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View Poll Results: Have you made an effort to "Go Green" in your house?
Yes, I support it as much as possible 13 41.94%
I'm trying to do better 9 29.03%
I don't go out of my way to do anything special 8 25.81%
I don't believe any of it 3 9.68%
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Old 04-09-2008, 09:45 PM
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Have you made an effort to "Go Green" in your house?

There is so much hype right now about "Going Green". Do you believe and support everything that is being said about it or do you think that this is just a ploy to sell certain products at a "higher-than-necessary" rate for no reason?

Perhaps you are stuck somewhere in the middle by believing some of it??
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Old 04-10-2008, 01:01 AM
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Really the only thing we do is recycle.........that is enough for me. LOL
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Old 04-10-2008, 06:20 AM
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I have to say that I do many "green" things and I do support going green - to a degree. My personal belief is that you don't have to buy anything to be green. In fact, it is much greener to buy less. Reduce, reuse and recycle as much as possible. Being green should actually SAVE you money.

I do believe that we all have to make an effort to change starting immediately!

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Old 04-10-2008, 10:04 AM
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I agree with Kathy. Recyle- reuse- reduce is the way to go. It seems everyone is into the "Green"- but just because the label is green, is it?
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Old 04-10-2008, 10:38 AM
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We live where there is no recycle at all...they used to have it here about 17 years ago but stopped doing it 14 years ago...I do recycle a lot of things around the house...
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Old 04-10-2008, 05:15 PM
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I'm all for making this planet a better place to live. Reduce, reuse, recycle are all important things to do. Fortunately, my city makes recycling easy. Green waste (grass, yard clippings, etc.) goes into one can to be picked up weekly. All other materials to be recycled (cans, paper, newspaper, glass, plastics, etc.) gets put into another can to be picked up weekly. We don't have to separate out these materials, since the recycling plant has machines that sort it automatically. If you live in an area that does not make it convenient, it must be hard to keep motivated.

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Old 04-11-2008, 11:33 AM
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Yes, I'm making an effort...next on my list is getting the recycle containers so I can start recycling my plastics etc. Its $25 for them here and I don't usually have an extra $25 I don't need. I live on a main street too so don't want to buy a container that someone might steal. Thats the only thing preventing me from doing that but I freecycle, I buy about 40% organic/recycled products. In our case we have to buy some that are because of severe allergies in our home. I am going to do more though with hanging laundry this year and the recycling. And I am growing a 'vegan' organic garden.
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Old 04-11-2008, 12:29 PM
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The only extra effort I have made is to invest in 8 "green bags" for groceries. My supermarket actually pays me 2 cents per bag every time I use them So after a while they will be paying me to use those bags.

Otherwise, we have already been recycling paper, plastic, glass and cans. We try to use reusables/recyclables rather than just-plain throwaways, just because we can't stand the waste of it. I've always hung laundry on the line when the weather permits (and the neighbors aren't using their fireplace, which stinks up my laundry).

But I will not pay more for something just because it's "green."
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Old 04-11-2008, 03:44 PM
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We recycle paper, plastic, metal every week. I collect used ink cartridges from several people and redeem what I can at Staples and the rest go to church for them to send in for cash.

Kitchen straps (veggie peals, egg shells, coffee/tea grounds, etc.)and yard trimmings go to the garden to help build up the dirt. I grow a lot of our veggies in the summer and freeze what isn't eaten right away.

I wash and reuse plastic containers several times before they end up getting recycled. Any packing peanuts that we receive and wont use quickly are given to a guy at church that has a shipping store to use.

We except donations of clothing and sell or pass along any that we wont use as well as shopping second hand stores first before buying new.

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Old 04-12-2008, 09:27 AM
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The other day when I was grocery shopping, I notice a name brand soup company sporting a green label. Well isn't that just cute? NOT!! Their ideal of going green was less packaging, because you add the water at home. Hello!! weren't we already doing this?

I like that there are green options, but we need to be informed here, just because the label is different doesn't make it green - just 10cents more.
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