Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Help Us Help Team Earth - Extended | Team Earth Tips

In September, SC Johnson became a founding member of Conservation International's Team Earth. We're participating because as a family company, we're committed to protecting the world's resources for generations of families to come.

Team Earth's first focus is to fight climate change by saving the world's forests. You can learn more at the Team Earth website.

And, you can help.

We know that many families around the world try to make a difference in their own homes, whether by recycling, or using less energy, or other actions.

So tell us your story. How do you minimize your impact on the earth? For every environmental tip or tactic posted on this blog, we'll contribute $1 to Team Earth, up to $25,000.

We hope you'll participate, and tell a friend.

Conservation International says that every year, we lose 32 million acres of tropical forests – an area the size of England. And every acre lost provided essential resources to people and the planet.

As a team, we can help. So share your tips by clicking "Post a Comment" below.

We look forward to hearing from you.


TIP: Have a few tips to share? Post each one separately to help us reach the $25,000 goal. And, please use the share buttons (above right) to help spread the word. Thanks!

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On Friday, October 24, 2014, Mary from (Livingston, Montana) 10/24/2014 wrote

I live in a very large state w/ a small population, I do my best to reuse what ever I can. The town put in recycling bins so I have our family saving glass jars, newspaper's, plastic jugs (examples) milk, oj, (all dairy products come in plastic) our pharmacy recycles medicine bottles (put a news letter together have your kids go door to door handing them out. It might just get other people start thinking on how they could help. We now have chicken's which = meat, eggs (chicken's will eat our leftover 's. Our girls will give 1/2- to 1 dz. eggs to the elderly to help their budget out. In doing that the girls have come home with some great stories of long ago. What we do is small, but every little bit helps in so many ways.I can't sew so a couple of the old "Gram's" our teaching the girls a dying art to mend & to make your own cloths . P'S. most communities will allow chicken coops in your backyard (just no rooster's) building a coop is easy and not much money. Just look on look it up. One or two chicken's is enough for a family of 4 or 5. Have fun saving the earth and teaching your kids a whole new way of life. Mary

On Sunday, April 20, 2014, desert dweller in Tucson wrote

I recycle, use grey water (from sinks,dish water,laundry), UN-PLUG electrical items I'm not using ( try it for a mth. unplug the pc,microwave,washer/dryer,etc. when not in use. My elec bill went down 25%!),compost, repair not REPLACE, irrigate landscape w/ captured rain h2o, plant many trees at home & thru out my neighborhood (I can buy a 5 gal native tree for $7 from a non profit funded by the elec co. Trees provide shade.clean the air & so much more). If I had a few pages I'd keep going! Happy Earth Day!

On Saturday, August 24, 2013, Rebecca from Kansas wrote

I am very big on recycling to help mother earth. We have no recycling in our town nothing NO RECYCLING FOR PAPER, PLASTIC, GLASS. ALUMINUM, NOTHING. I am working on it, but I am only one voice, But it's a big one.

On Tuesday, April 2, 2013, Mamaghost wrote

I am proud to say that on trash night we have more recycling containers out than actual trash. Usually the ratio is 5:1! I have recycling containers in most main areas of our home including outside. It really helps if there is somewhere to place the recyclables that is convenient-and that's how we do it!

On Friday, November 16, 2012, Ly wrote

We reuse old ripped and mismatched socks as wipe clothes and dusters. Those old and torn socks go into an empty tissue box. Empty tissue boxes are also handy for stuffing and collecting all sorts of plastic bags that can later be recycled at your grocery store.

On Wednesday, November 9, 2011, Horn Point from Maryland wrote

We own and operate our personal home as a B&B. With our family purchases coupled with hosting over 1,700 visitors annually, we are listed in Maryland as a green business because: we have reduced our impact on our areas' landfill from two to three barrels of trash a week, to ONE barrel of municipal garbage per MONTH (through recycling and composting). Even those readers who recycle would be surprised to discover how much more of a reduction occurs through composting. Composting is an easy thing to incorporate in to the family "culture". It is actually fun to see things that you would normally put in the trash turn in to usable yard and garden soil. Composted material improves the quality of the soil around your house, infusing important minerals and creating better water retention. There are lots more things that we are doing that can be implemented in your home. We hope that you would go to the Maryland Green Travel site to see what the many businesses in Maryland are doing to support green living and green travel.

On Monday, May 16, 2011, Penny from Arkansas wrote

I don't buy paper towels or napkins, I use kitchen cloth towels to dry hands . I buy wash clothes for napkins. I use my plastic grocery bags for small trash bags. We have switched every light bulb to the energy saving ones and use the low voltage ones . We grow some of our favorite veggies in summer and add the leftovers back to the Earth to nourish her. We use night lights for most of our lighting really. My husband likes the house dark. After awhile you get use to where things are and stop tripping over them.LOL. I use only "cold water" to do the laundry and try to do it at night. Recently we acquired a "MINI-MULE" and we won't have to mow the yard much I don't think. LOL She is a excellent Lawn Mower. But we do live in the country. Thinking about getting another one, the front and backyard may be a challenge for her, but she's working on it. We have "our spot of yard" and she mowed that in under 2 weeks, just hope it comes back. lol Those critters eat right down to the roots, no wonder the deserts are baron. LOL But I wouldn't trade her for all the sand in Egypt !!!

On Friday, March 18, 2011, The Girls from Hopedale wrote

BY involving all members of your family, you are guaranteeing that at least you house will be following your example. We recycle so much that we need 6 buckets for the recycle truck every two weeks. We also ask that anyone at our house recycle too. Many weeks we only have 1 bag of regular trash to go out (with 3 people in the house- 2 of them are teenage girls). We reuse, reduce and recycle and what we don't need goes either into the annual neighborhood yard sale or donated to someone else's yard sale. Make sure that everything you buy is packaged in recycleable material. Check with your local officials about recycling styrofoam and aluminium. Check into scrap metal pickups too. Also before you do any remodels, check into "Freecycle", "Craig's List" and other groups to see if you can donate the items you are getting rid of. Some tiles, brick, wood and appliances can be reused rather than going to a landfill. I put in a "new" kitchen floor by using Craig's List for materials. Save some money and be more green. Use the saved money to pay down some bills or invest in solar energy.

On Friday, December 10, 2010, Sol from YoF wrote

When going somewhere near by to home give your car a rest and enjoy the fresh air by walking there. For longer trips tae your bike. You'll be happy you did.

On Friday, December 10, 2010, Sol from YoF wrote

Reduce electricity consumption when ever possible whether by turning off electronics when not in use, turning off lights when leaving the room or even cutting time you usually use on electronics.

On Friday, December 10, 2010, NS from NY wrote

To save water, while brushing your teeth don't keep the water running.

On Friday, December 10, 2010, Bert wrote

By only lowering your thermostat two degrees in the winter months you can help save a HUGE amount of electricity, as well as energy, and coal. Imagine if every household in the U.S. did that!

On Friday, December 3, 2010, Jeanne in Chicago wrote

In my somewhat large extended family, All 4 of myself & my sisters homes are now: Smoke Free, We refuse to purchase any styrofoam products, and we all recycle our garbage.

On Monday, October 25, 2010, Igni in Wisconsin wrote

Banned the burning barrel.

On Tuesday, October 19, 2010, Chelsea from Philly wrote

I have 3 dogs, and I'm always sure to pick up their waste with biodegradable plastic bags. Picking up their waste helps keep our waterways clean, and the biodegradable bags break down quicker than regular plastics.

On Friday, October 15, 2010, Pam from PA wrote

I put a bucket in our shower to collect the water until it gets warm. Then I can use that water to water plants. Sometimes I use it to flush the toilet if I don't need the water for anything else. It has come in handy during power outages and there wasn't any water to flush the toilet, except for our shower water.

On Tuesday, October 12, 2010, green girlie from chicago wrote

Reuse anything you can! I'm dead serious! Use plastic plates and cups instead of paper! Reusable water bottles instead of throwaways! Its just that simple! oh, and it might be gross but if you only go pee, don't flush! it saves alot of water even if its only one flush! And its only family, so its ok to be like that!

On Thursday, September 30, 2010, Kathy from Texas wrote

Keep windows and mirrors super shiny by wiping with a dry microfiber cloth (washable and resuable) in between cleanings. For a complete cleaning, be sure to use a natural glass cleaner (like Windex Nature's Source).

On Tuesday, August 31, 2010, JK from New Haven wrote

If I'm picking up just a few items from the grocery store, and I've forgotten my reusable bags (yes, it happens!), I'll often refuse a bag and just carry my groceries out in my arms. The cashiers are often amused, my sons like to help, and it's really not as much a pain as it sounds. Every bag saved is one less bag in the landfill...

On Wednesday, August 25, 2010, Riley's on the move.... PA wrote

Wherever we go, we pick up trash...when we are out for walks or visiting parks or just going to the store... There is trash everywhere... why do people litter...we don't?! If every person would just take the time to pick up one piece of litter a day...our big beautiful world would look a little better!!!

On Thursday, July 22, 2010, stephanie,from texas:) wrote

you can volunteer in an organization,get together and plan trees at different parts of your community.:)together we can all make a difference its never too late to start.

On Monday, July 19, 2010, She's from Mexico !! wrote

PLEASE use the least water as possible when you take your shower !!

On Monday, July 19, 2010, DR. from PA wrote

Recycle paper, bottles, and anything else that you can. We all can make a difference!

On Sunday, July 18, 2010, barry benjamin wrote

Talk to your neighbors about what you have done in your home and business to be more sustainable. Let them know how easy it is and how you did it!

On Sunday, July 18, 2010, barry benjamin wrote

Drive slower, just 5mph, will save you gas and money and produce less GHG to keep the air cleaner.

On Wednesday, July 14, 2010, Clorissa from Indy! wrote

Stop raking, stop picking up mowed grass, stop caring if your lawn isn't the crispest, cleanest, greenest on the block. Those leaves, and grass are good for the earth and the enviroment! Want to know what else is good? Posting a comment. Let's earn those dollars!-

On Monday, July 12, 2010, Andrea from Washington DC wrote

Buy a canvas bag ans bring it with you to the supermarket instead of using the disposable plastic bags.

On Monday, July 12, 2010, Michelle From Illinois wrote

Please reduce, reuse and recycle. If we don't do something soon, our planet will be like a garbage barge. Just a place for cast-offs and refuse. We have a beautiful planet, with many virtual green-spaces for all of us to appreciate. We need to be more focused on how we affect our planet. Enjoy what you have, don't want what you can't have and get on with the job of saving our planet.

On Thursday, July 8, 2010, Jules of Sunrise Virtual Solutions wrote

For Businesses and Entrepreneurs: Hire a Virtual Assistant! As a VA, I have NO commute to work - I work from my office in my home. I save gas. No commute. This in turn leads to very low vehicle repairs and maintenance, and also trickles to less traffic = less spent on roadway repairs. Not to mention pollution of our air. I own my equipment in my office, saving other business owners from having the expense of this overhead. I use energy efficient computers and peripherals. This in turn saves on utility bills for me and my clients - and contributes to the conservation of resources. I am almost a paperless office compared to when I worked in the corporate world. Documents are saved as electronic documents. A while back I decided to go back to college. I attend college ONLINE. I set my thermostat a few degrees lower in the winter and a few degrees higher in the summer to save on heating and cooling costs. I also use compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs), and I shut off my computer at night when I am done for the day. Even though I don't need to "dress up" for work anymore, I wash my clothes in cold water. And without the need to "dress up," there is a lot less to wash! Multiply everything by my client base, and you can see that it helps conserve resources across many "offices" across the country!

On Thursday, July 8, 2010, Myles from L.A. wrote

If you have extra napkins on the table of the place you are dining, take and fold them up and bring them with you... rather than the napkins being thrown out.

On Thursday, July 8, 2010, Barbie Girl from Texas (: wrote

take a walk to near destinations while picking up litter (;

On Wednesday, July 7, 2010, Emily from Mooresville, NC wrote

When showering, turn water off while shaving. Turn your air conditioning temperature(in summer) as high as you can possibly stand. 77 degrees F is still comfortable. Turn heat temperature(in winter) as low as possible. 68 degrees F is comfortable.

On Wednesday, July 7, 2010, Karen Lynn from Toledo wrote

buy second generation items, that way they won't be going directly to landfills

On Wednesday, July 7, 2010, Hannah from Dixon IL wrote

take your used dry sheets and reuse them! literally!use them as dusters.stick them in your pillow to make smell clean or other places too!if you get them wet they have soap in them to use as a little rag!wipe down the lint on your dryer!their are tons of ways!

On Wednesday, July 7, 2010, GardenKitten from New Hampshire wrote

we place a 5 gallon bucket in the shower it catches the water and then i use it in my garden its one way to save energy and and its one way to get involved and not take much effort

On Wednesday, July 7, 2010, Karen Empie wrote

if you don't eat meat, you can save a TON of water each day!

On Wednesday, June 30, 2010, lizz from montreal wrote

when taking a shower, close the water when washing hair and body, it can save a lot of water and also saves on electricity!

On Tuesday, June 29, 2010, Mickie from Parry Sound wrote

Instead of asking people to pay for plastic bags get rid of them all together and encourage people to buy the reusable bags and if they don't like that then give them paper bags.

On Monday, June 28, 2010, Loving God's Green Earth, LizzyRose wrote

use paper bags, then, bring them back to the store and use them again.

On Monday, June 28, 2010, Princess D wrote

Instead of throwing old drinkng water down the drain, I put it on my plants outside. It's a great way to conserve water!

On Thursday, June 24, 2010, Diao wrote

I always put my garbage in garbage cans no matter where i am! if there is no garbage can around where i am i just keep the piece of garbage and throw it out later in the correct cans!

On Wednesday, June 23, 2010, Laura wrote

ride your bike instead of drive your car! in exchange you can lose a few calories and maybe increase your family time!

On Wednesday, June 23, 2010, Latarsha from wrote

I'm a mom. And the greatest thing I can do is talk, show, and do green things around the house to help my daughter become more aware of the impact she can have on the Earth. So our go-green tip, use natural light whenever possible. Open the blinds and cut off the lights. Also, we love our energy efficient light bulbs too. We also recycle every week. And my daughter absolutely loves creating recycled art from various recyclable items.

On Wednesday, June 23, 2010, Lolo wrote

make a compost pile in your backyard. after it decomposes u will get some rich soil in return

On Wednesday, June 23, 2010, Kitty from Knoxville wrote

Read Used Books!!

On Wednesday, June 23, 2010, "Skyler from Indiana" wrote

collect rain in a bucket and pour it on the indoor plants to save water

On Wednesday, June 23, 2010, Jacque from Georgia wrote

removing any additional weight put on top of the fridge reduces the energy the fridge uses to cool the contents

On Wednesday, June 23, 2010, "Skyler from Indiana" wrote

reuse bags from the store as trash bags

On Wednesday, June 23, 2010, Chelsey from Boston wrote

Walk to work, bike to run errands, and take public transportation!

On Sunday, June 20, 2010, Laura V. wrote

At school, collect the bottles, and cans that are used by your friends, then place them on a recycle bin! a little effort will definitely go a long way!

On Sunday, June 20, 2010, The College Student from Penn State wrote

MY TIP FOR BUSIENSSES: All companies should make packaging that is recyclable, has non toxic inks, and even better, packages should be able to decompose. For example Whole Foods uses cane waste to manufacture containers; its containers decompose within 90 days. Not only is this great for sustainability, but this certainly creates a completive advantage (more goodwill and brand equity = more $ for stockholder and brand insistence)! Plastic NEVER decomposes. The only reason why business use plastic packing is because it’s EASY/CHEAP to make plastic—it’s a man made material! Even if packages can be recycled, many businesses don’t use recyclable materials. Even if a product is recyclable, the toxic inks and paints from the packages seep into the soil—our earth continues suffer. For a competitive advantage, and for the future of our planet, and for the sake of doing good, business should use materials that decompose and are not harmful in anyway. I am a college student studying finance. I hope to work for a good company and use my skills to make it a great company.

On Friday, June 18, 2010, nic wrote

do not leave the TV or lights

On Friday, June 18, 2010, Noelle from texas wrote

In the shower try only turning on the water to rinse off since majority of the other time is spent avoiding the water anyways.

On Tuesday, June 15, 2010, btajpb wrote

3 words backyard composting. It's easy, you get black gold for the garden, keep stuff out of a landfill and the kids think raising worms is fun. Google "backyard worm composting" for easy cheap instructions.

On Tuesday, June 15, 2010, Jenny from Nevada wrote

We carpool with a friend to go to school. On the way back, we ride the school bus.

On Tuesday, June 15, 2010, Josh from NYC wrote

My roommate and I just use two small lamps for our light source for the whole apartment. It's really enough light once you get used to it, and you can place the lamp in the location where the light will be the most effective.

On Monday, June 14, 2010, JqS from New York wrote

I try to close every light turn off the tv and also unplug things i don't need plugged so that you save energy - go green and you save money also

On Sunday, June 13, 2010, LJC wrote

I always unplug my electronics when im not using them it helps me too because eventually my battery of the charger runs and out and its just a habbit for me to just take it out of the outlet when im not using it

On Sunday, June 13, 2010, anonomous writer wrote

turn off all lights right wen u leave the room. only turn them back on if you really need light if its day time, open the window shades and use the sun for light. use bags and paper effeciently dont waste any because every paper comes from a tree and just think how many papers are used all over the world in one whole minute.

On Sunday, June 13, 2010, fs from new york wrote

you can save the environment by reusing plastic cups

On Saturday, June 12, 2010, -NBA wrote

whenever im at a party or a get-together and we use plastic cups, i make sure to label them with our names so we wont keep throwing them out and reusing them. also to make it fun i've started decorating them so we make it group activity and put all sorts of designs on them.

On Friday, June 11, 2010, Norm from Brooklyn wrote

My family and I are very serious about the environment and we are pretty effecient especially when it comes to transportation. I ride my bike to school.

On Friday, June 11, 2010, Eliza from Virginia wrote

Every two weeks, my brothers and I hang up our clothes to dry on a drying rack that we got from Target. It saves a lot of money on my family's electricity bill while we are also being eco-friendly.Also, I participate in a car pool with people who live in my neighborhood to go to school.

On Thursday, June 10, 2010, bob from san diego wrote

Go vegetarian. Switching to a vegetarian diet is the best thing that anyone can do to reduce their carbon footprint.

On Thursday, June 10, 2010, Mary from Indiana wrote

i live in a small apartment complex, we all have a small yard, what I do is I recycle coffee grounds, lemon peels and orange peels, not only is it good for the soil and smells great when the windows are open but it's great for KEEPING THE CATS AWAY!!! Now they go to the next door neighbors yard.

On Thursday, June 10, 2010, Alex from Iowa wrote

I try to carpool with my friends to after school activities. We save gas emissions and it's fun going together instead of seperately.

On Tuesday, June 8, 2010, Loretta wrote

Some things I do at home to help the environment are reuse plastic bags or use them as trash bags, so we waste less plastic. We also mostly line-dry our clothes instead of using the dryer. And when we cook a vegetable dish, we use the juices next time to use in soups. When we run errands, we make sure to hit all the places that are near each other in one car trip.

On Tuesday, June 8, 2010, Rachel from the Mile High City! wrote

shop at the goodwill - REUSING is a great way to cut down on costs and production.

On Tuesday, June 8, 2010, Jenna from Geebs wrote

My family and I substitute chicken and fish for more than 50% of our beef meals, saving the cows and the earth!

On Tuesday, June 8, 2010, Jenna from Geebs wrote

Not only do my fellow "Frolfers" help keep our parks clean, I've also been researching ways for cities of Wisconsin (at least) to provide both trash and recycling bins in every public park! Let your State representatives know if you feel the same way!!

On Monday, June 7, 2010, Rita from San Diego wrote

I recycle bottles, glass, and cans to collect cash and of course, to help our environment.

On Sunday, June 6, 2010, Kari from Ohio wrote

For the past 2 years, I have recycled. When at work any plastic or aluminum I used would be emptied and put into my purse to take home and recycle (our work doesn't have any place to recycle.) I would also take out recycables of coworkers. Also my family recycles all our plastic bags, use nature friendly cleaning products, and just replaced our washer for an energy star one.

On Saturday, June 5, 2010, daveruslander wrote

We practice vermiculture with red wiggler worms and feed them all our left over veggy table scraps. They produce the best plant food and the worms reproduce every 3 months.

On Friday, June 4, 2010, Maria del Carmen from Lima-Peru wrote

stop buying bottled water, buy a filter. don't use paper or plastic cups at your parties, get a glass. i don't use straws for drinking any liquid, if you can choose, avoid them. don't buy things bite size nor personal size, you will safe money buying things you can use for a long time like a bag (not packet) of cookies or a 3L soda, instead of one of 500mL. If you are cold, get a jacket or a sweater and if you are hot, use cotton clothes, in that way you will remain fresh or warm without using any electric device :D

On Friday, June 4, 2010, Ciera from Texas wrote

I planted a garden at my school. It was HUGE! Try it sometime.

On Thursday, May 27, 2010, Tanya wrote

Our sorority house began a recycling program of our own since there was no recycling collection in the area. We now take turns driving our recyclables to the recycling center on the way to class and have reduced our disposal costs by a two thirds! With 16 women sharing the work it becomes so easy that it is really not a bother at all.

On Saturday, May 22, 2010, Fabiola from New York city wrote

When your using your laptop try using it until it is low battery because when you use it and it's connected then your wasting power

On Saturday, May 22, 2010, Cabrillo's Green and Peace Club from California wrote

Copy and print on both sides of a paper!

On Saturday, May 22, 2010, Fabiola from New York city wrote

Instead of using the dryer you can try drying your cloths outside if you live in a sunny place or if the day is okay

On Wednesday, May 19, 2010, Allison from WNY AmeriCorps in Buffalo, NY wrote

Eat vegetarian or vegan at least once per week! Many times more energy and water goes into producing meat than goes into producing fruit and vegetables! There are so many awesome vegetarian and vegan recipes out there; you're missing out!!

On Wednesday, May 19, 2010, Amanda from Lincoln, NE wrote

Don't always take the reciept at the gas station if they ask you at the pump if you want a reciept. It's only a little bit of paper, but if more people did not take the reciept, it would save rolls and rolls of paper which eventually will save lots of trees!

On Sunday, May 16, 2010, Carolina from Colombia wrote

I already changed all the regular bulbs in my house for CFL lightbulbs!!

On Sunday, May 16, 2010, Carolina from Colombia wrote

I try to avoid printing but if I have to, I print in a used sheet (by one side) in order to avoid using new sheets.

On Thursday, May 13, 2010, Helene the TaxLady wrote

We have a small mini 2 acre farm inside of our small town just outside of OKC area; we take food scraps, peeling, lettuce, etc, and throw these into a compost area, recyling food scraps, veggies, instead of adding to City garbage collectors. Plus it enrichs soil, and also baby veggies grow from this heap pile.

On Wednesday, May 12, 2010, Mel, Ottawa, Ontario wrote

After Halloween, we are often cold enough that we just put our carved pumpkin out in the yard to decompose. Interesting pictures of squirrels climbing in the mouths... Usually the frost and freezing occurs and we see it then covered in snow...when the thaw happens its usually barely there. Interesting for the children to watch decomposition in progress, though I woudn't advise it for too many in one spot :) This last year was mild enough that we saw the pumpkins kind of fall in on themselves before they finally froze. The best education for children is what they can see before them.

On Wednesday, May 12, 2010, Mel, Ottawa, Ontario wrote

Even though Im in a small apartment rowhouse, I compost. We have for over 10 yrs in a small kitchen sized garbage can with clasps to hold the lid from hungry pests. We drilled a few small holes in the bottom and sides to aerate (sometimes need a stick to clear). Every few days, we rotate the "mini composter" to aid in aeration and mixing. Twice a year we find a spot to mix it in the ground.

On Monday, May 10, 2010, Carolyn from NYC wrote

Now that the weather is warmer, I air dry my hair and laundry now after I use eco-friendly shampoo and laundry detergent :D .

On Wednesday, May 5, 2010, Cristina from Florida wrote

every saturday or sunday when your free go to any shop and buy a pack of tree seeds. when you have the time and permision plant a seed, promise it will help in something. also try this evry time you are in your room use the least amount of light you need. when you go out make sure every light is off. last but not least, recycle in your home. have trashes for glass, plastic, organics etc.

On Sunday, May 2, 2010, Saving the Earth one step at a time from Ca wrote

Shop vintage sometimes.Ride a bike instead of using your car. Use compost bins.When you shop,use reuseable bags. Fix leaky faucets. Change regular lightbulbs to CFLs.Don't pollute.Don't litter. Use reusable cups,mugs,ect. Unplug unnessary appliances. Only run washers with full loads.Take showers not baths. Try to take 5 minute showers or less.Do your part. Save the Earth.

On Sunday, May 2, 2010, Yukiko from Ga wrote

In my home we recycle any and everything. I use eco friendly dish washing soap and started planting flowers in my yard last summer.

On Saturday, May 1, 2010, jesica wrote

I always turn off the lights when Im not needing them

On Friday, April 30, 2010, nico from argentina wrote

i go everywhere by bus and I only use the car when my dad's at home. i also walk when i have to go somewhere near

On Friday, April 30, 2010, Gavin from Brooklyn wrote

Thanks to the introduction of a Composting effort at our local Farmers Market in Fort Greene Brooklyn, we bring 1 or 2 bags of organic waste to the market each week. Through this process we realized that roughly 80% of our household waste was organic because now we only throw our regular trash out every 2 weeks. It reduces waste to the landfill and provides natural fertilizer to several local gardens and even an urban farm in Red Hook Brooklyn. It works for our household and for the environment so we love it!

On Thursday, April 29, 2010, Andrew wrote

I usually walk to wherever I need to go. And when there's no time, I take the bus. It's a healthier life style, for me and for the planet!

On Wednesday, April 28, 2010, NDM wrote

I have joined an Organic Gardening Organization, grow tomatoes, basil, chives, etc. I also use only my reusable Kleen Kanteen (never plastic), ride my bike whenever possible and use CFL lightbulbs. It's a start!

On Wednesday, April 28, 2010, Sustain@BU wrote

Boston University has started an EcoReps program to spread environmentally sustainable practices throughout dorms. We have also begun to create a Climate Action Plan, have hired a Sustainability Director, and have been working on lighting retrofits to reduce energy consumption throughout campus. Check out our award winning website at:">  

On Wednesday, April 28, 2010, NM from Boston wrote

I dedicated myself to a week of 5 minute showers which helped me realize the amount of excess time and water that I normally waste. Since then, I have cut down on my shower time by quite a bit!

On Wednesday, April 28, 2010, Diana from Colombia wrote

I teach about how to protect environment and natural resources to children and young people. Me and a group of friends work with people teaching them how to make a wiser use of energy, water and other natural resources, this way, we try to change people's conscience to help our beloved planet. We plant trees, recycle paper and other materials and teach about the adecuate disposal of waste water and garbage.

On Wednesday, April 28, 2010, Luwane from Fla. wrote

While working in the restaurant business most of my life, I often come across boxes of coffee with extra amounts of filters (always extra). I also clean houses for a living,so I use them to clean windows and mirrors. Better than newspaper! And can be used more than once.

On Tuesday, April 27, 2010, Jessica from Utah wrote

i unplug anything i can when i'm not using it. ie toaster, cell phone charger, lamps. i turn on fans and open windows instead of running the air. i reuse plastic containers and bottels until they're bad then recycle them.

On Tuesday, April 27, 2010, Ale de Costa Rica wrote

Trato de reciclar la mayor cantidad de productos posibles o crear algo con ellos para mi x). Disfruto con las actividades al aire libre en vez de pasar todo el dia con aparatos electronicos, siembro arboles cada vez puedo, en fin acciones sencillas pero de gran importancia.

On Tuesday, April 27, 2010, Alexa from Costa Rica wrote

I live my life as simply as I can. I almost never watch TV or use computers to amuse me, I enjoy reding a book or going outside to get fresh air, there's nothing like it. I would never in my hole life use clothes that are made of animals and I prefer to use something natural that I could get instead of using products that might be tested on animals first. And also I should say that I use a paper like a million times before I recycle it. It's prettu easy to do these things and very conforting, too. x)

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On Tuesday, April 27, 2010, Myy wrote

Being a responsible consumer. Buying only necessary things, choosing products that promote environmental susteinability.

On Tuesday, April 27, 2010, DABATA FROM MEXICO wrote


On Monday, April 26, 2010, Cristina, Santo Domingo wrote

Disconnect the cellphones chargers after you use them, don't throw garbage to the seas and try not to use our car if u can walk.

On Monday, April 26, 2010, Eliza, Dominican Republic wrote

Ummm ps señores debemos crear conciencia y no tirar basura en las calles!!!! Evitar desperdiciar el agua y la energia electrica... compartir los autos cuando vamos al trabajo, reusar las hojas de papel, reciclar las cosas k puedan reciclarse, Let's do something people, now is the moment to help!!!!

On Monday, April 26, 2010, Carolina R from Mexico City wrote

I recycle all the paper I can, and I try not to print anything unless it is truly necessary, and when I do that I always print in both sides of the sheet =)

On Monday, April 26, 2010, rosita wrote

I avoid having more than one tv on in my house (we are 14 people living together) and i turn off lights everytime i leave a room besides my mom has planted more than 1000 plants in my garden i avoid using batteries

On Monday, April 26, 2010, doris wrote

soy vegetariana!!hace unos meses vi el documental HOME y automaticamente decidi serlo...resulta que 60% de lo que se cultiva en el mundo es para darselo a los animales que nos comemos...significa que los humanos solamente comemos un 40% de lo que dejamos de comer carne, o por lo menos comemos menos, podriamos reforestar MUCHAS areas del planeta!!!!!!!!!!!animo!!!!!!!!!!!

On Monday, April 26, 2010, Pablo, Chile wrote

In my house try to take a shower really short (less than five minutes), use more clothes instead of another source of heating. In work we use rechargeable batteries for everything we have, we don't turn the lights on until is really necessary... I have a friend who makes incredible wallets, but SHE USES TETRA-PACK from wine and juice packaging, then i will upload the photos..

On Monday, April 26, 2010, Claudia, Poway, Ca wrote

I recycle anything I can. I have asked family members in other households to collect their #5 recyclables and give them to me. I am sending them to company that only recycles #5's. We also have a shower timer that only allows us to take 5min showers.

On Monday, April 26, 2010, Pablo, Chile wrote

We have the saturday off. We disconnect and shutdown all electronic devices... then we go to the farm and spend all day doing anything tah doesn't need electricity.

On Monday, April 26, 2010, Barbi from Argentina wrote

-Uso lamparas de bajo consumo -Vuelvo a usar las botellas plasticas llenandolas otra vez con agua -Intento ahorrar o reciclar todo el papel posible -Cierro la canilla al lavarme los dientes -Voy en bicicleta al trabajo todos los dias -Ayudo en todo lo que puedo a organizaciones como Conservation International y Greenpeace. -Soy docente asi que intento educar a mis alumnos en el cuidado de nuestro planeta para que cada dia seamos mas los que asumimos este compromiso! =)

On Monday, April 26, 2010, Gayathri from Boston wrote

I try to minimize paper wastage by: 1. Reduce junk mail 2. Pay bills online 3. I try to minimize printing - but when I have to, I print both sides and multiple pages on a paper. Reduce power consumption for pcs/laptops. Free tools like help monitor usage and automatically shut down power. I use this at work where I sometimes need to be away from my desk and the program automatically turns power off. Unplug appliances when they are not in use.

On Monday, April 26, 2010, Juliana from Colombia wrote

The day I go to the supermarket, I take a big plastic container to put everything in it instead of using plastic bags. I am changing all light bulbs in my house, and in my business and we already noticed the savings. I stopped receiving the newspaper and I´m paying everything on-line. My husband is becoming "greener" everyday by turning every light off and collecting the water before it gets warm in the shower. Every little step counts!

On Monday, April 26, 2010, Sharon from Ireland wrote

I write my university notes on the back of coversheets people print in my university. If I absolutely have to print someone I will always print two sided

On Monday, April 26, 2010, Gráinne from Ireland wrote

I stay in the shower for short periods only, I walk most places and am healthier as a result. Finally I buy locally produced fruit and veg

On Monday, April 26, 2010, Dana - in the center of the lone star state wrote

Compost! It's so easy and reduces the amount of trash.

On Monday, April 26, 2010, Aliecha Silva wrote

I started a year ago to do that: Whenever I go shopping for things I need, I don`t accept or don`t ask for a plastic bag. I carry them on my backpack.

On Monday, April 26, 2010, mrs. green wrote

Every time someone takes a shower in my house, we use a container to collect the water that keeps running when we are soaping or washing our hair, and then we use it on the toilet, saving a little bit of water every day!

On Monday, April 26, 2010, J Benson of Clear Water PSI (Central Florida) wrote

I buy local fruit & veggies from corner stands - no need to package everything in plastic, less fuel consumed for transportation and helps the local farmers. I use reusable bags instead of plastic when shopping regardless of the store (not just groceries), I recycle all types of materials. We provide property owners with new technology to reduce their water consumption due to irrigation. Here in Florida this is a REALLY mis-understood issue. By reducing water use we have increased plant health, reduced the need for excessive chemicals, improved storm water quality which protects our environment. We also provide education to property owners, retailers and contractors to help pass on the information an make a larger impact in our region.

On Monday, April 26, 2010, Shari from New Jersey wrote

We recycle papers and mail and reuse invitations and cards as notepaper, recyce plastic and glass containers, turn lights off behind us, drive a hybrid, reuse paper grocery bags for collecting recycled paper, chose low/no VOC paint when sprucing up our home and shut-off our computers at night. We're looking into composting systems as our next family project....

On Monday, April 26, 2010, Ines wrote

I take short showers and I recycle everything: plastic, metal, glass and paper. As a teacher I incentivate my students to do the same - act GREEN.

On Monday, April 26, 2010, bmay from the Philippines wrote

Don't overcharge batteries!

On Monday, April 26, 2010, Bo from Toronto wrote

Container gardening is my favourite hobby.The houseplants not only have aesthetic appeal but can also help keep the indoor air quality clean.

On Sunday, April 25, 2010, Linda from Marietta wrote

I use a Tersano Lotus water sanitizer to clean/disinfect my fruits and vegetables and then to clean my counters, floors, shower, bathtub etc and even use it to remove stains in my laundry. I have stopped buying "chemicals" to clean with because the tersano super charged water is a disinfectant and anti bacterial. I don't have to buy all those products with the plastic containers! I liked the tersano water sanitizing system so much (love it really) that I then purchased a tersano tabletop water filter system. It ozonates the water then puts it through a carbon block filter- no more bottled water in this house, so once again, less plastic!

On Sunday, April 25, 2010, Daniela from ECUADOR! wrote

i try to use the same plastic bottle of water and refill it, in stead of buying new ones. also my 6 year brother has made trash cans, one made for only paper, another one for plastics, and for just organic materials. also we try to keep the lights off, every time we are not on a room. try to shower faster so we do not use a large amount of water.

On Sunday, April 25, 2010, Lucas from Brazil wrote

I use cars just when it's realy necessary, like travelling for long distances. I use water consciently I don't let trash on the streets. I recycle whenever it's possible, and I don't waste natural resources such as water, paper, food...

On Sunday, April 25, 2010, Linda from Michigan wrote

I collect the water as I wait for the water to heat up for my shower. I use that collected water to water my plants.

On Sunday, April 25, 2010, Luisanna from Dominican Republic wrote

i don't throw garbage, i don't use CFC's products, ehhh i use public transportation as much as i can.

On Sunday, April 25, 2010, Elizabeth Garcia from Dominican Republic wrote

Well i take short showers, i don't throw garbage to the streets, and i try to save as much electric energy as i can, i also turn off all the lights at my college when i see that they are on and there is no one in the classroom.

On Sunday, April 25, 2010, Rodrigo from México City wrote

I promote the use of public transport, sharing the cars and walking in my community, now I'm teaching the little kids I have as neighbors about the little things we can do to help our home; Earth. I feel proud about it, because it may sounds like a small thing but this little kids will be the leaders of tomorrow and they know that we have to take care of our home. :D

On Sunday, April 25, 2010, Alejandra from PERU wrote

i recycle all the paper i can´t and trying my family and friend do the same... in the school we recycle papers and bottles everyday.

On Sunday, April 25, 2010, bevieann from Maryland wrote

I installed a water filltration system to my kitchen faucet, and purchased washable green water bottles.

On Sunday, April 25, 2010, Consuelo from Chile wrote

I use my car just once a week, the other days I go to work using the bus and the subway.

On Sunday, April 25, 2010, Chris from Claifornia wrote

I walk to work :)

On Sunday, April 25, 2010, Alice, from Sao Paulo wrote

I take my own bag to the market and avoyd taking plastic bags.

On Sunday, April 25, 2010, Kate from Georgia wrote

I take short showers, and stay at eco-friendly hotels only!

On Sunday, April 25, 2010, Ladyhildy from FL wrote

Do not run the water while brushing your teeth.

On Sunday, April 25, 2010, lulu from Fla wrote

Not only do I recycle grocery bags, but the girls I work with now bring in theirs from home for me too!

On Sunday, April 25, 2010, wane from Erie wrote

We have to have a hot tub for medical reasons. But we did take the sides of and added insulation so that we don't use so much electricity to use it.

On Sunday, April 25, 2010, Maria from Sunny Cali wrote

I am all about "GREEN".

On Sunday, April 25, 2010, mum from Michigan wrote

In the winter, when the temp. goes below 45-50 F. we turn the thermostat to 45 & use a big feather comforter. As soon as outside temps don't go below 50, we turn off heat entirely at night & only up it to 60 in the day. A bit cold but sweaters are great! (hands a bit cold, but summer's coming! Re-use plastic containers for fridge storage, we don't buy drinks in plastic drink containers & recycle all plastic & paper. Sometimes put groceries in their recyclable plastic bags to use for garbage bags. Generally use cloth bags for groceries (from environmental help them as well.) I have a special suitcase type bag (from Trader Joe's) with special lining to keep frozen things cold for trips from the stores. Only keep light on in room being used. We bought an 'Energy Star' fridge'& hot water heater. Use food scraps for compost.

On Sunday, April 25, 2010, Shon Stone wrote

First of all I am an avid earth fanatic. I believe in saving our earth from as much pollution as possible. Instead of going to the store and buying fertilizer for my plants, shrubs or trees, I use used coffee grounds. If you're finished with them, why not put them to good use instead of throwing them away. It not only saves you money from having to buy fertilizers at the store, but it's the most natural fertilizer that you could use and doesn't contain any harsh chemicals or additives. I've also bought all new light bulbs for my home to try and reduce the amount of energy that is used. I recycle all plastics, aluminum, glass and batteries. If something in the home is not used on a regular basis, it is unplugged. If the lights are not needed they are turned off. I watch how much I drive and only plan to go certain places when I'm already out, like when I've gotten off work. I watch the amount of water that I use and have installed new toilets that help in water consumption. If I need to buy new clothes or something, instead of going to the store and purchasing it I buy it from ebay or go to yard sales. If I need to clean any jewelry I use hot water and baking soda. Everyday I search for ways to help the environment and reduce any harm that the earth could suffer. If you have any suggestions about anything else I could do pass it on, I'd be more than happy to implement that to if I can.

On Sunday, April 25, 2010, florencia wrote

soy de buenos aires argentina En mi colegio, el año pasado se organizo una campaña de reciclaje de papel. Se logró juntar mas de media tonelada, lo que equivale a 8 arboles salvados. El dinero que recibimos por el reciclado se donó a un hospital de niños de mi ciudad. Este año también se realizará la campaña y esperamos que el éxito sea mayor aun.

On Sunday, April 25, 2010, Amanda from Atlanta wrote

Turn off the water while you are brushing your teeth!

On Sunday, April 25, 2010, JOG wrote

We use re-usuable shopping bags, flush our toilet with a bucket of water, save water from faucet while waiting for hot water to come use it for inside and outside plants, recycle everything possible except plastics here in our area, save up errands to save trips, use public transportation when available, check with neighbors to see if we can help them when we do have to make a trip. We are always on the lookout for more ways to save.

On Sunday, April 25, 2010, Sharon from Earthtones Photography in Michigan wrote

For my business, I've implemented digital "paper work" and use that instead of sending out brochures, fliers, etc. I also use the digital forms for contracts, model releases, surveys. For packaging, I've cut out frivolous cards, tags, and other wasteful decoration.

On Sunday, April 25, 2010, Carolyn form Kissimmee wrote

Buy refillable water bottles and keep those plastic monsters out of our landfills

On Sunday, April 25, 2010, Raymond from Sydney wrote

i shower as less as possible

On Sunday, April 25, 2010, Elena From Mystic Falls wrote

My family REUSES EVERYTHING! Wrapping paper, plastic untensils(quick rinse), ect. Dont waste.

On Sunday, April 25, 2010, Xena from Tennessee wrote

Fill a water glass with a lid at home and take it with me, instead of a plastic water bottle. Have unplugged the stereo when we are not using it.

On Sunday, April 25, 2010, Amelia :) wrote

Recycling cell phones helps conserve the habitat that gorillas live in! Also make sure to properly dispose of batteries, and unplug all appliances that aren't in use!

On Saturday, April 24, 2010, carol from colombia wrote

to help our planet,me and my family recycle and try to make that all the people that are around us, recycle too.

On Saturday, April 24, 2010, slb from stl wrote

recycle the sunday newspaper and all the junk mail you get! so easy, and it goes a long way.

On Saturday, April 24, 2010, chris from san diego wrote

use food wisely. buy whole chickens and save the carcasses to make soup. get creative. make a whole roast spicy/latin-flavored chicken and use the bones to make a flavorful chicken stock for tortilla soup!

On Saturday, April 24, 2010, Vane de Palomar wrote

Uso cartones de cajas de zapatos o de lo que sea y los convierto en prolijas tapas de carpetas universitarias. Cuando tengo que imprimir uso ambas carillas de la hoja y empleo el tamaño de letra más chico posible, mientras se pueda leer =).

On Saturday, April 24, 2010, Andrea from Minneapolis wrote

We took advantage of rebates to upgrade our appliances to more energy efficient - we're also saving $30 a month by getting more efficient appliances. I am also very diligent about repairing something before getting rid of it.

On Saturday, April 24, 2010, Mike from Wisconsin wrote

Here's in easy one. At night before you got to bed, shut off your computer. Not only will it help the environment, it will also ease your electric bill too.

On Saturday, April 24, 2010, Sarah from Florida wrote

Dry your laundry outside. Simply string a nice thick clothes line between either 2 trees or 2 sturdy post and save energy and money by lowering you electric bill.

On Saturday, April 24, 2010, Priscilla from Southeast Florida wrote

We no longer use the store bags, we bring our own. I recycle all paper, soda boxes, plastic etc & we No Longer buy Plastic Water Bottles! We saw what happened in the oceans & were apalled! Shorter showers we do now & we've lowered the temp on water htr. & dish wsher. The lights are off most of the day. It's mostly bright here in S. Fl :) We're trying to help Mother Earth & hope everyone is too! I also feed birds,ducks etc.the old bird seed from my birds' cages.

On Saturday, April 24, 2010, Natascha from Texas wrote

My family composts our organic waste in one of two composts in our backyard, we collect rainwater in three 65 gallon barrels to water our flowers and vegetable garden and we dry our washed clothes on a clothes line.

On Saturday, April 24, 2010, Maria from NC wrote

Cut way back on eating meat, particularly have stopped eating red meat. Land is stripped and much needed trees removed for pasture along with the methane produced from the cows themselves.

On Saturday, April 24, 2010, Kathy in Nebraska wrote

I keep cloth grocery bags in the car at all times so they are right there when ever I might stop at the store. I also carry a collapsable bag in my purse for when I go to a department store. If I do ever end up with a plastic bag, it gets recycled.

On Saturday, April 24, 2010, Jessica from Asuncion wrote

Don't let the water run on the shower while you're using the soap or shampoo, those 5 minutes could conserve more than 25 gallons of water

On Saturday, April 24, 2010, Jessica from Asuncion wrote

Set the thermostat a degree higher for air conditioning and a degree lower for heating

On Saturday, April 24, 2010, Nancy wrote

I have asked for recycling at work and the management is deaf I work in a hospital where so many boxes and plastic packages are placed in regular garbage everyday. I do recycle at home, but it seemed paled by the waste I see at the hospital. Can someone please help me find a way to make recycling a part of the daily routine in the hospitals? I recycle all plastic, compost all food and reuse all my bags. I also limit my trips and consolidate whenever possible.

On Saturday, April 24, 2010, John from NY wrote

Educate other people about biodegradable and non-biodegradable trash. Spread the word to go green!

On Saturday, April 24, 2010, Pam in Chesapeake,Va. wrote

I do alot of landscaping and we return the pots to the nursery (some will offer a credit because it helps keep their cost down) After I use dryer sheets I save them to "swiffer" my floors they work great. I carry my own bags to the grocery store. When my son plays soccer we pick up any trash we see. This is also giving my son a sense about being a good steward. My friend and I both save our egg cartons and I give them to my brother who has laying chickens. I have tried to recycle most of my life, in the 6th grade (many years ago) our class started glass recycling for our community. Please do what you can Mother Earth appreciates it!!!

On Saturday, April 24, 2010, Vanessa from California wrote

Our family uses only cold water to do laundry - it takes less energy than warm or hot settings.

On Saturday, April 24, 2010, Freddy Vasquez from Caracas, Venezuela wrote

I have been disscussing this important matter with my wife and sons. Also with my partnership in our engineering and construction company. Less paper, less energy. Now we have saving campaing for our earth and country. I will continue creating concience about the dangerous of our life in the earth whether we continue making damage on our earth.

On Saturday, April 24, 2010, Corky from FL wrote

Recycle all plastic , glass and paper. Put fallen leaves around plants as compost.Use coffee grounds and banana peels to feed plants. Plant according to your locale. Planting appropriately controls water use.

On Saturday, April 24, 2010, Tami from San Antonio wrote

Everyone can have their own worm condo!

On Saturday, April 24, 2010, Colombian! wrote

Something as simple as unplugging your cell phone charger when you are done charging your cell phone can save a lot of energy...

On Saturday, April 24, 2010, Eduu wrote

I normally reduce the energy my laptop and celphone use by lowering the brightness. It reslly is amazing how much the battery lasts if you do so also, I avoid having to buy more folders by re-using the ones I used and keeping what wa inside somewhere else. Lastly, Turning on the lights a little later is not a bad idea, and instead of using four (like most ceiling fans do) put on just one or two, It'll be more confortable for the eyes and will consume only a quarter of energy

On Saturday, April 24, 2010, Angelica from Peru wrote

saving energy!! we disconnect all our electric appliances at night, all our lightbulbs use less energy

On Saturday, April 24, 2010, Kate in California wrote

Our family has decided to start buying less "stuff." Have you ever stopped to think about all the things you buy that you don't really need? Eventually it all ends up in the trash or a garage sale. Then there's all the packaging that goes along with it; not all of it is recyclable.

On Saturday, April 24, 2010, Cheri from Texas wrote

We drip irrigate, I use the minimum amount of water possible for all tasks and chores. We recycle, changed out our light bulbs and even started riding bikes or walking to the store when possible.

On Saturday, April 24, 2010, Juliana from Colombia wrote

I adopt a pet instead to buy one, I unplugged my computer and co-workers computer (the ones are shut down) when I left the office. I also use my own bags (not plastic) when shopping I eat vegetarian two day per week I participate on each Team Earth Initiave I plant 4 tress for the emisions of my new car, I will do it every year. Most important I constly give ideas to every one to DO LESS, and I have seen importan changes in my frinds habiit!!

On Saturday, April 24, 2010, Ronni from Buffalo wrote

Simple things really do help. Switch to green products. Recycle. Turn off the lights. Don't leave the water fact, if you heard your parents or grandparents nag you about things like these, recognize they were right and start teaching them to your own kids/grandkids.

On Saturday, April 24, 2010, Kelli from Michigan wrote

I am vegan. A 2006 United Nations report found that the meat industry produces more greenhouse gases than all the SUVs, cars, trucks, planes, and ships in the world combined. Yes, combined.

On Saturday, April 24, 2010, Karem Castellanos Covarrubias from Chile wrote

hi we are from Chile and to make the difference we ricycle all kind of stuff, using less energy, we change our stove, also unplug all the devices we are not using like a tv, dvd, pc. In the North of my country the day of the earth all the school recolected garbage from the beaches. My country is very worry about the environment, and we organized different kind of stuff to help our planet. we are a whale sanctuary too, and we´re so proud of that.... my sister adopt a few dogs and cats, to help homeless animals and avoiding animal abuse...... and finally we also try to not use cars only we use bycicle.

On Saturday, April 24, 2010, Kelly from Tampa wrote

Unplug your phone chargers when not in use! They continuously use up energy even when your phone is not plugged in!

On Saturday, April 24, 2010, Paul from Colorado wrote

I don't buy new shoes until I really need them. I have a pair of Pumas I've worn for two or three years now. Plus, it helps if they're super-sweet shoes like these!!

On Saturday, April 24, 2010, Sheila from São Paulo,SP/Brasil wrote

I don´t have a car(and don´t intend buying one). Even being very bad, I use public transport to commute. Also I´ve reduced when shopping. I don´t use plastic bags and try to buy products with less packages.

On Saturday, April 24, 2010, Julie from Houston wrote

When I pack the kids their lunches I use real cloth napkins instead of paper towels. We are recycling so much more now that the recycling bins are much fuller than the trash can.

On Saturday, April 24, 2010, Kerry from South Florida wrote

Junk mail with useless, unrequested information often comes with a postage paid return envelope. I remove any personal information from the papers and put them into the envelope and mail it back to the company that sent it. They have to pay the postage when they get it. Maybe if enough of us start doing this, they'll stop sending it out.

On Saturday, April 24, 2010, Kerry from South Florida wrote

I don't throw ANYTHING away that's usable by someone else. Even things slightly worn can be appreciated by someone who's not in a position to buy it new. Especially when it comes to kids' stuff. There are numerous places to donate and many will come to your door to pick up your stuff. A quick search online for donation sites will help you find one.

On Saturday, April 24, 2010, Kerry from South Florida wrote

Very little food is wasted in our house. I only cook enough for the family and anything left goes into the fridge for the next day's lunch. If the meal is gone and someone's still hungry, they can have a sandwich, but this doesn't happen very often. Almost NOTHING goes into the garbage.

On Saturday, April 24, 2010, Heather from Toronto wrote

I have stopped using the small plastic bags to put my fruit in the grocery store and keep tons of reusable cloth bags in my car, so that even if I don't bring it with me I just take the cart to the car and fill it there.

On Saturday, April 24, 2010, dickom wrote

Through my NGO,WIDE RESCUE INITIATIVE ORGANIZATION,i facilitate tree planting and distribute free tree seeds to indigenous communities.This trees reduces carbon.Also i training and encourage rural farmers to practice conservation farming, organic farming and agroforestry which is environmental friendly. I am Dickson Omandi From kenya Email: or

On Saturday, April 24, 2010, RP wrote

I avoid going to customers or other places, and try to finish work over phone or e-mail...driving car should be reduced as far as posible. I tried walking too...for 2-3 kms..instead of using car..

On Friday, April 23, 2010, krista34 wrote

I reuse, reduce, and recycle, I use energy saving lightbulbs throughout the house, father rain water for my gardens, use no pesticides, take :army: showers to conserve water. Pick up trash on the ground where I see it, and spread the word about saving our planet.

On Friday, April 23, 2010, Nancy from St. Louis, Mo. wrote

I work at an Early Childhood Center and I started saving and bringing home the empty milk jugs, cans from vegetables and fruit, cardboard and empty boxes. The city I live in has curbside recycling so I am able to recycle just about everything. Our church collects and recycles newspapers and other paper. I use the dishwasher only when it is completely full and turn off the heated drying cycle and let them air dry.

On Friday, April 23, 2010, Ray in Washington wrote

We've started a green team at our church and have made great strides. We use only post consumer waste recycled paper, replaced all light bulbs with CFLs, use only earth-friendly biodegradable cleaners, recycle & compost waste, avoid using pesticides on property, have become certified as a wildlife habitat through the National Wildlife Federation, as well as many other accomplishments.

On Friday, April 23, 2010, wrote

1. My husband and I got rid of both our cars and walk everywhere. If the distance is over 5 miles we might jump the bus and I woke up late to work once and took a cab but we avoid carbon emissions whenever possible. 2. We stopped buying any food sold in a package. Any package... no cardboard, glass or plastic comes home with us due to groceries or household items. All soaps, grains, spreads, sauces, oils, seasonings, veggies, fruits, nuts, etc... are purchased unpackaged &/or from bulk bins. We bring our own glass bottles, bags and boxes in to be refilled. 3. We also stopped using all disposable products. No paper or plastic cups, napkins, towels, bags, plates, q-tips, toilet paper, tissues, wrapping paper, personal products, etc... For every disposable product on the market there is a way to get the job done with a reusable product. If you aren't sure how to go about a task without using a disposable product ask yourself what your great grand parent would have done. And the answer is NOT "go without". People used to be resourceful, we can get there again! 4. We try to buy only local, organic, cruelty-free, natural and eco-friendly products whenever possible. It's tricky and we're still learning but we always try.

On Friday, April 23, 2010, Mark from Boston wrote

i use a barrel of rainwater to water my garden when it's dry.

On Friday, April 23, 2010, Mark from Boston wrote

I put a yoghurt tub with rocks in the bottom into the bottom of the toilet tank--it saves 750ml of water per flush!

On Friday, April 23, 2010, Chris from SE PA wrote

I use a flashlight instead of turning on lights or using a night light and I shutdown and unplug unused electronics and computers.

On Friday, April 23, 2010, Trentski from Ohio wrote

I use reusable grocery bags, if I have to get a plastic bag, I take it to a recycle bin. When I brush my teethe, I turn the water off while I brush and turn it back on to rinse. I only have lights on in the house that I need at the time, in whatever room I'm in. I take quick showers, I walk as much as possible to where I want to go. If my destination is too far to walk, I take the bus if possible. I use biodegradable garbage bags, I reuse my plastic water bottles,( I wash them of course). I recycle paper as often as I can, and when I buy a new notepad, I use both sides of the piece of paper. I also ride my bike as well instead of driving.I am always conscious of what I may or may not be doing to the environment.

On Friday, April 23, 2010, J and C from Caldwell, NJ wrote

Our house recycles all school papers and junk mail instead of trashing them. We also unplug lamps and other appliances that are not in use.

On Friday, April 23, 2010, saving in Pittsburgh wrote

I take the bus rather than drive to work.

On Friday, April 23, 2010, Michelle from Venezuela wrote

In my home we all use low-energy bulbs, I really don't like it but it's my contribution to the earth :) and I always tell the people to turn off the lights that they are not using, I can't stand it !

On Friday, April 23, 2010, suzanne in boston wrote

put a one liter bottle of water in your toilet tank.

On Friday, April 23, 2010, Justie from California wrote

Did you know that Kohl's stores will recycle your plastic bags and has a bin for said purpose? Just another way to recycle.

On Friday, April 23, 2010, Sarahi Bulas wrote

Yo solo ocupo la luz en el lugar donde este de mi casa, me baño super rapido y me enjuago los dientes con muy poca agua!

On Friday, April 23, 2010, Katy from Corvallis wrote

I always ride my bike. If it's too far, I take the bus or share a ride

On Friday, April 23, 2010, Jen wrote

Enjoy monthly magazines at the library a tree. ITake coffee and a healthy snack and enjoy the monthly selections.

On Friday, April 23, 2010, TumbleMonkey wrote

My wife has the A/C set to 84 - i prefer it at 79. But we keep the windows open most of the time. Keep the lights off and use natural light.

On Friday, April 23, 2010, Daniel , From Down Under -- Mexico -- !!!!! wrote

Hello!!!! , Well every place i happen to go i always Find trash!!! sitting on the floor... , and i dont like it so i standup and put it in the Trash!!!!! jajaj , i almost never dump trash on the streets , i find water bottles..., paper , and wrapings wich help me feel better doing something "Significantly"... Small.. , but helps as other watch the flow of good Ambition!!!!

On Friday, April 23, 2010, Nature man from Florida wrote

I eat only raw food. Not cooking saves a lot of energy. In the summer I don't use air conditioner. I grow most of my own vegetables, and try to buy other foods locally, so energy is not wasted in transportation.

On Friday, April 23, 2010, Daniel , From Down Undaaa.... Mexico!!!!!! wrote

Hi !!!! , well i hapen to pick up trash from the street and nearby places i go i just dont like it jajaja , Bottles , paper , wrapings , etc.. and put it in the trash , even if its not mine... , and i Drink lots of water to be Eco-Friendly!!!!

On Friday, April 23, 2010, Susan from Jersey wrote

I use only recycled paper products, when grocery shopping i take my own recycled cloth bags to carry grocery home in.

On Friday, April 23, 2010, October from Ohio wrote

10. Home Sweet Home Clotheslines are making a comeback. Dry your clothes on the line instead of in the dryer. They will smell better, and you will save money. Use cloth napkins instead of paper napkins. They can be used over and over again and thrown in with your weekly load of towels. Make your own less toxic cleaning alternatives using baking soda, soap and vinegar. When repainting a room, be sure to look for paint that is low VOC (volatile organic compounds). Several manufacturers now offer VOC paints and they don’t leave that paint fume smell. Open the doors and windows to let the fresh air in! Indoor air quality is often times worse than the air outside. Open doors and windows daily to circulate fresh air in and germs and smells out.

On Friday, April 23, 2010, jdinh wrote

I do quite a lot to help the environment, but one of my favorite things to do it buy re-usable bags for birthday gifts and use the bag as a the gift tote. That way I am educating one person at a time and saving a bag at a time.

On Friday, April 23, 2010, Carol from Rogers, Arkansas wrote

Plant a rain garden. It slows rainwater runoff from roofs and parking lots for less erosion. The appropriate plants and trees slow the passage of water through the soil allowing for natural filtration and cleansing of the water. The plants and trees in a rain garden reduce carbon and, as with most gardens, is candy for the eyes.

On Friday, April 23, 2010, Andrea from Peru wrote

My whole family recycles, we divide everything and we live our garbage on a safe place where we know they well recycle too, and I use every little paper that could be considered as garbage to make awesome art works.

On Friday, April 23, 2010, Ale from mexico wrote

stop using plastic bottles :) drink tap and use reusable water bottles

On Friday, April 23, 2010, Glory form Costa Rica wrote

I try to influence people around me to become greener, say no to plastic bags, turn off lights and electronic devices when there not in use, use water with messure...etc. Also i keep sending them emails about what's going on with envoiroment around the world. I try to make them aware and encourage them to do their part and belive in the power of one!

On Friday, April 23, 2010, Leónidas from Panamá City, Panamá wrote

I have been sharing my trip to work with some friends and using less water for perssonnel use. Also, I take my own bag to shop at the supermarket and avoid using plastic bags.

On Friday, April 23, 2010, Glory from Costa Rica wrote

I avoid using stryofoam cups, plates, is not recyclable!

On Friday, April 23, 2010, Glory from Costa Rica wrote

When i go to the grocery store i check that the things i'm buying are eco friendly!

On Friday, April 23, 2010, Bere from Morelia wrote

I don´t have kids and I won´t have ever, that's my contribution, population in the earth are too much, the world can´t take it anymore. So I'm saving lots of tons of garbage and I'm reducing my footprint.

On Friday, April 23, 2010, Bere from Morelia wrote

I made that in the institute where I used to work become a space to recycle batterys, and for being there a public place, lots of people goes to recylce batterys. I received a diploma and lots of greetings.

On Friday, April 23, 2010, Bere from Morelia wrote

I composte organics and I try not to use paper and if I need to write I use recycle paper.

On Friday, April 23, 2010, Bere from Morelia wrote

I adopted four street dogs and I love and care of them as if they were my kids, of course I sterealized them because they're female and in Mexico that is a real problem. Also as long as I can I search home for street dogs.

On Friday, April 23, 2010, Laura from Burbank wrote

When I'm shaving my legs in the shower, I fill a small bucket with water and dip my razor in that so that the water doesn't needlessly run. Men can do the same when they shave in the sink.

On Friday, April 23, 2010, Debbie from Fort Carson, CO wrote

I purchased about 20 inexpensive cloth napkins about 15 years ago and use them for every meal. No need for paper napkins. I also reuse the dryer sheets. My kindergarten class turns off the lights in the room sometimes to save electricity. We also have a paper and plastic recycling box in class. The kids are trained not to waste the water, etc.

On Friday, April 23, 2010, Jenn from Sweden, currently living in Mexico. wrote

I have stopped buying bottled water, I plant trees (five so far this year!), am in the process of sealing our house to stop wasting heat/energy. I also work as an English Teacher and have shown the videos from "The Story of Stuff" to all my students during class so that they can learn to be more environmentally friendly too.

On Friday, April 23, 2010, Christina in Austin wrote

I buy less bottled waters and other packaged beverages.

On Friday, April 23, 2010, Carol Martin wrote

I don't drink bottled watter....

On Friday, April 23, 2010, Sandy from London Ontario wrote

We buy our food from local farms or farmer's markets. We also grow a few new items every year in our garden so we don't have to buy as much. When our garden is over abundant, we preserve what we can or share it with others.

On Friday, April 23, 2010, romaca wrote

If you cook using wood take a look at Kyoto ( - here's a company trying to change this - by NOT cutting down their forests to burn for cooking - by simply using the power of the sun. This could have stopped the environmental damage in Haiti and Bangladesh and continuing to this day elsewhere and reducing the huge amount of CO2 trees take out of the atmosphere. Trees are also very beautiful so we win all round.

On Friday, April 23, 2010, BC from Cheyenne wrote

As an assistant principal I have fundraised and am placing two wind turbines in at our school next to our football field to help raise awareness in the community and save energy from our school. This also puts money back into the classrooms where it can work for kids.

On Friday, April 23, 2010, Alejandra from Mexico wrote

i dont speak english very well, but i use the candies´ wrappings to make letters , i use more the bus and i drink less coke.

On Friday, April 23, 2010, romaca wrote

We recycle all food using the amazing SolarCone (google this). Now we only put the garbage out every other week!

On Friday, April 23, 2010, romaca wrote

We installed solar panels 3 years ago and have reduced our carbon footprint by 33,000 lbs of CO2 - ie 10,000 lbs of CO2 / annum! and were repaying the cost back faster than thought. That's almost two Hummers worth in weight of CO2 /per annum!

On Friday, April 23, 2010, Nick from Brazil wrote

To help the planet I take very fast showers, throw the trash in the recycling trash. And try to educate who does not respect so much the planet.

On Friday, April 23, 2010, Mary from Venezuela! wrote

I try to recycle all the papers after I used it! Like If i need a copy or something, I do it on recycle paper !! Mmm I try to turn off and even unplugged all the devices that I'm not using, like my tv, pc or even the microwave!

On Friday, April 23, 2010, Mary from Connecticut wrote

I feed water collected from one of my gutters to fill the small water feature in my backyard.

On Friday, April 23, 2010, Kylie from Trinidad wrote

In Trinidad alot of people have the habit of throwing their garbage out their car while they are driving! Imagine that! My family and I have extra garbage bags in our car at all times, and dispose of it when we arrive home. It not just a better thing to do, it maintains a cleaner safer environment for all of us.

On Friday, April 23, 2010, Mary M. wrote

Reuse containers, plastic bags, paper which is clean on one side.

On Friday, April 23, 2010, Fabiola in Costa Rica who cares !!!!!! wrote

Well, I care first of all....I don't have kids nor grandchildren EVER but I do care. When I go to farmer's market in the weekends here in Costa Rica, not only I bring my own bags, but I return items from previous weeks such as the carton used for the eggs ( this item is not recyclable) so I give it back or have them reuse it on my next reason to throw away, Another item I stack up and return are the baskets for the strawberry's, I used to just save, stack them....eventually I end up with a dozen and the growers are more than happy to get it back. The other day on TV, the kind of egg cartons they use in the states of some type of thin Styrofoam, That can be used to make ice cubes of herbs in the freezer...therefor cooking and freezing fresh herbs for when you are ready to enjoy....think I saw that on Hoda and Kathy Lee or the View.....or the Today show.....I think it's a fantastic idea It really bothers me when I walk the dog, seeing all the cartons, glass and sooooo much more that can be recycled......this is often seeing even a wk before the monthly recycling program they have here in C.R. I loved Oprah's show on "Earth Day" it was wonderful and informative, I applaud her for bringing this to the everyday Joe who is clueless like was the case with the family that was so wasteful, I'm just glad they saw the light and learned and hopefully today they are still practicing good habits such as recycling. Thank you for your hard work for such a good cause....... Fabiola in Costa Rica

On Friday, April 23, 2010, monica and adison wrote

we changed all of our light bulbs in our house to use less energy. we use candles instead of light and my 6 year old son makes its a point to pick up the trash everytime we go to the park.

On Friday, April 23, 2010, Yasi Colombia wrote

I disconnect every electric appliance at night.

On Friday, April 23, 2010, luismatortuga from México wrote

Adopt a pet instead to buy one, helping those homeless animals and avoiding the cruel pet mills as well.

On Friday, April 23, 2010, Amanda from Knoxville wrote

I walk or ride public transit when possible. We don't own a washing machine, so we conserve water by filling a bowl with water and washing and rinsing our dishes with less than a Liter of water. We also use space heaters and insulated windows instead of our electric powered room heaters. Those things can rack up the money! And they require more coal/gas to create the same amount of heat.

On Friday, April 23, 2010, maria trampe' wrote

i use CFL's, I use a reusable water bottle, I recycle aluminum cans, paper and plastic, I compost. always use my own bags when shopping and many more things. The important thing to remember is, you don't have to do everything, but do SOMETHING.

On Friday, April 23, 2010, luismatortuga from México wrote

Choose rechargable bateries instead to normal alkaline bateries, those last longer and avoid chemical pollution.

On Friday, April 23, 2010, Majo from Guatemala wrote

When doing my shopping at the super market, I try to buy things without packages: loose fresh fruit and vegetables; less plastic bags; cookies and other goodies that are not individually packed, etc.

On Friday, April 23, 2010, yaya from Seattle wrote

our family has changed the places where we buy our food now we buy from local farms which saves the amount of energy that it takes to be shipped from one place to the other!!!!

On Friday, April 23, 2010, guatemala-guatemala wrote

hola saludos desde guatemala me encanta laidea paneles solares para energia para calentadoresde duchas y luz a la casa

On Friday, April 23, 2010, bekah from maryland wrote

While driving i witness many people tossing out garbage from their vehicle, so I simply honk at them to let them know, that i saw that! Hopefully what i do will make a difference.

On Friday, April 23, 2010, Jujugrrl from Colorado wrote

Instead of blasting the water on in the bathroom sink in the morning, reduce it to a slow stream of trickle... you don't need much water on your toothbrush!

On Friday, April 23, 2010, Paulette from Nicaragua wrote

Try to stop buying books and read them online, that way paper won't be spent or print text on both side of each paper. Stop using paper or plastic bags, or at least do not use so many. Have shorter showers and do not throw garbage where it does not belong. Only by thinking green we all make the difference.

On Friday, April 23, 2010, Vero from PY wrote

I always print on both side of the papers, and at work we use a lot of it, so when both sides are used I give it to people who recicles, and they use the paper to make other things. I don't sell this paper as other people, I just give them for free because instead I throw away, they recicle!

On Friday, April 23, 2010, Ana Carolina, Brasilia, Brazil wrote

We use solar energy to heat water at home...and spend 10 minutes at the shower.

On Friday, April 23, 2010, Ximena from Spain wrote

Go vegetarian!!It's the best you can do for the Earth and yourself

On Friday, April 23, 2010, LDG from Mexico (@ Dallas) wrote

I try to compress every single item that goes to trash to reduce the amount of waste I produce... I carpool with my roomie everyday... and we are using the car a lot less, walking to get lunch or dinner around our place... We almost never use the ac... even when we are dying to...

On Friday, April 23, 2010, mollie wrote

i've always been environmentally conscience, so i try to pass it on!!

On Friday, April 23, 2010, Maria wrote

I drive less, I go walking to every place I can instead of going by car

On Friday, April 23, 2010, sophiegirl from rhode island wrote

i use less energy in the home.

On Friday, April 23, 2010, lisa from ri wrote

i use less electricity.

On Friday, April 23, 2010, dmorfin from Guadalajara, MX wrote

Avoid carrying extra stuff on your car (golf clubs, luggage, etc.). This will not only keep them safe from theft but also save you gas from carying unneessary weight in your car.

On Friday, April 23, 2010, Michelle from San Antonio Tx wrote

I have been recycling for years. I now am doing a compost as well. Have virtually given up all my magazines. WE are also doing a small garden to help keep food local.

On Friday, April 23, 2010, Mariana from Mexico City wrote

At home, my family started to recolect rain water and use it in many ways, to clean the house, for our garden, or even to take baths.

On Friday, April 23, 2010, Carla from Lima, Peru wrote

Recycle grocery bags and use them as trash bags, instead of using paper to write down things I just use my Blackberry; even though recycling is not that big in Peru yet, every weekend with my parents and brother we go to the recycling center and leave all our glass, paper and plastic bottles. Every time I say lights on around the house that are not being used I inmediately turn them off. My next goal is to get all my bills electronically.

On Friday, April 23, 2010, Jane from Montreal wrote

There's nothing to say you can't bake a cake, pie and a chicken at the same time. Save up your baking for such days. The oven has two shelves for a reason! Another tip: don't let the coworkers/caterers throw out perfectly good leftovers from luncheons. If you don't want to eat the sandwiches etc. as they are, separate them. The chicken, beef, tuna, cheese, - everything except egg salad, really - can be reheated and added to pasta or stroganoff, fondue chinois or a fondue fromage, macaroni casserole, or whatever you can dream up. Respect the animals that died for our plates - don't throw them away out of a perverse fastidiousness.

On Friday, April 23, 2010, Carly from Los Angeles wrote

I'm really trying to switch over to buying mainly, if not solely, local foods. The energy/gas wasted on shipping foods from all over the place is crazy. Buying local groceries not only helps our neighbors, and is better for our bodies, but puts way less co2 into the air!

On Friday, April 23, 2010, Jay from Boulder wrote

Eliminate red meat from your diet. Livestock ranching and beef manufacturing are responsible for a tremendous amount of deforestation (ncluding tropical rainforests) and energy consumption, all of which contribute greenhouse gases to the atmosphere. You will be doing your personal health a favor too.

On Friday, April 23, 2010, Carly from Los Angeles wrote

Instead of going fast and breaking more suddenly while driving, I drive more slowly and try to coast (safely) as much as possible so I am only using the gas as much as I need and rarely having to break hard. If I see a red light coming, I just take my foot off the gas while still far away and let the car coast to a stop, whenever possible.

On Friday, April 23, 2010, Honalulu wrote

Use plastic bags, paper bags, towels for "wrapping" presents;-)

On Friday, April 23, 2010, Alfonso from Panama wrote

I disconect celphones and laptops chargers to prevent energy lost! Also I recolect cans to recicle it in my school.

On Friday, April 23, 2010, Carly from Los Angeles wrote

I've also been buying cleaning stuff that is natural and biodegradable. I read that the average home today has more chemicals in it than the average chemical lab 100 years ago! Yikes - that can't be good for us, or the earth. So I've been using Mrs. Meyer's cleaning supplies which smell great and work wonderfully, and other cool reusable clothes instead of paper towels.

On Friday, April 23, 2010, Cathy from Louisville KY wrote

I use a rain barrel to collect water to use for watering my garden. Reduces storm runoff into the city sewer system.

On Friday, April 23, 2010, Kozlakowski wrote

I ride my bike and encourage other people as well :)

On Friday, April 23, 2010, Honalulu wrote

Reuse plastic bags, towels, paper bags and use them as "wrapping paper" for presents,..

On Friday, April 23, 2010, Jane from Montreal wrote

Actually, keeping those cans kicking around "usefully" is less useful for the envrionment than recycling them. Why? We need metals, and we extract and smelt them all over the world. This requires a huge amount of energy and transportation. The energy it takes to recycle just one can is enough to burn a CFL bulb for almost a whole day. The energy it takes to recycle just one can is 1/20th what it requires to make that can from new ore. And, metal can be recycled indefinitely - over and over again. So get those cans and other bits of metal back into the materials stream as fast as you possibly _can!_ You will save the environment many times more than by "reusing" them for a purpose that something else would suit just as well.

On Friday, April 23, 2010, Cathy from Louisville KY wrote

I am using a clothes line again for the first time in many years. Fewer dryer loads.

On Friday, April 23, 2010, Dan from New York wrote

A great way to help the planet, if you are really passionate, is to go to and submit a proposal for a Refresh grant. PepsiCo is giving away over a million dollars a month to project that help the earth--in any way--environment, health, community, and others. Many of the winners have ranged from $5,000 to $250,000 awards! Really cool! Oh...and it sounds silly, but (1) don't let the water run as you brush your teeth, and (2) for older toilets, put a 2L Pepsi bottle filled with water and closed in your tank--it displaces the flush and saves 2L every time!

On Friday, April 23, 2010, Carly from Los Angeles wrote

I've stopped buying bottled water. The plastic waste, along with the energy it takes to deliver these bottles, has such a negative impact. I have a Brita filter so I can drink tap water. And I try to bring my own mugs places so I'm not using paper or styrofoam cups at work for water/tea/coffee.

On Friday, April 23, 2010, Carly from Los Angeles wrote

I turn off the water in the shower when I'm using the soap, putting shampoo or conditioner in my hair, and when I'm shaving.

On Friday, April 23, 2010, Lou from New Jersey wrote

I recycle all leaves on our property. I shred them and use them for mulch and insulation against our house base. We have a wildlife habitat, and the mulch is a plus for the birds. They find food hiding in the mulch. The mulch provides nutrients to the plants also. Many benefits to the earth.

On Friday, April 23, 2010, "Al from Gore" wrote

I cut down on my toilet paper use and only use one square per session.

On Friday, April 23, 2010, Tony from brookpark wrote

I have been composting for years and adding the finished compost to my flower beds to enrich the soil.Just do not add any weed seeds or plants to your pile as they will regerminate.

On Friday, April 23, 2010, phyllis from the eastern shore of md. wrote

We only use pine shats for mulch at our house...saves us money and makes our property green.

On Friday, April 23, 2010, Carolyn form Kissimmee wrote

If you don't use cloth bags at least recycle the plastic bags

On Friday, April 23, 2010, Gellen from Illinois wrote

Recycle more of your plastics! #!1+ #2 are readily recycled most places but things like yogurt cups,cottage cheese containers,hummus containers and medicine bottles are plastic #5. There is a pilot program at some Whole Foods stores called "Gimme 5" where you can recycle them in a cardboard bin at the store. If this program is not available at your local store you can contact them to set it up.

On Friday, April 23, 2010, Mac wrote

Reuse plastic grocery bags by using them as trash bags.

On Friday, April 23, 2010, Mist wrote

I use empty soup and veggie cans (after washing them out good) to store everything from pencils and pens to cooking utensils. The cans are not going to melt and as long as you use a safety can opener ( you know one that don’t leave sharp edges on the lid or the can)and wash them good, they will hold a whisk and a few other items so that you can keep them in the center of the range. And using them to hold pencils and pens helps to cut out clutter at the desk too.

On Friday, April 23, 2010, Mist wrote

When ever it is possible cook more than one thing at a time when using the oven. You can also bake a chicken at 325 degrees, then bake a cake or cookies as soon as the chicken is done (desert can bake while you enjoy your dinner) without having to preheat the oven from cold again. Also when baking cakes, cookies, pies and the like you need to preheat the oven; however as long as you pay attention to your meat and check it every 25 min or so depending on what kind it is and how large of a piece it is……you can put meat in as soon as you turn the oven on without taking the time to preheat it (the oven).

On Thursday, April 22, 2010, sol wrote

use reusable bags instead of plastic or paper.

On Thursday, April 22, 2010, Brigitte from Missouri wrote

Use biodegradable pet waste bags when out walking your dog.

On Thursday, April 22, 2010, lmt wrote

Even my little girl/6 years old/understand how important is to do good for our Earth!!!She is recycling all the time.Today for Earth Day we did'nt watch Tv and no computer.She already did more than most of the people.

On Thursday, April 22, 2010, ej wrote

we are turning off the taps carefully everytime not using it/for example broshing teeth.../

On Thursday, April 22, 2010, ROGERABBIT FROM PASADENA wrote

Recycle! REcycle! reCYCLE! PLEASE.................

On Thursday, April 22, 2010, Colby wrote

Run the dishwasher at night instead of during the day

On Thursday, April 22, 2010, Jeff from Vermont wrote

Slow down while driving. Not only is it safer and more relaxing you will save a significant amount of gasoline by doing so and thereby will help prevent our air from pollution.

On Thursday, April 22, 2010, Kate5134 wrote

Use egg cartons, preferably 18 count paper cartons, to start seedlings.

On Thursday, April 22, 2010, Jeannie from Georgia wrote

reuse bottles for water....refill them

On Thursday, April 22, 2010, jennifer from remlap,al wrote

you can make your own facbric softener sheets by tearing up old sheets or buying inexpensive washcloths, spray fabric softener on them with a spray bottle and toss them into the dryer. you save money on dryer sheets, and you are eliminating watse, because these can be used indefinately, and can be washed

On Thursday, April 22, 2010, S. Masse wrote

In the winter, place dead leaves around the base of your home to seal in heat and act as a layer between snow.

On Thursday, April 22, 2010, Rudy from New Hampshire wrote

Our town recycling center accepts leaves and grass and then uses worms to turn them into compost, which is free to town residents. I use the free compost for my gardens, plus I go through each bucket of compost that I bring home, pull out the worms and then use the worms to turn our kitchen vegetable waste into fertile soil to make my gardens even better. Right now I have three worm bins, made from recycled plastic storage boxes, and I have removed nearly all of our kitchen leftovers from the garbage stream.

On Thursday, April 22, 2010, Alberto from AZ wrote

I carpool with several of my buddies from work. We only work four days a week but it decreases 3 cars on the road at the same time.

On Thursday, April 22, 2010, Vanessa From AHOB wrote

Turn the water off while you brush your teeth

On Thursday, April 22, 2010, Jessica Siegfried wrote

Go Green! Switch all your house-hold appliances to NIMH Energizer Batteries and get a re-chargeable battery holder to plug against the wall. It will really help the earth for not that much money!

On Thursday, April 22, 2010, Tigger23 wrote

Open the blinds and let the sunshine in., instead of running lights in the house during the daylight hours.

On Thursday, April 22, 2010, TLK wrote

It's a bit more expensive, but you can buy 100 percent renewable energy from many energy providers. Just ask for wind energy!

On Thursday, April 22, 2010, Tracy from Utah wrote

Shop at your Local Habitat for Humanity ReStore. These are Home Improvement Thrift Stores that resell GREAT Items that have been donated from local businesses, Contractors, and Home Owners. New and Used Items that have been saved from the landfill! And the best part is not only are you finding and saving money on great and fabulous items you are helping them help more families in your area! And Habitat Homes are becoming more and more green around the country Could it get any better?

On Thursday, April 22, 2010, Sarah from West Sacramento, CA wrote

Use old water bottles and Styrofoam cups to start seeds for your garden in.

On Thursday, April 22, 2010, Amanda from Camarillo, ca wrote

Where ever your workplace may be, people eat and drink. Leave some empty cardboard boxes around with "RECYCLING" written on it. Inform all your co workers and place boxes near regular trash cans. You'll see the amount of cans, bottles, plastic bags, etc that add up quickly!! In addition, you can even make a little extra cash while you save the beautiful mother earth!

On Thursday, April 22, 2010, Karen from GA wrote

Take advantage of online services whenever possible to reduce paper waste.

On Thursday, April 22, 2010, Willie from Texas. wrote

Crush tin cans. Bury them in your garden or flower beds. Gives iron to the plants .

On Thursday, April 22, 2010, Teenula from "The Lair" wrote

When you are waiting for hot water...........use a bucket or watering can to catch the "cold" water, instead of letting it run down the drain. Use it to water plants, or pets.

On Thursday, April 22, 2010, Anna in Illinois wrote

When you have shopping to do plan your route. Use less gas by getting the running done in one day instead of every day. Save your change and turn it into savings bond for children and grandchildren. Help them to learn to save and be thrifty, take care of our earth.

On Thursday, April 22, 2010, Happy to have a chance to recycle wrote

I was at Target last night, and they've installed recycling bins for anyone to use. It's so handy since we don't have recycling in my neighborhood. I'll be taking all my recyclables to Target from now on. And that will probably make me a more loyal Target shopper so everybody wins.

On Thursday, April 22, 2010, Paula from Arkansas wrote

I firmly believe in the "energy efficient" light bulbs. Not only are they excellent for the environment, but they cost less because of how much longer they last than the traditional ones. Thanks! : D

On Thursday, April 22, 2010, Carolyn form Kissimmee wrote

use white vinegar and water for cleaning most areas inside and outside for a non-toxic alternative

On Thursday, April 22, 2010, Brendon from Madison wrote

Simple air sealing the box sills in your basement with can foam can save a lot of money in energy/heat loss.

On Thursday, April 22, 2010, Brendon from Madison wrote

Ride your bike to the store or when doing errands. Adding a pannier to your bike for bags is easy and cheap, and this way you get exercise and reduce carbon emissions fron a vehicle!

On Thursday, April 22, 2010, Flo from MA wrote

Our town has a recycling center, so I save everything & bring it to the Recycling center. We have curbside trash pickup which we have to pay for, so not everyone here recycles. I am going to get a rainbarrell & a composter before Summer, so I can use it for my gardens. I don't water the lawn in summer. I have changed all my lightbulbs to CFC's. I don't buy bottled water; I have a Brita water filter that I use to fill water bottles instead. I use cloth grocery bags that I bring with me to the grocery store. I save gas when I do errands, usually on my way home from work, so I don't have to go out again. I also pay most of my bills on-line, so I don't receive all those paper bills every month. I am hoping to get an energy efficient washer & dryer before the end of the year.

On Thursday, April 22, 2010, duke from brookpark wrote

shut off water while brushing teeth save at least 2 gallons water

On Thursday, April 22, 2010, Rich from Poughkeepsie N.Y. wrote

do not drink bottled water

On Thursday, April 22, 2010, Margaret wrote

Instead of using weed killers to attack dandalions in the yard use the ole fashioned too "Grampa's weed remover". Works great and saves those chemicals from going into the soil

On Wednesday, April 21, 2010, Mandy from Seattle wrote

Pick up cans and bottles when you spot them, and recycle them.

On Wednesday, April 21, 2010, Tammy from Flagstaff Arizona wrote

Drive less! Combine errands, carpool and ride your bike to work! Biking is a great way to start your day. You will feel better when your arrive home after your commute, it will allow you much needed time to wind down after a stressful work day. It's better for the environment and better for your health!

On Wednesday, April 21, 2010, Jill wrote

Don't buy water bottles,get a filter for the sink and refill Reusable bottle.take your own bags when you go to the grocery store.

On Wednesday, April 21, 2010, Thor4 from New Mexico wrote

Use less soap when running the dishwasher or doing laundry. Hang clothes outside when possible.

On Wednesday, April 21, 2010, Rachel from Hawaii wrote

Check out SOLIO personal device chargers. Thay can charge over 3000 devices by using the sun. And they are really affordable.

On Wednesday, April 21, 2010, V. Cages wrote

I recycle all glass, plastic, and aluminum. I also take my own bags to the grocery store!

On Wednesday, April 21, 2010, just thinking wrote

I ride my bike or walk when I can instead of driving. I also pick trash up around the neighborhood and properly dispose of it. I noticed there are many plastic bottles littering the street, parks and roads. This eventually ends up out in the river, lakes and oceans. Now we have trash in the Pacific and Atlantic swirling around. If we do not change our ways the whole ocean will be nothing but trash.

On Wednesday, April 21, 2010, joana from florida wrote

oh boy where do I start? I have so many! I have a 12 month old baby and I use the soapy water and the rinse water from when I wash his botle to wash the dishes, ( I dont use the dishwasher I think it waste way to much water and energy), I just turn the ac on when is really hot, then I turn it back off, I also dont flush the tiolet that many times, when doing laundry I do a big load! and such on!

On Wednesday, April 21, 2010, tony from brookpark wrote

use cloth napkins instead of paper one

On Wednesday, April 21, 2010, Rachel from GA wrote

Turn off your car when you're sitting in a parking lot. Less fuel/oil waste and less exhaust!

On Wednesday, April 21, 2010, Marcia from NJ wrote

Walk more, drive less...not easy but try.

On Tuesday, April 20, 2010, Margaret from Los Angeles, California wrote

Use your own fruits (for example; oranges peels, pinapple peels, ect...), vegetable leftovers (for example; carrots peels, potatoes peels, ect...) egg shells and what you could do is grind dem all together and plant them on the ground so your flowers and trees would grow more healthier and it will be absorbed in the soil.

On Tuesday, April 20, 2010, Callie from California wrote

use smaller text that isn't bolded. That way, you use less ink for each print whic,h in the long run, reduces the amount of cartridges you buy.

On Tuesday, April 20, 2010, Brianna From Wisconsin wrote

write on both sides of the paper...less paper you have to buy and less waste

On Tuesday, April 20, 2010, Latina from WA wrote

Use reusable shopping bags and if you must use the plastic/ paper bags use them for trash or conditioning caps (the plastic ones of curious).

On Tuesday, April 20, 2010, Kerri from pa wrote

If you have kids they love to reuse the paper towel rolls for a telescope!! There are so many things kids can enjoy reusing while keeping the earth green!

On Tuesday, April 20, 2010, Robert from ATL wrote

When doing lawn work, start a compost pile in your backyard. When you cut your grass, put your lawn clippings in the compost pile. When you rake leaves add them to the pile. Add any weeds you pull, pruned or dead branches, etc. In time the sun and rain will turn your compost pile enriched soil that is great as fertilizer especially for gardening.

On Tuesday, April 20, 2010, Lois from Florida wrote

I wash my hair when I shower and use the lather to clean my body instead of using shower gel or soap. I get just as clean and feel just as fresh.

On Monday, April 19, 2010, Amanda from Cleveland, Ohio wrote

OPEN you windows at night during the summer, when its hot so you won't have to use the fan!

On Monday, April 19, 2010, college girl wrote

I got an alarm clock that can be used with batteries instead of being plugged in the whole day. I also use natural light instead of turning on the lights in my dorm room. I just open the curtains. We also as a dorm try to use less water by cutting down the time we spend in the shower.

On Monday, April 19, 2010, aubrey wrote

I take my own bags to the grocery store!

On Monday, April 19, 2010, Tovar Family from Indiana wrote

We recycle all packaging from styrofoam to cardboard to glass jars. We have various bins for curbside pick-up from our local recycler.

On Monday, April 19, 2010, Basil from Mass wrote

I do my best to make purchases that involve the least amount of packaging. Grocery shopping for produce - buy the 'loose' produce and don't use a plastic bag to buy a couple of oranges or eggplant or peppers. If you think that your veggies made it to the store without being exposed to some germs along the way you are living in a fantasy land! You are going to wash it when you get home anyway! When I do buy onions in the mesh sack I scrunch them in a ball and use them as scrubbies for pots and pans. ReFuse packaging when possible otherwise ReUse all you can.

On Monday, April 19, 2010, LB wrote

We are starting a vegetable garden and picked up "all natural" fertilizer from my aunt who owns a couple of horses. It was free, and we won't be using any more chemical pesticides!

On Monday, April 19, 2010, The MacKays from NY wrote

We recycle everything. We also take our yard waste to the local recycling area for re-use as mulch. SC Johnson is doing so much for planet earth.

On Sunday, April 18, 2010, Linda from Pennsylvania wrote

I recycle anything I can! I use my used coffee grinds for my acid loving plants. I open the drapes on my south facing windows during the winter and the sun truly warms up my upstairs rooms. Changed all lightbulbs where I could, to CFL's. Bought wind up flashlights, no more BATTERIES! Bought a Solar attic fan last year and got a piece of the house off the grind!

On Sunday, April 18, 2010, Asfia from New Jersey:) wrote

My family and I donate old toys and clothes to underprevilaged families. We recycle all items that are recycable. Being a preschool teacher, I use many household items as future art creations. We use a shredder at home for mail and paper that is trash.

On Saturday, April 17, 2010, Alyssa from NYC wrote

We try not to shop online if we can pick it up from a local store. For those of you with babies, our friends use Gdiapers for their baby which break down in 2 months vs 100s of years in landfills and are compostable!

On Saturday, April 17, 2010, Karen from Marina del Rey, CA wrote

I re-use the envelopes that come with the bills, since most everything is paid on-line. You can put a label over the window or even tape paper with the address when you DO need to send a letter. Of course grocery sacks should be recycled or not needed if you take your own bags. Let's save the earth, one bag at a time! Wrapping gifts is another way to recycle white paper bags and other paper. Re-use shipping boxes for holidays. Don't throw away paper if the printout is bad, cut into smaller pieces and use for grocery lists, to do lists, notes etc.

On Friday, April 16, 2010, Marla S wrote

I repurpose or recycle everything possible, using difficult items to create artwork. Use reusable grocery bags, or get the plastic store ones to use as garbage bags, since the garbage I have is mostly from food packaging. Small bags make you more aware of how much you waste...cut back as much as possible! And of course cut out meat as much as possible!

On Friday, April 16, 2010, Kelsey from Canada wrote

Pass along no longer used toys to family friends or donate them to a charity group for underprivileged children. Buying used clothing from The Salvation Army and other second hand stores not only saves a ton of money but also helps keep it out of landfills.

On Friday, April 16, 2010, The Bachants from Georgia wrote

We have used fabric bags for groceries since the early 90's ! Bi-Lo grocery was giving them out for free way back then. We've added more from our various environmental groups since then and I have 2 that fit snugly in my purse. The cloth bags wash and dry in the laundry . Have even taken them on every trip (including to new Zealand and Canada to use as laundry bags) I use larger ones to tote my paintings to art shows. Glass is recycled, Magazines are passed around our community and then recycled. Dropped 2 newspapers, (you can find all you need to know in TV or the net. Books are passed on in book swaps . My computer is on automatic shut down at 11 Pm and on at 7 am. My studio lights and nearly every other light fixture in the house is fluorescent. As a matter of fact, my kitchen and bathrooms have been fluorescent for 41 years. And yes they give me excellent color representation in the studio! I do portraits of people and pets and have no problem with skin/hair/fur/feather tones. Our 1997 ,6 cylinder Avalon still gets 27 miles to the gallon on short trips, 30 or better on longer. Our 4 cylinder 1992 Nissan pick-up, doesn't do quite as well but only has about 56,000. miles, all short trips. Aluminum is re-ecycled we are working on the cardboard and other metal.

On Friday, April 16, 2010, Vil from Jersey wrote

I keep a large bin that holds rainwater from the drainpipes that come down from the side of the house and reuse it to water our house plants and flower beds. We also use aluminum bottles instead of buying plastic water bottles and use vineger diluted w/ water to clean instead of using harsh chemicals. Every little bit helps and we are looking forward to Earth Day to do our part in helping this environment we live in. Recycle, reuse!

On Friday, April 16, 2010, Nayeli from Mexico wrote

When taking a shower put a bucket to collect the clean water, specially when you wait for the warm water to take a shower during winter. Then you can reuse the water when mopping the floor or for the toilet in case it has some soap.

On Friday, April 16, 2010, sandy cheek wrote

Yesterday I saw on Yahoo news that they have found a second floating garbage patch off of Puerto Rico. This is getting crazy. I stopped buying bottled water a long time ago. I recycle everything I can. Did you know you can even recycle the cardboard roll inside your toilet paper? It all adds up. Always take your own bags to the grocery store or for whatever shopping you may do. I noticed people looking at me all the time because I carry my own bags (I live in Miami). Not too many people here do that. I also stopped buying items in small packaging and buy in bulk whenever I can. I do my produce shopping every Sunday morning at our local farmers market. Not all of the food there is grown locally, but a lot is. We removed the grass from our front yard and replaced with pea rock (no watering needed - just a little weeding from time to time). Still have lots to do but working on it. Oh yes, I also cancelled the newspaper long ago.

On Friday, April 16, 2010, Lori from Memphis wrote

This past winter, we hung a heavy drape between our main living space and the stairs to keep the warm air downstairs from drifting upstairs. Not only did it better regulate the upstairs and downstairs temperatures, it cut our heating bill by 1/3 to 1/2 during one of the coldest winters we've had.

On Thursday, April 15, 2010, Lori from Orlando wrote

I bring reusable bags whenever I shop, at the grocery store, drug store, or mall. We bought a water filter pitcher and use it instead of using bottled water. We have changed all of our light bulbs to cfls and we turn off the lights when we leave a room. We are big recyclers, and have separate bins for paper (including magazines, circulars, cardboard, etc.) plastic and bottles.

On Wednesday, April 14, 2010, Sandra from Oklahoma City wrote

We use wood chips, shavings, whatever is left after a storm cleanup, as cat litter. It soaks up the moisture and odor and gives the house a fresh forest smell. We then use it in our garden and those of our neighbors as mulch and to conserve water during the hot Oklahoma summers. Our neighbors have fireplaces and let us have the "droppings" from their wood piles. We have several elderly widow ladies in our neighborhood, and a neighbor of mine and I get their "paper needs" lists and go to a local "buy in bulk" store. We get large quantities of these items, and then get everyone together to distribute these items. The ladies make a lovely tea for us, and we have a great time visiting, sharing, and saving money on these items, and the time and gas it would take for each of us to run to the store.

On Wednesday, April 14, 2010, Anna from Indiana wrote

We own an SUV and a compact car. I drive the car back and forth to work, and pretty much everywhere else. We try to only drive the SUV when we are carrying extra passengers or need the back to haul large items. Consering fuel!

On Wednesday, April 14, 2010, Slopper from PA wrote

Recycle paper by using the back side of documents and letters. I do this at work too and we save on a lot of paper.

On Wednesday, April 14, 2010, Anna from Indiana wrote

Recycle! I recycle plastics, cardboard, and newspapers.

On Wednesday, April 14, 2010, Anna from Indiana wrote

I take my reusable bags to the grocery, as well as chain discount stores. I try to always keep them in the car so they are there when I need them.

On Wednesday, April 14, 2010, Anna from Indiana wrote

I don't subscribe to the local newspaper. Instead, my friend, who is a subscriber, brings me her Sunday paper after she has read it. Then I recycle it after I'm done!

On Tuesday, April 13, 2010, Lauralee from Pueblo West wrote

Use natural mulches to help prevent weeds, so that chemicals don't have to be used as much. This helps to prevent ground water contamination.

On Monday, April 12, 2010, Laura May from Massachusetts wrote

Unplug your coffee maker once your brew is complete!

On Monday, April 12, 2010, Sara wrote

Buying items in bulk cuts down on the amount of packaging you buy-- which decreases the amount of waste you generate.

On Monday, April 12, 2010, flor from NY wrote

I use reusable bags as much as possible. I can carry so much more stuff in it and they are easier to carry in NY! It is more convenient and I help saving the planet!

On Monday, April 12, 2010, F from NY wrote

We have three cans at work and separate trash, plastics, paper, carton, etc. Our building recycle what needs to be recycled then. :)

On Monday, April 12, 2010, Anita wrote

I am much more aware of plastic than ever before. The island of plastic in the Pacific is frightening. Plastic bags go back to the grocery store recycling bin, other plastic goes to our recycling center. It has a terribly long life. Of all the things we recycle, I think being careful of plastic is really important.

On Monday, April 12, 2010, lanie from bama wrote

my family and i pushed our frige back 6in from the wall and not only does this decrese cost but also is cuts down our electric bill!

On Monday, April 12, 2010, Jan in BG KY. wrote

I recycle everything, be creative even old cds can be used in the garden to scare birds off.

On Sunday, April 11, 2010, Andres wrote

shut down the blinds when in hot weather so that the a/c wont use as much power to keep the air inside cool. this is what we sometimes do on airliners

On Saturday, April 10, 2010, K wrote

We collect plastic bottle caps which are not recyclable and then donate them to Aveda who uses them for their product bottles.

On Friday, April 9, 2010, Stephen From Lafayette, Ga wrote

Everyone should re-use, recycle and conserve. I re-use plastic bottles, bags and when I can't use them anymore I recycle them. I turn the water off when shaving, brushing my teeth or soaping up in the shower. I turn lights off when I leave a room, I use energy star products and product that are safe for the environment.

On Friday, April 9, 2010, Lane from Kentucky wrote

One night a week, my family "shuts down". Starting at 6pm, we turn everything off, unplug everything, and go outside and have a bonfire and roast hotdogs, play games, tell stories, and have real family time. With shutting down all electronics, lights, gizmo's, and gadget's we are saving electricity and saving precious family time too!

On Thursday, April 8, 2010, María Singla. wrote

Escriba con lápiz, así cuando la información deja de ser importante, borre lo escrito y reutilice el papel.

On Thursday, April 8, 2010, Judith from WIsconsin wrote

I try and limit the number of plastic bags I use. I do this with reusable grocery bags--these are also great for more than just grocery shopping and for moving things around between locations (i.e. if you are a college student who travels between school and home a lot). Also, I try to use tupperwares to pack bag lunches and even have a sandwich holder to avoid using multiple plastic bags a day.

On Wednesday, April 7, 2010, brandi jae wrote

we use cold water to wash our clothes in unless they are really dirty saves energy and money on your electric bill

On Tuesday, March 30, 2010, embortrio of kingston wrote

i mail things back & forth between a few clients, friends and family. the postage on small packages is about the same as regular mail. i use jars, modifications of bottles, drink mix containers, pieces of boxes and recycled stationary/labels to cut down on envelopes. the best part is receiving the same one back in return mail several times rather than just throwing it away. the idea came to me when i was at the drive-thru in the bank and watched one of those capsules arrive at my car window.

On Tuesday, March 30, 2010, Robert from Carnegie wrote

I have a variety of reusable bags that I take when I go shopping. The bags are stronger and hold more than plastic bags, and eliminate the need for the store to buy, ship and use plastic bags that are waste of energy, and oil, and just usually end up in the landfill, or worse, in our steams, lakes, rivers, and oceans, where they kill birds, fish and turtles. Many of the reusable bags have interesting designs that I have found often become conversation topics at the store, which makes the shopping experience more enjoyable.

On Monday, March 29, 2010, Steve from Stamford, CT wrote

If you work in a room in a building that receives enough natural light to work from, leave your room lights off. I'm a teacher in such a situation and my students and I have left our classroom lights off all year. That focus has spilled over to us being more conscience of turning off lights in empty rooms at home. It's a feel good action for all. Every little bit counts.

On Sunday, March 28, 2010, Chelsee of PrettyDamnCute wrote

-unplugging things not in use -all energy efficient lightbulbs -saving $$ to install spray foam insulation -re-using plastic food containers as tupperware -buying and selling vintage clothes on etsy -shipping packages in recycled boxes and using reused materials as filler -using a reusable water bottle instead of store bought disposables -push lawn mower (no gas) -bought a car that's very fuel efficient -carpooling to work -buying all used furniture -going paperless for most my bills -making coffee at home (no more store bought) -buying fair trade organic coffee beans -buying local produce in the summer -donating old clothes to charities -turning down water heater temp -using less water in toilets -low heat at night in winter (more blankets and a night cap) -insulating pipes in basement

On Sunday, March 28, 2010, Jason in Joplin wrote

I unplugged the alarm clock in our guest bedroom.

On Sunday, March 28, 2010, Kelly from MO wrote

I live in an apartment complex with a large dumpster so I don't use garbage bags. I take my trash can out to the dumpster directly.

On Sunday, March 28, 2010, Kelly from Lake Ozark wrote

When ever we can, we wear our outer clothes (shirts and pants) twice before washing. It haves water, energy, detergent and helps our favorite clothes last longer. Just hang them on a hanger and hang the hanger on your shower curtain rod overnight to air them out before returning them to the closet.

On Saturday, March 20, 2010, Alex from Chicago wrote

I ride my bike to work and print double-sided.

On Wednesday, March 17, 2010, Greener in Greenbelt wrote

Investigate what your local governments may have to offer in the line of matching grants for planting trees. Prince George's County, Maryland, has a matching grant available--the ReLeaf Grant--that is worth up to $10,000 for the planting of trees in the county. My community was able to secure a grant for $4,000 last year that helped us plant about 20 trees of significant size.

On Sunday, March 7, 2010, Kristen from Fargo ND wrote

We use reusable diapers for our son. They are one size fits all from 7-35 lbs. and made by Bum Genius. They will not only save us between $1500 and $2000 dollars by the time that our son is out of diapers, but they help to reduce the amount of diapers put into landfills.

On Tuesday, March 2, 2010, June from Wisconsin wrote This is a website to learn how to crotchet plastic bags. I use my plastic bags that I get from stores to make these bags to take shopping and they are washable.

On Sunday, February 28, 2010, ken from kentucky:) wrote

well, we use energy lighbulbs all over our house and encorage our friends and familys to use them so use energy light bulbs to save on energy and reduce carbon dixoide!!!

On Friday, February 26, 2010, Kelly from Ohio wrote

Hang a plastic grocery bag on a kitchen chair back. When you de-clutter your house, put any recyclable newspapers and flyers in the bag to accumualte until it is time for the recycling bin. Make sure to shred documents from banks and credit card offers though. Open the mail & junk flyiers near the bag too, & recycle most of it!

On Friday, February 19, 2010, Betterways (Linda) from Texas wrote

I filter water and carry it with me in stainless steel bottles.

On Friday, February 19, 2010, Betterways (Linda) from Texas wrote

I use cloth napkins.

On Friday, February 19, 2010, Betterways (Linda) from Texas wrote

Remove the caps from plastic bottles when recycling. They are not the same kind of plastic so need to be separated and many facilities don't have people to do that. They will throw the bottles away. And most cities can't recycle the caps at all. Check in your area, though, because they do recycle them here. Perhaps because of all the petrochemical companies in Houston, there's a market for that kind of plastic.

On Tuesday, February 16, 2010, betterways (Linda) from Texas wrote

Check your tires. Keep them properly inflated so you burn less gas. Also, do your fancy sporty wheels weigh a ton? That burns more gas. My Mini Cooper came with large heave sporty rims that not only added weight to my car, the large diameter wheel meant the tires had less sidewall to cushion the ride. This meant the rough ride on our pothole filled roads damaged the suspension. I changed them to smaller, lighter wheels and now get better mileage and a smoother ride.

On Wednesday, February 10, 2010, Tami from Ohio wrote

We recycle almost all of our trash. If we see trash on the ground will walking we pick it up in our paper sack we carry on every walk. We use leftovers in our garden space year round. We take in stray animals and get them fixed and try to find homes for them.We use their waste to enrich our flower beds. We never use chemicals on our gardens.My boyfriend goes out and collects anything people through out and take them to be recycled too!

On Monday, February 8, 2010, Betterways (Linda) from Texas wrote

Let your kids walk a few blocks to school. I did it. There are people on my street who I've seen drive their kid the one block to school on beautiful morning. Walk with them if needed. I can''t imagine wanting to get into the traffic of parents dropping off and picking up kids.

On Monday, February 8, 2010, Betterways (Linda) from Texas wrote

Don't leave water running. I have an aerator attachment that has a lever that lets me easily turn water on and off with a fingertip as I wash dishes, hands, etc.

On Monday, February 8, 2010, Betterways (Linda) from Texas wrote

When running water waiting for it to get hot, fill a pitcher to water plants.

On Monday, February 8, 2010, Betterways (Linda) from Texas wrote

I've drastically reduced the amount of electricity I use by turning things off and switching off the power strip when not in use. And by adjusting the thermostat. Every couple of degrees makes a big difference.

On Monday, February 8, 2010, Molly from PA wrote

Check out It's a great website designed to keep things out of landfills that you can take for FREE.

On Monday, February 8, 2010, Molly from PA wrote

I've learned that while recycling its important to discard the plastic bottle caps. They are rarely able to be recycled. Some times plastic bottles with caps on will even be thrown away after sent in to recycling plants by locals who had the intention of recycling.

On Saturday, February 6, 2010, Ge from Brazil wrote

Well, in my house we all try to reuse the plastic bags from supermarket and we separate the trash. I joined team earth, and know I'll do everything that I can to help.

On Friday, February 5, 2010, Shannon from Wisconsin wrote

I put our TV, Sattelite dish, VCR, DVD player on a power strip and shut off the power strip when we are not using the TV. It has made a huge difference in our electric bill!!

On Thursday, February 4, 2010, Nena Castro: Mexican Girl Scout (: wrote

those are lots of tips.. mine.. is.. u can use the same water ur use to get a bath or wash the dishes to wash a car.. ur saving water... (:

On Wednesday, February 3, 2010, Isidora from Chile wrote

No dejando el agua correr mientras cepillamos nuestros dientes, solo abrirla al momento del enjuague. Lo mismo al lavar las manos.

On Tuesday, February 2, 2010, Paola Cordero wrote

Avoid buying products with non recyclable packages... If near your city or in your country there is not a plant to recycle Tetra-pack or cans... Simply stop buying those products... And make sure to keep all products and recycle them.

On Tuesday, February 2, 2010, Paola Cordero wrote

One of the easiest things to do is not to accept plastic or paper bags at the supermarkets, convenience stores or any where. And also tell the people "With out bags... to protect our enviroment"

On Tuesday, February 2, 2010, Betterways (Linda) from Texas wrote

Ultra soft toilet paper and tissues are made from old growth forests! Don't buy them. Buy recycled paper. The Safeway brand is quite good, actually.

On Tuesday, February 2, 2010, Linda Foss from Texas. wrote

Don't waste energy cooking. Make one to two pot meals. Don't use the oven in the summer when it will heat up the house. Use the oven only in the winter when it can heat up the house.

On Tuesday, February 2, 2010, Linda Foss from Texas. wrote

Don't make garbage. Don't buy things you don't need. Don't buy a lot of packaging. Use reusable bags or carry things in your hands. your hands work too. Buy resale. Don't waste. Especially don't buy silly things that shouldn't even exist. There are so many things sold in the U. S. on which the Earth's resources should never have been wasted to manufacture or ship only to end up in our landfills because no one would keep them. Because they are stupid.

On Tuesday, February 2, 2010, Linda Foss from Texas. wrote

Every couple of miles per gallon make a big difference. Consider that when choosing a car. And don't waste gas in whatever car you choose. Combine trips, don't idle, don't go through fast food drive thrus. Park and go inside. Turn the car off when using the ATM. Once the car is warm it takes less gas to turn it off and restart than it does to idle for longer than 10 seconds. Avoid traffic. Don't turn it on until you are ready to leave and turn it off immediately when you get where you are going. Keep the tires inflated.

On Tuesday, February 2, 2010, Linda Foss from Texas. wrote

Every couple of degrees on the thermostat makes a huge difference. Turn it down in winter and up in summer and then dress for your climate.

On Tuesday, February 2, 2010, Linda Foss from Texas. wrote

Turn things off when you aren't using them!! Unplug them or switch off the power strip.

On Tuesday, February 2, 2010, Linda Foss from Texas. wrote

I do everything I can. I buy as little packaging as possible and recycle or compost anything possible. I make very little trash. I shop resale and buy very few new things. And I buy very little processed, packaged foods. I use cloth napkins. I eat very little beef, which is one of the best things an individual can do for the environment. I eat sustainable fish. I buy from local farmers at our farmers market. I keep the themostat low in winter and high in summer and dress for the weather. It's amazing how few people dress for their climate, in Houston anyway. Turn off, unplug or switch off the powerstrip to things I'm not using. I started watching the kilowatts I use over a year ago and have drastically reduced my usage. Of course, I've used my CFL bulbs and ceiling fans for years, but just started turning fans off when I leave the room. I used to leave them on thinking they didn't use much energy anyway. I also turn off nightlights. They interfere with sleep anyway. I filter water and carry it with me in stainless steel bottles. I carry reusable shopping bags or just carry purchases in my hands. All though it's a bit of a struggle to get clerks to not give me a bag. I even reuse produce bags. I planted trees and grow some of my own food, although in my rented house with not much sunlight, I can only do so much. Someday, soon I hope, I want a environmentally friendly house and yard where I will landscape with edible plants. Oh, and I don't waste gas. I combine trips, plan routes, stay out of traffic, and don't start the car until I;m ready to pull out and turn it off immediately when I get where I'm going. I also try to park where I can pull out without a lot of maneuvering. Keep the tires inflated. And I drive a fuel efficient car, as I always have. Here's a tip for those renting an old home with inefficient windows. During cold snaps, you can stick bubble wrap to the glass for extra insulation. Just stick it on with a spray of water. You can easily remove it whenever you want.

On Tuesday, February 2, 2010, Goog from Down Under wrote

Our family reuses the recycled toilet paper...

On Tuesday, February 2, 2010, Lucas F. from Araraquara-Brasil wrote

Here in Brazil, people always use tons of water to clean the sidewalk, even if is raining! We could do some program to make them understand that water is a rare resource. To make people know that what they are throwing away is life.

On Sunday, January 31, 2010, Hector from Guadalajara Mexico wrote

What we need to do is simple only have to look around how many many trees have been planted by one of us, every special ocassion every birthday or graduate day we need to plant a tree in our street or our garden that little contribuition if every one of us do their part will save our planet

On Saturday, January 30, 2010, Leo Luna de Colombia wrote

Cuando se esten banando pongan un recipiente para que recoja toda el agua que cae, con esta agua que queda al final pueden llenar el tanque del sanitario y podran ahorrar mucha agua.

On Saturday, January 30, 2010, Stephanie from Pennsylvania wrote

Learning about power factor optimization and how it can reduce the amount of kWh at the meter so that you use less. Saved average of 105 kWh each month at my home.

On Thursday, January 28, 2010, Andy from USF, Tampa, FL wrote

I have been spreading this information about renewable energy technical training to my classmates and teachers. Anyone can spread this information, especially to jobless or opportunity seeking individuals: check out the living solar institute and its opportunities at as well as this website:

On Thursday, January 28, 2010, DXN wrote

Making every drop count, when we get down to the bottom of the plastic soap or shampoo container, we add an inch or two of water and shake. That way no contents go into the waste stream.

On Wednesday, January 27, 2010, protejer es ayudar wrote

M[ETODO DE RECICLAJE: en las latas de refresco jugo o cervesa el abrelatas que se usa para abrir la bebida (lo màs pequeñ de lalata con 2 orificios por lo general) es laùnica parte de la lata que es 100% aluminio. si se junta un kilo de estos se lleva a un centro de acopio y ademàs de que tedan unos`cuantos pesos por esto, sereciclan y se convierten en silla de ruedas para lo màs necesitados.

On Wednesday, January 27, 2010, Davi from Brazil wrote

Finalmente um exemplo de humanidade, Aqueles que leem o que escrevo mandem links aos amigos, é melhor 1000 fazendo algo do que todos não fazendo nda!!!!! Vamos juntos para salvar a TERRA NOSSO LAR!

On Wednesday, January 27, 2010, Marip Raymundo from Guatemala wrote

the way we help enviroment in my house is by recycling paper, and bottles, we turn off the lights that we are not using I should say that the reason for that must of the time is to save our family some money jeje. Heres a tip of what u can do, we had a lot of diskettes stored and since we didnt use it we want it to recycle but we didnt found any company in our country that will recycle those for some reason, then we took and idea from the internet and we made a lot of pencil box. simple easy and most important we help te enviroment!

On Tuesday, January 26, 2010, Oscar de México wrote

Creo que simples cambios hacen una gran diferencia, y con solo disminuir nuestro tiempo en la ducha o apagar las luches cuando estas no sean necesarias es algo que todos deberían hacer y no es algo imposible solo es cuestión de tener conciencia y de tener las ganas de ayudar!Yo ya lo hago!

On Monday, January 25, 2010, Daniela Honduras wrote

En Honduras actualmente vivimos una escasez de agua terrible. A raíz de esto, he aprendido que se ahorra mucha agua al usarla de baldes o pailas en lugar de usarla directamente de la llave. Así que porque no llenar baldes o pailas de agua para bañarnos, lavarnos los dientes, lavar un carro, bañar un perro, etc., en lugar de usar la llave. In Honduras we are now living a terrible water shortage. By living this, I learned that using buckets or pans of water instead of using it directly from the tap, saves a lot of the vital liquid. So why not fill buckets of water to bathe, brush our teeth, wash a car, bathing a dog, etc.., rather than using the tap directly.

On Monday, January 25, 2010, James from DC wrote

Send 15 dollars to Conservation International to protect an acre of trees. Deforestation does more damage to the environment than all the cars and trucks and planes and trains combined.

On Monday, January 25, 2010, felipe from samaca wrote

Planta un árbol. Un árbol absorberá toneladas de CO2 durante toda su vida.

On Monday, January 25, 2010, felipe from bogota wrote

No use el inodoro como un canasto de basura, ni suelte el agua sin necesidad: un inodoro que continúa fluyendo puede desperdiciar hasta 200 mil litros de agua en un solo año. • Una ducha rápida utiliza menos agua caliente que una tina llena (y ahorra energía). • No deje los grifos abiertos innecesariamente. Para movilizarse • Cuando pueda camine, monte en bicicleta o movilícese en transporte público en lugar de su utilizar su propio automóvil. Así contribuirá al ahorro de petróleo.

On Monday, January 25, 2010, andres from bogota wrote

Use bombillas de luz de bajo consumo: ahorran hasta un 75% de energía. Para ahorrar energía, una buena idea es cambiar las bombillas tradicionales por ahorradoras de luz. • No olvide apagar la luz cuando salga de una habitación o la luz diurna sea suficiente.

On Monday, January 25, 2010, rodrigo wrote

Many undeveloped countries could produce much more food and wealth, the only thing preventing it from happening is the economical barrier created by developed contries. there are people hunting endangered turtles to eat, or to change it for medicine. Put pressure in your government so this non-sense stops.

On Monday, January 25, 2010, rodrigo wrote

If you have money to spend open a turism shop with some ecological trips. People want to see what they are trying to save. It will be propably profitable, and it will help generating funds in region where the only income used to be from deforestation.

On Monday, January 25, 2010, rodrigo wrote

please, find an aswer to the question: how to stop deforestation and extiction, without compromising our society development??? How stop people from deforestation in Africa, in South America where it is needed to build roads, hospitals, schools, cities, factories, wealth, technology. It is easy for the developed countries to say anything, once they have already destroyed everything they could, inside and outside their borders. The answer to the question has to consider the human aspect. Starving people will not care for the planet, nor for others.

On Sunday, January 24, 2010, Isabel a brasillian girl wrote

Nao se esqueçam que usar bicileta como meio de transporte, além de mais saudavel, tambem diminui a emissão de CO2 na atmosfera! Don't forget that using a bicicles, is not only healthier, but also helps to minimize the emission of CO2 on the atmosphere!

On Sunday, January 24, 2010, Isabel from Brazil wrote

Bring enviromental problems of your town or neighborhood to the authorities, recicle, try to always be part of organizations like CI and others, spread the word to your family, friends and neighbors!!

On Sunday, January 24, 2010, Arii from Honduras xD wrote

Well..I do many projects from things that i dont use anymore (: And i like telling my friends to help the environment. :D At school the seniors have a project to recycle, in every class at school, we have a can to throw paper and later on it will be recycled. <3 We can also separate your trash and throw it in the can that is labled, like ''PAPER, GLASS, ORGANIC.'' and many more. PEOPLE SAY ''ONE PERSON DOESNT MAKE A DIFFERENCE'', BUT IF EACH OF US MAKE A DIFFERENCE..WELL BE DOING BIG. (: <3 globe ecology (R)

On Sunday, January 24, 2010, Carolina de Colombia wrote

1. No usar bolsas de plastico, lleva tu propia bolsa, puede ser hecha por ti, o re usa las mismas bolsas. 2. si tienes que ir algun lado y no es muy lejos, camina, ve en bici. te hara bien a ti y al planeta. 3. Recicla lo que mas puedas, y has que los que viven contigo o cerca tuyo lo hagan tambien. 4. cuando vallas a dormir, desconecta todo lo que no este funcionando 5. dale uso a lo que no usas, no lo tires. 6. si puedes siembra un arbol, una planta. Lo mas importante, has saber a todas las personas que conoces que si cambiamos nuestros habitos, es posible tener una mejor vida para nosotros y nuestro planeta. Todos podemos.!

On Saturday, January 23, 2010, samuel figueiredo wrote

i put my house's light off

On Saturday, January 23, 2010, Jair from Guayaquil, Ecuador wrote

hola a todos, creo q ya hay una extensa lista de maneras de ayudar a nuestro hogar. Lo que me competeria-creo yo-es en rogarles que pongan en practica lo que mis hermanos y hermanas alrededor del mundo ha escrito ya que: "de que sirve saber algo, si no lo pones en uso". No es por dinero, no es por algo a cambio, es tu ayuda pa ir reconstruyendo nuestro hermoso hogar para las futuras generaciones, que tengan un mundo en el que puedan decir: "mi padre o mi madre ayudo a cambiarlo" ^^ pa cualquier cosa

On Friday, January 22, 2010, alejandra from buenos aires, ARGENTINA wrote

i do the same since my son borned... i turn off the big lights at 10 pm (i live in Argentina...) and i light on the table nights light or the soft lamps at home... saving some electricity and making my house a little bit more confortable and giving my eyes some relax after a long day at work...

On Friday, January 22, 2010, R from Brazil wrote

Make a room 2°C warmer. you barely notice the difference, and you save 85% of energy and money

On Friday, January 22, 2010, R from Brazil wrote

Put your car in neutral when stopped at a red light to save gas

On Friday, January 22, 2010, Patrick Canada wrote

I store old batteries and electronics until earth day and then I bring them into be properly recycled, I also use florescent light bulbs and I turn off the car engine if I'm going to be there for more then 10 seconds because that saves gas and prevents unnecessary pollution

On Thursday, January 21, 2010, Andres from Bogota wrote

cerrando la llave de la ducha ahorras 10 litros por minuto

On Thursday, January 21, 2010, felipe from bogota wrote

al ducharnos gastamos 10 litros por minuto asi que cuando no sea necesario usar agua cierren la llave ahorraran 10 litros por minuto

On Thursday, January 21, 2010, LAM wrote

Think before you act!

On Thursday, January 21, 2010, AlexandreAngione - wrote

Hello, some tips : while showering, turn off the water while using the soap and hair products, also, when brushing teeth turn the water off, you wont need it while brushing, to wash your car, or refresh your garden dont use water directly from the pipe with the hose, fill a bucket with water, use sprayers to minimize water use and spread to the plants, turn off standbys on dvd, blueray, videogames when not using them, doing those simple stuff my car still clean, i still play videogames and in my house we are using 30% less water and 20% less energy!! Good for the world and for your pockets!

On Thursday, January 21, 2010, Andres from Bogota wrote

cuando tomen una ducha cierren la llave para enjavonarse y vuelvan a abrirla para retirar el jabon.

On Thursday, January 21, 2010, Erick de Guatemala wrote

En mi casa instale un calentador solar, con lo cual evitamos utilizar hidrocarburos y no dañamos mas la capa de ozono.

On Thursday, January 21, 2010, Vitória, from São Paulo wrote

we separate the waste for recycling, use solar heater, turn off the tap while brushing our teeth.

On Wednesday, January 20, 2010, Natalia desde Santiago Chile wrote

Reeutilización de descartables RECICLAR PAPEL EN CASA agua, malla dura, animo y papel descartado. 1. El primer paso es cortar el papel en trozos muy pequeños. Déjalos en remojo en el recipiente durante 1 ó 2 horas, hasta que el papel comience a tener consistencia de pasta. 2. Tritura la mezcla hasta conseguir una masa homogénea de textura suave y cremosa. Resulta conveniente hacerlo por tandas para desmenuzar los trozos bien. 3. Una vez tengamos la pulpa (la masa conseguida en el paso anterior) la vertemos de nuevo en el recipiente. Si está muy espesa, el resultado será parecido al cartón, por lo que puedes añadir agua dependiendo del efecto que busques. Introduce el bastidor en esta pasta consiguiendo que se deposite en la malla la cantidad suficiente para cubrir toda la superficie. El grosor de la capa determinará el del papel final. 4. Con la malla cubierta de la pasta de papel, sácala del barreño y deja que escurra el agua sobrante. Cuando comienza a secarse por la pérdida del líquido, vuélcalo con mucho cuidado sobre una tela de algodón. 5. Para terminar, el papel tiene que secarse completamente. Utiliza los libros para hacer presión y conseguir así que la superficie sea más lisa. Para acelerar el proceso de secado, que suele durar 12 horas, tiende el paño con el papel dentro (cuando ya esté algo seco para evitar que pierda la forma) 6. Una vez que esté seco y prestando mucha atención, separamos el papel y el trapo para que las partes que puedan estar pegadas no se rompan. Ayúdate de una espátula si es necesario.

On Wednesday, January 20, 2010, Random brazillian guy wrote

when you print some article, school work or anything else and you happen not to use it anymore or it's only for yourself, use the back of the paper to make new prints, instead of using a new blank paper. You can also use less paper by printing 2 pages/sheet. By saving 100 sheets, you save 5 kg of wood (ok, I made up that last part :D )

On Wednesday, January 20, 2010, Sergio Saar from Brazil wrote

Use o para fazer suas pesquisas. O blackle é um site de busca que tem o fundo preto. O objetivo do fundo preto é poupar energia. (Quote from brazilian lenguage) Translating: Use the to make your online sherchs,. The blackle is a online sherch website that has a black background. The objetive is to save energy.

On Wednesday, January 20, 2010, Felipe from Cali Colombia wrote

wash the car once at week

On Tuesday, January 19, 2010, Maria Antonia de São Paulo, Br. wrote

Use o para fazer suas pesquisas. O blackle é um site de busca que tem o fundo preto. O objetivo do fundo preto é poupar energia.

On Tuesday, January 19, 2010, Chris from Tijuana <3 wrote

i give thanks for all the guys who worry about the global warming thanks for make the difference

On Tuesday, January 19, 2010, Carmen de El Salvador wrote

Riega al anochecer para evitar pérdidas por evaporación.

On Tuesday, January 19, 2010, fernando eigen , argentina wrote

trato de ensuciar la menor cantidad de cubiertos, para no gastar agua lavandolos luego. ademas a pesar del calor no instalo el aire acondicionado para no gastar energia

On Tuesday, January 19, 2010, Roy Guillem from Costa Rica wrote

When you finish to charge your cellphone you have to disconnect the charger because the charger spends a lot of electricity.

On Tuesday, January 19, 2010, Majo de Montevideo wrote

En la empresa donde trabajo utilizamos documentacion antigua o fuera de uso para realizar las impresiones y asi reducir el consumo de papel. Tenemos un lugar para dejar pilas usadas el cual a cada fin de mes llevamos al deposito adecuado.

On Tuesday, January 19, 2010, From Uruguay! wrote

Soy uruguaya y me encantó esto del Team Earth.

On Monday, January 18, 2010, Lu from São Paulo wrote

Na cidade da minha mãe, nós orientamos a não usar mangueiras para lavar casas, carros e calçadas... Orientamos a população a não matar animais silvestres, como por exemplo os sapos e rãs que aparecem dentro de casa. Orientamos as pessoas a utilizar produtos de marcas comprometidas com o bem estar do meio ambiente e pedimos sempre para reciclar o lixo.

On Monday, January 18, 2010, Aline from Campinas, Sao Paulo, BRAZIL wrote

Em minha família usamos sacolas retornáveis para as compras ao invés de inúmeras sacolas plásticas que acabariam indo para o lixo. Tente esta idéia, é fácil e ajuda o nosso planeta.

On Monday, January 18, 2010, Isabela from Brazil wrote

Reduce, reuse and recycle!!

On Monday, January 18, 2010, Sean from Idaho wrote

Never throw butts on the street

On Monday, January 18, 2010, Maxdelvecchyo wrote

I ensure that every light and electric component on mi house remains off unless it's really necessary not to be, and encourage people close to me to do so. I make people realize that throwing trash is avoidable and that every single action takes a consequence

On Monday, January 18, 2010, Leticia, from Brazil! wrote

Open your windows, the sunlight is the most powerful and revitalizing energy for our body. Keep that in mind!

On Monday, January 18, 2010, Juliana from Colombia wrote

en mi familia desconectamos casi todos los equipos electricos,gastamos la menor cantidad de agua posible y nunca tiro basura en las calles y le digo a los demas que no lo hagan

On Monday, January 18, 2010, Aloisio Daher de Melo,M.D.-Uberlândia_MG-Brazil wrote

Nós em nossa cidade promovemos apreservação das áreas marginais aos rios e córregos as quais chamamos de mata ciliar e contribuimos mantendo,aguando e adubando estas árvore que em sua maioria são frutíferas as quais atraem insetos ,que por sua vez atraem pássaros,anfíbios(rãs e sapos)e mesma a comunidade local se serve desta riqueza abençoada de frutas isentas de contaminação por agrotóxicos.Além de ser lindo de se ver...consideramos o Parque Linear do Rio Uberabinha nossa roça dentr de uma cidade de mais de 600.000 habitantes.

On Monday, January 18, 2010, Melissa from Argentina wrote

Take your own shopping bags to the supermarket and avoid plastic contamination. Also use as little electricity as you can, turn off the lights that are not needed, don't leave the tv on when you're not watching it as well as other electronic devices. Save as much water as you can. Don't take long baths, and watch out when you're washing the dishes. Let's save our planet.!

On Sunday, January 17, 2010, Sara wrote

Buy lamps that save energy!

On Sunday, January 17, 2010, Sara M. wrote

Every year, when school finishes, u take all the sheets that i didn't use from my notebooks, that way, when i need to use some paper i use those sheets instead of buy or get new paper, i also take the used paper to recyclig centers ((: LET'S SAVE OUR PLANET!

On Sunday, January 17, 2010, cesar porras from mexico wrote

remember not to use spray deodorants and try walking now and then, even the slightest effort will help the others

On Sunday, January 17, 2010, drac94 México wrote

magazines and newspapers do not throw it away, it's best to bring a recycling center

On Sunday, January 17, 2010, drac94 México wrote

when throwing away plastic bottles should be mashed and put the lid so they occupy less space

On Sunday, January 17, 2010, Fernanda de Argentina wrote

En Argentina son pocas las personas que reciclan y reutilizan material que puede reutilizarse... pero estan siendo mas y mas concientes que hay que cuidar el agua. Estan instalando medidores de agua para evitar que se desperdicie. y de a poco se nota el cambio de actitud con respecto a las bolsas de super. mas señoras llevan las suyas para no usar las de plastico.

On Sunday, January 17, 2010, Ana from Argentina wrote

Use soap instead of detergent in the kitchen, it cleans great, makes foam and it does not come in a bottle. And since it is natural, you can use the water for your plants. This tip is not only for the planet, also for your economy, it´s much cheaper!!!

On Sunday, January 17, 2010, Janet from Argentina wrote

with my family we try to use less water as possible.. during we brush our teeth we close the water..

On Sunday, January 17, 2010, Janet from Argentina wrote

i don´t throw papers in the streets.. and im saying not to do it to my friend too.. some of them that it as an habit..!

On Sunday, January 17, 2010, Monica from Mexico wrote

My city is actually over a big petrol establishment, so it's not a echologic city at all. Anyways, we've managed to do some wonderful things to polute less. We have an underground filterfor the shower and toilet water. It goes through the biologic filter and it comes out clean enough to water the plants with it!

On Sunday, January 17, 2010, eckzillaz from Tamaulipas México wrote

im from mexico , i dont have this page in spanish? , really haves much excellent info , its necesary more pages like this . im in , go team Earth! srry for my english im begginer..

On Sunday, January 17, 2010, francisco javier cervera tinoco wrote

"Javier from Sonora, Mexico"I stop smoking

On Saturday, January 16, 2010, karla from Mexico wrote

avoid the use of plastic bags, you could use the ecologic bags that sell in the supermarket. put the batteries in a bottle and close it well, this way the batteries aren't going to shed the toxic liquids that have inside. if you are going to a place and other friends go to the same place you could use just one car instead of use more cars. we can save our planet, but to make it, everybody have to help

On Saturday, January 16, 2010, sara de mexico wrote

en la mochila del hinodoro coloca una botella de litro y medio con agua, de esta forma la presion del agua sera la misma pero cada vez que vallas al baño...ahorras ¡1 litro y medio de agua

On Saturday, January 16, 2010, keri from canada wrote

try to avoid plastic bags...fabric ones are healthier and cuter!!!...

On Saturday, January 16, 2010, carito wrote

pedí al kioskero ke las fotocopias las haga de los dos lados de la hoja aún si de esta forma estan al mismo precio

On Saturday, January 16, 2010, agus de argentina wrote

tratá de no tirar basura en la via pública..

On Saturday, January 16, 2010, Andres de Guayaquil Ecuador wrote

Saben cuantos vasos y carton se desperdicia en las cadenas de restaurantes ...millones, y no se vuelve a utilizar porque se desechan o mezclan con otro tipo de basura. Deberia haber alguien encargadao en cada restaurante de comida rapida que separe estos productos y asi tendriamos mucha materia reciclable. SALVEMOS NUESTRO PLANETA

On Saturday, January 16, 2010, Laura, Colombia wrote

Toma una ducha en vez de tomar un baño, y preferiblemente dúchate con agua fría. Además, cuando estés enjabonándote, depilándote, poniéndote shampoo, etc., cierra la llave. Estarás ahorrando agua y energía.

On Saturday, January 16, 2010, Cam wrote

Going shopping?Take your own fabric bag with you. Avoid plastic bags

On Saturday, January 16, 2010, natalia from colombia wrote

we should walk or use a bike to go where we work or study, try it is not so hard,there are too many ways to help our planet. we just have to learn that this is the only home we have.

On Saturday, January 16, 2010, Isabella wrote

Ahorrar agua y Reciclar es fundamental, tratemos de no usar bolsas plasticas y corrijamos a las personas que tiran basura en las calles.

On Saturday, January 16, 2010, laura - panama wrote

instead of using the AC on the car buy one of those solar energy fans for the car so you can save more gas

On Saturday, January 16, 2010, laura -panama wrote

instead of buying plastic bottles buy yourself a tumbler and refill it with water from your house

On Friday, January 15, 2010, Dre from são Paulo wrote

Recycle as much as you can, go to work on foot or bike's. I'ts harmless and make you relax.

On Friday, January 15, 2010, Yohanna from Mexico wrote

Me and 3 of my friends, instead of going everyone in each car to University, we have a schedule to go the 4 of us just in one car, so we dont pollute that much. Also i bought that green bags from the supermarket and that way I dont waste hundreds of plastic bags.

On Friday, January 15, 2010, Rommy Soprano wrote

~ No dejes conectado el cargador de tu celular, ya que siempre sigue jalando corriente. ~ Evitar el uso de productos hecho a bese de petroleo. Si, no usar, lo menos posible. ~ Obviamente, no comprar productos probados sobre animales. ~ Sembrar es un buen ejercicio no sólo para el ambiente sino nuestra alma y mente (= ~ Usar Trasportes públicos. ~ Si tienes auto usa gasolina sin plomo.

On Friday, January 15, 2010, Mela wrote

Give away your walking machines and go to the park to get some fresh air and work out!!!

On Friday, January 15, 2010, carmen de Bolivia wrote

Evitar usar bolsas de plastico, cuando vayan a comprar lo que sea lleven una bolsa de tela, al mismo tiempo se cuida el medio ambiente al no contaminar con bolsas de plastico cada vez que compren algo y también estan ahorrando al no tener que comprar bolsas de plastico cada vez.

On Friday, January 15, 2010, Noma de colombia wrote

El simple hecho de separar los residuos o reutilizar bolsas o desechos que pueden ser transformados en otras cosas utiles para el hogar.

On Friday, January 15, 2010, Analia wrote

Uso lamparas de bajo consumo en toda la casa

On Friday, January 15, 2010, Analia wrote

Apago las luces cuando no las estoy usando

On Friday, January 15, 2010, Analia wrote

Para hacer las compras llevo una chismosa (bolsa de tela) que compre y asi no utilizo bolsas plasticas

On Friday, January 15, 2010, Analia wrote

Solo enchufo el calefon para bañarme, y cuando termino lo desconecto

On Friday, January 15, 2010, Analia wrote

Desenchufe la corriente del celular cuando no lo estoy cargando

On Friday, January 15, 2010, Analia wrote

Al cepillarme los dientes cierro la canilla y la abro cuando me los voy a enjuagar

On Friday, January 15, 2010, Analia wrote

Gente, no se olviden que hay que poner cada tip por separado, asi suma más!!! Cuando lavo los platos cierro la canilla mientras guardo cada cosa en su lugar

On Friday, January 15, 2010, VALERIA NUQUES wrote

instead of buying many plastic water bottles, reuse the one you have.

On Thursday, January 14, 2010, Mauricio From Ecuador wrote

Me llamo Mauricio soy de Ecuador, creo que es importante sembrar en cada niño la conciencia de la gravedad del calentamiento global, de igual manera opino que existen muchos aviones que estan siendo dados de baja y que pueden ser equipados con cisternas para extinguir incendios forestales, muchos paises deberian donar estos aviones en desuso a otros paises para controlar la deforestacion por incendios

On Thursday, January 14, 2010, Christian To wrote

Share one car with your jobmates

On Thursday, January 14, 2010, Johan Andres from Cartago (Colombia) wrote

not throw cooking oil to drain, instead of that empty into a bag or jar and throw to the garbage container.

On Thursday, January 14, 2010, Diana Lopez from Nicaragua wrote

Hello, I really think that I have to help since I feel that it is something that we have to work a lot right now, you know, I was thinking that maybe doing some kind of campaign like going to schools and do something like a contest with the students participating that they bring paper to recycle and the the winning group takes a price, but the thing is that the price has to be REALLY good so the people get interested in it. My teachers made it once and all of us were looking for paper to recycle and the campaign was really good, besides we help a bit at least

On Thursday, January 14, 2010, Janina Elisa, Temuco, Chile. wrote

Cuando se laven las verduras o los alimentos orgánicos como frutas y demases, esa agua, no la botes en el lavaplatos, mantenla en una fuente y rehúsala para regar las plantas de tu jardín, o de la calle.

On Thursday, January 14, 2010, Dalia from Mexico wrote

Hola de verdad espero que más gente se pueda unir a esta causa porque si no tomamos medidas al respecto puede que sea muy tarde en poco tiempo. Y quisiera felicitar a las personas que tuvieron la iniciativa de este proyecto, el cual me parece excelente. Muchas gracias por todo el trabajo que han realizado.

On Wednesday, January 13, 2010, Sue from Honduras wrote

para ahorrar luz en mi hogar nunca dejamos nada en stands by todo lo apagamos pporque eso gasta energia

On Wednesday, January 13, 2010, Tume wrote

Bueno soy de peru y antes como que no me importaba mucho en vdd lo que pasaba en el mundo y despues de haber visto videos y haber leido articulos sobre la contaminacion en verdad me di cuenta de lo que estaba pasando y es un problema serio en verdad debemos hacer que todos ayuden porque este como dice el nombre del grupo es "EQUIPO TIERRA" porque todos somos un equipo y debemos unirnos sin importar las diferencias para poder salvar el hogar de todos que es la tierra bueno tengo 16 años y e decidido ayudar como sea por mas minimo que sea pero ayudare

On Wednesday, January 13, 2010, Mao from Colombia wrote

Eat in a healtier way (earth's health) less meat and do not suport food companies that do not preserve the eviroment. KNOW WHAT YOU EAT

On Wednesday, January 13, 2010, Daniela from Colombia. wrote

instead of buying many plastic water bottles, reuse the one you have.

On Wednesday, January 13, 2010, Saralee from Washington, DC wrote

Urban environments have a multiplier effect on waste generated by people AND our pets. Don't forget to pick up after your pet (while also recycling those store plastic bags.)

On Wednesday, January 13, 2010, Pedro from Brasil wrote

Save the Planet!

On Wednesday, January 13, 2010, May, de México, DF wrote

Debemos empezar por nuestra casa, separándo la basura y ahorrando agua. POR FAVOR AHORRA MUCHA AGUA que es lo que más falta nos hace. Al lavarte los dientes utiliza un vaso; cuando abras la llave de la regadera mientras esperas que se caliente, pon una cubeta para guardar toda el agua fria que sale y que solo se desperdicia!!!

On Wednesday, January 13, 2010, Julio de México wrote

Les comparto algunos consejos prácticos: Apagar el calentador de agua al salir de la ducha, dejando solo el piloto encendido. Desconectar todos los aparatos eléctricos de la casa (excepto el refri) cuando no estén en uso. Cambiar los focos de la casa por ahorradores y los que sean de luz escenica por leds.

On Wednesday, January 13, 2010, Javier Rubio wrote

Saludos. Pues creo que el consejo màs importante que puedo dar para este tema es el siguiente: Quitense la desidia, dejen de ser egoistas y de ver solo por si mismos. El lugar en el que vivimos tiene una plaga que somos nosotros, pero esa plaga piensa y siente y tambien tiene capacidades inmensas de convertirse en un aliado, de vivir en armonia y mutua ayuda. dejen esa flojera, contribuyan a nuestro presente.

On Wednesday, January 13, 2010, Carlos from Mexico wrote

When I take a shower, I always put a bucket under me so all the water that I use is collected and then I use it to flush the toilet. This allows to reuse water.

On Wednesday, January 13, 2010, Stephanie wrote

- Yo realmente quiero ayudar, aunque viva lejos de todos ustedes, en Chile. Creo que debemos actuar desde ya contra el calentamiento global, e incluso estamos un poco atrasados!! Tienen toodo mi apoyo! - I really want to help, even if i live far away from you, in Chile. I think we have to act righ now against the global warm, and even we're a little late!! You have all my support!

On Wednesday, January 13, 2010, 50 de Chile wrote

Hola soy de Santiaho de Chile, todos los comentarios y formas de cuidar nuestro planeta son muy interesantes y educativas, pero sigue siendo lo minimo que debemos hacer, tenemos que llevar este amor por la naturaleza un paso mas alla, y empezar a luchar contra la desinformacion, la falta de recursos, el poder por poder, debemos enfrentarnos a nuestros miedos y limitaciones para alzar la voz lo mas alto posible. Soy un luchador que esta dispuesto a todo por crear consiencia, para formar parte del ejemplo que queremos dar, cuenten conmigo para salvar la tierra.

On Wednesday, January 13, 2010, Bárbara from Brazil wrote

To save the world, we have to work togheter. If each one do your part, we can change this situation. We have to save water and energy whenever possible, we have to plant more plants and stop devastating forests and have to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

On Wednesday, January 13, 2010, Amanda, Brazil wrote

criem o hábito de não utilizar sacolas plásticas quando irem ao mercado, e de separar o lixo reciclável.

On Wednesday, January 13, 2010, Rafael, São Paulo wrote

I have a cafeteria so I do my part by sending the aluminum and plastic for recycling and also give the oil that is used in frying to a company that manufactures detergents and cleaning products.

On Wednesday, January 13, 2010, Anaid from Colombia wrote

Cada uno de nosotros debe aportar un granito de arena con el cual podemos hacer un gran cambio y una gran mejora, sin facilidad de desanimarnos. 1. Usando las mismas bolsas que recibimos en el supermercado para recolectar la basura ó aún mejor cargando nuestras propias bolsas de tela para no tener la necesidad de usar bolsas de basura. 2. Consumiendo productos de nuestra propia región (Así sabemos que no hubo que hacer viajes en auto o en avión para nosotros poderlos adquirir). 3. Tratando de consumir la menor cantidad de carne posible, así evitaremos la reproducción a gran escala que hay de estos animales, quienes producen al igual que nosotros grandes cantidades de gases que contaminan nuestro planeta. 5. Desde nuestras casas separar las basuras, lo orgánico, inorgánico, reciclable etc. 6. Ahorrando energía, luz, electricidad, teniendo un control sobre ellas. 7. Viajando lo menos posible en avión, ya que un sólo viaje en éste puede igualarse a manejar una camioneta durante todo un año.

On Tuesday, January 12, 2010, Alex from TEAM EARTH! wrote

soy estudiante universitario.. mi nacionalidad no la dire.. porke en este momento y gracias a esta campaña entiendo ke somos un gran ekipo ke no tieene barreras ni distinciones.. mi comentario se referiria a los medios de transporte.. si un dia al mes se detuvieran de su continua contaminacion.. seria gran ayuda :D tambien existen las bicicletas y los pies han sido desde un principio de la vida.. el motor del movimiento.. nos cuesta un poco de esfuerzo esto.. sii, claro ke si.. pero es un esfuerzo con una gran recompenza.. :D

On Tuesday, January 12, 2010, JUAN MANUEL from BUCARAMANGA, SANTANDER, COLOMBIA. wrote

Debemos ahorrar recursos, ya sabemos que el agua se puede agotar, que el problema no es la cantidad sino la potabilidad y el grado de contaminacion. Podemos ahorrar en cosas sencillas como cepillarnos los dientes con medio vaso de agua.

On Tuesday, January 12, 2010, Jose from Recife wrote

Try to use recyclable products and throw them out in the proper garbage recycling can. When you brush your teeth, close the register while brushing them. During your shower, close the register when soaping your body and shampooing your hair.

On Tuesday, January 12, 2010, Silvia from Costa Rica wrote

In our neigborhood we can promove the recycle culture. Also we could coordinate with the goverment about where sent the materials.

On Tuesday, January 12, 2010, eve from mexico wrote

Con la fiesta del mundial se podria alentar a cada federacion de futbol que participa que por cada gol que meta su seleccion plantar una cantidad de metros cuadrados para ayudar la reforestacion.

On Tuesday, January 12, 2010, Patricio de Argentina wrote

No pidan bolsas para llevar pocas cosas cuando hacen sus compras, pidan sus facturas de tarjetas de credito via mail, no impriman si no es necesario, hoy ya todo puede verse de manera digital. Pequeñas cosas, contibuyen a un gran cambio.

On Tuesday, January 12, 2010, Barbara wrote

Hi, proud of you people, I´m from Ecuador and I think one of the worst problems is the detergent, do not use fabric softeners in your wash, use just vinegar in the same proportion, also to clean and when it rains use buckets to fill and use this water in the garden instead of tap water.

On Tuesday, January 12, 2010, Cayo 082 wrote

dont throw up your batteries... I have a box with sand where I put them. Use rechargable batteries also. Dont use plastic

On Tuesday, January 12, 2010, Ariela from Costa Rica wrote

When you go to the supermarket BRING YOUR OWN BAGS!! GO EARTH!!

On Tuesday, January 12, 2010, Leah from Argentina :) wrote


On Tuesday, January 12, 2010, Yuli From Costa Rica. wrote

Turn off the light swift when u r not using it, sont waste the water when u wash ur car or ur dogs, use only the necesary, LETS MAKE A CHANGE, its 4 our own future, Save OUR planer :)

On Tuesday, January 12, 2010, Yuliana from Costa Rica! wrote

Turn off the swift ligth when u r not using it, when u wash ur car o wash ur animals, dont waste water, use the necesary :) we can protect OUR planet, Time for a change!

On Tuesday, January 12, 2010, Larisa from Honduras wrote print emails with out pictures when u dont need them print saving ink with this font

On Tuesday, January 12, 2010, NYAN from Homduras wrote

Estas es una muy buena campaña, pero solo es un paso. Tenemos que ponernos a trabajar todos a conciencia, aunque parezca mínimo o pequeño el esfuerzo que realicemos PODEMOS HACER LA DIFERENCIA, en algo tan grande como es nuestro planeta. Recuerda siempre que Si nosotros no lo cuidamos nadie más lo hará. Con pequeños actos como: No usar vasos descartables (por ejemplo, en el trabajo al pedir un café se puede usar una taza normal), Cambiar las lámparas comunes por las de bajo consumo, Secar la ropa al sol, Usar servilletas de tela, Aprovechar el papel al escribir, imprimir ambos lados de cada hoja, reciclar o comprar papel reciclado, Reciclar los periódicos, Rellenar las botellas de agua, Cuidar espacios públicos (No tiras la basura en tu casa, porque si lo haces en estas áreas??), Hacerle mantenimiento al auto, Usar pilas y baterías recargables, Pagar las cuentas online, etc. Son aspectos muy sencillos pero pueden hacer la diferencia. Dicen que El hombre no solo es hombre por ser hombre sino por sus obras y acciones, demostrémoslo. Ya que somos responsables de nuestro propio destino, la TIERRA es nuestro destino y nuestro destino se está destruyendo. Por así como cuidamos nuestro hogar y a las personas que en él habitan. Entonces... por qué no hacemos lo mismo con el hogar de nuestro hogar!!! PAZ…

On Tuesday, January 12, 2010, Veronica from Colombia wrote

En nuestro país, cuando haces una transaccion electronica siempre te entregan una copia del recibo, pero el datafono tiene la opcion de entregar o no recibos impresos (como los ATM Machines). Por eso, siempre q voy a pagar con medios electronicos, pido que no me den copia de los recibos, asi evitamos gastar papel q no necesitamos. Ademas, le sugiero siempre a las personas encargadas de realizar las transacciones, que le pregunten a sus clientes antes de imprimir las copias, tal vez otras personas decidan no hacer uso de esas copias y asi podemos ahorrar papel. Es sencillo y parece poco, pero de a poquitos, se puede lograr mucho.

On Tuesday, January 12, 2010, Veronica from Colombia wrote

Una manera rapida y muy facil para ahorrar energia, es desconectar todos los aparatos electricos mientras no los estes usando. No implica ningun esfuerzo y pueda ayudar a nuestro planeta.

On Tuesday, January 12, 2010, Michael Banica wrote

let's try to recycle all we can to have energies from them and stop using Gaz or petrol oil. cause the nature need the petrol oil to survived to some condition in side earth heart. cause of evolution we kill the planet. that not gonna be easy to save earth... but we can try to save it . In my condition, i try everyday to have a tree in my area. i talk to my wife and my son to do the same.

On Tuesday, January 12, 2010, David from Bucaramanga, Colombia wrote

I've joined Team Earth because I think our leaders should give the adeccuate importance to the climate problems we're living nowadays. My tip.. Well, I think we can help by taking fast showers and unplugging the cellphone charger when done charging

On Tuesday, January 12, 2010, Nadyne from Mexico wrote

I logged on this webpage because i saw the commercial and i isatrted to cry. I was looking for the website to give us a list made out by professionals of what we can do at ourt homes to help save the planet. also, i believe it would be helpful to translate this page to various languages.

On Tuesday, January 12, 2010, Nadyne form Mexico wrote

Helping the planet can be done in very samll details that might seem insignificant but count alot. In order to save water, whenever you are going to take a shower and you need to leave the water on in order for it to heat up... put a bucket so the water falls there. That way you can reuse this water for anything else.

On Tuesday, January 12, 2010, Miriam de Tijuana, México wrote

Es muy gratificante ver que existen espacios y comunidades enteras con una misma misión y entendimiento de querer salvar nustro planeta. Sé que si alzamos nuestras voces podremos hacer algo al respecto. Una forma fácil y sencilla que puede hacer mucha diferencia es plantar un arbol en nuestra casa. Si un sólo árbol es plantado por familia, sería una gran ayuda para fortalecer los pulmones de nuestro hermoso planeta. Ánimo y sigamos apoyando y haciendo nuestro mayor esfuerzo en hacer que las cosas cambien. El tiempo es justo ahora.

On Tuesday, January 12, 2010, Gabot de Venezuela wrote

Yo soy Ingenierio Electricista, tengo un área de 1x1 m2 de tierra en el cual tengo unas lombrices, ahi arrojo toda mi "basura" organica, la cantidad de bolsas de desecho se redujo en un 60%

On Tuesday, January 12, 2010, Vinicius from Brazil wrote

cointribunido financeiramente com orgãos como este e fazendo minha parte em coisa como, n desperdiçar energia, agua e nao produzir tanto lixo.

On Tuesday, January 12, 2010, V from Uruguay wrote

Creo que es un movimiento muy bueno, y lei algunos comentarios y hablan sobre realidad que son iguales en todo el mundo. El tema del abuso de la energía es una realidad que la mayoría de la gente no quiere ver por comodidad. Es muy simple ahorrar energía, apagar las luces cuando no las usas, desenchufar los artefactos, bajar la energía de la computadora y apagarla cuando no está en uso. Pero otro problema es el del agua potable. Mi país es rico en eso y en vez de concientizarnos más de que es un recurso limitado, desperdiciamos agua potable por todos lados. No necesitamos agua potable para tirar la cadena, para lavar la ropa o los platos. Creo que hay que concienciar a las personas con movimientos que impacten más. El comercial está excelente y a mi me llegó, pero la mayoría le pasa por alto! movilicemos al mundo, recaudemos dinero para ayudar hay muchas formas. Hagamos participar a las empresas, aprovechemos su necesidad de RSE!!

On Tuesday, January 12, 2010, Majo de Buenos Aires, Argentina wrote

Hay muchas cosas que podemos hacer para cuidar nuestro planeta!!! Por ejemplo, para ahorrar energía podes usar tu aire acondicionado a 24º ni más ni menos, o apagar todos los aparatos electrónicos si no los estas usando, y usar lámparas de bajo consumo, así podes reducir hasta el 80% del consumo de energia.Además, si mantenés las lámparas limpias (parece tonto, pero ayuda) vas a lograr mayor luz con menor gasto!!!

On Tuesday, January 12, 2010, Mariana from Perú wrote

Enseñar a otros a cuidar. En mi trabajo, a raiz de una campaña que hicimos de reciclar papel, exijo a todos mis compañeros que reciclen y separen los desperdicios, incluso les hago roche cuando no botan un desperdicio en el sitio indicado. Un tip para el trabajo es traer una toalla de mano personal, de esta forma no utilizaremos papel para secarnos las manos. Otro tip es utilizar las hojas por ambas caras, imprimir en ambas caras.

On Tuesday, January 12, 2010, Gabriella from Brazil ;D wrote

Heey guys, what's up? My name is Gabriella, I have 15 years old and I'm from Brazil. I'm nothing special - I can't say that I do great things to save the planet. Well, I guess I can say that I do what I'm able to do at the moment; everything that is in my power that could possibly help, I do. But I'm proud to say that here in my country, we have the most amazing forest of the world, but we really don't take care of this in the right way! I want to be a part of this project to save something, to prove that I'm a part of thoses persons who really want to do something to protect our home.

On Tuesday, January 12, 2010, Valeria Lima Perú wrote

PLEASE FORGIVE ME!i´m a graphic designer,and i feel guilty because this carrers consumes PAPER,lots of paper...i´m done with this!i´m not printing anymore...ALL GRAPHIC DESIGNER OF THE WORLD HERE ME!!STOP PRODUCING PRINTED ADDS!!!LET´S HELP THE WORLD! only print what it´s needed... don´t design and print things that we may not need....or only print if it is really really important and shorts ammounts of it ok?...REDUCE!!!reuse paper...USE RECYCLED PAPER...

On Tuesday, January 12, 2010, Valeria Peru Lima wrote

En mi país tenemos muchos glaciares....bueno,Teníamos.Soy de Perú y lo que más cerca sentí fue que uno de los nevados mas lindos de mi país este desapareciendo...el Huascarán.Tambien perdimos esperemos a perderlos todos...Ahorren todo lo que puedan,no consuman envases que sean de dificil reciclaje...Por ejemplo ..for example in my house we consumed ketchup,mustard,etc per week a bottle...but know we are buying it in big packages that last up for 3 or 4 weeks and it came in an eco_friendly packaging!

On Tuesday, January 12, 2010, Valeria Peru wrote

reusa!!!no hay nada malo en pasarle nuestra ropa a nuestros hermanos o primos...o regalala a personas que las necesitan...Reutiliza...Reuse!

On Tuesday, January 12, 2010, Valeria from Peru - Lima wrote

Turn off the lights! I know we don´t need it when we have daylight...or maybe we can only use one instead of 5!..or use bulps (Focos)of less watts....(in my country we use watts)...we don´t need the light too brilliant to see.... save energy!Thanks...

On Tuesday, January 12, 2010, Valeria Valer wrote

Do not throw over the sink the oil we use to fry food.this oil returns with the water up to our ocean...Keep it on a glass bottle for recycling in the proper stablishment...recycle!

On Monday, January 11, 2010, pato de Peru wrote

cuando se bañen o usen agua caliente, no dejen que el vapor se escape. segun he escuchado, el vapor es un gas invernadero. ademas, al condensarse, se vuelve agua de nuevo, la cual puede ser reusada.

On Monday, January 11, 2010, Alex Astorga from Costa Rica wrote

es importante que cada uno de nosotros, comencemos con pequeñas cosas que ayuden al planeta, racionalizando el uso del aguan en nuestras casas, separando los desechos, manteniendo las afueras de nuestras casas limpias, en fin dando el ejemplo, el éxito esta en actuar..... es muy importante tambien tratar de crear una conciencia social, acerca de la situacion de nuestro planeta, se pueden hacer muchas cosas, festivales, conciertos, eventos, donde se promueva el biesnestar de los recursos naturales, la racionalización, el reciclaje..... al menos en Costa Rica yo estaria dispuesto a participar de estas actividades.

On Monday, January 11, 2010, ricardo de el salvador wrote

apagando switches d electrodomesticos q no utilizamos

On Monday, January 11, 2010, Luis Carlos de Mexico wrote

Lleva bolsas de plastico a Walmart para que sean recicladas. Al imprimir algo hazlo por los dos lados de la hoja. Utiliza folletos o copias como borrador al reverso de la hoja. Reutiliza materiales que sean inutiles para conviertelos en algo proveshoso y creativo.

On Monday, January 11, 2010, Paty from Leon, Mexico wrote

In the office, instead of taking copies, I scan all documents. In that way I don´t use paper. If we all could do this, I am sure we could help preserve our forests!

On Monday, January 11, 2010, Gabriela from Veracruz México wrote

Para reducir el uso de papel en mi universidad llevamos a cabo algunas pequeñas acciones por ejemplo, en la oficina donde realizo mi servicio social empezamos a utilizar las hojas de archivos viejos para imprimir los documentos en la cara que se encontraba en blanco, los profesores nos piden los trabajos en formato digital casi siempre para ahorrar recursos, evitamos utilizar cuadernos para nuestras notas y en su ligar usamos nuestras laptops. Creo que por muy mínima que sea nuestra acción, en conjunto podemos generar grandes cambios, es momento de actuar y darle una mano a nuestra Tierra, no hay otro lugar y no hay otro momento!

On Monday, January 11, 2010, Jose David from Turrialba wrote

Actualmente en mi universidad se esta llevando a cabo una campaña de recoleccion de todos los materiales que pueden ser reutilizables, de igual manera se confecciona papel utilizando como base otros materiales ya desechados

On Monday, January 11, 2010, Laura from Neuquen, Patagonia Argentina wrote

In my country we don´t have good recycling programs so we try to buy only the necessary paper and bottles and make good use of them. We try not to buy so many packed and wrapped food but instead fresh vegetables and fruits so as to produce more organic waste than inorganic. We also try not to buy things that are not important or essential. Consumerism is one of the main causes of environmental problems so we have to learn to buy only what we really need and not what the market and publicity tell you to buy just because it´s fashion or because it´s going to make your life easier.

On Monday, January 11, 2010, me again wrote

office people.. recycle the paper you use

On Monday, January 11, 2010, Gaby de Mexico wrote

The things I do: I try not to flush the toilet everytime, I use just a little piece of toilette paper, every toilet in my house has a 1liter bottle of water inside the box so i dont waiste to much water. I try to take a shower as fast as i can, i dont keep the water running while brushing my teeth, i take my own bags to make groceries shopping, and also i made my husband promise me that he wont take long showers!

On Monday, January 11, 2010, Raúl A. from Ags, México. wrote

Tambien es buena idea ir pensando en cambiar el calentador de agua de gas por uno q funcione con energia solar, al principio es algo costoso pero a la larga es una muy buena inversion.

On Monday, January 11, 2010, CitOdie de México. D.F. wrote

Separa la basura, recolecta el agua que sale de la regadera mientras espera que salga caliente, reutiliza esta agua en los quehaceres del hogar, riega tus plantas, llena la lavadora, usa pilas recargables, desconecta los aparatos que no utilizas, aprovecha la luz del sol, todo esta ayuda a nuestro planeta Tierra, es nuestro y solo tenemos uno.

On Monday, January 11, 2010, CitOdie de México D.F. wrote

No solo puedes ahorrar bolsas en las compras del super, En las tiendas departamentales, pide que no te den bolsas, es mejor si tu llevas una de tu casa y ahi pones cada producto, yo lo he hecho y los vendedores se sorprenden pero en el buen sentido, por que es un ejemplo de quete importa el medio ambiente.

On Monday, January 11, 2010, Marisa from Mérida, México wrote

We live in a very hot place, to help use less air conditining we planted a tree in front of the house, so it keeps it shady and fresher, also, we planted other kinds of plants in pots we place in front of the windows that get more sunshine. It looks beatiful, it keeps the house fresh ond provides oxigen... what more?

On Monday, January 11, 2010, adolfogaviota wrote

si podemos evitar usar bolsas en cualquier local al comprar cosas, casi siempre andamos con bolsos o maletas donde esas cosas entran, o las podeeos llevar en la mano sin necesidad de bolsas

On Monday, January 11, 2010, Boris de Santiago de Chile wrote

Hola, como están todos, me siento muy animado con todo lo que leo aquí, pero creo que falta mas unión entre nosotros, quienes quieren provocar un cambio real y sustantivo en el uso de los recursos de nuestro planeta. Veo con tristeza que lamentablemente los Chilenos que estamos aquí no somos mucho pero tenemos muchas ganas de contribuir y para comenzar quiero pedirle a ellos y a quien quiera (del resto del mundo) colaborar con ideas para lazar en Chile una pag web, y un facebook donde podamos contarle a mas personas lo que podemos hacer cada uno por por nuestro país y generar una conciencia colectiva para defender nuestro medio ambiente. Porque necesitamos muchas voces para que nos escuchen en todo Chile, entre todos se que podemos encontrar una energía ecologicamente sustentable, podemos lograr que mas gente recicle sus desechos y que las oficinas e industrias donde trabajamos también se preocupen por mejorar en este campo con propuestas concretas que podamos idear entre todos nosotros. Hagamos que esto resulte y crezca para el beneficio de todos los que vivimos en este país y también para el resto del planeta, porque lo que hacemos cuenta. No quiero hacer esto solo, por que quiero que sea de todos y que nos sintamos parte de algo grande que vive, crece y se alimenta de todos nosotros. hagamos un esfuerzo por todos por nuestros hijos, nietos, hermanos, por todos nuestros seres queridos, por nuestro amigos y sus familias , por nuestro vecino que quizá no conozco pero que vive aquí, por nuestro gato, por nuestro perro y las miles de especies que abitan este hermoso lugar junto a notros, porque los respeto y quiero que ver que los que estén después de nosotros puedan también maravillarse con ellos como yo puedo hacerlo hoy. Vamos, ayúdenme a salvar nuestro mundo y todo lo que vive en el. Aquí esta mi correo, para que quien quiera pueda ponerse en contacto conmigo y comencemos a trabajar por un futuro mejor para todos. Un gran saludo y un abrazo a todos.

On Monday, January 11, 2010, cuchumina wrote

Hi everyone I'm Josbell from Venezuela, it's for me a pleasure to join this amazing team, Bueno, es importante crear consienciar a las personas lo que radica perder nuestro ecosistema, lo fragil que es el mismo y lo idiota que podemos llegar hacer si no hacemos algo YA. debemos dejar de ser egoita y centrarnos que no somos los unicos en este basto universo, y que la Tierra esta llorando y muy pocos la oimos. hay personas que cuando se les dice que apaguen el monitor de su pc, o que apaguen las luces, o que desconecten el cargador sencillamente es como que se estuviese hablando con la pared, lastimosamente por ese tipo de persona pagaremos todos las concecuencias, se consiente, apaga las luces, si vas a subir solo dos pisos no uses el elevador, cambia los bombillos por ahorradores, abre las ventanas y apaga un rato en aire acondicionado. es la Tierra quien te lo esta suplicando. c-ya

On Monday, January 11, 2010, rocks wrote

Instead of using Google for my searches, I use Blackle. It's basically the same. It's powered by Google Custom Searches. The only difference is that Blackle uses a black background which saves more energy. Since it's set as my homepage, I at least save some power and I'm always reminded to do anything to save Earth.

On Monday, January 11, 2010, ksd from Caracas Venezuela wrote

In my country it´s a little bit difficult the recycle process, because we don´t have recycling organizations so what i´m doing it´s recollecting all kind of used paper i can find, in my job or at home and i´m taking it to the copy and printing centers so they can offer people to do their impressions in those fields so we can stop using new paper!

On Monday, January 11, 2010, Totti_Ross wrote

Como estudiante, estoy al tanto de que siempre tenemos la TV, laptop y aire acondicionado funcionando al mismo tiempo, somos grandes consumidores de energía electrica al dejar la computadora funcionando todo el dia, pero esto tiene una ventaja: las redes sociales. Espero que ell mensaje de CI y Teamearth llegue a ellos a través de estas conocidas redes.

On Monday, January 11, 2010, Aquaphobic wrote

I'm not really a fan of bottled water. Whether it differs from tap water is besides the point because I don't really care. As long as its clean, its fine. Anyway, buying bottled water does not only cost more, lots of fuel is used when it gets delivered or transported. So, yeah. I stick to the faucet.

On Monday, January 11, 2010, Agostina desde Buenos Aires, Argentina wrote

Es fundamental hacer todo lo que está a nuestro alcance para cuidar el planeta. Acotar el consumo de agua al lavar los platos; utilizar el lavarropas solo cuando está lleno o en función "media carga". No dejar enchufados artefactos que no se están utilizando, apagar las luces en los ambientes en los que no hay gente. Separar la basura reciclable de la perecedera. Reutilizar el papel la mayor cantidad de veces posible. Cada pequeña cosa que hagamos cuenta!!!

On Monday, January 11, 2010, Roberta from Brazil wrote

I work in a company and all the paper we produce we send to be recicle. And during the years we've done many campaigns to help other people, for example donation of blood. I find it very important because many people were more concerned with others and with the world.

On Monday, January 11, 2010, Silvia Lozano Argel , Medellín - Colombia wrote

Hola,en nuestra casa tenemos una huerta y usamos los desperdicios orgánicos para compost, también apagamos las luces cuando no las necesitamos, regamos las plantas con agua de la quebrada que pasa cerca y colocamos botellas plasticas dentro de los inodoros para reducir el espacio del agua y no gastar tanta en ellos. Vivo en una zona rural.

On Monday, January 11, 2010, Timo from Colombia wrote

El reciclaje es buena manera de contribuir. Es fácil comenzar en casa por reciclar el papel. Basta con colocar una sitio para botar (caja de cartón), exclusivamente, papel, evitando que éste entre en contacto con aceites, grasas u otras sustancias que impiden que pueda ser reciclado....Muchas veces gastamos y mal gastamos papel imprimiendo por una sola cara, usemos las 2 y estaremos reduciendo la mitad del papel, además utilizar y reutilizar el papel, para evitar botarlo cuando aún nos puede servir..!!

On Monday, January 11, 2010, Cesar Zumaeta wrote

Keep your gas tank at least half full because full efficency (miles per galon) is better this way. The cost of this is not greater than the infestment of filling it once, and then filling it with the same regularity you usually do.

On Sunday, January 10, 2010, Leda de Costa Rica wrote

En mi casa reciclamos todos los materiales de papel, aluminio, latón, vidiro y plástico. Antes utilizábamos bolsas de plástico para trasladar los materiales a los centros de acopio, pero ahora llevamos canastos que usamos una y otra vez., y para ir a hacer las compras en el supermercado utilizamos bolsas de tela. Entramos en un programa de ahorro de energía que se lleva a cabo en mi pais en el que se utilizan los aparatos que mas consumen electricidad en las horas que no son pico. Así lavamos ,cocinamos, planchamos, etc antes de las 10:00 am o después de las 2:00 pm e igual por la tarde. Otra cosa que estamos realizando es solicitar todos los recibos de servicios via Internet, para así no gastar papel en impresión de los mismos. Utilizamos el agua que corre hasta lograr la temperatura deseada para el baño para regar las plantas. Ojalá cada vez seamos mas los que estemos concientes de cuidar nuestro planeta!

On Sunday, January 10, 2010, Student from Mexico City wrote

It's easy to contribute if you're informed. To know about the problems and think about them is the first step to make a difference. CHANGE STARTS IN YOUR MIND.

On Sunday, January 10, 2010, cachetes wrote

en casa el agua de la bañera que uso para bañar diario a mi bebe, la reciclo para después trapear el piso.

On Sunday, January 10, 2010, Student from Mexico City wrote

En mi casa separamos la basura y ponemos una cubeta de agua para utilizar el agua fría de la regadera que se desperdicia mientras esperamos que se caliente. También tratamos de no usar el coche si no es necesario, caminar unos veinte minutos para ir a comprar leche no es sólo bueno para el ambiente, sino también para la salud. También hay que evitar usar muchas botellas y bolsas de plástico, reutilizarlas unas dos o tres veces antes de tirarlas no hace daño.

On Sunday, January 10, 2010, Pipo from Mexico wrote

Batteries are one of the more things with harmful chemicals, thats why people should start put them in the proper recycle dispose.

On Sunday, January 10, 2010, Let from Venezuela wrote

It is so important to begin doing the small things... even if one starts by baby steps. We have to brake the cycle of what we are used to do, specially here in Latinamerican countries where still doing the right thing is hardly ever recognize or support by the government and even coworkers and friends. Just shutting lights we do not used, connecting appliances only at the moment we need them and cutting back the amount of things we believe need to be printed and using less plastic bags to take groceries home could be a good start in making a difference. It is hard nowadays to do so because we are used to having great things without effort but in order to keep having those things we need to do them in a sustainable way.

On Sunday, January 10, 2010, Lore from Chile wrote

Hi! there is so much that can be done and little actions can contribute so much. For example in my office we try not to use the printer so much and saving paper. I maybe is TMI but I pee in the shower so I don't have to flush down the toilet. I have a cloth bag so I won't use the plastic ones. Those are my little contributions I hope everyone do just one little thing and we will helping a great deal.

On Sunday, January 10, 2010, mexico help man wrote

reduce the use of toxic gas will help all the world

On Sunday, January 10, 2010, Anyway wrote

Tratemos de caminar más, y utilizar menos los autos. Evitemos quemar basura, o los campos previo a la siembra, eso daña mucho nuestro ambiente.

On Sunday, January 10, 2010, Alvaro de Tamaulipas, México wrote

La energia es algo de suma importancia que no hemos puesto la suficiente atención. Podemos desconectar los aparatos que no estemos utilizando por tiempos prolongados. Recordemos que otra forma de evitar que los bosques desaparezcan y que miles de animales mueran por el calentamiento global, es a través de reducir el uso de energia electrica en forma excesiva. Nuestro planeta nos lo agradecerá! =) De nada sirve plntearnos metas y logros en nuestra vida, si no tendremos un planeta en donde podamos llevarlas a cabo.

On Sunday, January 10, 2010, from mexico wrote

i will can a lot of things but one of this things is use the 3R

On Sunday, January 10, 2010, Paulina de Ensenada, Mexico. wrote

Al intentar cambiar nuestro estilo de vida a uno mas "verde" podemos comenzar por peqeños pasos comenzar a separar los deshechos organicos de nuestra cocina en un espacio en el jardin para comenzar a hacer composta. En mi casa colocamos una botella de plastico de 1 litro llena de agua en los depositos del escusado y de esta manera ahorramos 1 litro de agua por cada descarga. Las escuelas podrian lograr un gran cambio pidiendo a todos los estudiantes que entreguen todos sus trabajos via electronica o en caso de ser necesario en papel reciclado.

On Sunday, January 10, 2010, Kit from Mexico wrote

well we have to prevent the water waste because other people need it around the world

On Sunday, January 10, 2010, Albou form Mexico wrote

Watch one television!! Instead of having two or more TVs turned on, gather the whole family and watch just one. You'll be saving energy and sharing more time together!!

On Sunday, January 10, 2010, Carolina from Costa Rica wrote

Use reusable batteries instead of regular ones. Do not use plastic bags for your shoping. Make your house a green house... as many plants as you can, that´ll help cleaning the air. Be proud of your contribution!!!

On Sunday, January 10, 2010, Ana. México wrote

Whenever you buy something pls do not ask for or accept plastic bags. We can hold small things on our hands or puting them inside our personal purse. If you need to buy several things pls be so kind to take you reusable bag with you. This will avoid plastic usage for sure.

On Sunday, January 10, 2010, jonathan desde venezuela wrote

realmente él Tratado de Mantener las luces apagadas el tiempo posible alcalde, apago la copu cada vez q no la uso, el TV, desconecto los cargadores de los Tomacorrientes, cierro la llave del agua Mientras me enjabono cuando me baño, y trato de tomar baños Cortos ... Además en mi pais se ha implementado q los centros comerciales cierren dos horas antes para ahorrar energia!!!

On Sunday, January 10, 2010, Juan From Venezuela, Falcon wrote

hola, me han interesado muchos sus comentarios, saludos, mi pasion por ayudar en el presente problema siempre ha sido a cerca de las sonas rurales, veremos que cada dia faltan mas arboles y las zonas estan quedando totalmente descuidada, disminuye los caudales, en mi opinion debemos formar equipos con las personas que habitan estas zonas rurales y comunicarles a cerca de este "TeamEarth" y concientizarles... necesitamos mas arboles para permitir la procreacion de animales! gracias!

On Sunday, January 10, 2010, Lidia Carias from El Salvador wrote

Planta un arbol cada tres meses, sabemos que hemos hecho mal a nuestro planeta, ahora nos toca no malgastar el agua, la electricidad y cuidar toda la naturaleza en nuestro deredor. Ensena a tus hijos. Salva tu casa! Plant a tree every quarter of the year, We know bad things were done to our planet, save the water, electricity and care about all the nature around you. Teach your kids how. Save your home!

On Sunday, January 10, 2010, Miguel from Mexico wrote

Comparto la preocupacion que comentan respecto a Mexico donde tenemos poco respeto por la naturaleza, particularmente por la falta de educacion que hay en nuestras familias y nuestras escuelas, yo en lo particular inculco a mi hijo que tiene que cuidar el planeta ahorrando agua y cuidando a los animales y los arbolitos que plantamos en nuestro jardin, yo creo que cada espacio libre debemos poner un arbol para aportar o regresar a la naturaleza parte de lo que nos ha dado. Generemos conciencia de la conexion que tenemos con la madre naturaleza!!!!

On Sunday, January 10, 2010, Renata from Brazil wrote

Eu desligo o chuveiro, as torneiras, quando não estão em uso. Carrego uma sacola plástica na bolsa, para não jogar lixo no chão. Tento conscientizar o máximo de pessoas possíveis para contribuirem com o meio ambiente. Planto uma árvore por dia todos os dias pelo Participo de causas, para tentar ajudar. Faço o que posso, tento fazer a minha parte, esperando que o próximo pense da mesma maneira.

On Sunday, January 10, 2010, Daniel Babalin from Brazil. wrote

Re-use the water you use on laundry to wash your car or sidewalk. When it's summer, or better, when it's not too cold, you can turn your shower off when you're sopaing yourself, and turn it on again just to wash the soap off. ;)

On Saturday, January 9, 2010, Samedo desde Mexico wrote

Para las personas que toman café, en muchos lugares te lo pueden servir en un thermo, entices lleva tu termo para que no uses mas cartón o plástico. Sencillo y no cuesta nada...

On Saturday, January 9, 2010, D.N. wrote

Usemos las fundas del mercado para la basura y no compremos nuevas. Cerremos la llave de agua mientras nos enjabonamos. Desenchufemos los artefactos que no estamos usando pues aún apagados consumen energía. El agua de la cocina puede reutilizarse en las plantas. Secar la ropa en el aire para no usar la secadora. Servir en el plato solo lo que vamos a comer pera no tirar lo que sobra.

On Saturday, January 9, 2010, Michelle de Perú wrote

Yo siempre tengo la costumbre de desconectar el celular cargado una vez y en toda mi casa lo hacemos, toda mi familia esta comprometida con en el medio ambiente. Tambien desenchufar los aparatos eléctricos despues del uso. N defrente botar las hojas, usarlas al maximo, cada espacio es blankito =) Son cosas sencillas, no cuesta nada ... Solo la voluntad "y todos podemos hacerlo por nuestro planeta

On Saturday, January 9, 2010, Carlos Andres Lupian M de Cuernavaca Mexico wrote

Se Recicla y gasta lo menor posible en el hogar para reducir el impacto ambiental . Es algo q toda la poblacion deveria tomar o haber tomado como habito desde hace mucho tiempo . Despues de todo es nuestro planeta y sucesivamente nuestra existencia.

On Saturday, January 9, 2010, Carlos A Lupian de Cuernavaca Mexico wrote

Intentamos reciclar los productos desechables de primer uso, tales como carton, plastico, latas y papel. Ademas de el intento de ahorrar lo mas posible el recurso mas valisos para lo que me consta es el agua. E intento plantar arboles como Cequolla entre otros para intentar frenar esta aproximacion de catastrofe llamada Calentamiento Global. Espero q en algun momento y a tiempo toda la poblacion del planeta logre apreciar las maravillas de este planeta y enmendar el error ESPERO SEA POSIBLE.

On Saturday, January 9, 2010, Gabriela desde Argentina. wrote

Desde mantener desconectados los aparatos q no estan en uso, hasta no tirar papelitos en la calle suma! el papelito del chicle guardatelo en el bolsillo y cdo llegues a casa lo tiras en la basura. Apaguemos las luces q no estamos usando, cerremos el agua mientras nos labamos los dientes o lavamos platos. Las pequeñas cosas tb ayudan!

On Saturday, January 9, 2010, ana from mexico wrote

lo mas facil de cumplir seria no tener todas las luces de la casa prendidas solo prender las del cuarto en el que estemos o no tener la television prendida mientras usamos la computadora, son las cosas mas simples las que tienen mas impacto en el consumo de energia y en general para cuidar el ambiente

On Saturday, January 9, 2010, Angelica from Venezuela wrote

En mi casa cambiamos los bombillos regulares por los que ahorran energia, tambien desconectamos los aparatos electricos cuando no se usan, especialmente los cargadores de celulares, igualmente no usamos secadora para la ropa e intentamos ahorrar el agua.

On Saturday, January 9, 2010, Irmi from Tapachula. wrote

I thought about the idea of recycling. I will start to using paper bags insted of plastic and I prOmes that I will help in all I can to make our world and animals and plants and peolpe to be good and fine again. pleas tell me always about stuffs were I can help you.

On Saturday, January 9, 2010, erika from mexico wrote

well i speak little english and spanish ill do it in both ways hablo tambien español asi es que aqui voy for u who speak english plz when u finish using paper only put it in water somehow 30 mins. then you put it in a bowl n form of paper and let it in the sun ahora para los que hablan español pongan el papel en agua como por 30min. despues lo ponen en un recipinte en orma de papel y lo dejan secar al sol hasta que este listo SAVE THE EARTH IS OUR HOUSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SALVEN AL PLANETA ES NUESTRA CASA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

On Saturday, January 9, 2010, Krishnakumar Ramasubramanian, Dominican Republic. wrote

While we are mainly focussing on reducing energy and paper consumption, we should also think the other way around. Plant trees and try to increase the flora worldwide. We can make public awareness activities in the public parks and promote planting trees.

On Saturday, January 9, 2010, Lucy from Brazil wrote

Hello partners! One good way to help the planet is to wash your recicleble trash before just getting rid of it. For example, wash the Juice boxes or bottles. Or even better, use them at home. I used a glass bottle to make a nice flowerpot!

On Saturday, January 9, 2010, Lucy from Brazil wrote

I think that one off the many ways to help is not to carry plastic bags when you go to the supermarket. I do it with my mother and we take Eco Bags. We use to feel weird at first 'cuz people would look at us like we were aliens, but now we know, they´re the aliens. Peaceall!

On Saturday, January 9, 2010, ramma wrote

think green at all time

On Saturday, January 9, 2010, Yuvia de Sonora, México wrote

Me da gusto encontrar este tipo de sitios y propagandas en internet, solo tenemos un lugar donde vivir y es importante cuidarlo, empezar por nuestra casa es lo mas rapido y facil.Hay que separar nuestra basura para que el trabajo de otras personas al reciclarlo sea mas agil. Tenemos que cuidar nuestra Tierra ya que es única y maravillosa.

On Saturday, January 9, 2010, João from Maringá, Brazil wrote

My dad has an consulting office that works with enviromental business, my dad always says how much we need to fight for our world and that we must do our part to make things better for envirotment. What we do is basically tell people how to make the difference and one thing that i do that works a lot is to influence my friends by criticizing their non-enviromental actions like throwing trash in the street and etc. and it works... mot of my friends sees it and respect now the fact that the world needs our help. I know its not a big thing, but it works...if i had an financial opportunity i would make a LOT of movements defendinf the enviroment in my city and country to show people that WE are here and we are going to fight agains all of those that dont treat the enviroment in the right way. Let´s speak up, let´s show people around the world... we can fight racism, violence... and now we can fight all those things that are causing wrong effects on the climate.

On Saturday, January 9, 2010, HM from Brazil wrote

O mundo está "evoluindo" depressa e na mesma velocidade está se degradando, e por isso estamos em um momento vital, onde temos que por a mão na consciência e transformar essa evolução em progresso, não só tecnológico mas também ambientalmente, e isso só depende que cada um faça sua parte, pode parecer pouco, mas somos bilhões de pessoas, ou seja, bilhões de atitudes, pensando nisso procuro sempre fazer a minha parte, o básico é essencial, não desperdiço água, nem comida, não sujo as ruas, algo muito legal e que deve seguir de exemplo para muitos lugares é jogar o óleo de cozinha em lugar próprio, e não jogar no ralo da pia pois uma gota de óleo na água já faz muito estrago, pequenas atitudes fazem grandes diferença, tento dar o meu melhor, sei que é possível fazer mais, por isso tento melhorar a cada dia.

On Saturday, January 9, 2010, Izet y Pablo wrote

Vivo en Mexico (Cancun) y mi esposa y y trabajando en el area de turismo, nos hemos dado cuenta de todo el cambio para mal que se ha dado en estos ultimos años en nuestra comunidad, mas contaminación, mas basura, mas hoteles y contrucciones y menos playas y lugares naturales! Nosotros lo que nos hemos propuesto es: usar menos electridad, usar el automovil solo lo necesario y caminar a donde podamos y al ir al super llevar nuestras propias bolsas para no tener mayor cantidad de bolsas platicas regadas en los basureros

On Saturday, January 9, 2010, Mariamonica from Mexico City. wrote

I learned that unplugging does a lot in saving energy and also protecting enviromental issues enhancing or at least I harm the planet a little less. See the point is to do something you think could be of any benefit, it doesn't matter whether you know exaclty how it works or anything. If you come up with a good idea or you just happen to pick one anywhere... use it... that will give our beloved home a better chance. Will to do and willingness to change is so needed!!!! Anyway I have saved a lot in energy bills, but that's only collateral benefit... the planet receives direct benefits.

On Saturday, January 9, 2010, Thiago from Brasil wrote

At college, we are developing a solar water heater with PET bottles. So we don't need to use electricity. With you want to build one, just search at google and good job! it's easy and you are reusing the bottles and they will not go to a landfill. Na faculdade, estamos desenvolvendo um aquecedor solar com garrafas PET. Então não precisamos usar a eletrecidade. Se você quiser construir um, basta procurar no google. E bom trabalho! É fácil e você estará reutilizando as garrafas, impedindo que elas parem em um lixão.

On Saturday, January 9, 2010, Carlos from venezuela wrote

We can try to get schools invilved with classes in elementary school on recycling and how to take care of beaches and the enviroment to create a conscience in us since we a lil childrens so we can grow into better persons

On Saturday, January 9, 2010, Veronica from Venezuela wrote

utilizar el agua con consciencia cerrando la llave mietras nos enjabonamos al ducharnos, o mientras le ponemos jabon a los platos, no lavando los carros con manguera en nuestra casa, apagar las luces cuando no esten en uso y disminuyendo el uso del carro es una forma sencilla de colaborar con nuestro planeta

On Saturday, January 9, 2010, Roger Camacho from bolivia wrote

Hola. Les escribo de bolivia. Aca en bolivia tenemos problemas diversos repecto al daño al medio ambiente. Uno de ellos es el exceso de aparatos celulares y el rapido deshuso de los mismos en las principales ciudades. Esto implica miles BATERIAS contaminando. Y si a esto se le añade la falta de lugares donde se pueda tratar la basura, quedamos con altos indices de contaminación que normalmente se encuentran fuera de la ciudad en lugares destinados a la producción agricola. Yo creo que los gobiernos se deberian controlar la producción y comercialización de aparatos electronicos que puedan dañar el medio ambiente al momento de su deshuso. La empresas deberian presentar soluciones a la población ya que sus productos dañan el medio ambiente por lo tanto su responsabilidad va mas alla de la venta misma de un producto. Se tiene que enfocar la producción de productos con una vision medio ambiental y los daños que puede causa a este. Un abrazo a todos y espero que podamos tomar mayor conciencia por nuestro planeta.

On Saturday, January 9, 2010, jackie from ecuador wrote

I have one year using MPG Caps in my car more or less, this caps reduce harmful emissions by up to 75% or more. I started using them as a prove because i did not believe what my friend told me but they really work and i am also saving in gas.

On Saturday, January 9, 2010, Paola Rodrigues de Venezuela wrote

Venezuela cada día se ve mas deteriorada!! Con los problemas políticos de mi país pareciera q ya nadie se preocupa por el medio ambiente y su conservacion!! Realmente me entristece ver cuanto estamos dejando perder y cómo cada dia las personas pierden la voluntad para luchar!! ES NUESTRO PLANETA Y ES UNO SOLO! Actualmente en mi país existe una gran crisis con respecto al agua potable, y en muchas ciudades no cuentan con ese servicio debido a las pésimas politicas q se han implementado y el mal manejo de los recursos!Por eso, ahora mas q nunca estoy comprometida con esta noble causa! Como método sencillo para preservar el agua como recurso vital sugiero q a la hora del baño cierren la ducha cuando se estan echando el jabón y el champú, son unos pocos minutos pero se ahorra mucha agua! y recuerden q todos unidos podemos salvar nuestro planeta!!

On Saturday, January 9, 2010, L. wrote

Bom, eu faço tudo que posso fazer, como por exemplo, economizar água, não jogar lixo na rua e principlamente nao deixar lixo na praia, comprar somente o que realmente precisamos. Nao jogamos aparelhos eletronicos mais velhos fora e sim passamos pra alguem que precise e talvez nao tenha dinheiro pra comprar, assim evitamos jogar fora algo que ainda pode ser utilizado. Não sou vegetariana, gostaria de ser, mas ainda nao consegui..Então sempre tento comer apenar o minimo de carne possivel, evitando exageiros e principalmente os tais rodízios de carne. Tambem evito usasr sacolas plasticas sem necessidade. E tento sempre pensar em outra forma de ajudar.

On Friday, January 8, 2010, Nicolas Roman from Argentina wrote

Muchos consejos y opiniones me parece excelente, lo unico que voy a recomendar es contar con la voluntad de querer mejorar en equilibrio con el planeta que nos vio crecer como civilizacion. Somos capaces de grandes cosas, seamoslo una vez mas en pos de nuestra supervivencia.

On Friday, January 8, 2010, Aimee from Veracruz, Mexico wrote

What you can do to protect the environment: recycle batteries, newspapers, magazines, bottles, plastics and cans so they don´t end up in a landfill. You can use them doing the same thing or even in work they are sometimes useful. Also your children can use magazines for their homeworks and that`s more creative. Remember packaging that is not biodegradable can take years to descompose and recycling plastic and metal saves energy.

On Friday, January 8, 2010, jackie from mexico wrote

in spanish: recicla el agua de la regadera... es muy fácil! solo pon una cubeta donde tomes el agua que cae de la regadera mientras el agua se calienta... usala para lavar los trastes o quisa el auto =) in english: simple... reuse paper! =) in french: achetez seulement papier reciclé! peu à peu on ariverra

On Friday, January 8, 2010, Grecia Daniela wrote

siempre que apago las luces de mi casa cuando no se estan usando y cuando alguien deja cargadores conectados o cualquier artefacto que no esten utilizando los desconecto; me gusto mucho su compañia y todo lo que hacen ,asi como virgin unite y C.I.; me gustaria que me dijeran como puedo ayudar.

On Friday, January 8, 2010, Taking the first step wrote

En realidad es muy sencillo reciclar y cuidar nuestro planeta lo unico que hace falta es dar el primer paso y continuar andando. Podemos cuidar nuestro planeta con pequeños detalles como apagar las luces es comun que las dejemos enccendidas por la prisa, otra forma igualmente sencilla es reciclar todo lo que se pueda desde papel hasta el agua.

On Friday, January 8, 2010, México on the team earth wrote

hay muchas cosas que podemos hacer para proteger a nuestro planeta ahora que es tan comun el uso de lap tops, celulares, mp3 y todo eso una cosa q podemos hacer es conectarlosa la corriente electrica solo cuando sea necesario y al terminar d cargar su bateria desconectarlos para que no sigan consumiendo electricidad. asi como al salir de casa desconectar lamparas de escritorio, televisores y todo lo que este a nuestro alcance =)

On Friday, January 8, 2010, jose wrote

when going to a near place use your bike instead of your car. Reduce, reuse, recycle... Turn off the lights when not using them. Don't waste paper or water...

On Friday, January 8, 2010, Raúl A. wrote

Ags, México En mi oficina de trabajo y en mi casa siempre reutilizamos las hojas de papel, cuando se imprime algo y despues ya no se utiliza se reusa para hacer anotacioes, incluso se recortan en cuadros pequeños y se engrapan y se usan como libretas.

On Friday, January 8, 2010, Galleta From Mexico wrote

En Mexico la mayori de la gente no se da cuenta del hermoso pais en el que vive, tal vez sea porque el gobierno no se esfuerza lo sifuciente para dar educacion ambiental en las escuelas, honestamente a mi me da muchisimo coraje cuando veop a un niño tirando basura en a calle, si veo a una persona adulta que hace esto, le digo que ponga la basura en su lugar por lo menos, honestamente no se vale. En casa, reciclamos, separamos el PETE, el aluminio, el papel, etc, redujimos nuestro comsumo de energia , ahora en lugar de utilizar la TV y el ordenador 14 hrs, solo lo hacemos por 3 o 4, caminamos a la escuela y al trabajo, cuando vamos al supermercado llevamos nuestras propias bolsas que hemos fabricado con jeans viejos, no utilizamos liquidos limpiadores (estos se pueden hacer mezclando vinagre y agua) e inlcuso hemos hecho una composta para una pequeña hortaliza que tenemos en casa. Yo creo que si toda la gente hiciera un poco de esto, se haria una enrome diferecia, se puede empezar po no tirar basura en la calle.

On Friday, January 8, 2010, Karly from Costa Rica wrote

I save energy all the time by unpling every single appliance, I do use watching machine instead I wash my clothes in buckets, using the same water for several times and when finally the water isnt clean enough I use it to wash the toilet or shower.

On Friday, January 8, 2010, Gloria, Cali-Colombia wrote

hola, soy estudiante universitaria y personalmente trato de no desperdiciar papel, en los pasillos siempre se ven papeles limpios tirados en el suelo que terminaran en la basura mezclados con desperdicios de comida, al final de cada semestre tomo las hojas limpias que me quedan de los cuadernos y las guerdo para utlizarlas luego, para hacer ejercicios y cuando las boto en mi casa las saco aparte para que lo reciclen y hagan papel reciclado

On Friday, January 8, 2010, Boris de Santiago de Chile wrote

Chile es un país lleno de una increíble riqueza pero como pasa en todo el planeta se esta agotando el mar esta cada dia mas deteriorado las especies que hasta hace algunos años abundaban en los cuentos de mi padre y mi abuelo ya no están y los pocos que quedan son protegidos por políticas insuficientes. Yo quiero que mis hijos puedan ver el Chile en el que yo nací hace 35 años, que caminen en sus bosque, se bañen en sus aguas limpias, ver la majestuosidad de sus glaciares y su hermosa cordillera, pero todo esta amenazado y siendo destruido por afanes económicos, y en cada minuto algo de destruye o muere por esa razon. Siento que mis esfuerzos son insuficientes y no logro generar un cambio, pero no me rendiré, por que amo profundamente a mis hijos y les prometí que tendría un mundo para disfrutar junto a sus hijos. En realidad creo mucho en que lo que hacemos cuenta, y espero que seamos muchos mas los que creamos en ello y logremos un mejor futuro para mis hijos, los tuyos y los de todos en este planeta. Cuidemos lo que nos queda, porque nunca sera muy tarde para mejorar, salvemos nuestro medio ambiente, luchemos por preservar las especies en peligro, es la única manera que tenemos para proteger el futuro de todos, no solo de los humanos si no de todos los que habitamos en este increíble planeta. Así que lo haremos por todos nosotros, por nuestros hijos y por todos aquellos que viven en este pequeño grano de arena en la inmensidad del universo. Les dejo un saludo de esperanza.

On Friday, January 8, 2010, Gabriela from Argentina wrote

When we are about to have a shower the water that first comes out is usually cold for a few minutes, so we wait until it´s warm. In that time, a lot of water is wasted. Fill a bucket with the cold water and use it later to water the plants. It doesn´t cost time or money but if you do it every day it saves a lot of water.

On Friday, January 8, 2010, Naty de Argentina wrote

Toda mi vida hice incapie en el ahorro del agua potable, hay muchas Maneras de hacerlo, hoy voy a contar que cada vez que lavo la vajilla que utilizamos en el almuerzo o cena lo hago de la siguiente forma: en un recipiente no muy grande Coloco detergente con agua y con la esponja y lavo Frego, Cuando termino con todo, lleno otro recipiente mas grande con agua y enjuago todo y si fuera lo hago denuevo Muy necesario. Les Puedo Asegurar que dejar la canilla abierta Mientras lavamos la vajilla es un gasto execibo de agua.Prueben amas de casa.Gracias

On Friday, January 8, 2010, GBS wrote

i try to recycle every paper and cardboard used in my home, besides, i try to walk more than use the car.

On Friday, January 8, 2010, Marcelo Gattaz wrote

Follow the Brazil´s target, World!

On Friday, January 8, 2010, rodrigo wrote

use reusable bags always and share the car with friends or family to go somewhere...

On Friday, January 8, 2010, Bárbara from Brazil wrote

É necessário que cada um de nós faça sua parte, por mais simples que pareça, para ajudar na luta da preservação do meio ambiente. Eu e minha família não desperdissamos alimento, compramos somente o necessário. Economizamos a água, nunca deixamos uma torneira aberta sem ultilidade, as torneiras podem ser fechadas várias vezes durante um banho ou durante a lavagem de louças por exemplo. É também importante lembrar que lugar de lixo é na lata de lixo! Portanto, por menor que seja o seu papel de bala, não o jogue nas ruas ou rios... Essas são algumas das simples coisas que podemos fazer para ajudar. A propósito, sempre desejei fazer parte de alguma ONG de preservação da natureza e gostaria de saber como faze-lo. Meu nome é Bárbara, concluí o Ensino Médio em 2009 e tenho interesse em fazer alguma faculdade que me ajude nisso. Estou em busca de respostas.

On Thursday, January 7, 2010, Claudia de México wrote

En mi casa lo que hemos implementado es que el aceite que se queda en el sarten que ya no se va a utilizar no se tira por el resumidero del lavaplatos, lo concentramos en botellas y cuando se llena la botella la tapamos muy bien y se desecha para que ese aceite no se vaya al agua y no la contamine, también el poner una botella de 1 litro de agua en el depósito del baño es una medida para no desperdiciar tanto el agua, las pilas que ya no sirven se entregan en los establecimientos donde se pueden desechar y no se tiran a la basura.

On Thursday, January 7, 2010, Alejandra from Guayaquil wrote

it's really important that people realize the importance of taking care of the environment. at home we try to turn lights off as much as possible and to recycle bottles, bags, paper, etc. even a minimum change makes a huge difference.

On Thursday, January 7, 2010, Cassandra from Mexico wrote

I fill up a bowl with the water that I know I usually use to wash all the dirty dishes, this way I won't be wasting esxcessive water while adding soap to the dishes.

On Thursday, January 7, 2010, Luis Angel From Mexico wrote

remember to always pull down the brightness of your PC, Tv, Phone and that stuff to save energy!

On Thursday, January 7, 2010, Carolina. From the world's end, Chile wrote

every time i go to the market i bring my back so the guys from the register won't give me a plastic bag Every time I go out I use my bike, it's amazing how fun, healthy an cheap it Is. Besides i carry more energy when i ride my bike to college in the morning

On Thursday, January 7, 2010, Enrique from Mexico City wrote

Put a recipient under the shower until the water heats up, and use that water later for something else.

On Thursday, January 7, 2010, Julianna from Sao Paulo, Brazil. wrote

I'm sorry for english mistakes. I'm from Brazil and try to speak english. Well, I do simple things, like turn off lights, take fast showers. I try don't buy too much plastic, we recicle, plant threes and I'm vegetarian since 2006. I think I'm helping a little doing this things. Well, that's it!

On Thursday, January 7, 2010, André from Brasil wrote

When my family need to throw away a battery, we keep it until we find an apropriated "battery garbage can". This way it will receive the appropriated treatment

On Thursday, January 7, 2010, Andrea from Mexico wrote

I always guard in my purse little wrapper papers and other trash that i used daily when im not close from a trash can, so when i get home i can trow them away

On Thursday, January 7, 2010, André from Brasil wrote

Here in my house, me and my parents separate the what can be recycled before throwing it away. Yet I'm quite sure here in my town all the garbage goes to the same place. But we try to do our part.

On Thursday, January 7, 2010, Andrea Glz from Mexico wrote

I use my laptop with the current charge it has and i wait to charge it when the battery is almost over

On Thursday, January 7, 2010, Enrique from Mexico City wrote

You can put a 1 litter bottle filled with water inside your toilet's tank, so, every time you flush, you will save 1 litter of water.

On Thursday, January 7, 2010, Roger Sanchez Jimenez from Maturin in Venezuela. wrote

One sentence impact to me was "Small changes BIG IMPACT". So far, most of the tips are done in order to make small remedial action plan, but the main routh cause is still there. The real action to combat climate change by saving forests are not present in our tip. My idea is so simple and small, everyone member of this Team-Earth or all the other similar associations worriers about the forest and climate change, can make just a very simple contribution: I am from Latin-American, and I strongly believe, that the main reason why the forests have been destroy in the present, is the same reason why other forests in the countries now in the top 10 positions were destroy. Money, space, etc. My ideas 1- Adopt one tree, each member or many members can adopt a tree or many trees.( Maybe with 1 dollar monthly per person.) 2- Use all this money in order to incentive the reforestation in the countries where the forests have been destroyed. 3- Keep simple this idea, My dream is to have 10,000.000 of the people adopt one tree multiply by 12 month= 120,000,000US$. 4- With this initiative, I am not proposing to buy any land, just we pay to the owners of the land where the forests have been destroyed. and pay for our trees, this can make changes in the economic of this region, root cause of the problem, and it money will impacting directly the economic and in the creation of new forests 5- Lets Adopt one Tree !!!!! 6- Changes in the behavior of the owner of the each land, in each country will influence the change in the behavior of the others. Sorry for my English is not very good looking Roger Sanchez Jimenez Venezuela

On Thursday, January 7, 2010, Agustin from Argentina wrote

The companies of computers, products, and the companies who drill the trees, They should create less polluting materials and are recyclable. and all people of the world must be aware of what is happening and take action.

On Thursday, January 7, 2010, Gaby from Mexico wrote

Colocando una botella de plastico de medio litro (la botella debe de estar llena de agua) dentro de la caja del WC se ahorra aproximadamente 1000 litros al año. Placing a bottle of plastic of half a liter (the bottle must be full of water) inside the box of the WC, you can save approximately 1000 liters a year.

On Thursday, January 7, 2010, sofia from cancun, mexico wrote

not only change yourself change what people around you think. everytime you can try to make a councious mind of those who surround you.either by talking to them as friends partners workers or family. it depends on us to make the change

On Thursday, January 7, 2010, Jose Prada de Venezuela wrote

Cuando vamos al supermercado, en vez de utilzar bolsas de plastico, llevamos nuestras propias bolsas hechas de lona.. es un buena forma de evitar el excesivo uso de plastico en la vida diaria..

On Thursday, January 7, 2010, German de Venezuela wrote

Cambiamos todos los bombillos de mi casa por unos que no consumen tanta energia..

On Thursday, January 7, 2010, MariaRincon de Venezuela wrote

Siempre apago las luces de una habitacion donde no haya nadie; trato de que el tiempo que duro en la ducha sea lo mas corto posible; cuando voy en la via y necesito arrojar el envoltorio de una galleta (por ejemplo) espero hasta llegar a mi casa para botarlo y no lo hago en las carreteras; compro ropa hecha de cañamo y algodon organico..

On Thursday, January 7, 2010, Augusto from Venezuela wrote

En casa estamos usando bombillos de luz blanca que consumen menos electricidad y estamos haciendo milagros con el agua para no consumir tanta cantidad de agua. Estamos empezando con el tema de separar y reciclar vidrio, aluminio, plastico y eso. Ojala aqui en Venezuela podamos ayudar en gran parte con TEAM EARTH.

On Thursday, January 7, 2010, Alejandro frm Guatemala :) wrote

in my family we have made a hole in our garden to store biological trash there, so in time it will become earth

On Thursday, January 7, 2010, fabio ffrom sao paulo wrote

The hole idea its fantastic i am brazilian and i am totaly envolved! a good thing its gone be when people care more about recicle the garbage

On Thursday, January 7, 2010, Cynthia from Mexico City wrote

It is difficult in our city and country but we can always do something. At home we teach our children by example to turn out the lights we don't use and save as much water as we can. The kid's school receive every month pet containers, and every week milk containers (tetra-pack),and all kind of wasted batteries for recycling. We have invited our neighboors to bring us their used containers so we can take them to the school too. We have green bags for shopping groceries and refuse the use of plastic bags everywhere. We also buy green products to clean the house. Every paper sheet is used both sides. We haven't throw our computer wasted tonners to the trash, but still don't know what to do with them. And finally the house has as many green lightbulbs as possible.

On Thursday, January 7, 2010, Laura from Mexico City wrote

Recycle, reuse, unplugged electronic devices when not used, reuse one water bottle inseat of buying drinking and throwing it away. Turn off lights open up the curtians!

On Thursday, January 7, 2010, Federico from Buenos Aires, Argentina. wrote

In our family we develop a project to make our home self-sufficient and ecological. We are in progress, but it will be done.

On Thursday, January 7, 2010, Margarita from Colombia wrote

In my family we have started the recycling culture. During the week we separate the cardboard, plastic bottles, newspapers, magazines, and glass in different places and at Thursday the Rotary Club pick it up all to recycle it.

On Thursday, January 7, 2010, Jlo wrote

Jennifer from Panama como lei en unos de los primeros mensajes en Panama es muy dificil , pero no imposible, nosotros en casa usamos luces blancas para ahorrar energias, en mi oficina yo reciclo las hojas o hago pequeños grupos de hojs y las utilzo como post it , normalmente no tomo duchas largas , no uso aire aconicionado en mi cuerpo muy poco y tratamos de usar cosas que afecten el ambiente , pero igual utilizamos cosas o productos que tengan el signo que son reciclajes. Debemos concentizar a las personas adultas y niños , ya que es muy importante para el medio ambiente

On Wednesday, January 6, 2010, Santiago from Costa Rica wrote

It´s very important to make your part here, just trying to choose your recyclible stuff is just a great help!! dont give up

On Wednesday, January 6, 2010, yazbeth from texas wrote

I always unplug the microwave and televisions.

On Wednesday, January 6, 2010, Diego from Chile wrote

unplug all the electronic devises wile your out of the house, use your laptop with the battery charge, short showers, use other kind of transportation like bicicles, separate your trash in categories like plastic, paper and glass

On Wednesday, January 6, 2010, - V iANEY* wrote

dont use a lot of water when you brush your teeth, use a glass to wash your teeth. (;

On Wednesday, January 6, 2010, Monpres from Trinidad wrote

When going to the beach or river walk with trash bags and try to pick up as much garbage as you can carry back with you ..... every little helps !!!!!!!!!

On Wednesday, January 6, 2010, JZ from El Salvador. wrote

In our company, dont print a one day in the week, the others days only it´s necessary, in other cases use the pdf file tools, to don´t use a printer.

On Wednesday, January 6, 2010, Brunella from Buenos Aires, Argentina wrote

Use recyclable paper, don´t over use air conditioner, let´s save energy!

On Wednesday, January 6, 2010, Florencia From Buenos Aires Argentina wrote

Para contaminar menos el agua seria util utilizar jabon blanco, que es biodegradable, aca en Argentina se lo llama jabon en pan, es el mas basico, no tiene perfume a flores o crema entre sus componentes pero cumple la utilidad de limpiar, el otro dia lo utilice para lavar los platos y pense que iban a quedar engrasados pero quedaron igual que si hubiese utilizado detergente. Gracias por escuchar

On Tuesday, January 5, 2010, Eduardo from Guatemala wrote

At home, place a brick in the toilet tank, which saves water by pulling the lever

On Tuesday, January 5, 2010, Kathy Hurley from Greensburg wrote

When washing your clothes, spin them in the washer an extra spin cycle or 2 to remove the excess water, then dry. Also dry until slightly damp, then hang for the remainder of the drying time - saves ironing also!

On Tuesday, January 5, 2010, paula wrote

i collect newspapers during a whole year and at the end of the year, we recycle it

On Tuesday, January 5, 2010, alejandro demexico . . . . wrote

lo de la separacion de basura es genial, llevandola a cabo se puede reciclar aquello que es inorganico en vez de que vaya a parar a nuestros rios, mares o medio ambiente, ademas tratemos de cuidar el egua y contaminar menos . . . .

On Tuesday, January 5, 2010, Fernando from Guatemala wrote

When you see trash along the sidewalk or on the floor, pick it up and throw it in the trash can. Even if its not your's. Not only will it help the planet but it will also show everyone else around you that you are contributing to help the planet. Eventually, people that saw you picking up the trash will also do it. And other people will see them and so on and so forth...

On Tuesday, January 5, 2010, Green Life wrote

buy less things, it helps reduce the use of resources, not just of the product you're buying itself, but also packaging and transporting needs.

On Tuesday, January 5, 2010, maria wrote

just use one less napkin than you usually do everytime you have a meal, it really helps use less trees.

On Tuesday, January 5, 2010, Carolina from Obregon, Sonora. wrote

Hi(: well, i must say that im mexican so mmy english isnt that perfect so excuse me if i write something wrong. Im studying for envoriement ing. im 18 years old and my teachers talk to aus about recycling and its amazing all the change that we could do just in our school with just doing that, i care about animals, im so against about fur farms, those people that hurts animals and all the stuff. I are about nature so bad, i hope that is no to late to change the earth cuz' is a our home. Our only home.

On Tuesday, January 5, 2010, patty sar wrote

remove the light of the inside of the refrigerator

On Tuesday, January 5, 2010, Josef Karolys, from Colombia wrote

I've become vegetarian; I turn off the lights when I'm not using them; I plug off electronic devices when I go out (specially cellphone battery chargers); I try to take short showers; I print both sides of each piece of paper; I don't buy water in plastic bottles; I keep the oil in a bottle after frying something (and I mark it as "used oil"); I seed trees in the parks of my city; I don't use to drive cars and I don't listen to music so loudly.

On Tuesday, January 5, 2010, E from Canelones wrote

Recycling is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT.So you can recycle paper from old notebooks that you do not use anymore. You can recycle by buying many drinks which bottle is recyclable instead of buying one which bottle will be in the garbage in a few days. There are many things to recycle. A good idea can be having many bags of garbage so that in one you can put organic things, in other plastic and so on. Contrubuting in this way is very important so I hope everyhone take part of this simple activity!

On Tuesday, January 5, 2010, Erica from South America wrote

A good idea can be not letting water run when washing your hands and brushing your teeth. So that there is less water wasted.

On Monday, January 4, 2010, Maria from Colombia wrote

try not to spend too much water while brushing your teeth or doing the dishes!

On Monday, January 4, 2010, javier de Ecuador wrote

en mi pais hicimos cambiar las fundas de los supermercados a biodegradable y hacemos campañas de reciclaje por lo cual hay muchos tachos de basura para reciclar en todas partes

On Monday, January 4, 2010, Colombia wrote

I put a bucket outside and in the shower and use that water to flush the toilet

On Monday, January 4, 2010, A from Argentina wrote

I`ve reached a group of women that recicle magazzines, and use them for making bags instead of using plastic bags, so i've donated my "Rolling Stone"'s magazines collection. I recicle paper at my office by using both sides of them and them send them to someone i know that recicle paper. I know it's not much, but it's what i did so far!!!

On Monday, January 4, 2010, Roberto de Mexico wrote

En mexico se crea poco a poco crece este movimiento... y cada vez mas son las personas que se unen para disminuir el impacto a nuestro planeta, en nuestro caso evitamos el uso de aparatos que usan corriente sin utilizarlos, se desconectan, el agua de la regadera se usa para lavar patios, balcones etc. y en forma nacional se aprobo una ley que prohibe regalar las bolsas de plastico para generar menos basura, vamos sumando esfuerzos para disminuir ese impacto.

On Sunday, January 3, 2010, Carolina from Buenos Aires, Argentina wrote

* I use roll-on deodorant instead of spray. * I NEVER throw papers or any kind of rubbish on the street - there are bins everywhere!! * Always turn off the lights or electric devices when you leave the room. * Don't waste time (and WATER) on long baths. A quick shower is enough. * Try walking instead of driving as much as you can (you even get to exercise) This doesn't work unless we all work together!! The Earh belongs to EVERYONE. Peace.

On Sunday, January 3, 2010, Luis Gerardo from Mexico wrote

You may replace your car's lights for those LED lights and Xenon lights. These kind of lights use from 50-80% less power than ordinary bulb lights. This action causes your car to use less gas and your motor to be forced less. (Less gas = less CO2)

On Sunday, January 3, 2010, Carlos de Guatemala wrote

i have a garden in my house, i plant some vegetables and i have some trees, they cant grow too much because my house is small, so i let them grow up as much as possible, i used one of them to make my xmas tree, now its back to the garden. i use the organic garbage to fertilize the land.

On Sunday, January 3, 2010, Alfred from Dominican Republic wrote

If you keep your meal in the frezer you can defros it placing it in the lower part of your fridge for more than 5 hours. that way you dont waste water

On Sunday, January 3, 2010, Claudia from Uruguay wrote

Choose to go back living near nature, working in something that will not demand you lot of consumption, being happy just because you are what you are, not because of what you have or do. Getting back to a simple life, using less resources and tecnology, having a natural and close to nature life. Join a cause if you have a degree, like if you are a vet, go making part of programs to save species, if you are a clerck, go working in an health and care organization for careless people, or if you are a engeneer go worling on a organization that explores new tipe of construction that is ecological. Make different choices in traditional professions.

On Sunday, January 3, 2010, Johnny from Panama wrote

In Panama is difficult to recycle because there is no recycling culture here, no facilities where to put glass, plastic, some Supermarkets (not all) accepts some paper but that mostly it. Learn a lot from my time in San Francisco and it made me real happy everytime I sorted the garbage and knowing mostly everything except organic was been reuse and not thrown into the landfill. I do my best reusing used whitesheets at the office, from reusing them at the faxmachine to absorbing waterspill. Trying to avoid plastic bags at commerce is almost impossible but I can guarantee that everysingle one is reuse into something else, from garbage bags to repacking, I also refill the inkjets catriges at the office and always mantain the A/C filters clean to maximize efficency, also change all incandecent light bulbs with High Efficency Flourecent bulbs (years ago when they where really expensive). Some used to call me cheapstake but they DO understand now and try to copy some of my recycling, trying to minimize my enviromental mark as much as possible, I owe it to my children children and try to leave a better place from the one I found.

On Sunday, January 3, 2010, paulina from mexico wrote

About the comment of the bottle detergents, there is a company i know that makes its containers bodegradable as well as the detergent and cleaners it produce!! we´ve been using them for 16 years is the best and the company also takes care of the enviroment in many other ways

On Sunday, January 3, 2010, Dovitax wrote

En mi casa tampoco usamos bolsas de plástico, ya que usamos bolsas de tela y estamos implementando el reciclaje para generar menos basura y tdo la basura orgánica la agregamos a un arbol que tenemos

On Sunday, January 3, 2010, Rochi from Buenos Aires wrote

My name is Rochi, and i'm from Argentina. Para contribuir al planeta, tomo duchas cortas, los días de calro no uso el aire acondicionado, sino que me refresco en la picscina o uso ventilador, que contamina muchisimo menos que el aire acondicionado. Tambien reciclo cajas de carton, y a las botellas de agua mineral las lleno del bidon.

On Sunday, January 3, 2010, Leslie from PA wrote

Buy Local! Fruits and Vegetables will not only taste better and be fresher, but their carbon footprints will be reduced through less travel time.

On Sunday, January 3, 2010, Leslie from PA wrote

Protect your streams by planting rain gardens on your property and buffers along streams. Use rainbarrels to reduce stormwater runoff into waterways. For more information for safe protecting your water, check out

On Sunday, January 3, 2010, Maru from Buenos Aires wrote

Read more online books and newspapers. Everyday tons and tons of paper are printed worldwide and distributed in the form of various newspapers. Reading online newspapers may be a little more uncomfortable but taking in account how much paper it would save, I think it's really worth it. Plus, online papers are a lot cheaper and many times even free of charge!

On Sunday, January 3, 2010, alex wrote

alexandra from colombia, mi familia y yo ayudamos a conservar el medio ambiente reciclando, soy piscologa asi que utilizo el papel, plastico, carton, etc para realizar actividades productivas con mis pacientes, bolsos, lamparas, juguetes, etc. siempre desconectamos todos los aparatos electricos inmediatamente les dejamos de utilizar, solo tenemos encendidas las luces que necesitamos y utilizamos bombillos ahorradores, reutilizamos el agua para regar las plantas y trapear...

On Sunday, January 3, 2010, Vicki from Ohio wrote

I finally developed a really solid habit of taking my reusable fabric shopping bags into every store I go. (yes ladies, even the MALL!) Keep them in the trunk of your car and get them out every time you're heading into a store! Before long, it WILL become a habit, try it :)

On Sunday, January 3, 2010, gio from Brazil wrote

I think one of the most important things to do is to separate your garbage, in my house I separate all the organic garbage and I make a compost with it. Doing this I have reduce more than 60% of the garbage.

On Sunday, January 3, 2010, Roberto from Mexico wrote

Always try to use energy saving things, also on your laptop reduce the brightness and other things that arent really needed so the battery last longer every use, and for it to have a longer use time

On Sunday, January 3, 2010, Sahib from Guadalajara, México wrote

In my house we are all young people, in México; we share everything, clean for everyone to save some water and go out for a walk instead of watch tv or stay in home wasting energy

On Saturday, January 2, 2010, Dulce from Mexico wrote

Reuse your notebooks from school for the next school year when they still have blank sheets

On Saturday, January 2, 2010, gabb from Guate wrote

Never put water down the drain when there may be another use for it such as watering a plant or garden, or cleaning. Verify that your home is leak-free, because many homes have hidden water leaks. Read your water meter before and after a two-hour period when no water is being used. If the meter does not read exactly the same, there is a leak. Repair dripping faucets by replacing washers. If your faucet is dripping at the rate of one drop per second, you can expect to waste 2,700 gallons per year which will add to the cost of water and sewer utilities, or strain your septic system. Check for toilet tank leaks by adding food coloring to the tank. If the toilet is leaking, color will appear within 30 minutes. Check the toilet for worn out, corroded or bent parts. Most replacement parts are inexpensive, readily available and easily installed. (Flush as soon as test is done, since food coloring may stain tank.) Avoid flushing the toilet unnecessarily. Dispose of tissues, insects and other such waste in the trash rather than the toilet. Take shorter showers. Replace you showerhead with an ultra-low-flow version. Some units are available that allow you to cut off the flow without adjusting the water temperature knobs. Use the minimum amount of water needed for a bath by closing the drain first and filling the tub only 1/3 full. Stopper tub before turning water. The initial burst of cold water can be warmed by adding hot water later. Don't let water run while shaving or washing your face. Brush your teeth first while waiting for water to get hot, then wash or shave after filling the basin. Retrofit all wasteful household faucets by installing aerators with flow restrictors. Operate automatic dishwashers and clothes washers only when they are fully loaded or properly set the water level for the size of load you are using.

On Saturday, January 2, 2010, ANALU FROM GUATEMALA wrote

Ya no usamos bolsas de plastico en nuestra casa, aca en Guatemala todavia en los supermercados dan los productos en bolsas de plasticos, nosotros decidimos llevar nuestras propias bolsas de tela o canastos para evitar traer miles de bolsas.

On Saturday, January 2, 2010, Rosy, the Green Witch! wrote

The big detergent makers are so worried about the environment that they are making all their products biodegrading. The drawback is in their packs: loads and loads of plastic bottles going to the rivers everyday! I'd love to buy a good bottle just once and have a way to refill it! What about you???

On Saturday, January 2, 2010, Rosy, the Green Witch! wrote

You can avoid giving the kids any toy that's battery operated. If you do have old batteries, don't throw them in the bin, keep them in an empty shoe box until you have enough to send to a recycle plant. If you can't avoid batteries operated toys, buy rechargeable batteries!

On Saturday, January 2, 2010, Martin from Argentina wrote

I change all the laps for others who is not bad to the earth!

On Saturday, January 2, 2010, Ayi from Colombia wrote

If you can carry what you buy in your hands do it instead of recieving plastic bags.

On Saturday, January 2, 2010, Fabiana de Argentina wrote

I personally stopped receiving free plastic bags, that are so used in my country. And teach my kids how not to spend more water than they need. It's seems small, but it's only the begining

On Saturday, January 2, 2010, Gabriela from Argentina wrote

I try not to waste water or energy. I also have compost in my backyard. I try teach these and other things to everyone. It has been a success until now. Love

On Saturday, January 2, 2010, Dan from Madison wrote

Own less. When possible, rent or borrow. If you must buy something, buy it used rather than new, and when you're done with it, sell it or pass it along to someone else!

On Saturday, January 2, 2010, Claudia from Ecuador wrote

At my office we have to print a lot of papers because we always need new information printed in the constructions, so we always make them over printed papers at the other site.

On Saturday, January 2, 2010, Sofia from Guatemala wrote

Borrow from libraries instead of buying personal books and movies. This saves money, not to mention the ink and paper that goes into printing new books. Share power tools and other appliances. Get to know your neighbors while cutting down on the number of things cluttering your closet or garage.

On Saturday, January 2, 2010, Sofia from Guatemala wrote

* Take shorter showers to reduce water use. This will lower your water and heating bills too. * Install a low-flow showerhead. They don't cost much, and the water and energy savings can quickly pay back your investment. * Make sure you have a faucet aerator on each faucet. These inexpensive appliances conserve heat and water, while keeping water pressure high. * Plant drought-tolerant native plants in your garden. Many plants need minimal watering. Find out which occur naturally in your area.

On Saturday, January 2, 2010, Rodrigo from Costa Rica wrote

Water and the importance it signifies is extremly high, its a natural resource that i think should be managed wisely. When taking a shower, i take advantage of the water at full, by washing my teeth at the same time taht i shower, so that i dont have to use more water to do it later, i do it at once. when washing my hair, i turn off the water, same as when iam using soup, turning off the water when iam not really needing it.

On Saturday, January 2, 2010, Andrés Santos Villacís from Quito, Ecuador wrote

#1 Change your home light bulbs for energy saving bulbs, that's a great way to save energy, and the light bill will drastically go down and you'll help the planet with this simple action; reemplaza tus focos convencionales por focos ahorradores, es una gran forma de ahorrar energía, tu cuenta de luz se reducirá notablemente y ayudarás al planeta con esta simple acción. #2 Verify your electricity installments. Un plug all your electrical devices and turn off all your lights, the electricity meter shouldn't show any consumption, if so, get your installations verified by a profecional, it may have a bleak; Verifique su instalación eléctrica. Desconecte todos los aparatos eléctricos y apague todas las luces: el medidor no debe marcar consumo; si el medidor registra consumo haga revisar su instalación, podría tener una fuga. #3 Place your fridge away from warm sources. open it's door the less possible, do not introduce warm food straight up, let this food cool down first; Ubique su refrigerador (nevera) lejos de fuentes de calor. Abra la puerta lo menos posible. No introduzca alimentos calientes, déjelos enfriar antes de refrigerarlos. Let's keep going with good work, together we can save our home, planet earth, cheers! Continuemos con el gran trabajo, juntos podemos salvar nuestro hogar, el planeta tierra, Saludos!

On Friday, January 1, 2010, J from TnT wrote

cut down shower time by a few mins

On Friday, January 1, 2010, J from TnT wrote

reduce the amouth of hours spent on electrical devices and carpool every chance you get

On Friday, January 1, 2010, Gabriel from Mexico City wrote

While driving, try coasting as much as possible to reduce fuel consumption and exhaust gases.

On Friday, January 1, 2010, Jaime from David, Chiriqui, Rep. of Panama wrote

I have an a/c repair shop in Panama (central america), there are many cars using the old refrigerant that damage the ozone layer, when a car comes to my repair shop, I invite my clients to change the old freon and use the new one (ozone friendly). I also have a recicling machine to retrieve the gas.

On Friday, January 1, 2010, Roberto M. From México wrote

My family and I tried to consume less energy, water and products who harm the environment. I know about the irreversible damage we are making the world, then, I think the first step is awareness of everyone about the damage through this non-profits organizations. Is a pleasure belong to team earth.

On Friday, January 1, 2010, Jane Louise - Minneapolis, MN wrote

Be thoughtful about water as you rinse dishes. I transfer water from one pan to another in an attempt NOT to use the faucet with each rinse. The cleanest 'grey' water I set aside to water my plants. When you rinse out your pet water bowls use that water also to water your plants.

On Wednesday, December 30, 2009, Helo from Rio de Janeiro, Brasil wrote

In My city, there´s a programme of government to reclycle every kind of glass, paper...

On Wednesday, December 30, 2009, Elicia from Cleveland, Ohio wrote

I love coupons and printing them online leaves a lot of left over blank spaces of paper. I cut the the coupon out and then cut the paper to memo size paper. I then have small sheets to write lists, phone numbers, or memos on. I save by reusing the paper that would have been wasted and I don't have to but memo pads anymore. (after the memo paper has been used it goes right into my recycle pile)

On Sunday, December 27, 2009, Jessica from Savannah wrote

I am planning to start a can and tab drive, all proceeds going to Team Earth.

On Wednesday, December 23, 2009, Marian from Bucharest wrote

I recently changed all conventional bulbs from my house, with the economic, doing this I managed to reduce consumption more than 20% per month.

On Wednesday, December 23, 2009, Michael from Wisconsin wrote

Recycle you electronic waste at an authorized electronic recycle center.

On Tuesday, December 22, 2009, Pat and Barb from St Paul MN wrote

We have down-sized to an urban condo to allow for more biking and walking to shopping, entertainment, cultural events, etc. But we also like to travel and bring home mementoes of places we've enjoyed. We often buy canvas carry bags and have now dedicated ourselves to always having them with us to use for groceries, farmers markets and other shopping instead of "paper or plastic" options.

On Thursday, December 17, 2009, Ann E. Mucheck-Jones wrote

Get Rid of Moles - Moles make alot of holes in yards and are very harmful to humans.Take unchewed bubblegum unwrap it and place the bubble gum in each hole that a mole made. You will never see another mole after 7 days. There is a chemical in bubblegum that does not agree with moles and they snif it and leave.

On Thursday, December 17, 2009, Ann E. Mucheck-Jones wrote

Mend your branches that are torn, ripped or severed by taking peanut butter, crushed very fine echinea (natural herb). Mix them together, spread in between the broken part of the branch, and all around the outside of the branch where the abraision is. Then take an egg whip it up, spread over the mixture (peanut butter and echinea). Let it sit. This only needs one treatment. Make sure tree is watered good each day. In 1 week you will see a big difference and it takes anywhere between one week and 30 days for the healing process. For 1 skinny branch use 1/2 teasp. of peanut butter, 1/2 crushed very fine echinea tablet. Take 1 egg and whip it until egg is whipped together with the egg white. The peanut butter and echinea will clease and heal the wood together and the egg will hold it all together like a band aid and it helps the healing process.

On Wednesday, December 16, 2009, Random people from Pittsburgh wrote

My family recycles paper, glass, plastic, and metal! We live very cheaply--- My family lives on our one parent's money, and I'm one of 5 kids. We live comfortably.

On Wednesday, December 16, 2009, Amy wrote

There should be a premium added to drive through food/drink since using the drive through is a luxury and the running cars are contributing to greenhouse gas emissions. The money collected can be used to implement/develop greener packaging or other environmental initiatives for the stores - or collected by government to invest in more enviromental projects.

On Tuesday, December 15, 2009, Nicole in Racine wrote

Buy Frozen Juice Concentrate instead of big heavy plastic jugs of juice. You not only save on packaging waste but on fuel costs for shipping.

On Sunday, December 13, 2009, Kathleen from New York wrote

We have taken steps to change to an energy efficient home. A digital thermostat has been installed. Recycling of cans, bottles, plastics and paper is done weekly. An annual clean out of hazardous materials such as spray cans, paint and paint solvents, old chemical cleaners is done.

On Friday, December 11, 2009, Lynn from Madison (AL) wrote

You can stretch cooking oil, by straining it thru a coffee filter over a mesh strainer. it gets the flecks of food, that are causing an odor. It will be good for a few more fry's.

On Friday, December 11, 2009, Lue from NJ wrote

I had so much junk mail that I could barely pull the recycling can to the curb. So I went to And signed up to stop all this junk mail. I try to read all the newspapers on line so that I don't get as much to recycle. I try to have at least one day's menu of poor man's food- food eaten during the depression. For example, potato peel soup is one soup where you wash and cook the peels of potatoes and then blend with the vegetables. Of course, I compost. That enriches everything including the soil. I use the water from cooking to water plants. For example, egg boiling water has minerals the plants can use. Leftover coffee (as well as the grounds) and tea are excellent for plants. I never use pesticides on plants. That is money saved. I have saved all my plastic bags from before the time they were considered hazardous. I never buy plastic bags for my trash cans since I am still using the old plastic bags as liners. Sad that they still go into the trash piles, but better used than just thrown out. I try to donate as much as people will take.

On Thursday, December 10, 2009, mamabear@mortlach,sk wrote

I work in a remote office that does not recycle paper. I take the used not required paper and 1/4 the sheets and make notebooks for home and other staff. We keep the house cooler and bundle up. In summer we use ceiling fans and not air conditioning. We drive fuel efficient vehicles and car pool as much as possible. We recycle all glass, plastic and cans and we use the money each year towards the holiday fund so our children understand the importance of recycling.

On Wednesday, December 9, 2009, Lee Roy Sanders, Jr. wrote

While I do not go for the hype of Global Warming, I see it as a way to economically exploit the worlds populous well wishes.. It would be worth while to recycle every thrown away object, in that way eliminate our landfills, fine companies for dumping pollution into our air, ground and our waters. A auto using recycled water, generators, capacitors, batteries, solar cells and fuel cells creating electricity to power a electric motor is the best idea yet. It is argued that it takes too much time to attain the hydrogen needed but that has been proven false by a inventor using a welding type multi-chamber hydrogen oxygen division process. The capacitors and a large portion of the devices can be encased throughout the auto's body design using a aluminum frame and plastic body.

On Wednesday, December 9, 2009, Jungleeyes, from Texas wrote

For as long as I can remember, I have dried as many clothes as I can out in the sun. While living in the U.S., I have been teased and ridiculed, but now, the attitude is changing. Hang some clotheslines in your backyard or your balcony, it is soothing to hang out those clothes, they will smell fresh and toasty, and you're saving energy, using the sun and wind! Try composting, we have reduced our garbage to less than half. It's easy, educational and a great source of fertilizer for your garden! We can do this, people!

On Tuesday, December 8, 2009, D from Ellensburg wrote

If you and your neighbor/s don't create enough garbage and/or recycled materials to fill your cans, share the service with each other. One family can cancel and pay half of the other families' bill. This will result in lower bills and less stops for the garbage truck. If your family takes vitamins, save the cotton fill and cut into balls to replace purchased cotton balls, or use to stuff homemade cat toys and other crafts. If you use a wood or pellet stove, keep a filled teapot on it during the winter and use the hot water for things around the house instead of running the faucet, waiting for hot water.

On Tuesday, December 8, 2009, LAM wrote

Being a vegetarian also helpsthe environment. Make sure you eat your vegetables though!!

On Tuesday, December 8, 2009, LAM wrote

Carpool whenever possible!

On Tuesday, December 8, 2009, LAM wrote

Try taking a literless lunch to work/school. It will help reduce the amount of garbage put in the trash.

On Tuesday, December 8, 2009, LAM wrote

Reduce. Reuse. Recycle.

On Tuesday, December 8, 2009, LAM wrote

Don't throw out things that belong in the green bin or recycle in the garbage! If you do you are just making more of a mess,which of course could lead to more global warming!

On Tuesday, December 8, 2009, LAM wrote

Planting trees also helps the environment. Just one tree from each person a year would make one big difference!

On Tuesday, December 8, 2009, LAM wrote

Use newspaper to wrap Christmas presents.You can reuse newspaper all the time,doing crafts,wrapping,or even just decorating.

On Tuesday, December 8, 2009, mark from california wrote

wear clothes longer, just change undergarments daily. wash in cold water, and dry on clothesline.

On Tuesday, December 8, 2009, ncp/texas wrote

become a vegetarian, use the land and feed used for animals to feed people and let the animals live

On Tuesday, December 8, 2009, nanny p wrote

follow the three r's in everything you do - reduce, reuse, recycle

On Sunday, December 6, 2009, Gale, Concerned w/our Health & Planet, Connecticut wrote

How can you say you are a "Green" company with a "Help Us Help Team Earth" gimic when you include ingredients like Ethylene Glycol in your Windex product? Ethylene Glycol is an antifreeze that when exposed to lower amounts can cause nausea, vomiting, weakness, bloody or no urine, rapid breathing, hypothermia, facial paralysis, dizziness, blue lips and fingernails, low or high blood pressure, rapid heartbeat, headaches, slurred speech, disorientation, feeling intoxicated, and irritated skin, eyes, nose and throat. STOP THE GREENWASHING NOW AND TELL THE CONSUMER THE TRUTH!!!

Editor’s Note: Gale, we appreciate your passion and we share your belief that consumers have a right to know what’s in products. That’s why we were among the first major companies in our industry to create a web site that lists out the ingredients in our products ("> But we’d like to correct some misinformation that you’ve been given. If you visit our ingredient site, you’ll see that Windex® does not contain ethylene glycol, which as you note is an ingredient in some brands of antifreeze. It’s possible that whoever told you Windex® has ethylene glycol was confused about another ingredient, ethylene glycol n-hexyl ether, which is also called 2-hexoxyethanol. They look similar in name, but they are very different chemically. Among other things, 2-hexoxyethanol is a cleaning agent and is not used in antifreeze. It's possible, too, that the confusion comes from propylene glycol, which might sound a bit similar but is also a different ingredient. Again, it is not used in antifreeze and has been deemed safe for consumer products. In fact, it’s used in various food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic products. We hope you’ll check out our ingredient site and also"> to learn more about our company. We think the more you get to know us, the more you’ll see that SC Johnson is very committed to making products that you can trust.

On Sunday, December 6, 2009, jim from murphy wrote

Keep a plastic bucket in the shower to collect water before the "hot" arrives. Use the water for plants or a "free" flush of the toilet.

On Sunday, December 6, 2009, jim from murphy wrote

Turn your hot water heater to 10 degrees to save energy and money.

On Sunday, December 6, 2009, jim from murphy wrote

Keep your car tire pressure at or a little above the manufacturer's recommendation. This will not only save gas but ensure your tires last longer.

On Sunday, December 6, 2009, jim from murphy wrote

Change all of your household, church and business lights to CFCs. They are available in almost every size, save lots of electricity some can be used with reo-stats.

On Saturday, December 5, 2009, a wrote

i am using clfs and led lights and cloth bags and using natural soap

On Saturday, December 5, 2009, Toronto Gal wrote

Take public transit more often!

On Saturday, December 5, 2009, Deb from Mi. wrote

I take my own shopping bags, recycle, use rechargeable batteries and led Christmas lights.

On Friday, December 4, 2009, Running out of Aliases wrote

Use cloth diapers on your baby. There are services that will pick them up and clean them for you.

On Thursday, December 3, 2009, Gunny V - USMC, N.C. wrote

-At home we use cloth towels for dinner napkins and cleaning. We only use paper towels for grease/oil things like bacon/deep frying. -We have solar motion flood lights (LED) and accent lights. Solar panels are planned for the near future. -Recycling is required in my house. -We use the "Re-zap" charger for alkaline batteries. -Almost all accounts are paperless and on auto-pay. -We changed all light bulbs to CFL's. High efficient autodimming (and timed from dusk to dawn) flood lights were installed. -I installed two 250gal rainwater collection containers to the gutters on the back of the house, I plan to add two more soon. We have 1/2 acre of grass. Need to pressurize the tanks to water the grass (in-work).

On Thursday, December 3, 2009, Newfie on the Mainland wrote

Properly dispose of hazardous materials. Do you know where your local hazardous depot is?

On Thursday, December 3, 2009, Down by the Bay wrote

Sweep your driveway instead of hosing it to save water and prevent pollutant runoff.

On Thursday, December 3, 2009, Harbour Lover wrote

Pick up your pet waste.

On Thursday, December 3, 2009, Jan from Ohio wrote

We use our indoor outdoor fig tree as our Christmas tree and decorate it each year. It's cute - like a Charlie Brown tree and we're not cutting down a tree or buying an artificial one. We love it!

On Thursday, December 3, 2009, Jan from Ohio wrote

For just a few dishes, I don't fill the sink with dishwater. I have a scrub brush that also contains dish soap. Using less water to wash a few dishes saves.

On Wednesday, December 2, 2009, Axel from Brooklyn wrote

Eat vegetarian food once a week. The meat industry is one of the biggest co2 emitters. Besides, vegetarian food is usually more healthy.

On Wednesday, December 2, 2009, LAM wrote

Grocery stores now sell reuseable bags for about a dollar. They are made out of recycled material. I think if everyone used the reuseable bags it would help out the environment alot!

On Wednesday, December 2, 2009, Sheldon M from Ancaster, ON wrote

Use timers on your Christmas lights so they are only on for necessary time.

On Wednesday, December 2, 2009, Sheldon M from Ancaster, ON wrote

When preparing for the Holidays consider doing less wrapping. Hide gifts and then write a small note to direct kids (and adults) to the hiding spot - it's like a treasure hunt! Saves materials and time!

On Wednesday, December 2, 2009, Uli wrote

I just found out today and have to share it with you that a large fast food chain is supporting us in setting up local training centers for enviropreneurs in the Philippines. This is a great success for us into the right direction by having large cooperations recognizing their impact on our environment. In addition the fast food chain is providing funds to plant 500.000 trees to be planted on small farmers land.

On Tuesday, December 1, 2009, Uli wrote

I started planting trees 12 years ago together with a friend, first on our own properties. In 2007 we started planting trees on small farmers properties, so far we planted over 200.000 trees. In addition, it provides income for the farmers and reduces illiegal logging. Between the trees we plant food trees to provide a sustainable income for the farmers. We are now working with local groups showing them how to conserve forest and still making an income to feed their family. We are not a large coorparation we call ourselves enviropreneurs.

On Tuesday, December 1, 2009, Melissa from Michigan wrote

Most grocery stores now have bins for your old plastic bags. So if you must use them, save them and take them back to the store to be recycled. Bins are located just inside the doors.

On Monday, November 30, 2009, Teresa wrote

Before launching the "Recycle for School" program a survey could be taken to find out if respondents would increase their effort to collect recyclables knowing the program is also designed to raise money for a local school. In all likelihood, they would and they would be motivated. I understand that people might care more about their neighbours and their kids then about figures, statistics or a forest in a faraway land. After all this could be a win - win situation. Recycle for School program could raise money for schools and help save rainforest at the same time.

On Monday, November 30, 2009, Teresa wrote

Recycle for School program continued. Local businesses could be encouraged to collect recyclables and donate their annual proceeds from recycling to a local school. If they meet certain level, R - money from R - fund could be used to match their donations to the school.

On Monday, November 30, 2009, Teresa wrote

Recycle for School program continued. "Recycle for School Day" and time could be established, so that individuals and small businesses know when to put out recyclables for kids to pick them up. This could be done once a week or at least once a month since we have an ongoing problem. Students, their relatives and local grocery stores could help distribute "Recycle for School" stickers with detailed instructions on back. Stickers could be used to distinguish recyclables from other belongings left outside.

On Monday, November 30, 2009, Teresa wrote

A pilot "Recycle for School" program in a selected school district could help identify any problems and make necessary adjustments. College campuses and schools could have their recyclables collected on the school premises or students could sell their recyclables in local recycling centers. In this case schools' PTAs could be asked to help with all administrative tasks like collecting receipts, calculating totals, auditing or identifying the biggest recyclables collectors for a special reward.

On Monday, November 30, 2009, Teresa wrote

Corporations and wealthy individuals who give money to schools and universities could make their donations or a portion of them dependent on the recipients' recycling effort. Provided there are no legal restrictions in place I would have launched a "Recycle for School" program. We could work as a team and here is a scenario. These, I would call them R -donations for schools are deposited into R - fund or R - bank so that donors who become members could have their own R - accounts and could give their R - money to schools of their choice. R - donations could match, double, triple or quadruple schools' annual proceeds from recycling. Scrap paper could earn extra points. A minimum dollar amount or minimum weight could be determined for schools to qualify for a donation. A combination of factors could be taken into consideration, like, school size, number of students, location and other factors. For example: schools located in densly populated areas, close to an industrial or commercial complex would, most likely, have advantage over suburban schools. Some municipalities have their own recycling program in place. This could be considered another criterion.

On Monday, November 30, 2009, Melissa from Michigan wrote

Buy your produce at your local farmers market. You can plant your own vegtable garden and any extra food you can sell and/or trade it there too.

On Monday, November 30, 2009, Melissa from Michigan wrote

Always try to redo unwanted furnature instead of buying new. With a little tlc That old ugly end table could look great in another room.if you have to buy new, look into donating the old.

On Monday, November 30, 2009, Melissa from Michigan wrote

There is this area near my house that collects tons of trash. I go pick it up about every 3 months. DON'T LITTER!

On Monday, November 30, 2009, Melissa from Michigan wrote

I hooked my gutters up to a large barrel to use the rainwater to water my gardens. This saves a lot of water and and money!

On Monday, November 30, 2009, Haven Hopeful wrote

My hometown just recently put recycle bins out, and my family has started to sort our trash, and we have even started a compost bin for a garden, almost eliminating our waste output.

On Monday, November 30, 2009, Anne D. wrote

I try to use cloth bags for my purchases at grocery stores and department stores. I noticed that my adult children were not using cloth bags, so I bought each of them some re-usable cloth bags. Now they always bring their cloth bags into the grocery stores and use them as well.

On Monday, November 30, 2009, Anne D wrote

Instead of using a paper cup for my coffee at work, I use a ceramic mug which I wash and re-use daily.

On Monday, November 30, 2009, Anne D. wrote

Our city holds an annual tree planting event every spring. I volunteer my time to help plant seedlings.

On Monday, November 30, 2009, Anne D wrote

Instead of disposing my gently used clothing in the landfill, I donate them to a charity.

On Monday, November 30, 2009, Anne D. wrote

I send my old cell phones to a recycling depot.

On Monday, November 30, 2009, Anne D. wrote

I use CFL light bulbs where ever I can in my house, and since they are not supposed to go to the landfill, I am sure to recycle them to avoid the harmful chemicals getting into the dump.

On Monday, November 30, 2009, Anne D. wrote

Take old used batteries to a recycling depot, instead of throwing them out with the regular garbage.

On Monday, November 30, 2009, Anne D wrote

If you use a programmabale thermostat, it can automatically reduce the heat during the day (when everyone is at work and school) and during the night (when everyone is sleeping).

On Monday, November 30, 2009, Anne D. wrote

Buy laundry and dish soap that is concentrated. Less plastic will be used.

On Monday, November 30, 2009, Anne D wrote

Use gift bags for Christmas and Birthdays that can be used for more than once. If you do use wrapping paper instead of a reusable bag, be sure to recycle it.

On Monday, November 30, 2009, Rajesh From Toronto wrote

We unplug all our electronics stuff (TV, DVD Player, Stereo, PC) when not in use.

On Monday, November 30, 2009, The Burns family from Iowa wrote

currently as the stay at home parent for my family i make sure to only use anything that has been recycled or can be recycled so that my children learn to give back to their planet of that which we take also my family and i ride around town collecting pop cans from trash to recycle this alone can save money and the earth we do the same thing with pop bottles and paper.

On Sunday, November 29, 2009, Elizabeth, Hong Kong wrote

Put uncooked vegetable scraps (chopped into tiny pieces), like carrot peel or peanut shells, and egg shells. It's amazing as a fertilizer, especially if you don't have a compost.

On Sunday, November 29, 2009, tony from ohio wrote

i do not through away plastic bags from the store, i keep and when i go to the super deposit the plastic bags in the conteiners placed in the entrance store.

On Sunday, November 29, 2009, tony from ohio wrote

when i wash dishes i try to use less water psible like fulling one side to the sink to rinse the dishes and no rinsing one by one plates or cups, you can rinse in the same sink and water.

On Saturday, November 28, 2009, the makinis in nj wrote

we reduce re-use and recycle all we can. with our rain barrel, compost and worm bins we go a step further to lighten our footprints on this beautiful earth/

On Saturday, November 28, 2009, Joyce from Wisconsin wrote

Shred all your private papers and junk mail. Recycle it into your garden and flowerbeds. It makes great compost along with protecting your privacy.

On Saturday, November 28, 2009, Just me, from Whitby wrote

First- thanks for this opportunity! My green suggestion is to work with your governing representatives, municipal, provincial and federal, to adopt more sustainable policies. Development needs to be restricted to lands where crops can not be grown. Urge them to resist allowing waterfront to be destroyed. Support the construction of cycling networks and public transportation systems. Support wildlife corridors to facilitate migration. Encourage enforcement of environmental release limits. Encourage the Canadian government to create laws to reduce emissions. Encourage the teaching of environmental issues to our children. Teach to adults through publically funded educational campaigns.

On Saturday, November 28, 2009, Tony from St Louis wrote

Stop using a dryer, just air dry outside, it will smell much fresher!

On Friday, November 27, 2009, Wiggy from Chatham, PA wrote

Reinforcing SC Johnson's holistic approach: Do with less, eliminate "bling", grow and make your own...from real scratch, and know what that is!

On Friday, November 27, 2009, Shirley Hunter Valley Australia wrote

Even if you don't have a compost bin or heap, just bury your vegetable peelings direct into the garden. It brings worms into the garden and they break it down improving the soil.

On Thursday, November 26, 2009, Chelsea from Michigan wrote

We target our home heat. We turn down the heat at night with a timed thermostat. In the early morning, some of us get up earlier. We have a heater in there area of the home to target more heat before they get up without heating the whole home. We save a lot on utilities.

On Thursday, November 26, 2009, Dan from Michigan wrote

You can buy reusable sandwich covers. They have fun patterns and are duable.

On Thursday, November 26, 2009, Colleen from Michigan wrote

We have several companies in our area that commited to a project called, "Take Back the Tap." We commit to not buying bottled water. We have pitchers of water at office meetings and reusable water bottles.

On Wednesday, November 25, 2009, ocean from China wrote

Let us take actions right now

On Wednesday, November 25, 2009, MJ from California wrote

I turn off the shower when I lather up, shave my legs, and wash my hair.

On Wednesday, November 25, 2009, MJ from California wrote

My family composts the leaves we rake up because yard trimmings make up a majority of landfills.

On Wednesday, November 25, 2009, Tracey from San Diego wrote

Plastic utensils can be re-used. They can be washed and used again for picnics, pot lucks, etc. The higher quality type can even be put in the dishwasher. Most of the decorative partyware is very durable. Think of all of the plastic we could save from the landfills if we just used those pieces one more time.

On Wednesday, November 25, 2009, A Green Lady wrote

I re-use Solo (tm) brand cups and plates. They go through the dishwasher just fine and some I have been re-using for years. As long as you don't squeeze them and break the lip on the cups, they are quite recyclable. The plates tend to scratch from using knives so they don't last quite as long. But despite being labeled disposable, they are quite reusable. A Green Lady

On Wednesday, November 25, 2009, catherine from california wrote

don't throw out junk mail from charities without opening first. sometimes they send cards, calendars, wrapping paper, and even money.

On Tuesday, November 24, 2009, catherine from california wrote

if your cat won't use environmental litter, mix in a little with the regular. it's always good to use less clay, and support the environmental companies.

On Tuesday, November 24, 2009, catherine from california wrote

pay your bills online. it may be a pain to set up, and you may want to use an account that you don't keep all your money in (in case there is a computer error), but it saves paper, stamps, and fuel.

On Tuesday, November 24, 2009, catherine from california wrote

grow your own cat grass. they sell it in the pet stores. it will save you money and you can use your own plastic containers over and over. plus, think about all the fuel used to transport something fairly insignificant across the country.

On Tuesday, November 24, 2009, Kelly wrote

Don't idle your vehicle.

On Tuesday, November 24, 2009, KP in Hamillton wrote

Skip the snow blower and use a shovel!

On Tuesday, November 24, 2009, Selma from Missouri wrote

In addition to using grocery bags that I made, and other well known environmental helps, I use the wax paper insert from cereal or crackers boxes. They are wonderful substitutes for sandwich bags, and also serve well as freezer bags. I also use the mesh bags from onions, potatoes, or other vegetables, for scrubbers. Just cut off the metal tips and you can use them instead of purchased dish or pot scrubbers.

On Tuesday, November 24, 2009, Chris M from Brantford wrote

Recycle used clothes, halloween costumes, and sports equipment by donating them to local charities.

On Tuesday, November 24, 2009, Chris M from Brantford wrote

Research the fish you eat. Fish stocks in the worlds oceans are being seriously depleted. Be careful about the fish you purchase. Watch out for fish farms that don't use environmentally sound practices and avoid wild species that are at risk.

On Tuesday, November 24, 2009, Chris M from Brantford wrote

Plant native trees and shrubs on your property. They can provide shelter and food for animals and birds. I've planted winterberry and elderberry shrubs on my property. Birds love them.

On Tuesday, November 24, 2009, "Mike From Canada" wrote

Inquire what can and cannot be recycled in your area - it may surprise you to learn how many things are actually recycable.

On Monday, November 23, 2009, Sheldon from Ancaster, ON wrote

Our local utility is moving to peak and off peak electricity rates to encourage people to use power to even the power demand. Cheaper rates occur at night and on weekends. Try to reschedule chores to take advantage of that savings and move towards appliances that offer start delay controls.

On Monday, November 23, 2009, Sheldon from Ancaster, ON wrote

Use a old fashioned rake to do the leaves versus buying a power leaf blower. The neighbours will thank you for the peace and quiet and you will save energy!

On Monday, November 23, 2009, Sheldon from Ancaster, ON wrote

I am reading most newspapers and magazines on-line now versus getting a paper copy. Many are free for the viewing.

On Monday, November 23, 2009, Cristina from New Hampshire/The Lost Coast wrote

Make an appointment book, notebook, or journal by reusing your scrap paper, cut to size, bind in some way (those O rings, staples, clip, be creative) Also, if you want to get creative take some cardboard or heavy paper and collage or paint a cover- voila! a unique book that is all yours, and helped reuse scrap paper. PS Makes a great gift!

On Monday, November 23, 2009, Karin from Kansas wrote

I love hanging my laundry outside to dry. It gets me outside, it saves the planet the energy not being used in my dryer, it saves money, and my clothes last longer!

On Monday, November 23, 2009, Leo from Ontario wrote

I insulated all the hot and cold pipes in my house to save energy

On Monday, November 23, 2009, !..."VILLE"...! wrote

A very simple tip dealing with school and students, or whoever uses paper. You can just use both sides of the paper insted of usiny one side and skipping to the next paper.

On Monday, November 23, 2009, Mona from Brantford, Ont Canada wrote

I do try to use my "canvas/cloth" bags as much as possible when shopping, but I also use them in place of plastic when I need to take "stuff" to friends and family where in the past I always used a plastic bag and then through it out.

On Monday, November 23, 2009, catherine from california wrote

switch from chemical laden products to single ingredient ones whenever possible. i now use olive oil instead of lotion.

On Monday, November 23, 2009, catherine from california wrote

go to to see how you can help a teacher help her students by donating your old purses.

On Monday, November 23, 2009, catherine from california wrote

don't let those books sit around and get dusty. check with your local VA hospital, jail, or library for donation procedures (jails often only accept soft cover).

On Monday, November 23, 2009, catherine from california wrote

put out dryer lint for the birds to use as nesting material. it's a hummingbird favorite.

On Monday, November 23, 2009, catherine from california wrote

quit buying toys for your cats (like i always find myself doing). they have just as much fun with a crumpled piece of paper. no packaging, no toxic glue, no animal parts, and best of all... no money.

On Monday, November 23, 2009, catherine from california wrote

the water left over from boiling pasta is supposed to be good for your plants.

On Monday, November 23, 2009, catherine from california wrote

every time i do a water change on my fish tank i pour the old water into my planters as fertilizer.

On Monday, November 23, 2009, Renee from Dryden, Ont Canada wrote

I only make one trip to town a week and make sure that I get everything done at the same time to save emmissions and fuel consumption.

On Monday, November 23, 2009, Agnes from Ontario wrote

i use my reusable bags for groceries and other purchases. I leave the bags in my vehicle.

On Monday, November 23, 2009, marilyn from San Diego, California wrote

People that do laundry, use any type of car wash etc. can go to and it is all natural, DOES not hurt the environment.

On Monday, November 23, 2009, Barb from N.C. wrote

I use my Steve Irwin canvas bag whenever I go shopping.Saves the earth not to use plastic bags they give you at the check-out counter.

On Monday, November 23, 2009, Agnes from Ontario wrote

I use a timer for Christmas lights.

On Monday, November 23, 2009, Agnes from Ontario wrote

I use enery saver light bulbs in my home.

On Monday, November 23, 2009, anil from vancouver wrote

most pieces of tape can be stuck an remain sticky for later use, unstick it and put it on wax paper for later

On Monday, November 23, 2009, Mona from Brantford wrote

I save my newspapers and give them to my brother, who gardens and he uses them in his compost for his garden

On Monday, November 23, 2009, Amanda from the Jersey Shore wrote

Make your own cat toys using an old sock or shirt. Pack it with a crunchy/noisy material or with a little cat nip for interest. Then sew it shut. Attach an old shoelace if you'd like for you to pull it along the ground!

On Monday, November 23, 2009, Cheryl from Canada wrote

I use a programmable thermostat so that the heat shuts off automatically when no one is home.

On Monday, November 23, 2009, Amanda from the Jersey Shore wrote

Become a leader for recycling at your job, wherever that may be. Helping a business with greener solutions can significantly impact their commitment to the environment. Find out what kinds of objects are mandated and optional to recycle in your county. Then make lists to post on your recycling bins and around your place of work as a reminder. Have a small meeting to share knowledge and answer questions.

On Monday, November 23, 2009, Cheryl from Canada wrote

I bring re-usable cloth bags to the grocery store instead of using the plastic disposible ones

On Monday, November 23, 2009, Cheryl from Canada wrote

I turn down the furnace at night and use an electric blanket to stay warm instead.

On Monday, November 23, 2009, Jen from Arizona wrote

I use cloth and fiber bags when I got to the stores. When the seams give, I sew them up. I have several that have been in weekly use for years. I don't use plastic bags for veggies either. I have smaller cloth bags that I put them in after weighing at the checkout.

On Monday, November 23, 2009, Dancer from PA wrote

When I receive a box filled with bubble paper or 'popcorn' packing, I find shipping stores that reuse it.

On Monday, November 23, 2009, catherine from california wrote

i use fabric remnants as bedding in my rat cages. those tiny bits you throw away could be bagged and given to the animal lover in your neighborhood. plus, dog and cat rescues are always in need of used towels and blankets.

On Monday, November 23, 2009, catherine from california wrote

join the care2 community and stay up to date on all things environmental.

On Monday, November 23, 2009, catherine from california wrote

st. judes ranch for children recycles the fronts of christmas cards and resells them for charity. check out the website

On Monday, November 23, 2009, catherine from california wrote

my local animal control has farm animals waiting to be adopted. if you have the space and the ability to properly care for these kinds of animals, they can be a great benefit. ducks and geese are a pesticide alternative. and most waste product makes for good fertilizer.

On Monday, November 23, 2009, Brooke from Pittsburgh wrote

We recycle everything, use longer-lasting light bulbs, keep the heat low, use recyclable bags for shopping

On Monday, November 23, 2009, catherine from california wrote

do an internet search! you'll be amazed at all the great tips out there.

On Monday, November 23, 2009, catherine from california wrote

i'm stealing this tip from a blog i read. use the empty toilet paper roll as a bird feeder. cover the outside with peanut butter, and then roll it in seed. the paper ends up degrading.

On Monday, November 23, 2009, Dotti in Virginia wrote

I have several tips to share about the conscious changes I'm making right now. I'm doing now. I recycle everything possible, even the cardboard from packaging and the center roll from the toilet paper. I have changed all light bulbs in the house to the compact fluorescent bulbs. I use a steamer to clean the floors, carpet & bathrooms to reduce the amount of cleaning chemicals but am also using 7th Generation products (cleaning & paper products) when they are needed. I have re-usable mugs for my coffee/tea and metal containers for my water to reduce the number of plastic bottles used. I'm doing my part, and learning to do more every day. This is such an important effort that we all need to make the effort & just deal with the minor inconveniences and small sacrifices. We can change the future, if we all work together now. I want my grandsons to have a bright and healthy future in an eco-friendly world. So, to borrow a phrase from a futuristic show - let's all "just make it so" by working together to ensure our future.

On Monday, November 23, 2009, Nancy from Albuquerque wrote

We compost, use cloth grocery bags, recycle all glass, plastic, paper, and aluminum products, and replaced all incandescent lights.

On Monday, November 23, 2009, Kelli from Sturtevant wrote

Donate old clothes and toys to Salvation Army even if they look old and worn. Someone needs them and it keeps them from going to the dump!

On Monday, November 23, 2009, Kelli from Sturtevant wrote

Instead of throwing old, torn and stained clothes away, rip them apart and use them as rags to clean around the house.

On Monday, November 23, 2009, catherine from california wrote

replace your lawn with plants and hardscape. it can look just as formal, but save you time and money as well.

On Monday, November 23, 2009, catherine from california wrote

if you can't afford recycled products or organics, resolve to buy them every other shopping trip or every third trip.

On Monday, November 23, 2009, catherine from california wrote

buy a live christmas tree and then plant it.

On Monday, November 23, 2009, catherine from california wrote

i use 3/4 capful of detergent. you won't notice the difference and in the long run, you'll save money and keep a few plastic containers out of the landfills.

On Monday, November 23, 2009, Chris from California wrote

use recycled paper toilet paper - help save trees each time you flush :)

On Sunday, November 22, 2009, Kavi from Mumbai wrote

Run your AC at only one or two degrees below the outside temp, you'll save tonnes of energy and money!

On Sunday, November 22, 2009, Venkat from India wrote

I have made a habit of turning off the shower when i am using soap to body/face.This will stop the wastage of water.

On Sunday, November 22, 2009, Venkat from India wrote

I always unplug the chargers once my laptop/mobile are charged to 100%. This reduces the wastage of POWER.

On Sunday, November 22, 2009, Olivia from Austin wrote

Use biodegradable soap for all cleaning needs. Soap, detergent, household cleaning and shampoo. It's good for the environment and your health, too.

On Sunday, November 22, 2009, Silk from Texas wrote

Best NOT use a brick to displace water in the commode. The brick will disentegrate pver time and cause undue harm to the system. Use a plastic bag or bottle billed with water, so it does not float, and anchor it to the side of the toilet tank. It will displace the water safer. Another one is use a non phosphate based detergent and water your garden with the leftover water from your clothers washer or dishwasher.

On Sunday, November 22, 2009, Chris from Hicksville, NY wrote

Drive 55 & keep the earth alive. Coast to red lights. Use less fuel and brakes, save money too. Encourage people to recycle at work. Where I live in NY most communities have recycling programs for the home but none for businesses. Businesses are free to throw away everything with nary a care. Where I work I take home all the recyclable bottles and cans. These are recycled by my town. About 4,000 to date in 5 years. It will make a difference. Get a Hot Shot if you drink tea and make it for yourself. In about 1minute you have a nice hot cup of tea. The tea kettle will take at least 3 or 4 minutes using much more energy.

On Sunday, November 22, 2009, Tom from San Francisco wrote

I like taking a digital camera with me whenever I leave my apartment.I notice some more details about some stuff and end up paying more attention to what the earth is doing.I like waiting for an animal to reappear or a person doing something interesting to present a chance for a good photo.The little digital camera I have plugs into my laptop and I get to look at photos without ever having to get prints.It can be a bit sad but the camera helps me feel impartial or positive about what could be kind of melancholy or upsetting,content-wise.

On Sunday, November 22, 2009, Paige wrote

We turn off lights when we leave a room and hardly use lights while we are in a room. We use small lights that are less bright with ambience to help save energy.

On Sunday, November 22, 2009, Paige wrote

We use cloth napkins instead of paper napkins.

On Sunday, November 22, 2009, Paige wrote

We use cotton towels instead of paper towels to clean up spills or clean the house with!

On Sunday, November 22, 2009, Tom from San Francisco wrote

Cooking from scratch helps me pay attention to what I eat.I pay the extra for farmers market and or organic food because I feel like a chef even if I'm the only customer .Cooking and picking out the ingredients saves me a lot of money and makes me my own nutritionist.

On Sunday, November 22, 2009, Tom from San Francisco wrote

I have an inverter microwave oven.It uses less than others and is very fast.

On Sunday, November 22, 2009, Tom from San Francisco wrote

I donated my car to charity and I love not having the car to think or worry about.I have more dough in my pocket and instead of driving I am losing my excess weight from walking or riding my bicycle .

On Sunday, November 22, 2009, Tom from San Francisco wrote

I got a bicycle that I liked.It was pricey but that helps me get my money out of it.I try to use it for almost all my errands .It is usually faster around town than a car,I get exercise and people ask about or compliment my bike which is an unexpected plus.

On Sunday, November 22, 2009, Tom from San Francisco wrote

Flannel sheets make a difference,I don't have heat anyway but with flannel sheets I don't notice the cold.Fresh air from open windows is a plus too.

On Sunday, November 22, 2009, Tom from San Francisco wrote

Shaving cream in a tube works great and is one or two less cans to think about.

On Sunday, November 22, 2009, Tom from San Francisco wrote

Drawstring backpacks are a simple way to have a bag handy,they're inexpensive,don't weigh much and lay flat ,plus you can load them by just reaching over your shoulder,which saves time as well as not needing a bag.I found a couple in Chinatown for less than 10$ each.I use one for bulk laundry detergent and the other for errands and workout clothes.

On Sunday, November 22, 2009, Tom from San Francisco wrote

A 2 gallon bucket with lid from a hardware or paint store makes a good compost bucket ;just composting makes garbage much lighter.

On Sunday, November 22, 2009, Weezy from Fords, NJ wrote

I reuse paper. If it's 8 1/2" x 11" paper that has only one side used, I flip it over to use in my computer printer. I use the smaller pieces to cover addresses, so I can reuse envelopes.

On Sunday, November 22, 2009, Patti from Washington wrote

The "Skagit Beat the Heat" Group ran a contest in the local grocery and hardware stores to promote using reusable bags instead of plastic bags. We offered a drawing with prizes of $100 and $50 for bringing your own bags to the stores. Persons could fill out 1 ticket for each bag they brought during the last week of the promotion. Many stores still have a reminder as your enter "Did you remember your bags?"

On Sunday, November 22, 2009, Patti from Washington wrote

I attended the local "Climate Stewards" class based on the Beach Watchers volunteer model. I have helped man display booths at different venues and am working on gathering all local recycling resources to distribute in the area.

On Sunday, November 22, 2009, Patti from Washington wrote

As a member of the local Global Warming Group "Skagit Beat the Heat", I helped start the "Eat Your Yard" campaign by hosting a class to compare different methods and changed several areas of lawn to food garden production.

On Sunday, November 22, 2009, Jeremy from Conservation Media wrote

As a producer of conservation-based web content for non-profits, I not only focus on great content, I also want my productions to come without a heavy impact on the planet. That's why I use ultra high-efficiency vehicles, LED studio and field lighting kits, reusable media, and solar power to run both lighting AND cameras. It's something anyone in my line of business can and should do. To learn more about the details so you too can adopt them, check out my overview at

On Sunday, November 22, 2009, Guyana Gyal wrote

NO chemicals - pesticides or fertilizers in the garden.

On Sunday, November 22, 2009, Guyana Gyal wrote

I go around telling the market vendors [selling plants] about composting, no need to buy artificial *stuff*.

On Sunday, November 22, 2009, Guyana Gyal wrote

Unplug, unplug, unplug if you're not using electrical equipment.

On Sunday, November 22, 2009, Tracy from the evergreen state wrote

LESS PLASTIC! I use reuseable tupperware for leftovers and lunches, buy in bulk, and bring my own cloth bags everywhere. Packaging is tremendously wasteful.

On Sunday, November 22, 2009, Jackie from WA State wrote

We have to run a dehumdifier in our basement almost all year round. I water my houseplants and outdoor flowers with the water my dehumidifier collects.

On Sunday, November 22, 2009, Montana Vegan wrote

Plant based diets are by far the easiest and most effective way we can save the planet. Just think how much cheaper going veg is than buying a Prius. And you'll be doing more for the earth. Go veg and save the planet!

On Sunday, November 22, 2009, Jerry from HuaiNan China wrote

When you go to the supermarket to buy something,use reuseable clothing bags instead of plastic ones.

On Sunday, November 22, 2009, Shawn W., D.C. wrote

We try to eat as organic as we can afford to protect the land and water.

On Sunday, November 22, 2009, Shawn W., D.C. wrote

My wife and I don't use a car and use public transportation instead.

On Sunday, November 22, 2009, Katy wrote

Where I live, it is hard to recycle glass. Once a wine bottle, I use them for everything from crafts to water containers. Wine bottles make great vases (especially when painted) and old pasta sauce jars are great to keep chilled water in the fridge or keep leftovers fresh!

On Sunday, November 22, 2009, A from Hefziba wrote

When I go shopping in the market I bring with me non plastic bags made of organic materials.

On Sunday, November 22, 2009, Wendy from San Francisco wrote

when you buy clothes, be sure to check the label for materials; buy clothes that is make of cotton instead of nylon or other things.. cotton is more eco friendly and organic..

On Sunday, November 22, 2009, Diane from KY wrote

If you have unfinished water glasses, pour them into the dog/cat's water bowl(s), use them to water a plant, or something. Don't just pour them down the drain. If you give it some thought, there's almost always something useful you can do with the water. A small thing. But every little thing helps.

On Sunday, November 22, 2009, Diane from KY wrote

Store clerks seem obsessed with putting purchases in a bag, even if it's only one or two items that would be perfectly easy to carry. When possible, let them know that you don't need a bag. Give them a head's up as soon as they start to ring your sale. Sometimes when a clerk beats me to it and gets the item in the bag before I finish my statement, they'll actually hand me the item, then thrown the bag out because it takes a couple of seconds to get the empty bag back on the handles of the carousel it came off of. (Rather defeats the purpose!) Weird, but it's happened to me more than once.

On Sunday, November 22, 2009, Wendy from San Francisco wrote

use stainless canteen for water instead of plastic water bottle .. this way is safer and the canteen could reuse over and over..

On Saturday, November 21, 2009, Diane from KY wrote

Start adopting family birthday, Christmas, etc., traditions of having one or more presents be contributions to causes that are close to your heart. These are absolutely my favorite gifts to receive and my children love receiving gifts of contributions towards saving wildlife. I reinforce it by letting them know how proud I am of them for taking part in saving the earth. Few of us need more "stuff". Consider talking to family and coworkers to see if they'd be interested in exchanging eco-contributions or making a group eco contribution be part of the holiday tradition. If we all did this, it would make such a tremendous difference!

On Saturday, November 21, 2009, Diane from KY wrote

Line your small waste paper baskets with plastic bags from grocery and other store bags. I use them for all my household wastebaskets and haven't bought plastic bags in quite a few years. When I pick up trash up and down my road, I need larger bags, so I use my bulk dog and cat food bags.

On Saturday, November 21, 2009, Diane from KY wrote

Like my grandparents, born circa 1900, keep a small mixing bowl in the sink with water in it. Use the water for little chores like rinsing a glass before it goes in the dishwasher, dampening a rag to wipe up a spill, etc. Lots of tasks require just a bit of water that doesn't need to be tap fresh. Each time you wash your hands, etc., let the overflow refill the bowl.

On Saturday, November 21, 2009, Karen from New Hampshire wrote

Unplug all the appliances in your house that you can when not in use... lamps, phone chargers, televisions, hairdryer, curling irons, coffee pot, electric can opener etc.... it sounds like a pain but once in the habit it is easy to do... you can use power strips to make it easier to do.....appliances not in use but plugged in still use electricity..... I lowered my electric bill by over $40 per month by doing this and am conserving resources to boot!

On Saturday, November 21, 2009, Bennett from Denver wrote

Plug everything in to a multiple outlet socket, then just pull a couple of those at night and you'll a bunch of energy.

On Saturday, November 21, 2009, Christacare from California wrote

I like to plug all those appliances like TV's, Microwaves, cell phone chargers, ect. into power strips which I click off when I leave the house. I also recycle all used batteries at the Battery Store and have asked all my friends to save theirs for me to recycle for them, along with their electronics so I may take them to an e-waste collection facility. Also use CFL instead of incandescent light bulbs and have switched from lawns to water-wise gardening with native plants and no longer use chemicals in the yard.

On Saturday, November 21, 2009, Sam wrote

Reduce the amount of time you use your car. Reuse bags every time you go to the store. Recycle leaves you raked in a compost pile.

On Saturday, November 21, 2009, Asperdil in Oregon wrote

Since all of the problems facing this Planet today stem directly from human overpopulation, the very best thing that you can do to help the situation is to have fewer children, or better yet, decline from having any at all. What good does it do to lower your carbon footprint by a couple of percentage points, but then produce more and more people. That is only taking one step forward, and sliding 3 steps back. My husband and I made the decision not to have children years ago, and we are glad that we did.

On Saturday, November 21, 2009, Laura from New Jersey wrote

Shop at consignment stores, you will be taking part in recycling clothes, toys, books, etc. and saving money too!

On Saturday, November 21, 2009, Stacy from the Huachuca Mountains wrote

I shred my own "paper grass" for gift baskets and for protecting items when I ship packages. Simply get in the habit of re-using paper that would otherwise be headed to the trash. Collect gift wrappings at birthday parties and Christmas- it's colorful and looks awesome in gift baskets! Maybe this year, Easter Bunny will skip-out on store-bought (not-so green) grass.

On Saturday, November 21, 2009, Cyclist Mike wrote

When you are boiling the kettle for a mug of tea or coffee only partially fill it with water. Otherwise you are boiling the equivalent of several mugs of water when you only need one, wasting a lot of energy and money in the process.

On Saturday, November 21, 2009, Adam from Lexington wrote

Aside from recycling, we try to 'close the loop' by being conscious of buying products made from recycled materials...bath tissue, paper towels, napkins, etc.

On Saturday, November 21, 2009, Belinda from Hedgesville wrote

I try to use reusable bags for shopping, but on the occasions where I forget, or I don't bring enough, I get plastic bags and reuse them as trash bags, lunch bags, etc. They can even be crocheted into fashionable reusable bags!

On Saturday, November 21, 2009, Belinda from Hedgesville wrote

At work we do a lot of shredding. Well, instead of just throwing all that shredded paper away, we then send it to a local recycling center.

On Saturday, November 21, 2009, Sophie from Chicagp wrote

turn off computer screen when not in use. unplugg phone charger when not in use turn water off when brushing teeth compost recycle bike/public transportation instead of driving get reusable napkins use containers instead of plastic bags for lunch

On Saturday, November 21, 2009, CurlySue wrote

Insulate your hot water heater and your attic. This is not only green, but will help you save some green!

On Saturday, November 21, 2009, Dedicated Community Servant wrote

Go Green. Love Nature. Make Hummingbird Nectar: 1 part sugar, 4 parts water. No red food coloring, please.

On Saturday, November 21, 2009, Bill from Council Bluffs, IA (X-IA Waste Exchange) wrote

While you are at work, look for items that are being discarded to the waste bin and try to find another business that could use that product. If large quantities, perhaps your employer can save on waste disposal fees and at the same time help another business save on purchasing that product. This might be paper, cardboard, rubber, plastic, chemicals, styrofoam, a food product, etc. .

On Saturday, November 21, 2009, Plantz Challenge wrote

Our family loves the earth so much we eat a plant-based diet. We know that factory farms are the greatest cause of climate change. And now over 97% of animals that people eat are rasied in a factory farm. A plant-based diet also saves our family money, we are preventing cancer, heart disease, diabetes and worse. Take the 30-day 'Plantz' Challenge - it is a simple way to try a plant based diet and save the environment!

On Saturday, November 21, 2009, Nathan from Windsor(UK) wrote

Re-using plastic bottles before you throw them out (to the recycling) is an excellent way to make use of rubbish. Or even better, invest in a permanent water bottle that you can keep on using.

On Saturday, November 21, 2009, El Gordo from MN wrote

When going to picnics, parties, group volunteer events, always check on recycling for cans and bottles and if they don't have anything planned for that, then volunteer to collect them and take them home to be recycled

On Saturday, November 21, 2009, Al the green guy from KS wrote

Collect water in a bucket in the shower each time you bathe and use it to flush the toilet. If you can install a gray water system.

On Saturday, November 21, 2009, Zguby from Jersey City, NJ wrote

If you have a back yard or live on a farm, put barrels outside to collect the rain water which can be used for watering plants, washing your clothes, cleaning the house and if it's a clean container and filtered afterwards it's perferctly fine for drinkings as well.

On Saturday, November 21, 2009, Zguby from Jersey City, NJ wrote

Eat more raw food. It has a higher nutritional value and reduces fuel consumption.

On Saturday, November 21, 2009, Zguby from Jersey City, NJ wrote

Support the local farmers by buying produce from them. It's pesticide free, hormone free hence healthier for you and the environment.

On Saturday, November 21, 2009, Zguby from Jersey City, NJ wrote

If you don't have glass baking ware reuse the alumminum disposable ones by cleaning them after cooking.

On Saturday, November 21, 2009, Zguby from Jersey City, NJ wrote

To reduce water consumption during shower turn off the water when soaping and scrubing your body.

On Saturday, November 21, 2009, Andrea O de Luca from Brazil wrote

Ecofont. The prints we make for our 'daily use' not only use paper, but also ink. But your ink cartridges (or toner) could last longer.

On Saturday, November 21, 2009, Donna from Irondequoit NY wrote

We recycle all the paper, plastics and glass that we use, and we bring home the ones we use when out to recycle, i.e. water bottles from meetings, etc. We compost kitchen scraps and leaves and twigs and grass clippings and the coffee grounds and filters! This has been an ongoing process for my family for many years now and is just part of our daily routine and it feels good!

On Saturday, November 21, 2009, Jeff from Brantford wrote

We keep a compost bucket in our kitchen and dump it in our yard waste so we are sending less garbage to land fill.

On Friday, November 20, 2009, Lori from Sacramento wrote

Never buy bottled water. It takes a tremendous amount of resources and energy just to make that one plastic bottle!!

On Friday, November 20, 2009, Lori from Sacramento wrote

I only run my dishwasher and washing machine with a full load. Why waste water and energy.

On Friday, November 20, 2009, Lori from Sacramento wrote

I buy most of my clothes and many other items at thrift shops. You certainly can get a nice variety that way. It's difficult to buy retail anymore!

On Friday, November 20, 2009, Lori from Sacramento wrote

Always turn the water off while brushing your teeth-don't let the water waste unnecessarily. Every drop counts.

On Friday, November 20, 2009, Lori from Sacramento wrote

I keep a large container near my shower to fill up with water while waiting for it to get warm. I collect it for the next time I need to water my outdoor patio plants.

On Friday, November 20, 2009, Lori from Sacramento wrote

I cut scratch paper from recycled paper at work for use by myself and my co-workers. I'm always pleasantly surprised how many people come by to us this paper instead of using a new piece of paper.

On Friday, November 20, 2009, Lori from Sacramento wrote

I bring home all the paper,plastic, etc., from work to put in my recycle bin. It takes a little effort every day but it's the least I can do for our beautiful planet.

On Friday, November 20, 2009, Lori from Sacramento wrote

Take your own plastic containers to the restaurants for leftovers. They can be washed and reused over and over.

On Friday, November 20, 2009, Ayaka from Medicine Hat wrote

don't take too much napkins and use both sides of your paper before recycling.

On Friday, November 20, 2009, ninetta wrote

I put up separate bins for recycling different materials in the workplace, and signs with facts of the benefit of recycling for the environment to educate and encourage. If I'm done with cooking I leave the oven door open to help with heating the room. I live in a one-bedroom apartment; I use a space heater/fan to heat the room I am in, instead of using the living room heater and leave the bedroom door open to heat both rooms. I find that candles help with lighting a room, increasing heat, and act as a air refresher; you can buy the more inexpensive ones and refill the glass containers. Washing dishes in a sink full of water reduces the amount of water used in comparison to washing under running water.

On Friday, November 20, 2009, Sheldon from Ancaster, ON wrote

If you move your boat to a different lake ensure it is clean of any debris and properly disinfect any water in the boat or live well so that no transfer of organisms can occur.

On Friday, November 20, 2009, Sheldon from Ancaster, ON wrote

Consider naturalizing your yard. It will reduce the amount of time/energy to cut grass and reduce your use of fertilizers/chemicals.

On Friday, November 20, 2009, ninetta wrote

I use cloth bags when going to the store; I use the plastic bags that I find (from people that are not willing to use cloth) to collect garbage; this way I do not buy extra garbage bags. I use my own cutlery so I do not take plastic from restaurants or use disposables at work.

On Friday, November 20, 2009, Sheldon from Ancaster, ON wrote

If you have a waterfront camp/cottage avoid the use of fertilizers since the runoff will load the water with nutrients which contributes to water quality issues.

On Friday, November 20, 2009, Heather from Estes Park wrote

Don't ever let water, whether it be in the kitchen, bathroom or the back yard run unnecessarily. It takes a nanno second to reach up and turn off the faucet. When you don't finish a glass of water, or water bottle, pour onto a plant or tree outside. Always carry your bags to the grocery store, and if you forget, go back to your car and get them, or pick up some in the store's recycle container (usually inside the front door). The clerk will still credit you. While shopping, don't buy more than you'll save money and packaging, as well as have less spoiled food. Meat is great, just let's eat less of it.

On Friday, November 20, 2009, Ron from Texas wrote

Check with your water company.. I received 2 free water saver toilets and installed them. If possible, go solar, I did. My next project is going to be to re-direct my gray water (taps, washing machine, bathtubs etc,) to go outside and water the environment (lawns etc.) instead of just going to a waste disposal facility. And get new energy saving light bulbs.

On Friday, November 20, 2009, janet hutchinson wrote

I love iced coffee but hate the waste so I take my plastic cup and straw home every night and wash it and reuse it the next time I get a coffee.

On Friday, November 20, 2009, Oscar from Florida. wrote

Our family are coffee lovers for the morning start, we save a lot of trees using a permanent filter in our coffeemaker instead of the disposable paper ones.

On Friday, November 20, 2009, Charlie Seymour Jr a Green Blogger near Philly PA wrote

I heard an inspirational talk by Dr. Mark Wallace, Professor at Swarthmore College, who said, "You'll never take care of the Earth until you Love It Like Your Children." Wow! Ever since then I have a separate small box in my bathroom, one in my home office, and our main one in the kitchen... all paper products, cans, plastics (1 and 2) go in there and are recycled. Newspapers and glass as well. Though I have printed front and back on computer paper for a while, now I throw it into the recycling after fully using it. And I have a note under my name no my emails which says in a green font: Please consider the environment before printing this e-mail. These are EASY things to do... it's getting us in the right frame of mind that takes a bit of work and then the rest comes easily. Best to all of you. Charles Seymour Jr

On Friday, November 20, 2009, Deirdre from Georgia wrote

When drawing a bath for your children plug the tub while you wait for the water to heat up. We waste alot of water just letting it run until it's hot. All that cold water down the tube, literally. :) It will all heat up eventually.

On Friday, November 20, 2009, Steve Rosenblatt wrote

Encourage your community to adopt an ordinance that is becomming more common in California. Whenever anyone applys for a building permit the governmental jurisdiction does a "green inspection" on the entire project. From this inspection suggestions and sometimes mandiates are made for the builder to makd changes. If these are expensive the government will make available low or no interest loans to accomplish these green goals. This must be done before any building permit is granted.

On Friday, November 20, 2009, Karen from Minnesota wrote

I reuse bottles, bags, plastic containers over and over for other things. I often use cereal or cracker boxes for starage and use the inside wrapping of cereal boxes to open and lay cookies on while baking. After bottles and coffee cans are washed and dried there are many uses for them as long as they are clearly labled.

On Friday, November 20, 2009, Rachael, LMT from upstate NY wrote

When you buy products that you need, like laundry detergent and dishwashing soap think about spending a bit more and buying the natural ones. Yes they cost more, but they are an investment in our earth and you are helping to support those companies that are working extra hard to be responsible and green. Instead of buying the inexpensive ones that damage our earth and keep those irresponsible companies in business.

On Friday, November 20, 2009, Sara from Wisconsin wrote

Buy what you can from the bulk bins at the grocery store - bring reusable bags!

On Friday, November 20, 2009, Newfie Gal wrote

Use glass or ceramic bakeware, it will conduct more heat than metal, requiring less energy.

On Friday, November 20, 2009, East Coaster wrote

Clean your stovetop - a clean burner reflects more energy toward the pan, requiring less energy to get the job done. Likewise, an unclean microwave requires more energy waves to heat the food residue.

On Friday, November 20, 2009, Nicole in Racine wrote

If you need to ship packages this holiday season, consider using UPS. For a small fee they now offer carbon off-set shipping.

On Friday, November 20, 2009, Ernesto from Santa Fe Springs, Ca. wrote

I work at a Biodiesel Plant in Santa Fe Springs, ca. I bought bins for each type of product that we can recycle- glass, plastic, paper and cardboard, aluminum, etc. We should practice sustainability all the way around in our life. Less energy being consumed is the goal.

On Friday, November 20, 2009, luwane from florida wrote

I was fortunate enough to catch a paint representative changing the paint samples at a home improvement store. Instead of having to throw them out I asked for some. I now have a vivid array of colored note paper. The best is the neon shades for the most important notes that I don't want to loose!

On Friday, November 20, 2009, LEAFy Lady from Metro East Illinois wrote

A Puffs tissue box can be re-purposed by tearing it in half to use as 2 seedling pots when your club holds a plant sale. Its not a long-term plant pot, but one that serves the purpose until its ready to put into the soil.

On Friday, November 20, 2009, luwane from sunny florida wrote

When making dinner that requires using the oven...leave canned vegetables in their cans (opened) while you are making the entre. You are not using an extra burner to heat them and don't have to wash a pot when you would normally have to. Saves on energy for sure!!

On Friday, November 20, 2009, Chica from Cali wrote

Live below your means. Buy used instead of new. Walk more. Turn off lights and electronics when not in use. Take shorter showers. Recycle or Freecycle everything possible. Compost. Grow your own food.

On Friday, November 20, 2009, Natalie from Connecticut wrote

Walk or ride to work or other places of interest. Not only are there environmental benefits but also health benefits.

On Friday, November 20, 2009, Nicole in Racine wrote

Buy all cotton socks and underwear. Darning a small toe hole isn't such a bad idea either.

On Friday, November 20, 2009, Nicole in Racine wrote

Don't replace your mildewed shower curtain. It will clean up easily in the wash machine with some towels and light detergent.

On Friday, November 20, 2009, Nicole in Racine wrote

Turn off the oven a few minutes early and allow the food to finish cooking on the residual heat.

On Friday, November 20, 2009, Nicole in Racine wrote

Avoid purchasing "Individually Wrapped" products such as tea bags, drink mixes, candies, and sanitary napkins.

On Friday, November 20, 2009, Tracy from Michigan wrote

I use cold water when using the wash machine on my loads of laundry (except whites). I do all my "whites" only once a week or wait until I have a full load.

On Friday, November 20, 2009, Nicole in Racine wrote

Use half the water recommended for boiling noodles. They will cook just fine, you just need to stir more often.

On Friday, November 20, 2009, Nicole in Racine wrote

Ladies: Buy application free tampons! Also, try to avoid individually wrapped pads. Especially the plastic ones.

On Friday, November 20, 2009, Nicole in Racine wrote

Store your CDs in paper sleeves or envelopes, not plastic jewel cases.

On Friday, November 20, 2009, Nicole in Racine wrote

Purchase your pasta, grains, cereals, and snacks from your grocer's bulk food bins. After transferring to a container, keep the labeled twist tie wrapped around the bag to reuse when you run out.

On Friday, November 20, 2009, Nicole in Racine wrote

Keep an egg timer in your bathroom and aim for 5 minute showers, or less.

On Friday, November 20, 2009, Nicole in Racine wrote

When your waiter/waitress gives you a plastic drinking straw, give it back.

On Friday, November 20, 2009, David in SF wrote

Use low energy light bulbs and don't leave lights on in rooms you are not using.

On Friday, November 20, 2009, Kevin wrote

I put on a sweatshirt, scarf, and hat as opposed to turning on the heat in my apartment.

On Friday, November 20, 2009, Rebecca from Canada wrote

Buy biodegradabe plastic bags! Every little bit helps.

On Friday, November 20, 2009, Ann from Racine,WI wrote

Although I love the idea of wearing something new, I also really love the idea of re-using and recycling. So, when I get a craving for a new sweater or pair of cozy pajamas, I head to my local Goodwill store or Value Village.( I also donate my used clothes to those places.) So, I can satisfy my cravings and feel good about buying something that doesn't use any new resources and may even contribute to the needs of those who are less fortunate.

On Friday, November 20, 2009, Jayne from Toronto wrote

Use a Brita water filter in your fridge instead of buying plastic water bottles

On Friday, November 20, 2009, Adam from Utah wrote

By going 55 - 60 MPH as opposed to 70 - 75 MPH, I have found that my car gets about an extra 100 (!!!) miles to a tank of gas. It is hard to make that adjustment from the fast lane to the slow lane at first - but once you realize that you really only save about 3 minutes on a commute by driving that much faster, you get over it. Plus, it is so much less stressful to just take it good and slow over there - road rage has become a thing of the past. And by reducing your MPH, it increases your MPG's -- AND -- drastically reduces the amount of emissions your car produces. Give it a shot. I dare you. You'll be surprised.

On Friday, November 20, 2009, Mary from Amelia wrote

I save all of the 8.5 x 11" paper (homework, memos, newsletters, menus, tests) my kids bring home from school. If it's printed on 2 sides, I recycle it. But if it's only printed on one side, I load it into my computer's printer and I re-use it.

On Friday, November 20, 2009, Tom from Canada wrote

We are ruthless with recycling paper at home - toilet paper rings, receipts, envelopes etc. We take advantage of Household Hazardous waste days for batteries and paint etc. I try to bike to work but need to do it more - both for the Earth and my waistline!! We try to teach our kids to respect the environment - we often fill up bags with garbage on our walks in the spring when the melting snow reveals all the pop cans and water bottles etc that have blown around over the winter. I am the grinch in the house for turning off lights when no one is in the room!!!

On Friday, November 20, 2009, Green Pittsburgh Gardener wrote

I buy eggs in the paperboard containers instead of styrene or plastic. As I use the eggs, I give the shells a quick rinse and put them back in the carton. When all are used, I put the whole carton in the microwave for a couple minutes ( to kill any stray pathogens), and then the whole thing goes in the compost pile. (smash and rip to make it break down faster)

On Friday, November 20, 2009, Lu from California wrote

I save the envelopes from mail I receive and use the backs as note paper for shopping lists, reminders, notes to self, etc. before recycling.

On Friday, November 20, 2009, Mike from Queens wrote

Take a backpack to the food store and put your groceries in the backpack instead of having the clerk put them in a plastic bag.

On Friday, November 20, 2009, Dave from Cambridge wrote

Walk somewhere today. No fossil fuels need to be used, less air polution and you will feel better.

On Friday, November 20, 2009, Amy back from Africa wrote

Be aware of corporate policies both of where you work and where you shop. Know what you are supporting and don't just believe what the corporation is telling you, seek out other sources of information such as BBB or

On Friday, November 20, 2009, Wavy from BAMA wrote

We have a lot of lights that have "DIMMING" capabilities but the truth is even when they are dimmed it uses the same amount of energy and cost the same so its stupid to dimm them...unless you want to... I guess. Also we save rain water to wash our dogs and water our plants. Something else you may not know is; the open tabs on your softdrinks can be used to fight breast cancer! I don't know many details about it but its a great thing for you to look up and consider doing!

On Friday, November 20, 2009, Izzy from Philippines wrote

turn off the lights and other electricity not in use in order to help conserve energy.. Instead of throwing soft-drink cans you can use em to plant with flowers and etc.. by doing so, contributes in lessening co2..

On Friday, November 20, 2009, Peggy from So.Ill. wrote

Instead of making coffee each morning, I make a pot, pour myself a cup then pour the rest into a carraffe. Then each morning after, I microwave a cup until it's time to make another pot.

On Friday, November 20, 2009, Matt from Clarksburg wrote

I think that if everyone was diligent with recycling plastic, paper, and metal it would have a drastic affect on the earth and our daily lives. When we sit down and eat meals now we try to use cloth napkins instead of paper towels. That way we limit our paper consumption.

On Friday, November 20, 2009, Cindi from Michigan wrote

When washing windows, in your house or car, use old newspapers (black and white, not color print sections), vinegar and warm water in a reuseable spray bottle. The print won't come off on your hands, cleans great and you can recycle the newspapers when you are done.

On Friday, November 20, 2009, Charisse from Detroit wrote

Make sure your doors and windows close completely, they can let cooled or heated air escape, or they can let in winter cold and summer heat. Tightening up may be all thats needed. This will help save on your energy bills!

On Friday, November 20, 2009, Heather wrote

Plant a garden. Walk when possible. Plant trees (particularly in new subdivisions). Recycle. Buy produce and products produced locally when possible. Try to buy and use natural products (rather than plastic based products)

On Friday, November 20, 2009, Jenny, California wrote

Bike and walk whenever possible- great form of exercise! Try not to use plastic bags (getting easier). Try to limit take out dining and when presented with styrofoam, next time we say "no styrofoam". Switched to 100% recycled toilet paper, paper towels, napkins, tissues etc. Buy in glass bottles instead of plastic whenever possible. Keep heat at 68 degrees, air cond at 72 degrees. Bought a Prius that gets avg 48 mpg. Love it! Still working on lots of other stuff.

On Friday, November 20, 2009, jamiesjeep wrote

Unplug all unused electronic devices which have clocks & indicator lights on them, and only plug in when needed. Reuse empty juice bottles, fill 1/2-3/4 full w/ water, freeze, and use these in your coolers. They last for days, a lot longer than ice cubes. Start composting, save all veggie scraps, dog & cat hair, dryer lint, coffee grounds, paper towels used to clean up milk, juice & water spills, crumpled newspaper, torn brown paper bags. Reuse your large yogurt & cottage cheese containers instead of buying storage bags & new containers.

On Friday, November 20, 2009, Fan from Beijing wrote

Our family put a basin under the cap in our washroom, then the water can be collected to wash the toliet. As a student living in the school domitory, I try to save power by put my computer in the sleeping style when I don't need it within 30 minutes. And please use paper by both sides, saving paper is protecting the trees. Now, in China the using of plastic bags has been controlled by payi