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As the leader in earth-friendly, natural personal care, Burt’s Bees offers a comprehensive line of products for men, women and babies. From acne and anti-aging, to soothing lotions and anti-itch creams for diaper rash, to cologne and shaving cream for men, you’ll find everything you need for you and your family. It uses only the finest, safest ingredients that Mother Nature has to offer, including all-natural herbs, nourishing essential oils and soothing beeswax with its moisturizing, anti-inflammatory and sunscreen properties.

We’re thrilled about our latest giveaway, which gives 3 lucky winners a free body care kit ($30 value), and one lucky grand-prize winner a sensitive skin care kit that’s valued at $60. Don’t miss out on your chance to win!

 Here’s a sneak peak at the products included in the kits:

Body Care Kit includes the following items: Body Bar, Body Butter and Sugar Scrub. Each winner will receive a different scent: Cranberry & Pomegranate, Mango & Orange and Honey & Shea.

And the grand-prize winner will receive the Sensitive Skin Care Kit, which includes: Facial Towelettes, Daily Moisturizing Cream, Eye Cream, Night Cream and Facial Cleanser.

Tell us: What is the one major change you can make in your life to reduce your carbon footprint?

Congrats to our Burt’s Bees Giveaway Winners:

1) Hannah Johnson

2) C Williams

3) Mariann

And Our Grand Prize Winner Is…

Stila…Congrats!

**4 winners will be chosen at random. Post a comment and tell us the one major change you can make in your life to reduce carbon footprint. Giveaway starts on 7/21/11 and ends 8/4/11 at 11:59pm PST. The winner will be announced during the time of 8/5/11- 9/5/11. If the winner does not reply within 5 business days of being contacted, another winner will be chosen.**

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363 Comments

  1. Meg
    Posted July 21, 2011 at 10:10 am | Permalink

    Reduce, Re-use & recycle… we are furnishing our new home with re-purposed, rescued and recycled furniture. A little elbow grease is all it takes to breathe new life into some solid pieces.

  2. Sara P.
    Posted July 21, 2011 at 10:12 am | Permalink

    I started composting this year!

  3. Yenny Pratt
    Posted July 21, 2011 at 10:13 am | Permalink

    Take the bus whenever possible!

  4. Amelia
    Posted July 21, 2011 at 10:15 am | Permalink

    We can all make small changes that will have a huge impact in our community , I for example decided to run my bike to work and use my car only on weekend, I think if we all contribute we can all make earth more of a pleasant and cleaner place to live :)

  5. Dolores
    Posted July 21, 2011 at 10:16 am | Permalink

    the major change i have been working on this year is driving less. i walk, carpool, and ride the bus as much as i can. thanks for the giveaway.

  6. Leslie Petersen
    Posted July 21, 2011 at 10:17 am | Permalink

    One major change for me is to reuse! It really does help and it is less garbage!

  7. Leslie Petersen
    Posted July 21, 2011 at 10:18 am | Permalink

    Is there an entry form, too, or is my comment sufficient?

  8. angela b
    Posted July 21, 2011 at 10:21 am | Permalink

    i just heard a good tip, turn the water off while you soap up in the shower, saves hundreds of gallons of water!!!

  9. Hilary, W
    Posted July 21, 2011 at 10:22 am | Permalink

    WE ALWAYS RECYCLE no excuses. Sometimes in life it is so easy just to throw away our household trash. In our household we always think before we throw. We buy smart picking “green” items and reusable products. You can make a huge difference just changing the way you deal with your household waste.

  10. mari
    Posted July 21, 2011 at 10:29 am | Permalink

    conserve energy

  11. kimberley
    Posted July 21, 2011 at 10:30 am | Permalink

    consume less, produce less out put such as washing clothese, use less water and recyle it, solar power usage. Communal living.

  12. lilly
    Posted July 21, 2011 at 10:31 am | Permalink

    I will walk the mile it takes to the grocery store instead of getting a cab.

  13. K.Chan
    Posted July 21, 2011 at 10:32 am | Permalink

    I can start turning off my home computer when I’m at work, and my work computers when I’m at home… I tend to lazily lock and leave them ‘sleeping’. I can also unplug my charging cords and other devices when not in use.

  14. Katrina Goldstein
    Posted July 21, 2011 at 10:33 am | Permalink

    I have recently become a vegan, which has definitely reduced my carbon footprint by a lot! I would like to start replacing my skincare and cosmetics with products that are eco-friendly and do not contain harsh chemicals, parabens, or other similar additives.

  15. Claudia Castillo
    Posted July 21, 2011 at 10:37 am | Permalink

    I try to drink tap water as opposed to bottled water, and I keep our home temp at 75 so we don’t blast the AC all the time. I reuse all my grocery bags as trashbags for all my little trashcans :)

  16. Barbara C
    Posted July 21, 2011 at 10:40 am | Permalink

    We started a compost pile this past Spring. Also, we drink a lot of water and we were throwing a lot of melted ice/leftover water down the drain, we now keep a pitcher on the counter and fill it, and reuse the water in our garden. Reduce ~ Reuse ~ Recycle.

    Barbara
    @Goin2Carolina

  17. Jo Ann Williams
    Posted July 21, 2011 at 10:48 am | Permalink

    I love Burt’s Bees. Thanks for the opportunity.

  18. Amanda Healy
    Posted July 21, 2011 at 10:49 am | Permalink

    I recently switched to a Prius – this was a HUGE step toward reducing my carbon footprint as I commute an hour each way to work. An additional change I would like to make is to recycle more and to bring my plastic bags back to the grocery store to recycle them.

  19. Freda
    Posted July 21, 2011 at 10:55 am | Permalink

    The one change I can make is to try not to use my car so much. I can try walking more!

  20. Jennifer
    Posted July 21, 2011 at 10:56 am | Permalink

    Great question, definitely made me think ! One major change I have recently started and i believe we all can do this is “Going Paperless” Instead of getting all of our bills and even newspapers in the mail, we can go online to access them or get it thru email. Oh and stop the junk mail too!

  21. Jessica firestone
    Posted July 21, 2011 at 11:29 am | Permalink

    One way I am reducing my carbon footprint is by supporting my local farmers and biking to and from the market, always using a reusable cloth bag for all of my goods. Staying healthy and eating healthy has helped to give me the energy to peddle that bike for work and for play.

  22. Jay Hawk
    Posted July 21, 2011 at 11:33 am | Permalink

    To reduce my carbon footprint, I could stop flying.

  23. Posted July 21, 2011 at 11:52 am | Permalink

    Stop buying bottled water and by a Purification system. This would really stop the use of unnecessary plastic.

  24. Eugenie
    Posted July 21, 2011 at 12:07 pm | Permalink

    I try to plan out my car trips to different places to minimize the driving I have to do.

  25. Kriss
    Posted July 21, 2011 at 12:20 pm | Permalink

    Driving. I recycle, I reuse containers, I use CFL bulbs, I donate instead of dispose..but I could do better with my driving. Wish I could afford a hybrid vehicle.

  26. Jennifer Moscone
    Posted July 21, 2011 at 12:39 pm | Permalink

    I had been phasing out disposable plastic water bottles about for several years, but cut them out 100% a couple of years ago; when I think of how many I would have gone through, I’m embarrassed that it took me so long to make the transition completely!

  27. natasha mehta
    Posted July 21, 2011 at 1:13 pm | Permalink

    I carpool whenever possible and do not waste eletricity.

  28. Linda McMaster
    Posted July 21, 2011 at 1:56 pm | Permalink

    The biggest thing I could do to reduce my carbon footprint is to use only natural beauty products (like Burt’s Bees, which I love!) AND natural household cleaners.

  29. kk
    Posted July 21, 2011 at 2:05 pm | Permalink

    recycle more

  30. Candy Darr
    Posted July 21, 2011 at 4:09 pm | Permalink

    I recycle anything that I can! I only buy organic when possible, and I encourage others to do the same…

  31. Posted July 21, 2011 at 6:31 pm | Permalink

    *buy

  32. Posted July 21, 2011 at 8:26 pm | Permalink

    One way to reduce carbon footprint is to buy organic and locally grown fruits and vegetables.

  33. Carrie Nameth
    Posted July 21, 2011 at 9:14 pm | Permalink

    I already try to use as many eco-friendly products as I can, use re-useable shopping bags, recycle everything possible, and as an Environmental Educator I try to teach others to do the same. But, tomorrow I am getting my bike fixed so I can use my car less. Not only will it benefit me directly by saving money and improving my health but I will also pollute the air, water, and soil considerably less, and using less fuel reduces the
    resources used to make and transport that fuel.      
    “I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.” Helen Keller

  34. Cathy E
    Posted July 22, 2011 at 6:10 am | Permalink

    I use reusable rather than disposable as much as possible – shopping bags, water bottles, lunch backs, & coffee cups

  35. Amber Lamb
    Posted July 22, 2011 at 8:32 am | Permalink

    I have successfully been using reusable grocery bags- not only does it save the throwaways but it saves me time loading/unloading my groceries since they hold so much more! Thi

  36. CASSANDRA DARR
    Posted July 22, 2011 at 8:58 am | Permalink

    Please enter me ~ I LOVE BURT’S OO LA LA!

  37. Chooi
    Posted July 22, 2011 at 9:23 am | Permalink

    starting a compost pile at home.

  38. Arian Elsass
    Posted July 22, 2011 at 11:01 am | Permalink

    Eat less meat, especially lamb and corn-fed beef, and replace it with plant proteins like legumes.

  39. pnn@att.net
    Posted July 22, 2011 at 11:55 am | Permalink

    I am using cloth diapers when we are t home during the day.

  40. Anna
    Posted July 22, 2011 at 12:26 pm | Permalink

    One change I can make to reduce my carbon footprint is to shop my local farmer’s market.

  41. Kit
    Posted July 22, 2011 at 12:30 pm | Permalink

    I could buy a water purifier for my tap water so that I could create less water bottle waste.

  42. Hubert T
    Posted July 22, 2011 at 12:32 pm | Permalink

    Am in the market for a Toyota Prius. Trying to help do my part to save/preserve the environment.

  43. Colette Bauer
    Posted July 22, 2011 at 2:00 pm | Permalink

    One change I can make to reduce my carbon footprint is to cool off during hot days without the AC. Running my wrists under cold water, spending time in lower levels of my home, and drinking many glasses of cold water are easier and less damaging ways of cooling off.

  44. Sara
    Posted July 24, 2011 at 12:44 am | Permalink

    Love Burt’s Bees!

    Major change to reduce my carbon footprint:
    I will be leaving my car at home this coming year while away at school and walk around campus instead.

  45. Amy A
    Posted July 24, 2011 at 9:00 am | Permalink

    I am proud to say that I now FINALLY recycle my plastic water bottles but I do think of new ways whenever possible now and the best is about to come…I am going to replace my son’s carpet with 100% recycled carpet tiles! This company will even take them BACK if they get dirty and you just have to replace it because it wont clean up (he has a dog in his room who has had accidents). This way NONE of the carpet tiles will EVER end up in a landfill! I guess that describes me too, I am looking for more natural makeup and cleansers products instead of all of the chemicals!

  46. Judy Cawley
    Posted July 24, 2011 at 2:58 pm | Permalink

    I use my clothesline every chance I get!

  47. Posted July 24, 2011 at 6:56 pm | Permalink

    One Major Change I have made in my life to remove my carbon footprint is that I have stopped drinking Diet Sodas. I was drinking 2 x 2 litre bottles of the stuff everyday. That was 2 plastic bottles daily, 14 bottles weekly, 56 bottles Monthly and wow 672 plastic diet cola bottles a year. I did this for 20 yrs. I am not even going to calculate that amount.

    I feel MUCH much better as well.

  48. C Williams
    Posted July 25, 2011 at 11:37 am | Permalink

    By moisturizing my feet

  49. Posted July 26, 2011 at 9:29 am | Permalink

    I just moved into an apartment complex with NO recycling! I didn’t even know that was possible in Southern California these days. So I’m going to speak with the property manager and work out an arrangement to get another container set up for plastic and glass.

    Also, during the move, I realized I have way too many shoes and clothes. I want dedicate 1 year to not buying any new clothes, shoes or accessories and therefore, create less waste. Don’t worry, I’ll still stimulate the economy with some of the money I’ll save from not shopping!

  50. Pat D
    Posted July 26, 2011 at 10:31 am | Permalink

    I use natural makeup and have a water purifier on my tab
    water.

  51. Stila
    Posted July 26, 2011 at 6:29 pm | Permalink

    Walk or use the public transportation more!

  52. Mariee
    Posted July 26, 2011 at 7:19 pm | Permalink

    I recycle more and have a compost bin in the backyard.

  53. Tracy A.
    Posted July 26, 2011 at 8:16 pm | Permalink

    Yay, Burt’s Bees! I just switched to their toothpaste & LOVE it (:

    I’m working to reduce my carbon footprint by buying local food & eating less meat.

  54. Posted July 27, 2011 at 4:10 am | Permalink

    I started riding my bike to work (20 miles round trip!) when the weather permits! I also grow my own vegetables in my garden! and have used rain catchers for watering when possible! I have also started using a clothes line this year to reduce the amount of energy my house uses as well as unplugging all unused electronics!

  55. WesMonroe
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 4:20 am | Permalink

    We’ve completely switched to compact fluorescents and am using a water purifier instead of buying….

  56. adrienne zedella
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 4:21 am | Permalink

    We recycle everything in sight all day Everyday.
    I even recycle other people’s stuff when they are too lazy or inconsiderate to do it.

  57. Renee Cerny
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 4:26 am | Permalink

    I starting eating local grass fed beef and I buy my vegetables from a local farm.

  58. Kathleen Kelley
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 4:27 am | Permalink

    I have already done several things to reduce my carbon footprint- limit my time in the shower, use a regular towel in the kitchen instead of paper towel, recycle all paper, glass and plastic. The biggest thing I have done recently is to quit buying bottled water and use a water purifier for my tap water. Even though I used to recycle the plastic water bottles,it’s amazing how much less recycle I have now!

  59. Laura Kolinski-Schultz
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 4:31 am | Permalink

    I would install a rain barrel and use that to water the lawn and flower beds.

  60. Rufus gardner
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 4:31 am | Permalink

    Xeroscaping. No water sprinklers.

  61. Linda Bundrick
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 4:38 am | Permalink

    I stopped buying bottled water for my family and everyone now has their own BPA Free water bottles that we refill, thus not only saving our landfills but also my purse.

  62. Logan
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 4:39 am | Permalink

    Recycling is my food print to reduce carbon.

  63. Courtney
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 4:46 am | Permalink

    Buy local! Buying local not only helps your neighbors and community, but think of the amount of gas/emissions reduced by not shipping in perishables, wares, etc!

  64. C. G.
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 4:50 am | Permalink

    I grow my own vegatables.

  65. C. G.
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 4:51 am | Permalink

    I grow my own veggies.

  66. TerryBMc
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 4:55 am | Permalink

    We use very few chemicals– all-natural cleaners, detergents, etc. And we recycle and compost, too.

  67. Vicki Neulinger
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 4:56 am | Permalink

    I carry canvas shopping totes with me everywhere. No more wasting plastic bags or even paper bags.

  68. Ginny Shriner
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 4:57 am | Permalink

    We recycle at every opportunity.

  69. Sara
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 4:59 am | Permalink

    Replace your SUV or minivan with a fuel efficient car.

  70. hannah w
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 5:06 am | Permalink

    Drive less and walk more!

  71. Ida Berger
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 5:09 am | Permalink

    I furnish my summer home with things that I find in the street…as was said earlier…a little elbow grease, soap, water, steel wool and I get a very eclectic summer home.

  72. Lynde F
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 5:12 am | Permalink

    I planted a huge vegetable garden. This is the second year & even better than last year. We won’t have to buy any packaged produce ever again!

  73. Dolores
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 5:13 am | Permalink

    I use public transportation and walk whenever possible.
    Only have one car for my husband and I.

  74. elizabeth b
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 5:17 am | Permalink

    Take public transportation, turn my thermostat to 78 instead of 76, recycle, bring my lunch to work, drink tap water, grow my own vegetables, and turn off all the lights when i leave a room!

  75. Lydia
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 5:17 am | Permalink

    I started walking to and from work every day instead of driving. Exercise and fresh air to start my day :)

  76. jacqueline parker
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 5:18 am | Permalink

    I started to recycle i make sure to turn of light if not in the room and now we have flitered water at home no more bottles.

  77. Rosanna Iversen-Berdahl
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 5:19 am | Permalink

    I kill 4 birds with one stone when we take the dogs on a bike ride to the shopping center nearby: 1) Reduce carbon footprint by not using car. 2) Great exercise for my 2 boys and me. 3) Great exercise for the dogs! 4) Teaching by example for my kiddos!

    Also, I am SO excited to ditch purchasing all those plastic water bottles. Just ordered a 6 pack of filtered water bottles which takes tap water and alkalizes it to 8.5ph!!!

  78. Elizabeth S.
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 5:20 am | Permalink

    I really should be riding my bicycle to work more often- I just have to wake up a little earlier!

  79. JimH
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 5:22 am | Permalink

    I work for a corporation that fortunately has a Green Team and I have learned alot about recycling… We are inspired to bring in old light bulbs abd batteries and carpool as much as possible to work and other functions. Recently for halloween we had a costume contest and required everyone to dress in recycled material only. Then donated the items that were no longer needed to the local salvation Army. We also meet once a week to discuss new ways to conserve.

  80. Debbie McGee
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 5:24 am | Permalink

    I do recycle. We save aluminum cans for a local animal shelter that turns them in for cash to buy supplies for the animals. Also the tabs off these cans are saved for a local Ronald McDonald house. We take other items to a recycle facility about once a month.

    Deb

  81. Diana in BGKY
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 5:24 am | Permalink

    I changed jobs so instead of driving 140 miles round trip to work every day, I’m now driving only 7. I’m also getting rid of clutter and unnecessary things and hope to move to a smaller home in the next couple of years.

  82. Posted July 27, 2011 at 5:25 am | Permalink

    We are growing our own herbs and veggies this year. We have also planted shade trees to lower our need for the air conditioner during the summer.

  83. Sue Sallee
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 5:25 am | Permalink

    I have started YELLING at my grandchildren every time they roll down the window to throw an empty drink container out to the street or side of the road. I also am a buyer for a medium sized university and we track recycling constantly.

  84. Hanna
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 5:26 am | Permalink

    I believe that I can reduce my carbon footprint by taking in significantly more than I leave behind. This includes reducing my intake, recycling what I use, and re-using as much as possible. It also includes educating others; one person certainly makes a difference, but being an example and getting others to follow is the way to start a revolution.

  85. Edde Jr
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 5:28 am | Permalink

    For many reasons, we (my wife & I) decided the best thing we could do for our planet and ourselves, is to have just our one child. Financially it’s better, immediate waste is limited and future inpack on our already stressed planet is also reduced.

  86. maria werth
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 5:34 am | Permalink

    I never leave any thing plugged in when not in use except the flat screen. We also walk or ride bikes wherever possible

  87. Dee
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 5:37 am | Permalink

    I would love something to help lose body fat theres plenty of that to recycle.Instead I’m walking with a very bad hip and back.I drink alot of water {city water I repurify} instead of buying plastic bottles.Instead of wasting gas going to a high priced weight/work-out center I wake 2 hours a day,sweap instead of vacuming,climb stairs ect.

  88. Elizabeth Beil
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 5:39 am | Permalink

    I try not to use any cosmetics made with petroleum distillates. Love Burt’s Bees and have used for several years!

  89. Evelyn
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 5:41 am | Permalink

    We’ve purchased a solar water heater and recycle. Also, errands are done during one day to avoid too many rides in the car.

  90. Hannah Johnson
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 5:42 am | Permalink

    My fiance and I have majorly reduced our impact by cancelling our garbage service and using our business dumpster. We throw all trash (not recyclables) into our trash can we keep at home, using no plastic bags. When full, he tosses in the dumpster on his way to work. I use only cold water for dishes and clothes. We use only firewood for heat in winter. We also walk/bicycle everywhere under 5 miles from home. I like to reuse old cowboy boots for birdhouses. I enjoy wood working so I make alot of our household furniture/necessities (shelves, stair railing etc.). We are not your typical “enviromentalist” couple. We are very laid back and enjoy all the simple things the world and especially our residence has to offer. Our favorite thing after work is walking our 4-legged-kids to the top of the hills near Hill City, SD and watching the sunset. The Black Hills National Forest is the best backyard out there! Be a simple kind of man, I say! :)

  91. darlenecom
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 5:46 am | Permalink

    Reuse, recycle and refurbish!

  92. Helen Krutak
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 5:48 am | Permalink

    One major change I can personnally make to reduce my carbon footprint would be to cease drinking soda. I would not be contributing to the ever growing landfill by adding all my pop cans!

  93. Andrea Grenadier
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 5:50 am | Permalink

    I haven’t driven a car since 1977; I walk where I can, and take buses and the city’s metro. Not only do I recycle, I neurotically but nicely wash bottles and cans, and arrange them like a clever puzzle in the recycling container that the city distributed to residents, so everything fits. It’s just a way to say thanks to the recycling guys, and respect what they’re doing by washing everything first. Crazy, but polite.

  94. Posted July 27, 2011 at 5:51 am | Permalink

    Reuse plastic bags!

  95. Christine Sutherland
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 5:54 am | Permalink

    I started buying clothes in at Urban exchange, a consignment clothing store and I took a part time job working at Boomerang Baby a consignment clothing and toy store for babies and children.

    Recylce!

  96. Julie D
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 5:55 am | Permalink

    I opted for the work from home program…and i reduce trips to the store by doing much of my shopping online. I reuse and recycle the packaging and boxes that the products arrive in. We also walk to the local bank, post office and farmer’s market.

    We do not buy bottled water and rarely buy bottled drinks. We have a triple osmosis filtration system for water and we use that water to make lemonade, iced tea, and even home-made soda! :)
    We rarely use any processed foods, opting to cook fresh and buy local produce from the farmer’s market…organic whenever possible/affordable.

    We use solar lights outside and reduce inside electricity wherever possible, using ceiling fans to help cool off in the summer, and for winter we have installed additional insulation and weatherstripping.

    We recycle everything – all the time, and responsibly dispose of electronics devices, magnetic media, oil, paint, etc. We also give away a lot in the form of clothes, toys and housewares to family in Peru, or to Lupus or Big Brother organizations.

  97. Patricia A
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 5:56 am | Permalink

    I use a hand mower and hedge trimmer to do my yard work. I get my exercise and it is healthier for the environment. I am also a big advocate of reuse, recycle. All of my furniture is purchased from second hand stores.

  98. Kathy
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 5:57 am | Permalink

    As a fundraiser for a trip to Haiti, we are having high school students collect aluminum cans at school, home and from friends and family to recycle. It doesn’t raise lots of money, but it helps AND makes a difference in the environment.

  99. A. Lane
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 5:59 am | Permalink

    We only use reuseable water bottles, and never purchase single serving bottled water. In addition, for short trips(other than the grocery store), we use our bikes.

  100. oona
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 6:02 am | Permalink

    I turn off the fridge at night and keep ice packs in it to use less electricity, I’m a memeber of a community garden and am also a Master Composter, at night I also use a flash light instead of turning on a lamp or over head light if I just need to do something quickly. All the lights in the apartment are energy savers, I hand wash what I can and only do laundry once a month.

  101. Karen S
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 6:02 am | Permalink

    I don’t use chemicals when getting rid of weeds in my yard. I pull them by hand and use natural ingredients to kill the weeds. It keeps my yard looking nice and I feel good about the environment.

  102. Tanya L
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 6:02 am | Permalink

    I reuse as much as possible and I always take my used stuff to Goodwill rather than tossing it in the dumpster. It’s a great way to clear up some space and it may be of use to someone else. I live in a small town in Texas and would like to have city wide recycling. I know the city manager and plan on speaking to him about this topic.

  103. Lisa
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 6:03 am | Permalink

    Ride bikes not cars!

  104. Lynda C
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 6:03 am | Permalink

    Recycle, reuse, canvas bags for shopping, filter my own water so I don’t buy plastic bottles.

  105. Kathy
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 6:05 am | Permalink

    Shop at farmers markets – buy locally!

  106. Debbie Lang
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 6:05 am | Permalink

    I walk to as many places as I can instead of driving

  107. Jessica
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 6:08 am | Permalink

    I have two things. One is eat less red meat. Cows emit methane gas and forests are cleared for their pastures. Also, less driving a car and flying. Taking a train gives a low carbon footprint, or try shopping locally to where you can ride a bike. Not only is it good for the environment, it’s good for you too!

  108. Jennifer
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 6:08 am | Permalink

    I buy as much organic and natural as I can. I support local produce by buying at farmer’s markets. We always recycle and we don’t let the water run while brushing our teeth. I’d like to get back into composting because I used to, but I ended up just growing a huge fire ant hill in compost bin!

  109. Kari
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 6:16 am | Permalink

    Combine my errands to one day. And use and buy organics products and foods whenever possible.

  110. sam
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 6:16 am | Permalink

    I have put up a clothesline in my back yard. Amazing reduction in dryer use.

  111. emily pyrek
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 6:18 am | Permalink

    set your thermostat low in the winter and high in the summer

  112. Teresa
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 6:18 am | Permalink

    I reduce my carbon footprint by recycling cans, plastic, and paper as much as possible. We reuse water our animals don’t drink to water our plants since we live in the desert. We maintain power costs lower by keeping the thermostat at 83 degrees when we are home and 86 when we are not. We have all energy star efficient appliances and we have changed all our light bulbs to the flourescent kind and make sure to turn off lights when not in the room.

  113. Lee Ferreira
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 6:22 am | Permalink

    I joined a all natural company for my cleaning products and vitamins etc. which uses only all natural ingredients and all their packaging is completely recycleable. Plus I recycle everything possible. No trash..

  114. melissa mc
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 6:23 am | Permalink

    One major chance for me would be to drive less and combine trips more often when possible — ty for the chance~~

  115. Linda
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 6:25 am | Permalink

    Reduce Reuse Recycle!!!

  116. Iris K
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 6:25 am | Permalink

    I’m already purchasing natural products, eating at home instead of eating out, avoiding meat and disposables, driving less, recycling household waste, using strips for appliances and electronics for easy turn off, recycling grocery and produce bags as trash bags, setting the thermostat at a higher summer temp, shopping online, and more – but, I can’t seem to remember to take my reusable bags into the grocery store so, I’m working to improve this habit. I’m also not going to purchase new school clothes for this school year and plan to continue wearing what I already own.

  117. Linh Ta
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 6:25 am | Permalink

    I carpool everyday to work.

  118. Cari lane Everett
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 6:26 am | Permalink

    We waste water everyday ! I turn off the water while brushing my teeth and while showering when I’m using my body wash. It’s so simple !!

  119. K Phillips
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 6:28 am | Permalink

    I work from home 95% of the time. No driving to and from the office! I put just over 6000 miles on my vehicle last year! (not to mention less dry cleaning, less eating out and LESS GAS! Yay!)

  120. Wendy Smalley
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 6:30 am | Permalink

    I’ve started unplugging my hair dryer, curling iron, toaster, etc when I’m not using them. Once you get in the habit of unplugging and plugging back in it’s not that bad!!

  121. Karen
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 6:31 am | Permalink

    I use all natural products (hair products, make-up, supplements, etc), green products (for cleaning and make-up), etc. I reuse all plastic grocery bags for little garbage cans and lunches (reuse 1 for 5 days). Turn off home computer while at work and vs. Turn off all tv’s and lights while not in use. Don’t re-fuel on an Ozone days. I don’t buy or drink out of plastic bottles. Adjusted my schedule at work to be able to drive when not in rush hour….to conserve gas and sitting in traffic. Looking at buying an eco friendly car, next time when I buy. Try to only buy produce, dairy and meat products that are all natural (no preservatives added and grain fed animals) through green methods. I don’t burn treated lumber in fire pit or in fireplace.

  122. Sherry
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 6:33 am | Permalink

    I am walking more and shopping at my local farmers markets.

  123. cynthia
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 6:34 am | Permalink

    I live in Chicago do not use air conditioning — even on +90 degree days!

  124. Jodi Cummings
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 6:36 am | Permalink

    I have been doing many things to reduce my carbon footprint. I do not accept shopping bags when I buy things. I think about everything that goes in the trash, and compost or reuse anything I can.

  125. Jill
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 6:39 am | Permalink

    I recently increased my recycling. I now have two bins at the curb on recycle day instead of one.

  126. Linda Hughes
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 6:40 am | Permalink

    I ride my bike for errands instead of drive.

  127. Carol
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 6:41 am | Permalink

    Recycle and reuse bags

  128. Nicole Engler
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 6:43 am | Permalink

    Use electricity more wisely (use the AC less, turn off the lights, etc.).

  129. doreen
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 6:45 am | Permalink

    always use water puridier to save from buying bottled water & brown bag it whenver possible…reusing paper bags

  130. Tiffany P.
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 6:46 am | Permalink

    I just noticed this morning that there is a metra train station about 10 minutes from my house… Im going to start taking the train in and from work each morning to reduce my carbon footprint of driving in each day.

  131. Darra B.
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 6:46 am | Permalink

    I began composting everything possible this year. I also take my plastic bags back to the store to be recycled and cardboard boxes all get re-used or to waste center to be recycled. Gotta love this planet ’cause it’s the only one we have, right?

  132. yaeli
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 6:49 am | Permalink

    Already did it – no car! just public transportation and walking :-)

  133. Mattie
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 6:50 am | Permalink

    I just bought a new car that is better on gas mileage, because I have to drive a long way to work. I also take my own recycling because the condo I live in doesn’t offer a program.

  134. Lisa Hendrickson
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 6:50 am | Permalink

    I am driving my car less and walking/riding my bike more. Not only is this good for the environment, but also healthy for me and a huge money saver for my car insurance and fuel expense.

  135. Melissa Green
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 6:52 am | Permalink

    I could shut off the light in my office when it is sunny out.

  136. jade
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 6:53 am | Permalink

    re-use and recycle as much as possible

  137. Karen
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 6:53 am | Permalink

    Oh, and I also, print things double sided at work and recycle all paper used to do my job.

  138. Pam C
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 6:57 am | Permalink

    i built a greenhouse, grow all of our veggies and every little tree seed i find.ha. the BEES love me.

  139. Posted July 27, 2011 at 6:57 am | Permalink

    I moved out of the suburbs and into the city. That means no more car and a smaller apartment that is more efficient (and less expensive!) to heat and cool.

  140. Patty
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 7:00 am | Permalink

    Among other small changes, I pack my lunch for work everyday in a re-usable bag and re-usable containers. This reduces waste and I also have a use for my leftovers, which don’t get thrown away!

  141. Heidi Langman
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 7:04 am | Permalink

    I just bought a new bike as an enjoyable alternative to my car!

  142. Posted July 27, 2011 at 7:06 am | Permalink

    Walk more!

  143. Mary
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 7:07 am | Permalink

    I recycle everything that can be recycled,ex: water,plants,food scraps leavesand on and on and on.

  144. Hallie Yacknin
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 7:07 am | Permalink

    Compost! And, “earn offest credits” by picking up plastic trash wherever I see it (trails, sidewalks, beach).

  145. Kirsten O
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 7:08 am | Permalink

    I have stopped drinking bottled water- instead I refill a reusable bottle. Plastic water bottles are taking over our landfills!

  146. Bonnie Artinian
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 7:08 am | Permalink

    Recyle, Recyle, Recyle. Reuse, Reuse, Reuse!!!!

  147. Heather
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 7:12 am | Permalink

    I shop at farmers markets to buy locally grown organic foods. I have also planted my own small collection of fruits trees and veggie bushes:)

    I also have a kleankanteen water bottle that I refill with purified water from my sink rather than buying water bottles over and over.

  148. Carole
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 7:18 am | Permalink

    Grow my own veggies and buy local. Frequent the farmers markets.

  149. Victoria L.
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 7:18 am | Permalink

    Start eating organic! Less driving, more walking.

  150. Izumi Yamamoto
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 7:31 am | Permalink

    The one major change that I DO in my life to reduce my carbon footprint is by avoiding fast food as much as possible. Tons of packaging is required for the final product therefore I choose not to frequent such places. This works for me not only to reduce my carbon footprint but also in leading a healthier, more organic diet. :)

  151. alexandria
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 7:31 am | Permalink

    One major change I made is starting my own vegetable garden. Now I don’t have to drive miles to the store or purchase out of season vegetables.

  152. CHAN KA YEE
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 7:37 am | Permalink

    Walk more and take less transportation!

  153. Yvette D'Aunoy
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 7:39 am | Permalink

    Adjust the thermostat up in the summer and down in the winter! On or two degrees doesn’t really affect comfort level but saves a lot of energy and carbon emissions.

  154. Claudia Kinsella
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 7:41 am | Permalink

    We are putting in solar path lights. We have kept our old cars and we are using the Three R’s philosophy as much as possible: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.

  155. Jennifer
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 7:42 am | Permalink

    I would like to convert my house to solar power instead of electric.

  156. Shannon
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 7:44 am | Permalink

    I walk to work instead of driving, and soon I’ll bike when I mover farther away from work!

  157. Cathy B.
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 7:47 am | Permalink

    We recycle daily and reuse anything we can. We also conserve energy by getting a daily update of our energy use. That way we know if we have gone over our limit then we are careful to be more conservative the next day.

  158. Suzie
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 7:51 am | Permalink

    I bring my own bags to the grocery store and I drive a hybrid. Every bit counts!

  159. Mary
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 7:51 am | Permalink

    I conserve water and electricity and also recycle.

  160. Rev Mahendra
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 7:52 am | Permalink

    I have started carpooling more.

  161. Rev Mahendra
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 7:54 am | Permalink

    I have started carpooling and recycling more.

  162. Sharon Harkey
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 7:55 am | Permalink

    My recycle bin is overflowing and my thermostat is set at 79.

  163. Cathie Coats
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 7:58 am | Permalink

    I recycle every little thing, even the plastic rings on gallon jugs of milk and plastic bread ties. We actually had to ask for a 2nd recycling can because of my recycling compulsion. Although I am not a big political fan of Al Gore, his movie launched my commitment to recycling. Now it’s easier to recycle than not to. And guess what? A lot less garbage to throw out.

  164. Olive
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 8:00 am | Permalink

    Less driving. . . .recycling. . . .use a Brita instead of bottled water

  165. Olive
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 8:00 am | Permalink

    less driving. . .use a Brita instead of bottled water. . .

  166. Mary Ann
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 8:09 am | Permalink

    I’m walking to work as much as possible. It takes a half hour longer but it’s good exercise and is peaceful. This morning I got to spend some quality time with Bo, a grey cat in the neighborhood.

  167. Sue
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 8:09 am | Permalink

    I teach my kids to recycle, we walk or take the bus locally, turn off any unused electricity and I tech my kids to love the trees, flowers and we pick up trash in our neighborhood. They are only 2 and 4 but it’s NEVER too late to get that planted in their minds.

  168. Barbara Wicklund
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 8:11 am | Permalink

    No more bottled water! we now use the filtrete water station!

  169. autumn m
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 8:17 am | Permalink

    I am really big on recycling and walking to pick my kids ip from school.

  170. Christen
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 8:21 am | Permalink

    I could begin to make my own compost.

  171. Tara
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 8:24 am | Permalink

    Don’t print out uneccessary emails.

  172. Tara
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 8:25 am | Permalink

    Always bring re-usable bags to the grocery store.

  173. krazybird
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 8:26 am | Permalink

    Reuse your plastics!

  174. Lesley
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 8:30 am | Permalink

    I recycle absolutely everything possible, and I encouraged my family to, as well. Once they started recycling, it significantly cut down on our trash output.

  175. Shirley Riley
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 8:30 am | Permalink

    Recycle, turn off all non-essential electrical equipment like computer, etc. I drive my vehicle twice per week and instead ride my bike

  176. Alysa
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 8:31 am | Permalink

    We recycle everything and never buy bottled water… all those bottles, what a waste! We also switched all our lightbulbs to more energy efficient ones. love Burt’s bees!

  177. Alice S
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 8:32 am | Permalink

    I recycle everything. I’ve also changed all our lightbulbs to CFLs. Kitchen & bath have water filters, so we don’t buy bottled.

  178. PatO
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 8:51 am | Permalink

    I will not be too busy or lazy to wash out the food cans and recycle them!

  179. Chelsie C
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 8:55 am | Permalink

    hang laundry outside to dry instead of using the dryer

  180. Lisa Spoon
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 9:18 am | Permalink

    We use a water purification system, instead of buying plastic bottles. When we are away from home, we refil our water bottles at the purification systems at the grocery and liqour stores.
    I pick up trash, especially cigarette butts and pieces of plastic along the curbs and beaches, hoping a little prevention will make a little difference in what goes into the storm drains and into the bellies of sea animals.

  181. Gail
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 9:20 am | Permalink

    have been using cloth bags instead of getting plastic bags when I shop for the past 10 years, recycle as many things as possible, at work I’ve instituted many green programs:

    scanning instead of making copies, using copiers for copies rather than laser printers, using more efficient copiers, carpet squares made from recycled carpet rather than rolled carpet, paint that doesn’t smell, lights in offices that go off when no one is in them, more efficient lighting, landscaping that uses less water, the list goes on… we can all do our part

  182. Suzanne P.
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 9:22 am | Permalink

    I drive as little as possible. I’ll do all my errands in one trip to save gas and usually don’t drive at all on the weekends.

  183. Kathy Hanley
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 9:25 am | Permalink

    I started composting in a big way and stopped buying fertilizers and weed killers. I also use bird feeders in my yard to attract birds to get rid of bugs and have eliminated the need for bug sprays.

  184. KAren Royer
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 9:28 am | Permalink

    Turn the water off while brushing teeth rather than leave it running.

  185. Shannon T.
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 9:29 am | Permalink

    Conserve energy

  186. Kelly
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 9:30 am | Permalink

    i am quitting smoking to save my life and the life of others around me

  187. karen
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 9:36 am | Permalink

    walk more

  188. marisa
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 9:39 am | Permalink

    reuse and recycle instead of throwing things away use natural stuff,buy a water purifier for my tap water,dont litter or pick up something laying on the ground

  189. Y, Chan
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 9:40 am | Permalink

    consume less. save more.

  190. Elizabeth Herberick
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 9:43 am | Permalink

    I always want to leave where ever I am, better than I found it… mess up, clean up… leaving the world a better place for the next person…. love, light, clean water and air!!

  191. Sharon
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 9:45 am | Permalink

    Composting. I follow the ‘reuse, recycle, reduce’ motto and have a garden with veggies for the whole summer.

  192. Janice Rush
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 9:51 am | Permalink

    Recycle, reuse, repair!! Don’t let the faucet run needlessly – turn off unused electrical lights and appliances – combine errands to save fuel and the air.

  193. Julia
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 9:55 am | Permalink

    Earlier this year, I started taking public transportation to work instead of driving.

  194. Jennifer Rutsky
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 9:56 am | Permalink

    I’m guilty of taking cabs too often. I should take public transportation more often.

  195. Dorothy Knight
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 9:56 am | Permalink

    Use a clothesline to dry clothes.

  196. Lisa Lo
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 10:00 am | Permalink

    One way to reduce my carbon footprint is to cut down on purchases of skincare products that do not prove effective, wasting money, time, product and packaging. Having stronger research, samples and/or experience will cut down on purchases that ultimately end up in the garbage.

  197. Laurie Pechous Clark
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 10:05 am | Permalink

    We installed solar panels. They work great. Also recycle and compost what we can. Installed a sprinkler system so we are not over watering and paying for extra water. Use natural fertilizers and eco-friendly detergent. Every little bit helps.

  198. Jody Jordan
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 10:08 am | Permalink

    I have recylced for years plastic, paper and have purchased natural made items. I get the most use out of my plastic bottles. I purchase one and then when it is empty, I fill it with my home made mixture of glass cleaner, all purpose cleaner, ect.I have purchased my wood flooring that is made out of 100% recycled wood. There are so many changes that I have made and only hope that everyone soon will see how recycling will make a change in the world for the younger generation to carry on.

  199. TERESA FROST
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 10:14 am | Permalink

    We don’t use paper plates when we’re camping and recycle everything we possibly can.

  200. Grace Irelan
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 10:15 am | Permalink

    By using make-up, soaps, etc with only all natural ingredients.

  201. Louis
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 10:15 am | Permalink

    Use eco-reuseable water bottles, recycle empty cosmetic jars/bottles, carpool more for school or take the bus, and cut down on unneeded electrical uses.

  202. GrannyH
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 10:17 am | Permalink

    Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without. Recycle, reuse, and compost. Plan your route when running errands to reduce the miles you drive.

  203. Posted July 27, 2011 at 10:18 am | Permalink

    We lowered our winter HVAC tempsmto 68 during the day and 65 at night, and we’ve raised our summer settings to 78 during the day and 80 at night. That plus turning off unused lights and unplugging resting appliances have really lowered our monthly energy bills!

  204. Lisa Kwong
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 10:21 am | Permalink

    Recycle, recycle, recycle! :)

  205. Hannah
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 10:36 am | Permalink

    I already recycle and reuse, but I’m making a huge effort to positively influence the actions of others. Whether through my full-time career in public relations or my part-time job in construction. There are ways to be green in every industry!

  206. Janet
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 10:36 am | Permalink

    During the hot months, I’m making a conscious effort to keep the air conditioner turned off. Too many people run it 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, when they really don’t need to. Air conditioners require a lot of energy. By my not using one, I’m doing my small part at conserving energy.

  207. Sheila W.
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 10:40 am | Permalink

    Keep doing what I always have eat less meat, recycle, reuse, consrve, and pass it along.

  208. Posted July 27, 2011 at 11:06 am | Permalink

    Like many others posted here,my husband and I are already doing a number of things to reduce our “carbon footprints”.My husband takes the bus to work,before that he was biking it until the bike fell apart from use! Still have it,hope to get it repaired soon.I have a 5 year old Hyundai,which is economical on gas and will need maintinance to keep going,but this car has to last!We recycle,use a water filter pitcher,re-usable water bottles,and coffee mugs,make and take our own coffee from home.We use cloth bags for grocery shopping.I am trying as much as I can to use healthier bath and body products and Burt’s Bees certainly fits the bill.I have an extra reason to do so as I had cancer surgery last year.Oh,thought of one more thing.We got rid of most of our plastic ware and are trying to re-use small glass jars w/lids for food in a small thermal lunchbox.You asked for one thing,sorry to go on so long,I think using the glass jars for food is one thing I didn’t see posted.

  209. Dana Lauchlan
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 11:08 am | Permalink

    Use less water! Installed drip system for our plants in garden. Turn off water while brushing teeth. Take shorter showers!

  210. joy
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 11:13 am | Permalink

    turn off ac whenever I am not at home!

  211. Christina King
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 11:23 am | Permalink

    Ride my bike or walk everywhere!

  212. angela cox
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 11:26 am | Permalink

    i always recycle. Used dryer sheets work great for dusting electronics such as tv & computer.I always unplug things that arent in use to save energy

  213. MJP
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 11:32 am | Permalink

    One change we can all make, and that I have already integrated into my lifestyle is to replace chemical products with natural ingredients for daily household and personal needs. For example, baking soda for skin care as well as household cleansing, lemon juice with spring water for an astringent, and tea tree oil for first aid. They are very effective, safe for children and pets, and pleasant to use.

  214. Maria L. Mejia
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 11:33 am | Permalink

    I would use reusable bottles/containers for my water and coffee. I am 30 years old and have never owned a vehicle! In fact I don’t even have a driver’s licence. I have lived in Orange County, CA all my life and have never depended on vehicles just my own two feet!!! If everyone would walk or use the public transportation at least a few times a week to get to work or do errands it could lessen the need to use petroleum and their wouldn’t be soo much traffic on the roads. Walking is good for you people!!!!!!! And its FREEEEEEEE!

  215. Morgan Will
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 11:35 am | Permalink

    I walk everywhere!

  216. Mariann
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 11:39 am | Permalink

    I now make a habit of combining trips that require my car. I won’t go anywhere unnecessary unless I can combine at least two stops in a trip. It also makes me better at time planning.

  217. Lisa K.
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 11:39 am | Permalink

    Drive less and use public transportation or walk more.

  218. janie brito
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 11:47 am | Permalink

    i would love to try this product

  219. LAI
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 11:50 am | Permalink

    Cut down on using plastic bottles and get a reusable mug instead.

  220. Lisa
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 11:57 am | Permalink

    Recycling & Carpool!

  221. BeautyToLove
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 12:01 pm | Permalink

    -One major change I have made in my life to reduce my carbon footprint: NEVER buy Plastic Bottle Water! I always use Stainless Steel Water Bottles and refill them with Filtered Tap Water. I also RECYCLE, RECYCLE, RECYCLE!! :)

    THANK YOU!! :)

  222. Liz
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 12:01 pm | Permalink

    We cut back to using one car, recycle and switched to cloth diapers. The kids all help out to play their part as well.

  223. TIFFANY RICHARDSON
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 12:02 pm | Permalink

    One major thing..I do so much already to cut down..so something NEW that I’m not already doing would be to compost or instead of going to the store a couple times a week..go once every 2 weeks.

  224. L Hutch
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 12:02 pm | Permalink

    Recycle, repurpose, walk more and leave the car keys behind

  225. Dalila Calabrese
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 12:09 pm | Permalink

    Be responsible and recycle, reuse and buy organic or locally grown whenever possible!

  226. Kimberly Cage
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 12:14 pm | Permalink

    I always recycle, try to re-use whatever is possible to do and now compost. Also,
    I am driving much less and try to incorporate all errands into one trip.

  227. Rebecca Bashore
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 12:21 pm | Permalink

    My family has always drank alot of beverages from our local fast food restaurant. I did not realize how much until I helped take out the recycling bin. It was full of soda cups, lids, straws and cup carriers. I was stunned at what we had collected in just one week. Enough was enough. I began to brew my own tea and fill my own reuseable cup. The idea caught on and my son is doing the same. Not only has this choice reduced our carbon footprint, it is a healthier lifestyle choice and it is so much better on the budget. Our favorite is Earl Grey tea with sugared lemon slices. So refreshing on these HOT summer days. Ahhh!

  228. Gloria S
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 12:25 pm | Permalink

    I have been recycling for a few years–paper, glass, plastic, clothes

  229. Kimberly Beuther
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 12:27 pm | Permalink

    I stopped eating meat years ago, production of beef is one of the LARGEST strains on our planet.

  230. Sylvaine Barbero
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 12:28 pm | Permalink

    I refuse to own a car. I take transportation or a bicycle all the time. It is cheaper (no gas, no insurance, etc) and reduce footprints.

  231. Chanti
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 12:33 pm | Permalink

    I did not even buy a parking permit for this semester. This way I won’t even be tempted to drive. I will carpool, bike or take public transportation to my classes.

  232. Tiana
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 12:56 pm | Permalink

    Go vegan and cruelty-free! Join your local CSA (community supported agriculture)!

  233. SJB
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 12:57 pm | Permalink

    I’ll chose a broader term: of Reduce, Re-use & recycle.
    Reduce – Less electricity use and water consumption.
    Re-use – Buy consignment and thrift stores items as well as revamping existing items.
    Recycle – Paper, plastic you name it, as well as composting.

  234. Sara
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 12:59 pm | Permalink

    We try to reuse as much as possible. We ALWAYS use the plastic bags as trash bags.

  235. Nan
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 1:08 pm | Permalink

    One major thing I can do is to carry my re-useable bags into the grocery store instead of forgetting them in the car. At least the store has a place to recycle plastic bags.

  236. Roberta
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 1:18 pm | Permalink

    We can all do little things everyday that will help to reduce our carbon footprint on the planet such as recycling, reducing the consumption of plastic objects, biking and walking more,using cloth bags to shop,etc…. But the major change we should all make is to actually start doing all these little things everyday! By making small changes each day and remaining conscious of our decisions, these small changes will add up to truly revolutionary changes and a healthier planet for all of us!

  237. Carol Hansen
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 1:22 pm | Permalink

    I follow my mother’s Depression-era rules: Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without!

  238. Posted July 27, 2011 at 1:24 pm | Permalink

    Do some research,implement what I am learn then spread the word. Like everything it takes one step at a time until it catches on. =) GO GREEN!!!

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    Here’s a list of simple things you can do immediately

    Turn it off when not in use (lights, television, DVD player, Hi Fi, computer etc. etc. …) Click here to find out which electrical items in your household are contribute the most to your Carbon Footprint
    Turn down the central heating slightly (try just 1 to 2 degrees C). Just 1 degree will help reduce your heating bill by about 8%.
    Turn down the water heating setting (just 2 degrees will make a significant saving)
    Check the central heating timer setting – remember there is no point heating the house after you have left for work
    Fill your dish washer and washing machine with a full load – this will save you water, electricity, and washing powder
    Fill the kettle with only as much water as you need
    Do your weekly shopping in a single trip
    Hang out the washing to dry rather than tumble drying it

    The following is a list of items that may take an initial investment, but should pay for themselves over the course of 1-4 years through savings on your energy bills.

    Fit energy saving light bulbs
    Install thermostatic valves on your radiators
    Insulate your hot water tank, your loft and your walls
    Installing cavity wall installation
    By installing 180mm thick loft insulation
    Recycle your grey water
    Replace your old fridge / freezer (if it is over 15 years old), with a new one with energy efficiency rating of “A”
    Replace your old boiler with a new energy efficient condensing boiler

    Travel less and travel more carbon footprint friendly.
    Car share to work, or for the kids school run
    Use the bus or a train rather than your car
    For short journeys either walk or cycle
    Try to reduce the number of flights you take
    See if your employer will allow you to work from home one day a week
    Next time you replace your car – check out diesel engines. With one of these you can even make your own Biodiesel fuel. Find out more about Biodiesel.
    When staying in a hotel – turn the lights and air-conditioning off when you leave your hotel room, and ask for your room towels to be washed every other day, rather than every day

    As well as your primary carbon footprint, there is also a secondary footprint that you cause through your buying habits.
    Don’t buy bottled water if your tap water is safe to drink
    Buy local fruit and vegetables, or even try growing your own
    Buy foods that are in season locally
    Don’t buy fresh fruit and vegetables which are out of season, they may have been flown in
    Reduce your consumption of meat
    Try to only buy products made close to home (look out and avoid items that are made in the distant lands)
    Buy organic produce
    Don’t buy over packaged products
    Recycle as much as possible
    Think carefully about the type of activities you do in your spare time. Do any of these cause an increase in carbon emissions? e.g. Saunas, Health clubs, restaurants and pubs, go-karting etc. etc…

    http://youtu.be/Z6HGiPNefkE

  239. Paul Muldown
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 1:24 pm | Permalink

    We capture rinse water & use it to water our plants.

  240. Mary
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 1:29 pm | Permalink

    recycle, recycle, recycle…what a big difference it can make.

  241. Sharon
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 1:34 pm | Permalink

    We stopped using ziplock bags for snacks and lunch. I now pack my son’s lunch with reusable mini containers that are BPA free. I love being able to reuse everything over and over!!!!

  242. Lorelei Guindon
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 1:39 pm | Permalink

    Hello!

    I actually found this site of Bert’s Bee’s many years ago. I was trying to find a product that wasn’t bad for our earth and humans etc. I came across this site and took a good look. The person Bert,told his history as a man that had great respect for this planet.

    He lives a grand simple life with nature.

    Along the way he met a woman that was in dire straights.
    She did,t have a place to live financialy,so out of the kindness of his heart he let her stay in a wooden structure of his and noticed she had a passion for nature, and she new about using natures gifts to make products. With his gift of Bee’s making honey and her knowlege, they started making natural products and sold them to people that lived in their area.

    I was so impressed by this story and started using their product. I continue to use their products on a daily basis.

    Many people need to realize that it is more beneficial to use nature’s gifts and to take care of the earth.

    They don’t use anything impure in their products.

    I could go on and on……

    The earth needs our tender care. And this is a good example that it doesn’t take big companies to make a natural product to keep our earth healthy and our wonderful beings free of impurities.

    We are capable of using this type of product. It is also inexpensive and healthy for us.

    Let us start with nature’s gifts and we will become a great part of this lifetime and upcoming generations.

    I certainly will.

    Love and well being,

    Lorelei

  243. Cheri
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 1:45 pm | Permalink

    I don’t use pesticides/chemicals. I use white vinegar, borax and baking soda to make my own cleaning/laundry products and natural weed control formulas. That is my major contribution. Pesticides and chemicals are in everything. I don’t want to contribute to the poisoning of the earth.

  244. Taryn Lewis
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 1:50 pm | Permalink

    recycle, use energy conserving light bulbs, turn off those lights!, use less water, use cold water when washing, wash with fullloads only, drive less, use cloth bags for shopping, use recyclable items as much as possible.

  245. Pamela Ray
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 2:14 pm | Permalink

    I recycle-paper, plastic, cans and glass

  246. Joan Meador
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 2:39 pm | Permalink

    This year I quit using bottled water and also started composting!

  247. Elena Hernandez
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 2:41 pm | Permalink

    I purchased a Bobble bottle and just fill it with tap water instead of purchasing bottled water :-)

  248. Claudia Mcgee
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 2:43 pm | Permalink

    we recycle glass,plastic,paper :)

  249. Renata
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 2:56 pm | Permalink

    we always recycle and take the bottles and plastic from my Mom and Dad’s neighborhood and recylce theirs too.

  250. Heidi
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 3:04 pm | Permalink

    My family and I do many small things each day to make our planet greener, but my latest has been to make my own natural household cleaners and dish detergent. I also recently replaced my old washer with a front loader that uses much less water. I would love to learn how to make my own high efficiency detergent.

  251. Elizabeth Boxley
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 3:05 pm | Permalink

    I have embraced second-hand store shopping as well as having garage sales. Not only have I saved a ton of money, I have had a great time finding treasures. I have also learned that my junk truly is another (wo)man’s treasure. Rarely do I buy new. Saving on clothing costs allows me to budget for other things and makes me realize that the main reason I shop is that I am bored with what I have.

  252. Ranette Stormont
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 3:05 pm | Permalink

    I bike or take the subway instead of driving 80% of the time!

  253. Gina Tompkins
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 3:16 pm | Permalink

    We have a garden to grow fresh vegetables and have a compost heap!

  254. Nan
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 3:33 pm | Permalink

    One thing I should do is take re-useable bags into the grocery store and not leave them in the car. At least the store has a recycle bin for plastic bags.

  255. dee chaplin
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 3:39 pm | Permalink

    I shop more on-line so as to cut down on car useage: less gas, fewer emissions.

  256. William
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 3:45 pm | Permalink

    recycle and ride my bike more

  257. Jenille Daly
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 3:54 pm | Permalink

    The biggest change that i could make to reduce my carbon footprint is by sharing my love and knowledge of being eco-friendly with all the people around me. I do my best to use the three R’s as much as possible, but I tend to allow others to live on the more wasteful side and i don’t do anything about it. So now my mission is to show others how to live a more earth responsible life.

  258. kk
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 4:01 pm | Permalink

    Recycle. I do so every day.

  259. Susan Zitkevitz
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 4:02 pm | Permalink

    major change-walking whenever possible, to the store,to drop things off etc,every little bit helps.

  260. Ida
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 4:09 pm | Permalink

    Go granola.

  261. Andrea
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 4:22 pm | Permalink

    Ordering as many necessary products online as I can. Saves gas and vehicle upkeep. I am cautious with money and am good with the 3 Rs, and often buy quality products for competitive prices online to reduce my carbon footprint.

  262. karen
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 4:50 pm | Permalink

    i try to limit my car use and use public transportation as much as i can – and/or try to carpool

  263. Em Savidge
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 4:52 pm | Permalink

    Started recycling again. Re-using everything from containers to buying used clothes. Giving away what I don’t need, rather than throwing things out. Plan to buy a reverse osmosis system for our new home (I miss having one!). A good idea is to join a FreeCycle group. :-)

  264. E Thomas
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 4:56 pm | Permalink

    I use and sell natural hair care products. I carry reusable shopping bags. I use the low flow setting in my shower. My newest efforts will be to turn off my computer when not in use.

  265. AshD
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 5:00 pm | Permalink

    I should rinse out more containers to recycle. If something is easy to recycle I ALWAYS do, but if it’s a bit harder (for instance a yogurt container I have to take time to rinse out), I don’t. I need to make the effort more often. Also I could be more mindful of when I leave lights on or appliances plugged in/running.

  266. Jennifer
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 5:09 pm | Permalink

    I just love the Burt Bees Body Wash. It’s great as a hand soap or all over.

    I have just discovered 10% vinegar for cleaning ( available at the grocery store along side the regular white vinegar).It’s fabulous and cheap…2.49 for 2 litres and green. Regular white vinegar is 5% or less but definitely doesn’t work as well.

  267. Sara Smith
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 5:10 pm | Permalink

    We live in a rural area so I definitely plan out my shopping trips and combine as many errands as possible.

  268. Carmela
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 5:11 pm | Permalink

    After using a water bottle, I fill it up with water from the fridge dispenser.

  269. lorraine
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 5:22 pm | Permalink

    recycle, renew, replace.

  270. Alecia Mickelsen
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 5:32 pm | Permalink

    To stop buying bottled water and using a water bottle with a filter instead.

  271. Elle Canalez
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 5:36 pm | Permalink

    I travel a lot for work, so I eat most meals out. I always take a plastic re-usable container for leftovers so I don’t waste take-out containers. My goal is to generate as little trash as possible to make up for those who are not as conscientious as I am.

  272. rebecca wendt
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 5:55 pm | Permalink

    we started recycling all items possible, and composting.

  273. V Colom
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 6:08 pm | Permalink

    I will make it all start at home. From my laundry to my kitchen. I will change to and energy efficient washer and hang my clothes to dry. No need for a dryer anymore. My kitchen will go from indoors to outdoors by cooking on a gas burner which uses less electricity then my stovetop. It also causes my house not to get warmer thus not turning down the AC. My AC is now set to 80 during the day and 78 at night. I now depend more on a fan then the AC. Which has geared my to colder showers, making me less dependent on the water heater. My gardern has expanded to fruits, vegetables,herbs and flowers. I like to have fresh cut flowers in the house. Which has cut down on my grocery trips from four times a month, to once a month. I have learned to make natural products like mosquito repllenent with items from the garden. And last but not Least, my garbage is not only recycled but I love to compost, and so does my garden!

  274. Veronica Harrell
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 6:27 pm | Permalink

    Reduce, reuse, recycle! I do it every day and make sure it’s a conscious lifestyle in everything I do.

  275. earthioi
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 6:29 pm | Permalink

    I have changed to CFL light bulbs in all of my most frequently used lamps & plan to replace all others with CFL’s as they burn out, until ALL of my bulbs are CFL’s.

  276. Lauren
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 6:51 pm | Permalink

    save trees by going paperless :)

  277. Kat
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 6:52 pm | Permalink

    The one biggest step I have taken is the consciousness to NOT buy a car. I commute to and from work and between cities. I have also joined a mountaineering club, where I could join clean-up drives and awareness campaigns. Time to heal the world! xx

    katch05 at gmail dot com

  278. Kathleen C
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 7:09 pm | Permalink

    We are fortunate to have a bus route on our street so we take the bus as much as possible. We also recycle almost evberything and encourage our visitors and friend to do the same. We use reusable bags for shopping and always keep a pitcher of cold water in the frig. No more plastic bags or little water bottles or us.

  279. Posted July 27, 2011 at 7:16 pm | Permalink

    We landscaped our property in vegetation that’s native to the area and very little lawn so it requires no insecticides and less water.

  280. Susan Brown
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 8:01 pm | Permalink

    Ride the bus more instead of driving to work.

  281. Anne Cintron
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 8:52 pm | Permalink

    Recycle all types of materials, use filtered water instead of bottle water and turn off computers at night

  282. Michelle @womenwwin
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 8:55 pm | Permalink

    We’ve been waiting to run our dishwasher until it’s totally full. Thanks for the giveaway!!

  283. Amy Dendy
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 9:57 pm | Permalink

    Stop turning on lights and wasting electricity in the day time when you can open the blinds and use sunlght in most cases

  284. Marife
    Posted July 28, 2011 at 1:04 am | Permalink

    I tried to do my shopping online and pay my bills online to save on gas. i also sign up for paperless statement. Go green!

  285. vikki parman
    Posted July 28, 2011 at 5:03 am | Permalink

    Stop using plastic bags and plastic forks/spoons.

  286. Sarah Castleberry
    Posted July 28, 2011 at 5:22 am | Permalink

    reducing your amount of time spent driving

  287. Lynne
    Posted July 28, 2011 at 5:56 am | Permalink

    We moved downtown to cut back on driving 60+ miles a day. Now most places: the grocery store, doctor, dentist, parks, friends’ houses, etc. are all within walking/biking distance.

  288. Lupe Downing
    Posted July 28, 2011 at 6:41 am | Permalink

    I have vowed to make all of my home improvement projects energy efficient and eco friendly. So far…..solar panels, tankless water heater, vinyl siding and energy efficient windows throughout!

  289. Barbara Cook
    Posted July 28, 2011 at 7:01 am | Permalink

    I recycle just about everything. I am amazed at the reduction of our garbage.
    I will bring paper and plastic items used when I’m out home so I can recyle them.

  290. Posted July 28, 2011 at 7:15 am | Permalink

    Stop using the clothes dryer for most of my laundry and never use it during the heat of the day!

  291. Colette
    Posted July 28, 2011 at 8:01 am | Permalink

    I stopped buying bottled water, use reusable shopping bags, and recycle plastic containers.

  292. Alice Schucard
    Posted July 28, 2011 at 9:09 am | Permalink

    My husband and I park the cars on the weekend and only use our bikes for our errands and such. It’s great for the environment and our health!

  293. Kim Mayer
    Posted July 28, 2011 at 9:16 am | Permalink

    I’ve gotten my husband to recycle! He’s just never paid enough attention to what he was throwing away. Now he’s hyper aware & tries to recycle everything!

  294. tracey byram
    Posted July 28, 2011 at 9:47 am | Permalink

    I already recycle and plan to purchase a hybrid car.

  295. Jennifer N.
    Posted July 28, 2011 at 10:11 am | Permalink

    Stop leaving the lights on!

  296. JOSELE MARSH
    Posted July 28, 2011 at 10:33 am | Permalink

    I TRY NOT TO USE OR WASTE MY WATER SO WHEN I HAVE DISHES TO WASH WHEN I DON’T HAVE A LOT OF THEM TO DO, I WASH BY HAND INSTEAD OF USING THE AUTOMATIC DISH WASHER. I PLACE 2 VERY LARGE BOWLS IN MY SINK. ONE WITH A GO GREEN LIQUID FOR SUDS AND CLEANING, AND ONE FOR CLEAN WATER TO RINSE THE DISHES. THIS WAY I’M NOT USING MANY GALLONS OF WATER ON A NORMAL OR SMALL LOAD OF DISHES. WHEN I’M DONE I DISPOSE OF THE DISH WATER, (BOTH) OVER MY GARDEN. BECAUSE I USE A GO GREEN LIQUID, IT WONT HURT MY GARDEN.

  297. Tina B.
    Posted July 28, 2011 at 10:44 am | Permalink

    I walk instead of drive whenever I can, turning off lights not using bottled water.

  298. Neriza
    Posted July 28, 2011 at 12:12 pm | Permalink

    Bringing my own shopping bag and refillable water bottle!

  299. CATHARINE R
    Posted July 28, 2011 at 12:21 pm | Permalink

    We are serious recyclers and we try to avoid purchases with excess packaging.

  300. Susan I
    Posted July 28, 2011 at 2:00 pm | Permalink

    We recycle just about every little thing we can and we started composting this year.

  301. Hofken
    Posted July 28, 2011 at 2:51 pm | Permalink

    one major change I can make in my life to reduce my carbon footprint is to finally buy that Honda CR-Z hybrid

    Cynthia.Richardson@azbar.org

  302. R Rinehart
    Posted July 28, 2011 at 3:15 pm | Permalink

    We’ve eliminated plastic and paper products in our kitchen – tupperware & ziplocs were replaced by glass containers, metal drinking bottles & a water filter took the place of cases of cases of plastic water bottles, and we now use old t-shirts cut into rags in place of paper towels.

  303. Katie
    Posted July 28, 2011 at 3:57 pm | Permalink

    I walk home from work versus driving or taking a cab

  304. Katherine Palencia
    Posted July 28, 2011 at 5:11 pm | Permalink

    Ride the bus instead of drive. It’s more affordable and better for the environment!

  305. Gabriela Batres
    Posted July 28, 2011 at 5:16 pm | Permalink

    For a while now I have lived my daily life and routine keeping in mind of how everytihng I do impacts the world around me and how the little things can make a big difference. At home I do not leave water running when I wash dishes, shower, brush my teeth,etc. I unplug everything that’s not being used, for example my laptop, cell charger, small kitchen appliances. I like to use towels rather than paper towels to clean. Lights are never left on if I’m not in that room. And I love to recycle pretty much anything that can be such as paper and even clothing; that I always donate, never throw away. I even got people at work to start helping me recycle and I’m the one in”charge” of taking the items down to the recycle bin to get picked up.

  306. Posted July 28, 2011 at 6:04 pm | Permalink

    Taking public transportation instead of driving!

  307. Caryn Mauser
    Posted July 28, 2011 at 7:28 pm | Permalink

    We recycle, and we don’t use our air-conditioner as much.

  308. Lokia
    Posted July 28, 2011 at 10:21 pm | Permalink

    Unplug everything not in use an walk/bike instead of driving.

  309. Christie Dillard
    Posted July 29, 2011 at 4:09 am | Permalink

    We recycle. I also refrain from using plastic utensils, paper plates, styrofoam plates, etc when I am at work by using plates and silverware from home.

  310. Laura
    Posted July 29, 2011 at 5:07 am | Permalink

    I shop at a local farm, bring my own bag, and return the containers for reuse there!

  311. Bert Jensen
    Posted July 29, 2011 at 6:42 am | Permalink

    I rarely use the clothes dryer and almost always hang laundry out spring, summer, and fall. In the winter I hang laundry on clothes drying racks to dry. I have a front loading washer which conserves water and also wrings the laundry out really well so it doesn’t take long for clothes to dry and at the same time it puts some humidity back into the air. Plus, this helps me burn some extra calories. What a bonus!

  312. Kathy
    Posted July 29, 2011 at 6:45 am | Permalink

    wash everything (that is normally tossed in trash) that can possibly be recycled

  313. Susan Eden Silverstein
    Posted July 29, 2011 at 7:41 am | Permalink

    Losing weight means changing a lot of habits. One that my husband and I are doing is to eat healthy foods, including honey. He has lost 44 pounds, and I have lost 20. We also have owned a hybrid car since they first came out. It gets 50 miles to a gallon of gas, with little damage. I checked while driving and it really works, although we are watching the evolution of the electric cars. Using laundry products that are known for little impact on the environment is one more way we work to help keep our environment clean.

  314. Elyse
    Posted July 29, 2011 at 7:52 am | Permalink

    I walk to work! (or bus if it’s raining…) but I try to walk/ride my bike! :) it’s a good fitness habit too.

  315. Bobbi Raymond
    Posted July 29, 2011 at 9:38 am | Permalink

    I keep my thermostat at home on 76 and try to use fans whenever necessary. I am also installing a solar system for my entire home.

  316. Amy
    Posted July 29, 2011 at 11:01 am | Permalink

    RECYCYLE for sure and lots of growing of vegtables and fruit. That saves on gas too.

  317. Lisa H.
    Posted July 29, 2011 at 12:14 pm | Permalink

    I definitely recycle paper, cardboarb, plastic, cans and any plastic bottles. Now, when I am up at my family’s summer home…on an island in the UP of MI, we put all unused food out for the animals, we burn the paper items or save it for making fires, pop bottles have a refund so they go back to the store, and as far as foil, cans and alike, they get taken to the dump. So maybe out of 2-3 months living up there, we usually only have to go to the dump maybe 3 or 4 times. We’ve got a pretty good system going up there I think!

  318. Linda
    Posted July 29, 2011 at 12:24 pm | Permalink

    Become vegetarian. The carbon footprint left by creating one Whopper is the same as driving 64 miles in your car.

  319. candy darr
    Posted July 29, 2011 at 4:09 pm | Permalink

    Oh Burt ~ Just can’t get enough of you ~ I want to win it all! Thank you for making such great products for us all!

  320. Nancy Monts
    Posted July 29, 2011 at 4:38 pm | Permalink

    I would love to be able to drive less and walk more or use public transportation.

  321. Cindy Moritz
    Posted July 30, 2011 at 4:41 am | Permalink

    I’ve made a lot of changes around our house to reduce our carbon footprint over the last couple years, but I know I can do so much more. I now want to become more mindful of the packaging of the products I purchase and opt for the ones that are more environmentally friendly.

  322. Lori Ann
    Posted July 30, 2011 at 6:03 am | Permalink

    I try really, really hard to drive my car less. I walk or bike when I can and, when I do need to drive, I try to clump as many errands/appointments into one trip as possible. Our dependence on gasoline is killing our ozone!

  323. Daphne
    Posted July 30, 2011 at 9:28 am | Permalink

    educating the people I come in contact with. Being more involved in ecotherapy.

  324. Joanne Mick
    Posted July 30, 2011 at 9:43 am | Permalink

    I practice the three r’s everyday. I recycle everything I can, we reduced the amount of electricity and water and we donate slightly used items to charity. We visit the local famers market and support local and organic farmers.

  325. Sandy Terronez
    Posted July 30, 2011 at 10:31 am | Permalink

    Recycle as much as possible and go ORGANIC!

  326. Andrea
    Posted July 30, 2011 at 1:38 pm | Permalink

    I unplug all items when they are not being used so that we are not using unnecessary electricity.

  327. Amber
    Posted July 30, 2011 at 6:18 pm | Permalink

    Eat less meat.

  328. PatO
    Posted July 30, 2011 at 9:46 pm | Permalink

    I walk whenever possible.

  329. Marylynn Hayes
    Posted July 31, 2011 at 2:29 am | Permalink

    I have stopped eating meat and try to by all produce locally.

  330. MJ Hillpot
    Posted July 31, 2011 at 4:56 am | Permalink

    walk instead of drive!

  331. Dana Sharp
    Posted July 31, 2011 at 8:55 am | Permalink

    we’ve already reduced, and we already recycle and reuse – currently we’re working on making fewer short driving trips, trying to consolidate all our errands into one day.

  332. Leigh Cole
    Posted July 31, 2011 at 12:52 pm | Permalink

    I gave up two cars and now ride the bus exclusively – -because I LOVE THIS PLANET!!! Thank you for the chance to win!

  333. Diana Hinson
    Posted July 31, 2011 at 6:37 pm | Permalink

    recycle is the easiest way

  334. dawn trimble
    Posted August 1, 2011 at 5:04 am | Permalink

    Be an informed consumer. I buy all of my cleaning/laundry products from a company that leaves a zero carbon footprint.

  335. Deanna G.
    Posted August 1, 2011 at 5:28 am | Permalink

    I could try and recycle more.

  336. Alicia
    Posted August 1, 2011 at 7:06 am | Permalink

    I’m already a vegetarian, I compost and grow my own garden. I never buy new – all my clothing etc is used. But one change I could make that I haven’t yet made is riding my bike/walking/public transport instead of driving so often.

  337. Lois Watson
    Posted August 1, 2011 at 3:11 pm | Permalink

    I think I will extend my 3mi. walk each morning to 4mi.!

  338. Irene
    Posted August 1, 2011 at 3:13 pm | Permalink

    I decided to use cloth diapers on my second child to help reduce landfill waste of disposable diapers. When I do have to use reuseable diapers with her (for traveling). So far it feels great when I don’t have to take out the weekly trash bag filled with diapers anymore!

  339. Marcella Rheaume-Garcia
    Posted August 2, 2011 at 8:15 am | Permalink

    I am recycling and using filtered water instead of plastic bottles.

  340. Tiffany Salvia
    Posted August 2, 2011 at 10:54 am | Permalink

    I love buying recycled products. Also returning plastic bags to the store is a must!

  341. Claudia
    Posted August 2, 2011 at 12:29 pm | Permalink

    Get a hybrid

  342. TELA Beton
    Posted August 2, 2011 at 1:20 pm | Permalink

    Turn off water while brushing teeth, washing dishes!! We also recycle at home. light builds are CFLs and using the ceiling fans instead of AC.

  343. Bonnie M.
    Posted August 3, 2011 at 10:18 am | Permalink

    My family has switched out all our light bulbs, we recycle everything possible at home. Utilize online banking. We use a Brita filter & reusable stainless steel bottles. we carpool whenever possible & the changes have been positive on our 6year old son. He turns off the water when he brushes his teeth & turns off the power cord in his room when he isn’t using his games. As a bonus, it has saved us money in the process.

  344. Sally
    Posted August 3, 2011 at 1:24 pm | Permalink

    I bring my own personal bags where ever I go and I if I do not have a bag on me I place everything in the cart and load in my car and then walk everything through into my house. I never use a plastic bag and I when I tell the check out person that I do not want a bag or I have my own they always look at me and say,,”huh?”

  345. ewhatley
    Posted August 3, 2011 at 2:02 pm | Permalink

    We’ve drastically cut back on the amount of bottle water we were using. Now we have filter pitchers and use those for drinking and cooking.

  346. Alyssia
    Posted August 3, 2011 at 2:22 pm | Permalink

    I work for a cellphone company and I have been working hard to collect as many phones as possible to recycle! Where I work we are trying to become more of a green company and I am working extra hard in our community to stay green! We receive tons of phones each day and I send them off to different places to be recycled.

  347. Megan
    Posted August 3, 2011 at 5:22 pm | Permalink

    Start composting!! It’s one of the most efficient ways to reduce your carbon footprint. Also, while lathering up your hair/body, turn off the shower until you are ready to rinse! Saves hundreds of gallons annually!!
    Go Green!

  348. Amy Dendy
    Posted August 3, 2011 at 8:11 pm | Permalink

    using washable dishes versus paper products

  349. Anna
    Posted August 3, 2011 at 11:15 pm | Permalink

    I would trun off all my lights, television, DVD player, computer etc when they aren’t in use.! Then would Fill my dish washer and washing machine with a full load which will save my water, electricity, and also dishwasher and washing machine detergent.. Thanks for this nice giveaway!:)

  350. lisa
    Posted August 4, 2011 at 1:51 am | Permalink

    I have try to recycle everything, newspapers,cardboard boxes, water bottles, buying the new light bulbs ect ect, but what is great about this is that my 4year grand daughter just by watching me and asking why, she has been doing her part too.

  351. Raluca
    Posted August 4, 2011 at 9:44 am | Permalink

    I’m driving a Prius and I am proud of it!

  352. Denise M.
    Posted August 4, 2011 at 9:58 am | Permalink

    recycle!

  353. Jennifer D.
    Posted August 4, 2011 at 3:33 pm | Permalink

    We reuse and recycle, we buy fair trade goods when possible. I have made my home as energy efficient as I can, which is great having low elec. bills! I drive a fuel efficient car and keep it maintained. We hardly ever use chemicals, which is better for us and the environment! We really make an active effort every day and the benefits are wonderful!

  354. Keli K.
    Posted August 4, 2011 at 5:24 pm | Permalink

    Definitely put effort into recycling, literally everything you use can be recycled or composted. Also, stop using the plastic water bottles. Invest in a good BPA free reusable water bottle and you will do major things towards helping our environment. We don’t even buy bottled water, we purchased a filter for our fridge and each of us has a BPA free bottle and we drink water that way. It is shocking how much it helps to not purchase the plastic water bottles sold in stores!

  355. Zoraida Soriano
    Posted August 4, 2011 at 6:08 pm | Permalink

    Recycle more…Reuse more…Walk/Bike more. Plant more trees.

  356. Zoraida Soriano
    Posted August 4, 2011 at 6:11 pm | Permalink

    Recycle more, walk/bike more. Plant trees

  357. Patricia
    Posted August 5, 2011 at 5:27 am | Permalink

    Walk, take the bus. Ride a bike.

  358. Susan H
    Posted August 14, 2011 at 9:41 am | Permalink

    Ive stopped buying bottled water and now drink from the tap. That alone has lessened the volume in our recycle container every week! We have switched all light bulbs to CFL’s. I keep the house in the day at 76 to 78 degrees. I take all items we no longer use to the thrift store so someone else can use them instead of throwing them away. I use the re-useable bags when going to the grocery store. I use cold water when doing laundry.

  359. Posted October 31, 2011 at 7:23 pm | Permalink

    Go back to church. Be a blessing to the people around me.Start writing again. A have written only a few things but they have won awards. My family tell me its a gift from God and I should use it.

  360. mary
    Posted February 5, 2012 at 7:27 am | Permalink

    I would change my compulsive nature and realize that I don’t need everything and life’s too short and to take time to enjoy it!

  361. mary
    Posted February 5, 2012 at 7:32 am | Permalink

    I have replaced regular light bulbs with energy-efficient fluorescent bulbs

  362. Emina
    Posted June 21, 2012 at 4:51 pm | Permalink

    I used to go grocery shopping, and would bring home all my groceries in plastic bags, which later i would throw away.
    There would be so many, that my trash can would fill up with them just in couple of days. Now i have re-usable bags i take with me, plus they look so cute and stylish.

  363. Lisa M. Henricks
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 12:15 pm | Permalink

    I love, love, love Butts Bees!! I have a filter for my water that goes from the sink to the fridge. It’s good tasting, cold water! I always unplug appliances when not in use. And I’ve got that 11 year old car that has barely any miles on it and I will keep it for as long as it will have me!!

    Thank you for this opportunity to win Butts Bees! Lisa

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