added a couple of wonderful hens to our clan. I’m a vegetarian, so we don’t eat much meat (also a greener lifestyle choice), but we’re all grateful for our fresh eggs daily. My big negative, I confess, is that I commute 200 miles a day, but I do it in a hybrid that gets nearly 50 mpg, so it could be far worse. Happy Earth Day everyone! keep up the great work.

  • April 20, 2010 at 9:39 am
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    I recycle (bio, packaging, paper and general household waste), I grow herbs on our balcony, and I’m very serious about not wasting energy (like turning off the lights when we’re not in the room). I bike or walk wherever I can, and use public transport or take the train for longer journeys whenever I can. And I buy local.

  • April 20, 2010 at 9:29 am
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    I recycle, turn the water off when I’m brushing my teeth, use reusable grocery bags instead of paper or plastic, and switched to energy efficient light bulbs.

  • April 20, 2010 at 9:26 am
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    We recycle, and have a garden. We are attempting to put a chicken coop in action as well!

  • April 20, 2010 at 9:23 am
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    I do recycle, and I pick up garbage wherever I see it. I don’t let my kids be water-wasteroos. I am all about reusable containers and just general respect for the nature that surrounds us.

  • April 20, 2010 at 8:39 am
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    I use washable menstrual pads, recycle, and started growing my own food this year!

  • April 20, 2010 at 7:08 am
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    We recycle rain water to wash the yard and I try to walk the more that I can instead of using the car.
    Thanks for the chance.

  • April 20, 2010 at 6:46 am
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    I live on an island and am going to spend more time doing beach clean-ups and helping keep the area free of pollution. I have started using the reusable grocery bags. I love using them, they are so great! And, you can get so many fun ones to use ๐Ÿ™‚ There is a resturaunt that does a small farmer’s market on Sundays, and I am going to start buying my produce from there to support local farmers!

  • April 20, 2010 at 4:29 am
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    Apart from loving all things owly. We ride/walk to school and work. We don’t take the car to the shops for small loads. We don’t run water unnecessarily,like brushing teeth or rinsing dishes. We grow our own herbs and some veg. We put on an extra layer instead of the heater as much as we can. We buy local produce when we can at our monthly town market. We prefer to use natural materials more than man made. I love wool.
    Sue, Victoria, Australia

  • April 20, 2010 at 4:25 am
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    I love all things owly. But to win any of these prizes would be a real buzz.
    Sue, Terang, Victoria, Australia

  • April 20, 2010 at 3:44 am
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    I recicle at home, I switch off the light whenever it’s possible to work with sunlight and I never use the car, always walking of taking the public transport.

  • April 20, 2010 at 2:36 am
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    I reuse and recycle, ride my bike and/or take public transportation whenever I can, and try to eat local produce and sustainable fish.

  • April 20, 2010 at 2:32 am
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    What a gorgeous give away! I might tweet it for you.

    We do a few things. We have a grey water system, grow a lot of fruit, veg and herbs, recycle everything we can, reuse everything we can, buy second hand and buy organic when we can.

  • April 20, 2010 at 2:31 am
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    Wow! So many wonderful things! I recycle and do little things to make a difference — don’t take a receipt at the ATM, etc. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • April 20, 2010 at 12:57 am
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    We grow our own veggies, recycle, re-purpose old clothing (ex: old dress..new napkins). Use eco friendly products..purchase only organic meat…

  • April 19, 2010 at 11:57 pm
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    I recycle most waste at home, shop at the farmers market (and also at local shops) as much as possible, minimise use of water (including not having a water-thirsty garden), grow my own vegie patch, make my own cleaning products, and ride my bicycle where possible instead of taking the car. I also prefer to buy second-hand goods rather than new products (clothing, bicycle, for the house et cetera). I use containers to store food instead of plastic bags or ziploc bag or cling wrap.

  • April 19, 2010 at 11:17 pm
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    Great giveaway! Some of the things I do to help reduce my footprint on the planet: If I can reuse something in a new way, I do (I make a lot of handmade bags and wallets from fabric saved from old clothes and sheets), I recycle as much as possible, I became a vegetarian and try to eat as much locally produced food as possible. I plan out menus a week in advance to reduce wasted food, and I do my best to remember to bring my own bags to the grocery store. I can’t wait until a have my own yard to grow my own veggies and start composting, too. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • April 19, 2010 at 11:09 pm
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    i plan on doing a few things to save the environment:

    i planted my own garden this year in my sister’s backyard.
    i am going to save energy by unplugging everything when i am not using it.
    i am going to try and use my laptop/computer less. it bothers me how much i use it.

    oh–and i am going to buy a copy of “no impact man” to read…

  • April 19, 2010 at 10:58 pm
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    great post!
    i have to say my husband has been a greenie since i met him 14 years ago and he’s taught me a ton.
    current projects: adding a “green roof” on our doggie house, just started an herb and veggie garden, installed low flow shower head in our bath and started a second composting bin in our yard!

    happy earth day!

  • April 19, 2010 at 10:58 pm
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    gosh – we do so much in our home! we recycle everything that we can, and try to buy with less packaging. we use our own bags for all of our shopping (not just the grocery). we collect water in the shower to water our garden, and we don’t even shower everyday – hey! we live in the desert and don’t sweat much ๐Ÿ™‚

  • April 19, 2010 at 10:49 pm
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    Recycling and using public transportation (and walking, of course) are what I do to be earth friendly. I also try to reuse items and show second hand. I try to buy local, but also consciously global. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • April 19, 2010 at 10:47 pm
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    I always make sure I turn lights off when I leave rooms, and I try to use reusable bags and such as much as possible.

  • April 19, 2010 at 10:44 pm
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    I use cloth bags when buying at the local grocery store, or general shopping, I only buy what I know I’m going to use/eat, so nothing will go to waste, I donate my unused items, I used public transit or carpooling.

  • April 19, 2010 at 10:35 pm
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    I recycle, only use reusable bags and use a reusable water bottle!

  • April 19, 2010 at 10:29 pm
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    I use eco-friendly water bottles, and I’m in the process of convincing my family to start our own garden, as well as saving up for some bicycles. And, of course, I always turn the water off when I brush my teeth. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • April 19, 2010 at 10:27 pm
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    I live in an area that is not at all walker/bike friendly and this city cut the recycling program this year in budget cuts. I walk to shops whenever possible. Carpool with coworkers. Grow my own food and practice the three R’s everyday! When my dog and I go for walks everyday we pick up litter, well he sniffs I pick up.

  • April 19, 2010 at 10:13 pm
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    We cloth diaper, take reusable bags to the grocery store, purchase produce from local farmers, and we try to walk where ever is within a reasonable distance with 2 babies!

  • April 19, 2010 at 10:12 pm
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    1. i don’t use disposables as much as possible – washable water bottles, dishes, grocery bags, etc.

    2. save water! handwash instead of dishwasher, turn off the shower while scrubbing myself clean, using rain barrels/rain collection…

    3. save electricity! line dry, energy-saving light bulbs.. i hope we install solar energy soon ๐Ÿ™‚

  • April 19, 2010 at 10:09 pm
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    Recycle, buy fair trade and from the farmer’s market (when I can afford it!), make my own clothing, and reuse, reuse, reuse!!!
    But my favorite thing to do………

    DUMPSTER DIVING!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • April 19, 2010 at 10:02 pm
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    Yeah green-ness!
    We try to do our part by…
    ~recycling
    ~using cloth diapers and wipes (not nearly as gross as we expected)
    ~buying used instead of new and organic instead of conventional and local instead of non-local whenever possible
    ~use cloth bags for groceries (and glare at those who don’t– just kidding!)
    ~woohoo bicycles!

  • April 19, 2010 at 9:55 pm
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    For end-of-year teacher gifts I will be recycling notes from school into notepads for the teachers. Lovely giveaway!

  • April 19, 2010 at 9:36 pm
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    I recycle all the time… and try not to drive places if at all possible. And I’m vegetarian… which is pretty green I must say.

  • April 19, 2010 at 9:29 pm
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    I eat at a local co-op, I buy food from the farmer’s market, I bike or walk to work, and I recycle and pick my roommate’s recyclables out of the trash.

  • April 19, 2010 at 9:05 pm
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    I recycle as much as possible. I use cold water when doing laundry, fans in the summer time and am slowing starting to buy local foods. Happy earth day everyone.
    Oh, I also use cloth bags when I shop. I have a nice collection now.

  • April 19, 2010 at 8:57 pm
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    It is so refreshing to see how everyone tries to be green. I do my part by recycling, having a garden, being concious of electricity used, combining errands, and using reusable bags:)

  • April 19, 2010 at 8:03 pm
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    Since I live in an apartment I am limited with my garden space, but I do grow my own herbs, use a vermicomposter to compost, I subscribe to my local CSA for organic produce and what I do buy at the market I try to buy organic.

  • April 19, 2010 at 8:00 pm
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    My husband and I are vegans!
    Thanks for the opportunity. xxx

  • April 19, 2010 at 7:42 pm
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    I recycle and try to reuse everything I buy. I buy local produce and am planning on a little garden.

  • April 19, 2010 at 7:39 pm
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    :)!! Actually I’m Miss Ecology! The most important thing I do to help,is to make conciousness in others about the things that are affecting our environment.Good Luck everybody! Thanks!

  • April 19, 2010 at 7:03 pm
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    we started composting everything possiable!

  • April 19, 2010 at 6:54 pm
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    We recycle, thrift, use cloth bags, turn off the lights if we’re not in the room, and take quick showers. Thank you for the giveaway!

  • April 19, 2010 at 6:52 pm
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    We recycle, use cfl bulbs, use power strips to stop vampire energy use, use re-usable bags while shopping at the farmer’s market and local food co-ops, but organic when we can afford it, we swap and thrift and volunteer for swap organizations and events in our local area, we walk and use public transit whenever we can, and we use as little electricity and heat for appliances as possible. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • April 19, 2010 at 6:42 pm
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    I bike as much as possible.

  • April 19, 2010 at 6:37 pm
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    i am going to walk to school from now on, switch all the light bulbs to the enviormentaly friendly ones, start a garden, and make some cool recyled crafts!!!

  • April 19, 2010 at 6:26 pm
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    I’ve always been a recycler/organic & local food buyer/lights & water turn-offer/etc, but this spring I’ve taken the next step: composting and growing my own herbs.

    I’ve been thinking about planting a salsa and salad garden in my front yard…so if I win I’ll take it as a sign from the green gods to get on it!

  • April 19, 2010 at 6:13 pm
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    Great prizes!
    I support the local farmers market seeing that I can’t grow my own food because of our dogs. I also volunteer at The Shipley Nature Center on weekends where everything we do there is geared towards helping the environment and promoting awareness of the environment.

  • April 19, 2010 at 6:11 pm
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    Being eco friendly is the thing to do nowdays. The way I’m ecofriendly is by using refillable aluminum water canteens, planting my own garden and recycling cans, paper, plastic and cardboard!

  • April 19, 2010 at 6:02 pm
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    I recycle at home and have been using a reusable water bottles for the past 2 or 3 years :). I also try to make my own coffee and bring it in a thermos whenever I can so I don’t waste the paper cups (and money) going to Starbucks. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • April 19, 2010 at 5:37 pm
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    I love being green! I recycle, grow my own food, use cloth bags, use natural cleaning products, shop second hand, donate my old/unused items, use old t-shirts as cleaning rags, save clean scraps of paper for notes, and shop local and organic when I can.

  • April 19, 2010 at 5:23 pm
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    Every year we try to make new goals to try to be more earth-friendly/sustainable.

    This year we made a conscious effort to start buying local produce. Usually this meant shopping at the farmers market, or going to our local co-op and taking note as to where the produce was coming from.

    We just sold one of our cars, and are down to 1. My husband and I are trying to make our in-town errands done on bike as much as we can. It’s better for us (& mother earth!)

    Over this next year our goals are composting and growing our own garden. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • April 19, 2010 at 5:18 pm
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    I do often recycle and use cloth bags instead of paper or plastic bags. I live in a dorm, so there’s not a whole lot to do in the way of having a garden and such! (=

  • April 19, 2010 at 4:57 pm
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    I walk to work and community college, and carpool to the city if I need to go. I don’t have a license so I’m never tempted to drive. I recycle paper, plastic, and aluminum. I recently got the restaurant I work at to switch to fair trade coffee. I use pieces of cardboard for canvas when I paint. Me and my family grow our own veggies and have a compost pile out back.
    I love helping our planet even in the littlest ways!

  • April 19, 2010 at 4:44 pm
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    My friends always laugh at me because if I’m out and about and buy a drink in a can or bottle I will carry it around with me all day and bring it home to recycle. I just can’t bring myself to throw it away when recycling is so simple to do.

  • April 19, 2010 at 4:35 pm
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    wonderful giveaway!!! well, here in my house, my daughter and i try various things. we like taking walks around the neighborhood and parks to not only get outside but pick up goodies like rocks, sticks, branches, etc. we then try to find different crafts we can make out of them. we also recycle over here but sometimes keep a few items to also make them into crafts. i have my personal blog where i post the photos and such but also another blog to encourage families to respect nature, love nature and be inspired by it. it is at http://believingnature.wordpress.com ๐Ÿ™‚

  • April 19, 2010 at 3:59 pm
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    i just planted a garden with lettuce, herbs, corn, and strawberries. I also take the metro to school instead of driving my car. Its a little, but i feel like i’m helping the earth in some small way ๐Ÿ™‚

  • April 19, 2010 at 3:46 pm
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    I promise to myself and to green earth, that:
    * from now on, every rubbish will go to recycling bin
    *no more using deodorant
    * i will save up water, energy, and other resources

    the hardest one: I’ll buy less!

  • April 19, 2010 at 3:27 pm
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    I do grow some of my own food, but I am not sure how green my efforts are…it takes a lot of water to keep my little garden growing! I’ve started composting. I bring my own grocery bags (most of the time – anyone have a good alternative for grocery bags when scooping litter boxes?) I make recycled crafts like t-shirt purses, and crochet my own dishcloths so I needn’t use paper. Baby steps, right?

  • April 19, 2010 at 3:17 pm
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    I use cloth diapers, recycle, use reusable bags.
    Thank you for great giveaway!

  • April 19, 2010 at 3:05 pm
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    I recycle as much as I can and also try to get all my frieds to do the same. My grandparents also grow their own food and share it all with my family and I.

  • April 19, 2010 at 2:31 pm
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    At my apartment, my roommate and I have large stackable bins next to the kitchen, in which we recycle about 95% of all waste. For the food scraps, we keep them in a bag in the freezer (so they don’t rot) until other food scraps are broken down in our potted plants on our porch.

    We buy local and organic produce, use cloth bags, and make trips to friend’s houses to pick-up recyclables on the way to the recycle bins on campus.

  • April 19, 2010 at 2:27 pm
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    I love this time of year, it’s get’s everyone thinking baout how to be better stewards of our planet! Every year I try to add more ways to be earth friendly. We thrift, but local in season produce as much as possible, recycle everything we can, reuse, repurpose, use soapnuts and vinegar to clean, buy bulk and use reuseable containers for lunches. I’d really love a set of those snack baggies!!! Thanks for such a great giveaway!

  • April 19, 2010 at 2:21 pm
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    We love the earth! We currently recycle, compost, reuse and repurpose household items, and use our car only once a week. Happy Earth Day. L.

  • April 19, 2010 at 2:20 pm
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    My boyfriend and I recycle, and for us that means saving up our recyclables in big boxes in our garage and driving them up to the closest recycling center (over an hour away) whenever we happen to be heading up there for other purposes.

    We also have a compost pile and grow our own herbs and veggies.

    Also, we are vegetarians for environmental reasons and support our local farmer’s market as often as possible.

  • April 19, 2010 at 2:17 pm
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    I just built another veggie bed. We grow our own fruits and veggies. We also recycle and are now to the point where we only have trash pick up once a month (with two people). I try to buy second hand when I can and walk to places that are close or do all of my errands at once.

  • April 19, 2010 at 2:13 pm
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    I make as many trips as possible by bike or by foot(I do run a bike advocacy org after all!), my daughter and I just started a veggie garden, and of course we recycle!

  • April 19, 2010 at 2:12 pm
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    I try to be as green as I can. I have been vegan for the last 5 years and try to forage, grow and buy local the majority of the food we eat. As a rule, if I have the time and the location is under 2 miles, I walk. I recycle or repurpose as much as possible and always bring my own bags! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • April 19, 2010 at 2:08 pm
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    We cloth diaper, do canvas, are paperless except for our recycled toilet paper, recycle, reuse, and by local and organic whenever possible. My husband bikes to work, and we are halfway through the process of phasing out our chemical cleaners. Thanks for the chance of winning some of these marvelous items!

  • April 19, 2010 at 2:03 pm
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    cloth diapers, gardening/local eating, cloth bags

  • April 19, 2010 at 1:50 pm
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    ooooh, what lovely stuff.
    I LOVE “green” stuff. I work hard to not buy or use disposable stuff and RE-use the heck out of anything I can.

    We’re trying our hand at pot gardening, by planting some veggies to see if we have green thumbs. I’d love to eat a tomato that I grew …

  • April 19, 2010 at 1:37 pm
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    This is great! We recycle, compost, hang out laundry to dry, subscribe to a CSA, turn off the lights & power plugs, use a push mower on the lawn, and husband bikes to work.

  • April 19, 2010 at 1:35 pm
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    Hey there, fantastic giveaway! My roommate and I do a lot to be green, including choosing to patronize local businesses within walking distance of our home; recycling and reusing whenever possible; and composting. Yay for Earth Day!

  • April 19, 2010 at 1:34 pm
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    I recycle religiously, and I’m even teaching my son how to put stuff in the bin (he’s 16 months!)

    I also take the train into work and very rarely drive. Living simply is the best way to go, and spreadin the good word!

  • April 19, 2010 at 1:26 pm
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    I do what I can, where I can. I keep things unplugged as much as possible. Use reusable bags, recycle, reuse when possible. I want to leave our earth beautiful for my kids.

  • April 19, 2010 at 1:16 pm
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    We do lots of things!

    -always recycle
    -we compost
    -use reusable bags
    -etc.

    Thanks for the contest!

  • April 19, 2010 at 12:56 pm
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    I enjoy using my reusable grocery bags and recylcing all of my cans, bottles and cardboard. As a kindergarten teacher I am always looking for crafts that reuse products.

  • April 19, 2010 at 12:47 pm
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    I teach my 3-year-old all about protecting our earth. She knows how important it is to recycle, save water, conserve electricity, and compost. Hopefully she will carry these skills with her for life.

  • April 19, 2010 at 12:37 pm
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    I need to remember to bring my reusable bags to the grocery store. I’ve also been walking as much as possible, rather than driving.

  • April 19, 2010 at 12:26 pm
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    We are recycling! My daughter is quite the little green advocate, she amazes me with what she comes up with and suggests to me to help save the planet…and she is only 8! Thanks for the chance to win these amazing prizes! Have a lovely day!
    xoxo~Meg

  • April 19, 2010 at 12:26 pm
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    Oh yes, Earth Day, my favorite part of the year.
    As a seller, I love recycling packaging materials and all the paper I get into my hands.
    I love recycling other things, also reduce and reuse. I buy second hand cloth. I collect garbage separately. I try to convince my friends and family to do that too. The small steps count :-).
    I just begun to use eco-friendly washing nut, and I’m getting used to eco-friendly cleaning stuff.
    I use organic soaps that don’t pollute water. My favorite color is green, and I like wearing green ๐Ÿ™‚

  • April 19, 2010 at 12:25 pm
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    Great prizes! Here’s something I’ve been doing for a while with the junk mail I receive. I use the back side of letters in my printer and I reuse the return envelopes that come with them. I just put a blank label to cover up the printed address. I haven’t bought brand new envelopes in over a year!

  • April 19, 2010 at 12:06 pm
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    Let’s see…I don’t use a dryer, walk instead of riding the bus, garden, and try to buy local as much as possible.

  • April 19, 2010 at 12:05 pm
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    What great prize packs!

    I’ve always tried to be eco concious, my most recent switch was picking up two packs of bar towels to use instead of paper towels. I’ve used about 3 paper towels since making the switch, and even those go into the compost!

  • April 19, 2010 at 12:04 pm
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    I recycle, use reusable bags when shopping, and, this spring, started a vegetable garden. Thanks for the giveaway! It’s a lovely way to celebrate Earth day ๐Ÿ™‚

  • April 19, 2010 at 12:04 pm
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    These giveaways are both very lovely ! I am currently doing a degree in Environmental Sustainability, and because of all the environmental things I do I will be living in the Eco House on my campus next year. I have been practicing extra hard with all of my green acts lately in preparation for the eco house.

  • April 19, 2010 at 12:02 pm
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    Both of these prize packs are amazing.

    I recycle as much as possible. I support local businesses and farms. I am in the process of xeroscaping my new yard. And I have all but removed the use of paper products from my house.

  • April 19, 2010 at 11:58 am
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    Wow, this is like….the best giveaway ever! I’ve really been trying to be more green this year, so I have started riding my bike to work every day, and using re-useable shopping bags. We also just built a house and used all energy efficient appliances and local building materials.

  • April 19, 2010 at 11:57 am
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    I just started growing my own basil and cilantro! Thanks

    Heatehr

  • April 19, 2010 at 11:48 am
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    I walk to work. It’s 3 miles so that’s no mean feat in a morning! I also carry reusable bags with me, buy second hand where I can, and am a vegetarian, which is good for the earth because raising animals takes up a whole lot of resources.

  • April 19, 2010 at 11:46 am
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    We recycle, have energystar appliances, use aluminum bottles for water, reuseable mugs for coffee, grow our own vegetables, and support local farmers! It’s fun to be green!

  • April 19, 2010 at 11:44 am
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    Lovely prizes! Woohoo! We recycle and use natural cleaning products. We also use baking soda and vinegar in our loads of laundry instead of fabric softener. Keeps the laundry soft (vinegar) and fresh (baking soda) without harsh chemicals!

  • April 19, 2010 at 11:41 am
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    so many things! recycling and gardening are at the top of my list. so easy and fun, too. thanks for hosting such a great giveaway!

  • April 19, 2010 at 11:41 am
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    I do small things to live an eco lifestyle — recycling, remaining conscious of water and electricity use, and my favorite of all, supporting businesses with green policies and products. I’m proud to work for a company that also advocates environmentally friendly practices. In addition to an extensive corporate recycling program, they have reusable dishware in their cafe, a community garden with seasonal crop sales, and have a special employee bulletin board where we can trade used goods such as furniture, baby clothes, vehicles, and toys rather than populating landfills. One day when I move out of the city, I’d love to start a compost heap and do some eco-gardening of my own!

  • April 19, 2010 at 11:38 am
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    I recycle and ride my bike to work instead of driving.

  • April 19, 2010 at 11:36 am
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    In an effort to help our planet, I try to carpool and pick up trash when I see it on the ground!!

  • April 19, 2010 at 11:33 am
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    Hi!
    We do recycling, and we also turn off lights/computers/useless electronics when not in use.
    I also hang up all my laundry outside in the spring/summer/fall, and hang it inside during the winter season. Sometimes I use the dryer for 5 minutes to delint (lots of dog hair!) or to fluff/dewrinkle uniforms.
    Nothing looks nicer than a colourful load of laundry on the clothesline ๐Ÿ™‚

  • April 19, 2010 at 11:32 am
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    Oh, both prize packs are awesome!! Let’s see…I always use canvas bags instead of getting plastic. The dryer is ‘The Devil’, all clothes are hung to dry. I garden, conserve water and prefer native species. Among other things, I am also currently going through a program held by the DNR and Audubon Society to become a Master Naturalist. =D That way I can share my love of nature and ways to protect the environment with others!

  • April 19, 2010 at 11:29 am
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    such nifty prizes (my fav, btw, is Prize #1) —

    some of the eco-kind stuff i do:
    ~ grow food
    ~ used cloth diapers
    ~ pick up trash when visiting the beach
    ~ recycle.recycle.recycle
    ~ reduce and reuse ๐Ÿ™‚
    ~ buy less
    ~ buy second hand
    ~ combine driving errands

    such a sweet way to celebrate Earth Day – which just so happens to be our dear doggy’s birhtday ๐Ÿ™‚

  • April 19, 2010 at 11:25 am
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    The usual things – recycling, cloth bags at the grocery store, riding my bike. Less usual – buying my produce via a CSA, buying handmade and making most gifts (upcycling too).
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  • April 19, 2010 at 11:25 am
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    I don’t have a car (sure, sure mostly because of money) but! that means that I do most of my moving around on bike; which is not only fun but eco-friendly.

  • April 19, 2010 at 11:19 am
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    This is such a great giveaway. We are really big on recycling and are planting a tree in our yard this week to commemorate Earth Day.

  • April 19, 2010 at 11:11 am
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    awesome giveaway for earth day

    i recycle at home and work and i make my own chemical free cleaning products

  • April 19, 2010 at 10:59 am
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    I recyle, try to switch off the lights in rooms I’m not in, and have bought some jewlry and other items made of recyled materials.

    P.S. That owl ring is stunning.

  • April 19, 2010 at 10:44 am
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    we use cloth diapers, recycle, and grow our own food (even expanded the garden this year!), use the clothesline, and buy local as often as possible.

    these are great giveaways, thank you for the introduction to these wonderful artists!

  • April 19, 2010 at 10:36 am
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    We constantly recycle & now (finally!) have our own garden. Also, we buy 95% of our food from local farmers.

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