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Make A Natural Difference with NPCA + Recipe and Giveaway

January 7, 2014

This post has been sponsored. All opinions expressed are my own. Full disclosure in tab above.

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The new year is here which makes it the perfect time to initiate eco-friendly changes to create a natural difference! Head over to this recent post to discover three easy tips to get started living a more sustainable lifestyle. While you begin to make a difference in your home or community, you can also support Smucker’s, Adams, and Laura Scudder’s natural peanut butter brands who have teamed up with the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) to assist with efforts to preserve our national parks! Their partnership has already donated an impressive $100,000 and the NPCA has been able to use funding to restore wetlands in Indiana and create a bridge in the Everglades to re-establish water flow and support the ecosystem!

The NPCA’s mission, which is to protect and enhance America’s national parks for present and future generations, can be applied right in your own community too. There are many ways to bring about positive changes within your local community — find below some helpful suggestions to get started:
*Bring an empty bag while visiting your local park and pick up trash.
*Contact your local national park and ask how you can get involved in helping to clean up local rivers and lakes.
*Suggest water conservation and watershed restoration actions in your community.

My family and I recently went to a park within our town to pick up litter. It was a great way to teach my girls how they can make a difference and help their community while also having fun family time. They loved seeing the end result of all the trash we were able to clean up!

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Adams has several protein-packed, healthy peanut butter recipes that make great snacks for when your on-the-go at your local park! One of my favorite recipes is for Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bites. These bites are a delicious and easily portable snack for everyone in the family. Packed with creamy natural peanut butter and old-fashioned oats, these no-bake bites are sure to be a new favorite.

Ingredients

1/2 cup Adams® 100% Natural Creamy Peanut Butter
1/4 cup honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
3/4 cup sweetened coconut flakes
1/4 cup chia seeds
1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions

Mix peanut butter, honey and vanilla in large bowl. Stir in oats, coconut, chia seeds, chocolate chips and cinnamon until evenly moistened. Shape firmly into 1-inch balls. Chill until ready to serve.

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To learn more about Smucker’s, Adams, and Laura Scudder’s Make A Natural Difference campaign go to: www.naturaldifference.com or to their individual webpages to gain even more useful information as well as delicious recipes!

Also be sure to like each brand’s Facebook page to get a $1 off peanut butter coupon!
Smucker’swww.facebook.com/Smuckers
Adamswww.facebook.com/AdamsPeanutButter
Laura Scudder’swww.facebook.com/LauraScuddersPeanutButter

What are you inspired to do to make a natural difference in your community? Comment below and enter to win a eco-friendly prize pack by 1/21! One lucky winner will receive a $150 Visa or Amex gift card, 3 jars of Smucker’s Natural Peanut Butter products, a natural PB stirrer, an eco-friendly tote, silicone snack containers, and a reusable water bottle! (Comments are manually approved and will not appear instantlya Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclosure: This post has been sponsored by Smucker’s, Adams, Laura Scudder’s, and the National Parks Conservation Association. I may have received product samples and/or monetary compensation to write this post, although all opinions expressed are my own and not influenced by any form of compensation. All giveaways are free of charge, no purchase necessary to win. Giveaways are not affiliated with or endorsed by Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest. Peace Love Organic Mom is not responsible for any prize not fulfilled by the sponsor or damaged during shipping. See full disclosure policy in tab above.

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510 Comments

  • Reply Madeline January 7, 2014 at 11:25 am

    I’m inspired to follow the tip on http://www.naturaldifference.com to only run our dishwasher and washing machines when they’re full.

  • Reply Natasha January 7, 2014 at 12:10 pm

    Taking shorter showers – although that is a tough one!

  • Reply Stephanie Bourne January 7, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    We have a local park with a hike trail and we hike there and pick up trash as we walk.

  • Reply natalie January 7, 2014 at 2:07 pm

    We choose to recycle, even though it takes a bit of extra money and organization!

  • Reply Pauline Milner January 7, 2014 at 2:07 pm

    Six months ago, I started a newsletter mail out that gives people tips about how they can work to reduce their carbon footprint, including how to support our local growers of produce and our farmers. People email me tips to add to the newsletter. Thank you for the super giveaway opportunity. Keep up the terrific blogging.

    • Reply Vickie January 19, 2014 at 12:58 pm

      This is in response to Pauline and my comment! I would love to be on her newsletter list!
      We compost and recycle. These comments though have made me want to do more!

  • Reply meija January 7, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    I’m inspired to start using a timer while I’m in the shower, as I am very guilty of taking too long of showers.

  • Reply Kelly D January 7, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    I am inspired to plant trees and buy organic from my farmer’s market.

  • Reply Kristen Varner January 7, 2014 at 2:24 pm

    we recycle, use cloth diapers(I share my experience with friends) Joined a CSA. there are SO MANY ways to make a difference

  • Reply Trisha W. January 7, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    We recycle and use reusable products like shopping bags, Itzy Ritzy snack and sandwich bags, etc.

  • Reply Liz Cleek January 7, 2014 at 2:52 pm

    I’m a big fan of riding my bike – so much so that I sold my car and went car free for about a year and a half. I can’t do that any more, but I still only drive about twice a week!

  • Reply Ashley Fryer January 7, 2014 at 3:28 pm

    My kids and I pick up cans on the side of the road. The kids turn them in for money and we are cleaning up our community.

  • Reply Samantha V. January 7, 2014 at 4:16 pm

    In the New Year we have started to check everything before tossing to see if it is recyclable rather than taking the easy way out and just putting it in the trash, we sort it now for recycling.

  • Reply Veronica Spriggs January 7, 2014 at 4:26 pm

    omg i’m a sucker for smucker’s natural it’s my weakness

  • Reply Alicia I January 7, 2014 at 4:57 pm

    Recycle and conserve

  • Reply Frances Wheeler January 7, 2014 at 5:25 pm

    I am going to have a small garden this year wirh just a few veggies. Green peppers, cucumbers, tomatoes, and squash. I am going to learn how to make pepper jelly, which is wonderful, for myself and for christmas gifts. Also I want to learn how to can tomatoes. I grew up with these always available and there is nothing that can be bought that is comparable!!! Also, smuckers natural chunky peanut butter with granny smith apples is to die for!!!!

  • Reply XmasDolly January 7, 2014 at 5:50 pm

    As far as Smucker’s I have been a Smucker’s fan since I was a little girl, but now I buy sugar free, and it’s every as bit of good as the regular, and the jam is great too. As far as where I live being disabled is no fun especially when it’s hard to bend over, but I was able to number one grow my own veggies last year, and pull some weeds with my grabber. Also, when I walk the dog I use my walker (I can sit down on this one), so that’s why I’m able to walk her now so when she does do her business I bring bags with, and sit down on my chair and pick it up. It disgusts me when I see people just keep walking, and I know my bad, but I hope on their way back they forget and step in it… my bad! NOT!

  • Reply Elena January 7, 2014 at 6:05 pm

    I recycle and plant trees

  • Reply Leanne Norman January 7, 2014 at 6:48 pm

    I take shorter showers. Keep heat down. Flush less. Keep the tap off while brushing teeth until needed.

  • Reply Jennifer January 7, 2014 at 7:24 pm

    I dont have much of a community but im trying to work with my public library to bring awareness of the benefits of breast feeding, baby wearing, and cloth diapering to our area… none of the above are very popular or widely practiced (in fact im the only one i know who does cloth!)

  • Reply janetfaye January 7, 2014 at 8:01 pm

    I am inspired to recycle, lower my hot water temperature and use my clothes dryer less.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  • Reply Kayla J January 7, 2014 at 8:05 pm

    I’ve been spreading the word about coconut oil. Coconut oil has so many benefits, it’s organic, and CHEAP!

  • Reply Anne Perry January 7, 2014 at 8:29 pm

    Educate on the dangers of GMO’s. I have contacted Smuckers in tje past about their peanut butter… it is not gmo free.

  • Reply Kortney Picker January 7, 2014 at 8:40 pm

    I am inspired to reach out to help the poor and needy in our community, also I enjoy going to the nursing home to visit those that either don’t have family or have families that don’t care about them! I love bringing my daughter because they love to see a little girl in there (I always dress her up really pretty for them!)

  • Reply Danielle January 7, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    We recycle newspapers/ads/inserts and take that to the local recycle center once a week. We also have a separate garbage bin for bottles.

  • Reply Isabella Castrillon January 7, 2014 at 9:09 pm

    I know that as a college student I go through an insane amount of both paper and water bottles. And I will be honest, I dont recycle. I am thinking this year I will add a recycling can in our hall to encourage myself and other residents to recycle.

  • Reply Baltimore Mom (@BMore_Mom) January 7, 2014 at 9:33 pm

    Great giveaway! We added it to the “Giveaway Link-up” that we use (HERE) and also made sure that your blog was added to the “Other Blogs & Websites that offer Giveaways” post (HERE)!

  • Reply Lesley M January 7, 2014 at 10:25 pm

    We recycle as often as possible, and use reusable shopping bags!

  • Reply Holly brewer January 7, 2014 at 10:37 pm

    I used recycled everythîng!

  • Reply Tara January 7, 2014 at 10:41 pm

    Recycle! And use reuseable shopping bags.

  • Reply Mayela January 7, 2014 at 11:07 pm

    I am inspired to plant trees and buy organic from my farmer’s market end exercise, recycle bottles and cans!

  • Reply kim burnett January 7, 2014 at 11:22 pm

    Wash my car less!

  • Reply Tammy S January 7, 2014 at 11:25 pm

    We are very big on recycling, composting and renewable energy. We also try to carpool as much as possible, buy green products and repurposed products. I joke with my husband that if our carbon footprint shrinks any more, it will look like we didn’t existed. :)

  • Reply Lisa January 7, 2014 at 11:44 pm

    Maybe working on doing some beach clean up – I live by the great lakes. We also deal with invasive species so there’s a lot to be done there!

  • Reply Pam H. January 7, 2014 at 11:50 pm

    I’m inspired to recycle, use electric and water smartly, and to plant more trees.

  • Reply Belinda Parker January 8, 2014 at 12:26 am

    Plant more trees at my kids school and the local park!

  • Reply Jen Rodrigues January 8, 2014 at 1:08 am

    Plant for trees and clean local parks and streets and rivers.

  • Reply Dorothy Teel January 8, 2014 at 1:25 am

    To help my community and to help conserve water will take shorter showers, will not wash car at home but take to car wash that recylcles water used and get rid of my plastic bottled water and use glass refillable bottles.

  • Reply HS January 8, 2014 at 1:47 am

    We use reusable products and help to clean local parks.

  • Reply jennifer January 8, 2014 at 1:49 am

    park cleanup so that families can enjoy time together outside in preserved areas

  • Reply stephanie January 8, 2014 at 2:06 am

    i love to buy organic foods

  • Reply jennifer January 8, 2014 at 2:31 am

    take shorter showers… I’ve really gotten out of hand with this lately, I am using the shower to keep warm! ha!

  • Reply Dani' January 8, 2014 at 2:33 am

    recycling,seed saving,and deck gardening

  • Reply Aimee T January 8, 2014 at 2:49 am

    We raise our own food – sheep (for both milk and meat), pigs, quail for eggs, have an orchard and can/freeze our apples, grow a garden, recycle, use CF light bulbs, don’t accelerate like mad in the car, I used cloth diapers on my daughter (who is now in her mid-teens), rags instead of paper towels… I could go on and on. I live in the Green Mountain State – we were green before it was cool!

  • Reply Corinne W. January 8, 2014 at 4:18 am

    reduce, reuse and recycle.

  • Reply GR Hovorka January 8, 2014 at 4:37 am

    I try to ride my bike whenever I can. I have a handy basket in the back to haul things.

  • Reply April January 8, 2014 at 5:09 am

    My three kiddos and I always make a point to leave the park/playground/hiking trail/etc. cleaner than we found it, by picking up trash.

  • Reply Laurie Nykaza January 8, 2014 at 8:02 am

    We shop the farmers markets and buy local when we can. We also recycle

  • Reply Juana R. January 8, 2014 at 8:44 am

    I already recycle the plastic bags… but what I’m most inspired is turning them into home craft projects so that they may have a new purpose

  • Reply stephanie mcfarland January 8, 2014 at 9:55 am

    i will try to help where i can

  • Reply Lori D. January 8, 2014 at 11:00 am

    When our city first implemented its recycling program, we handed out reusable shopping bags and flyers encouraging our condo complex tenants to recycle.

  • Reply Shannon Wilkovich January 8, 2014 at 12:18 pm

    We choose to recycle

  • Reply Erin Grant January 8, 2014 at 12:37 pm

    I think just keeping our community clean will help.

  • Reply molli vandehey January 8, 2014 at 3:32 pm

    i bring real foods from farms to my city nihborhood

  • Reply hayley s January 8, 2014 at 5:20 pm

    To start taking shorter showers!

  • Reply Olivia D Hamilton January 8, 2014 at 5:53 pm

    We recycle and are more water conscious.

  • Reply Daniel M January 8, 2014 at 6:52 pm

    recycle reuseable bags short showers combine laundry cfl’s and led lights

  • Reply Nicole Bear January 8, 2014 at 7:19 pm

    We live on an island, so reducing, reusing and recycling are very important. We only have so much space to fill with trash, and we don’t want to spoil the beautiful space that we do have.

  • Reply Barbara A. Ramirez January 8, 2014 at 7:53 pm

    I’ve gotten serious about recycling all plastic, paper and canned products I use in my home. I also re-use plastic bags from the supermarket..I try to use products with less chemicals in it for use in my home.

  • Reply Francine Anchondo January 8, 2014 at 8:31 pm

    Recycle more items.

  • Reply Anne Marie Carter January 8, 2014 at 8:37 pm

    I recycle everything possible. I try to purchase organic items from my local area.

  • Reply Danielle Cordeau January 8, 2014 at 8:48 pm

    Well I cloth diaper and try to use natural products.

  • Reply Carissa Joslyn January 8, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    I decided to change and use more green options because honestly..the worlds going to crap. no one gives a hoot and it’s so poluted it’s insane. in the town i used to live in, on ONE road, there is an estimated one person in every family on that road that has CANCER! i just had a kid i went to school with pass away from cancer who lived on that road

    I use cloth diapers and wipes. I try to use as little paper towels as possible I want unpaper towles but can’t afford them. Also I have a diva cup and cloth pads.

  • Reply debbie January 8, 2014 at 9:49 pm

    I try to reduce my footprint as much as possible. We garden organically, hang our clothes out to dry, don’t use paper products (towels, plates, etc).

  • Reply Trish F January 8, 2014 at 10:50 pm

    I’m inspired to conserve water. To only run the dishwasher and washing machine when they’re full and to air dry whenever possible.

  • Reply Felicia Johnson January 8, 2014 at 10:56 pm

    I plan meals at a retreat center and do as much natural cooking as I can get away with.

  • Reply Lisa Kerr January 8, 2014 at 11:22 pm

    I am inspired to donate my 2 year old grandsons clothes and toys he out grows to help out those less fortunate in my community. Also I am going to volunteer at my local foodbank! Thank you :-)

  • Reply paula peterson January 9, 2014 at 12:21 am

    I try to teach my daughter to be kind with animals and respect other peoples property such as not picking their flowers.

  • Reply Maria H January 9, 2014 at 12:39 am

    I’m inspired to drive less thus reducing the amount of emissions going into the air.

  • Reply Tegan L. January 9, 2014 at 12:39 am

    We promote more natural foods with what goodies we bring to community pot lucks…the good stuff! :)

  • Reply Betsy January 9, 2014 at 12:41 am

    recycling and pick up trash

  • Reply Robyn B. January 9, 2014 at 12:49 am

    I am inspired to plant trees at our local park.

  • Reply Debra Womack January 9, 2014 at 1:02 am

    Most of the time we take really short showers, only run the dishwasher and washing machine when they are full, our heat is set at 64°F (and in the summer, the AC is set at 77°).

    We also use boxes or our own shopping bags at the store when we can.

  • Reply Natalie January 9, 2014 at 1:04 am

    I take short showers and recycle!

  • Reply Dominique January 9, 2014 at 1:29 am

    I’m raising my kids to be environmentally aware!

  • Reply Monique Eckert January 9, 2014 at 4:13 am

    I spread the word about cloth diapering and we recycle, reuse and repurpose.

  • Reply erin dear (@mummadear) January 9, 2014 at 4:15 am

    I want my children to know the importance of living green. recycling, eating organic foods and helping to improve our community.

  • Reply kathy whitney January 9, 2014 at 4:23 am

    Trees! we lost so many to lack of water!

  • Reply tammigirl January 9, 2014 at 4:42 am

    I would love to help clean up the park by carrying an extra bag when we walk the dogs. Great idea!

  • Reply KHBride January 9, 2014 at 5:25 am

    Plant a garden and trees

  • Reply Toneria M January 9, 2014 at 5:41 am

    Keep the neighborhood parks and playgrounds clean and also donate to the park’s organization. I also assist with planting trees and flowers as well.

  • Reply JEFF TAYLOR January 9, 2014 at 6:59 am

    I try to use less electricity and heat by keeping my home thermostat at 62 when I’m gone. Thanks for the giveway!

  • Reply Carolyn Colley January 9, 2014 at 9:46 am

    we are eating more natural foods and really trying to go green on cleaning supplies.

  • Reply Betsy January 9, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    We participiate in trail clean ups.

  • Reply Allie January 9, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    We try to recycle as much as we can!

  • Reply Victoria Carlson January 9, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    Carpooling to work more is my goal this new year!

  • Reply itzia January 9, 2014 at 5:10 pm

    buy and eat local.

  • Reply laurapcu January 9, 2014 at 5:54 pm

    I already use cloth diapers on my children and educate them on not being wasteful with water, but definitely need more work on recycling. That’s my goal for the year. And of course, remembering to take reusable bags to the grocery store instead of leaving them in a beautiful folded pile at home.

  • Reply Julie Lame January 9, 2014 at 7:20 pm

    Tell others about the benefits and usefulness of cloth diapers, cloth wipes, and cloth pads.

  • Reply Jayne Townsley January 9, 2014 at 7:36 pm

    I’m inspired to watch water usage.

  • Reply rochelle haynes January 9, 2014 at 7:44 pm

    I am inspired to clean up the parks

  • Reply Allison Downes January 9, 2014 at 8:21 pm

    I am inspired to pick up more litter, recycle more, and plant more.

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  • Reply Sandra January 9, 2014 at 10:01 pm

    Try and conserve energy and water

  • Reply Lynn Croxton January 9, 2014 at 10:34 pm

    We’re reusing cloth shopping bags at Aldi and consolidating errands to burn less gas.

  • Reply Amanda Sakovitz January 10, 2014 at 12:13 am

    I recycle and take shorter showers. I’m inspired by the damage that we are doing to our environment.

  • Reply meredith January 10, 2014 at 12:15 am

    We recycle and Ive been growing my own veggies!

  • Reply Michelle L. January 10, 2014 at 12:20 am

    We recycle and plant a vegetable garden.

  • Reply amybelle2001 January 10, 2014 at 12:45 am

    I recycle everything!

  • Reply kelly mcgrew January 10, 2014 at 2:01 am

    i am constantly going through my (and encouraging family and friends) closets, drawers, pantry, basement, etc. i always donate items (if they are usable) to others because i know what it’s like to not have what i need.
    with couponing and sales, i have now been able to afford my necessities and even a few luxuries. i feel fortunate and helping others always makes me feel full and grateful!

  • Reply Meghan Malicoat January 10, 2014 at 2:28 am

    I try to recycle both trash and toys and clothing.

  • Reply Tracy Melhinch January 10, 2014 at 2:36 am

    We don’t buy bottled water, we recycle..and I am always picking up trash on the side of the road

  • Reply Angela Newsome January 10, 2014 at 2:39 am

    I try to teach my children about the beauty of nature and to not litter!

  • Reply Kathy Detweiler January 10, 2014 at 2:41 am

    I’m planting lots of butterfly plants to feed and host them.

  • Reply Birdiebee January 10, 2014 at 2:42 am

    I choose to recycle (although it costs to do this) as well a reuse and donate other items to the recycle store that others can use.

  • Reply Janice Cooper January 10, 2014 at 2:44 am

    Recycle for sure :)

  • Reply Janet January 10, 2014 at 2:48 am

    We recycle all and everything possible

  • Reply Shelbie Johnston January 10, 2014 at 3:10 am

    I recycle EVERTYHING and make my own mulch

  • Reply shirley January 10, 2014 at 3:11 am

    I plant trees and flowers for others, and grow, then share lots of veggies.

  • Reply Holly Kennedy January 10, 2014 at 3:14 am

    I always pick up trash on my walks. It’s never ending.

  • Reply Mya Murphy January 10, 2014 at 3:17 am

    I recycle everything… I walk to where I am going instead of driving.

  • Reply Jenna Osborne January 10, 2014 at 3:33 am

    I’d like to help plant community vegetable gardens.

  • Reply Kati January 10, 2014 at 3:42 am

    We recycle, and have even before it was mandatory. We also only run our dishwasher occasionally.

  • Reply Margaret Maggie Porter January 10, 2014 at 3:54 am

    work in the comunity garden started at our local homeless center.

  • Reply Helen Rowland January 10, 2014 at 3:57 am

    by biking and by planting veggies in my garden every year

  • Reply ellen beck January 10, 2014 at 4:00 am

    I am an evid gardener and what I have on overflow I give to our local food bank. I also encourage other local growers to do the same.

  • Reply Emi January 10, 2014 at 4:08 am

    In some communities cleaning up the park can be a very dangerous activity for a child. We like to visit the local Veterans Home and spend time the seniors there.

  • Reply Victoria January 10, 2014 at 4:09 am

    We will be starting a garden this year and trying to get more of our food at the farmer’s market

  • Reply Rebecca Parsons January 10, 2014 at 4:25 am

    We have started a community garden in our small town. And they take volunteers to take care of it.

  • Reply Lisa Kubin January 10, 2014 at 4:58 am

    I would love to cook more natural foods and less processed foods for my family.

  • Reply mechele johnson January 10, 2014 at 5:39 am

    We live on my Indian Reservation and I am working with our community on a native species community garden. I am also working on a program to supply cloth diapers and eco friendly baby supplies to young and low income mothers on the reservation.

  • Reply john hutchens January 10, 2014 at 5:43 am

    I am inspired every year for my family and I to participate in the community trash pick up, cleaning up our community and roads. We also recycle .

  • Reply Christina January 10, 2014 at 6:24 am

    I would really like to get a community garden going!

  • Reply Katlyn January 10, 2014 at 6:43 am

    I walk to the grocery store every day instead of driving.

  • Reply Vanessa Richard January 10, 2014 at 9:38 am

    only run dishwasher when it is full tend to scrub but in dishwasher and run a rinse cycle only to get the suds of

  • Reply Julie Lee January 10, 2014 at 1:22 pm

    I try use reusable bags and containers instead of using ziplocs baggies.

  • Reply Heather Swarthout January 10, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    I always use my reusable shopping bags. If I have to use plastic bags it’s very rare.

  • Reply Megan Cromes January 10, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    i want to recycle more.

  • Reply sandra January 10, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    help clean up our local playground for the nieghborhood kids

  • Reply Bridgette Friedman January 10, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    Use less resources, recycle and pick up trash along the roads and yards. (Big peeve of mine is those that litter) Thanks for the chance at a nice giveaway!

  • Reply Madonna January 10, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    I am inspired to focus more on water conservation. We have had a lot of water issues lately and I have realized what a privilege running water is and how much of the world is without it.

  • Reply JD Northwest January 10, 2014 at 2:52 pm

    Our family lives the motto, leave it better than you found it. We are happy to clean up parks, reset and repair play equipment and in general take care of our several local, state and national parks.

  • Reply Heather Hayes Panjon January 10, 2014 at 3:07 pm

    I’m Inspired To Create A Community Veggie Garden In My Community!

  • Reply D Schmidt January 10, 2014 at 4:27 pm

    I am inspired to grow my own fruit and vegetables, eat organic foods and recycle.

  • Reply Kayla W January 10, 2014 at 5:47 pm

    Anyone think of thrift shopping!? Hehe

  • Reply savannah logan January 10, 2014 at 7:24 pm

    I buy more used products, and i cloth diaper, and remember to bring my reusable shopping bags everywhere.

  • Reply Michelle H January 10, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    We try to buy as little plastic as possible, even packaging, since even recycling requires a lot of energy. We use natural products as much as possible, and keep chickens and a garden.

  • Reply Ashley Trail January 10, 2014 at 8:32 pm

    I am the biggest recycling advocate that I know and I reuse and re-purpose everything !!!

  • Reply Eileen Richter January 10, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    Leading an example by not buying into the treats and junk food that most parents allow their kids. Making healthy lunches and offering things most other kids would never even try! Kids at school NOTICE this.!My daughter got on this “kick” from a mom who started to make wholesome treats and offered MY daughter things I would never have thought she’d like…things like squash and kale chips and even cabbage. and peanut butter, oatmeal, honey and flax balls! Things that are good for you. Kids follow by example, if we do this and then kids emulate us AND their friends, we can have a whole generation of kids that are not sick, obese, or so sedentary because the don’t have the right fuel in their bodies to GO. What goes into your body BECOMES your body! I had to learn the hard way by becoming chronically ill, chemically sensitive and blowing my digestive system out with really BAD foods.

  • Reply Pat January 10, 2014 at 10:02 pm

    We recycle everything we can.

  • Reply Michelle M. January 10, 2014 at 11:29 pm

    We started composting!

  • Reply Lisa p January 11, 2014 at 12:23 am

    I use less electricity in the winter and use my fireplace for heat.

  • Reply Lauren Stevens January 11, 2014 at 12:34 am

    we spend a lot of time out in nature, particularly hiking trails. If we see anything, we pick it up — it’s as easy as that! It’s all about being aware of the world around you…

  • Reply Vicki Hall January 11, 2014 at 12:54 am

    We use cloth diapers and wipes and try to conserve water and electricity.

  • Reply Lisa B. January 11, 2014 at 1:19 am

    We’re starting to recycle and are looking at what community gardens we can get involved in!

  • Reply Kari January 11, 2014 at 1:21 am

    I choose to recycle and we use wind based electricity :)

  • Reply Alaine January 11, 2014 at 1:36 am

    To recycle, volunteer with the local community.

  • Reply Jenny Sims January 11, 2014 at 2:03 am

    I am inspired to recycle as much as possible and be a source of info on cloth diapering for moms in town.

  • Reply heather January 11, 2014 at 2:09 am

    We recycle to make a difference.

  • Reply Autum January 11, 2014 at 4:01 am

    We try our best to not only grow our own vegetables and fruit but to purchase from our local farmers and community when we can.

  • Reply brittani adams January 11, 2014 at 4:08 am

    I recycle and help with lawn care around my neighbors when needed and clean up the park while were there. Weve recycled for many years in different towns.

  • Reply Amanda S. January 11, 2014 at 4:13 am

    We pick up litter in the neighborhood and shop at our local farmers market for natural and local produce. :)

  • Reply Laura Lane January 11, 2014 at 4:17 am

    I homeschool.

  • Reply Stephanie Olmsted January 11, 2014 at 5:08 am

    Use cloth diapers, recycle, not use paper plates & napkins.

  • Reply Deb K January 11, 2014 at 6:06 am

    We recycle everything that we can and also volunteer.

  • Reply beverly mckinley January 11, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    we compost, use bikes for transportation, use solar panels, rechargeable batteries, sweaters and are building one of the can heaters featured on you tube

  • Reply DEBRA ELLIOTT January 11, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    Clean up my local lakes and ponds

  • Reply heather baker January 11, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    We recycle and try to grow most of what we need.

  • Reply Jennifer Reed January 11, 2014 at 4:42 pm

    I am inspired to pick up trash in my neighborhood as I walk to make a natural difference within my community.

  • Reply Carol Roberts clark January 11, 2014 at 5:07 pm

    to pick up trash at our local park which we do already and to recycle

  • Reply KE January 11, 2014 at 5:43 pm

    I want the youth of my community to be healthy without GMOs!

  • Reply Shayna January 11, 2014 at 6:20 pm

    I recycle and use reusable totes instead of plastic bags :)

    shebebes@yahoo.com

  • Reply Betsy Barnes January 11, 2014 at 7:03 pm

    We recycle, also volunteer to clean up trash in parks and along the banks of the New River :)

  • Reply Conor S. January 11, 2014 at 7:19 pm

    I am inspired to plant trees and volunteer to read books to kids

  • Reply Laura B January 11, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    to have a healthier, more conscious next generation!

  • Reply Paula Ball January 11, 2014 at 8:26 pm

    I participate in the yearly coastal clean up. I recycle almost everything, and only put my garbage container out for pick up once every 2-3 months.

  • Reply Melinda Dartmann January 11, 2014 at 8:43 pm

    My husband and I have volunteered to do roadside cleanups in our area. We have done it for the past 2 years and have added extra roads to keep clean!

  • Reply samantha penrod January 11, 2014 at 9:09 pm

    I recycle and conserve energy

  • Reply steve weber January 11, 2014 at 9:15 pm

    we recycle and donate clothing as well.

  • Reply Crystal Renee January 11, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    I want to start up an organic community garden.

  • Reply Angela Cash January 11, 2014 at 9:39 pm

    I am inspired to start a community garden.

  • Reply Brittany Whitley January 11, 2014 at 9:54 pm

    I’d love to start a community garden!

  • Reply alicia k (Petite Pilates Pixie) January 11, 2014 at 9:59 pm

    inspired to time how long my showers are

  • Reply Barbara Montag January 11, 2014 at 11:23 pm

    I’m inspired to recycle everything possible – thank you.

  • Reply Julie Sullivan January 11, 2014 at 11:39 pm

    I’m inspired to help the homeless..

  • Reply Ashley Chassereau Parks January 12, 2014 at 12:02 am

    We cloth diaper our kiddos and I love helping other moms in our community learn about cloth diapering as well.

  • Reply Jamie January 12, 2014 at 12:15 am

    I recycle items as much as possible and use rainwater when watering our flowers.

  • Reply Catherine January 12, 2014 at 12:34 am

    We choose to recycle. We just moved so I am hoping to have a garden this year.

  • Reply melissa allen January 12, 2014 at 12:49 am

    I take less showers. I use to take multiple showers a day now only one a day! Which is amazing for me because I have a bad compulsive behavior I never feel clean enough.

  • Reply Birdie Skolfield January 12, 2014 at 2:34 am

    our kids do community service through their school

  • Reply klynn January 12, 2014 at 2:35 am

    inspired to recycle

  • Reply kelli January 12, 2014 at 2:47 am

    we use reusable items and our friends have picked up on that. we live in a small town where things like this aren’t really thought about, but it has been rubbing off on the people we know and they’re more conscious. we also buy from local shops and try to stay in the area as much as possible instead of driving to the bigger towns, like austin.

  • Reply Jennifer Hiles January 12, 2014 at 2:55 am

    I’m pretty good at recycling but I have a lot to learn about reusing. I still use sandwich baggies and occasionally plastic wrap and paper towels. So I’m inspired to switch to reusable products

  • Reply Kelly Kimmell January 12, 2014 at 2:56 am

    Conserve water and electric, recycle and use reusable products!

  • Reply Rachel H. January 12, 2014 at 3:09 am

    I try to shower less and quicker. I recycle, use cloth diapers, use reusable water bottles and grocery bags.

  • Reply Sarah L January 12, 2014 at 3:44 am

    I volunteer at the Denver Botanic Gardens.
    Thanks for the contest.

  • Reply MISSY MARIE January 12, 2014 at 3:52 am

    I’ve been using vinegar and peroxide to clean instead of harsh toxic chemicals. Use reusable shopping bags. Reduce, reuse and recycle:)

  • Reply Linda Szymoniak January 12, 2014 at 4:03 am

    I’ve been recycling since long before we had curbside pickup of recyclables. I want to encourage my neighbors who don’t recycle regularly to start recycling on a regular basis.

  • Reply Lyndsey D. January 12, 2014 at 4:05 am

    We use cloth diapers and advocate for them whenever possible.

  • Reply Zabrina Caldwell January 12, 2014 at 4:59 am

    I am inspired to clean up, where we live there are really a lot of rude people that throw their trash everywhere and just don’t care. I hate seeing kids playing with trash all over the park and such.

  • Reply Sally January 12, 2014 at 6:07 am

    To keep the water off when brushing my teeth and to wait until my dishwasher and washer are full before running them!!

  • Reply sara giresi January 12, 2014 at 6:48 am

    we went solar, use cloth napkins, reccle, compost… a few things we do to make a difference

  • Reply Wilma P January 12, 2014 at 12:59 pm

    I recycle as much as I can. I also try not to use harsh chemicals when cleaning. Look for products without too much packaging.

  • Reply Jennifer M January 12, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    I will try to run clothes washer only when have a full load, and make sure to select the cycle size that matches size of the load.

  • Reply Tracy January 12, 2014 at 4:28 pm

    As a teacher I try to model natural eating and living the best I can for my students to see.

  • Reply Wanda January 12, 2014 at 5:23 pm

    I try to buy organic when possible and recycle.

  • Reply Laur a DeLuca January 12, 2014 at 5:49 pm

    We are inspired to clean up our beaches

  • Reply a marie hj saver January 12, 2014 at 5:53 pm

    We volunteer to pull out invasive species at our local park a few times a year. We also recycle which is easy since our city offers curbside recycling!

  • Reply Cathy January 12, 2014 at 5:54 pm

    We recycle and compost to keep our trash pick-up amount low.

  • Reply Shannon January 12, 2014 at 5:54 pm

    we love our community garden

  • Reply KATIE KLEIN January 12, 2014 at 6:25 pm

    I always try to give back by donating to local food pantries and shelters.

  • Reply Ashley January 12, 2014 at 6:27 pm

    I spread the word amongst families in the community about outdoor activities

  • Reply Ty January 12, 2014 at 7:56 pm

    We are planting a vegetable garden and co-oping with some local neighbors who are doing the same. Any extras will go to a local shelter for homeless women and children.

  • Reply Colin January 12, 2014 at 7:56 pm

    I always look for local options when it comes to produce and meat. That way I’m helping business and the environment in my local community!

  • Reply Jennifer H January 12, 2014 at 7:57 pm

    I try and support our local farmers market whenever possible

  • Reply Jill McHale January 12, 2014 at 8:21 pm

    We have a local lake/ playground area that we help clean of litter a few times a year.

  • Reply Justin January 12, 2014 at 8:38 pm

    I recycle and encourage others to do the same. I would like to see more solar power in my community as well. I also have my own garden, compost, and solar heater. I give out a lot of my vegetables from my garden to my community as well.

  • Reply Katie Contests January 12, 2014 at 9:10 pm

    When I go for my daily walk around the neighborhood, I pick up trash and recycling that the wind has strewn across the sidewalk/road

  • Reply Katherine January 12, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    I’m trying to air dry more laundry to use less energy.

  • Reply Rod Jackson January 12, 2014 at 9:30 pm

    IL am inspired to organized cleanup and trash recycling events.

  • Reply Melaney R January 12, 2014 at 9:58 pm

    i would love to start a community garden!

  • Reply Lisa B January 12, 2014 at 10:21 pm

    I encourage others to reuse, recycle, repair, donate and find a new purpose instead of adding to our landfills.

  • Reply Michelle S. January 12, 2014 at 10:32 pm

    recycle and reuse whenever possible.

  • Reply Emily Cotton January 12, 2014 at 11:22 pm

    I jsut want to eat FRESHER! Less processed foods.

  • Reply Chavonne H January 12, 2014 at 11:37 pm

    To create a community garden or a place with lots of fruit trees.

  • Reply Donna L January 13, 2014 at 12:29 am

    We recycle newspaper, metal cans and plastic trash.

  • Reply Melissa L January 13, 2014 at 12:38 am

    I do not buy paper towels or napkins. We use cloth napkins. Instead of paper towels I use old, cut up tshirts.

  • Reply Claire Rheinheimer January 13, 2014 at 4:03 am

    We recycle and for baths I take my son and daughter in the tub with me (they’re only 2 and 7 months). We save a lot of water that way.

  • Reply One Frugal Girl January 13, 2014 at 4:09 am

    To produce less trash and waste.

  • Reply Adriane January 13, 2014 at 5:10 am

    I try to inspire with Creative Re-use

  • Reply Sheila K. January 13, 2014 at 12:34 pm

    Walk instead of drive whenever possible!

  • Reply Denise A January 13, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    We recycle and take short showers.

  • Reply sara haaf January 13, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    I reduce and reuse when I can, no recycling center near here. I also don’t litter and clean up any I see.

  • Reply Kim Henrichs January 13, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    We finally got recycle bins that get picked up with our weekly trash!!

  • Reply Lilia Kharabora January 13, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    We are real big recycle-rs and make sure to reuse and not waste :)

  • Reply Alana Vester January 13, 2014 at 2:31 pm

    Recycle. I have even gotten others to start recycling as well. :-)

  • Reply Dawn K. January 13, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    We recycle, try to use reusable products instead of throwaways, and pick up trash near our home.

  • Reply Michelle January 13, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    All of the increased need in recent years. There is now someone on every corner with a sign and we never had that much need.

  • Reply Jammie January 13, 2014 at 5:03 pm

    I am inspired to start a garden and grow as much of my food as possible.

  • Reply deborah b. January 13, 2014 at 5:11 pm

    i do my best to teach my kids habits that are good for the earth, and to think about the consequences of their actions. we recycle, pick up trash, choose items that are recyclable when possible, etc.

  • Reply Christy Peeples DuBois January 13, 2014 at 6:41 pm

    My family recycles as much as we know how too and are always looking for additional ways to do so. We also only run the dishwasher when we have people over for a meal usually. We always make sure we have a full load in the washing machine before we wash.

  • Reply MARTHA January 13, 2014 at 7:21 pm

    Use dryer less and only run water as needed…..

  • Reply AlexisB2007 January 13, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    My frugality led me to cloth diapers and it went from there…..

  • Reply Terra January 13, 2014 at 10:28 pm

    By using glass water bottles and recycling glass, and composting is what I do to help.

  • Reply Virginia Rowell January 13, 2014 at 10:44 pm

    We have sections of highway that each of us take care of and pick up all of the garbage that people throw out of their cars. It really keeps the roads clean.

  • Reply Audra O'Hara January 13, 2014 at 10:45 pm

    I’m teaching my daughter to take care of her things and her environment; not littering and treating animals with kindness.

  • Reply court January 14, 2014 at 12:15 am

    I buy in-season produce from the local farmers market and orchards!

  • Reply Sue Hull January 14, 2014 at 12:28 am

    Here in Ca. we have a water shortage due to no rain this winter. I’m taking shorter showers, running my dishwasher once a wk since it’s just me. Thank you for the great giveaway :)

  • Reply Kristi H. January 14, 2014 at 1:31 am

    i started a recycling program at my place of employment.

  • Reply asha pena January 14, 2014 at 3:20 am

    recycle and pick up the parks.

  • Reply Diana Quiroz January 14, 2014 at 7:07 am

    I re-use all my glass jars, never throw them away. I also teach my son to love and respect nature.

  • Reply Ashley Tucker January 14, 2014 at 7:49 am

    Conserve more water and recycle.

  • Reply Stephanie Easterling January 14, 2014 at 9:23 am

    In our City, we just got more bike trails and more areas for bikes to ride. Now it is alot more safer. We just need to spread the word out to the older population.

  • Reply Stephanie Phelps January 14, 2014 at 11:51 am

    We purchase produce from our local farmers market and we support a paper drive to recycle!

  • Reply Lu Worley January 14, 2014 at 12:30 pm

    Encourage others to grow their own fruit and vegetables and herbs

  • Reply Brooke Creech January 14, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    We conserve water and energy in our home and buy our chicken in bulk from local organic ranches.

  • Reply shantelle stately January 14, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    We always visit the local farmer’s markets when we can. They are important to the community.

  • Reply Lori A January 14, 2014 at 6:11 pm

    I always shop farmers markets and local produce stands

  • Reply Michelle Forbes January 14, 2014 at 7:07 pm

    recycle and grow our own food

  • Reply ashley w January 14, 2014 at 7:27 pm

    We recycle and reuse containers to reduce on waste.

  • Reply Wendy R. January 14, 2014 at 8:45 pm

    I’m involved in “upcycling” and am a total believer of use it up, wear it out, make it do, do without.

  • Reply Susan McNeill January 14, 2014 at 9:24 pm

    We have a huge paper recycling project at work — every single piece of paper counts!

  • Reply Becky January 14, 2014 at 9:35 pm

    recycle, ditch the water bottles and get reusable, and use my reusable shopping bags (I purchased them, now I have to remember them!!)

  • Reply Marti Tabora January 14, 2014 at 9:49 pm

    I’m inspired to wash clothes less often, I just bought more work clothes so that I don’t have to wash clothes as often. Thank you.

  • Reply Liz N January 14, 2014 at 9:50 pm

    We recycle and use CFL bulbs throughout the house. We have to switch electric providers, so I am looking at the renewable energy ones as well.

  • Reply Brandi Price January 14, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    use less water, plant a garden… lots of things!

  • Reply Kim Reid January 14, 2014 at 11:26 pm

    We are recycling aluminum, paper and glass. Also, we try to save water, electricity and gas when possible.

  • Reply Sadie Terry January 14, 2014 at 11:31 pm

    Being vegetarian

  • Reply lissa crane January 15, 2014 at 12:25 am

    I encourage my family to do several little things. We always try to conserve water & power. We also drive an eco friendly car and recycle. Every little bit helps!

  • Reply kelley wood January 15, 2014 at 12:27 am

    buying local produce :)

  • Reply Lilia Kharabora January 15, 2014 at 12:28 am

    Turn off the water and recycle for sure!

  • Reply Hal Hark January 15, 2014 at 1:34 am

    I try to encourage people to buy less processed food and more whole organic foods!

  • Reply saminder gumer January 15, 2014 at 1:43 am

    i volunteer in the community and clean up the neighborhood and also organize blood drives every year.

  • Reply Kerri January 15, 2014 at 2:25 am

    I love my victory garden. It’s shut down for now so I can dedicate that time to LO, but I can’t wait to get it going again.

  • Reply Caitlyn January 15, 2014 at 3:17 am

    We’re big recyclers.

  • Reply Leanne January 15, 2014 at 3:48 am

    Recycling more at work.

  • Reply Sara M January 15, 2014 at 4:15 am

    I would like to have a big organic garden in the summer & share our excess with others.

  • Reply Sarah Hayes January 15, 2014 at 4:23 am

    to recycle and shop at the farmers market

  • Reply Tara L January 15, 2014 at 5:50 am

    We recycle & try our best to reuse our grocery bags so it saves the Trees. I can’t stand Trees getting knocked down those poor animals!

  • Reply Amanda H January 15, 2014 at 10:45 am

    Planting fruit trees in community areas. I have been doing that for years and have many families working together.

  • Reply Mohammad January 15, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    I throw trash when I see it on the street

  • Reply Tanya Holland January 15, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    We recycle whenever it’s possible. We also use our own bags to when we do our shopping instead of all of the plastic bags they give out.

  • Reply Julie Smith January 15, 2014 at 5:12 pm

    This year I’m finally going to be part of our Community Gardens! I live in a duplex with no yard to speak of, so the only way I get organic products is by going to our farmer’s markets. I will love having my own organic produce!

  • Reply Debra F January 15, 2014 at 6:46 pm

    We recycle alot. If I get plastic bags from grocery (because I forgot to bring in my own from car) I use them to line our trashcans in bedrooms and bathroom.

  • Reply Cynthia R January 15, 2014 at 8:44 pm

    we recycle, have a rain barrel for water collection, we buy local eggs. We are also helping a local family with a medical situation, costs $1000 a week for treatment. http://www.gofundme.com/TreatingKarynsLyme

  • Reply Brooklyn Dutson January 15, 2014 at 10:07 pm

    we do a garden every year and also share rabbit droppings as fertilizer for our garden and neighbors

  • Reply Elsie January 15, 2014 at 10:35 pm

    Recycling is a must,
    Littering is disgust,
    Saving water is so cool,
    Organic gardening is a rule!

  • Reply hazel w January 15, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    Recycling is the biggest thing we do!

  • Reply tiffany January 16, 2014 at 1:27 am

    i have recycling bins in my house and try to re-use any glass or plastic items that i can.

  • Reply Karen R January 16, 2014 at 2:33 am

    We give our recyclables to a local park that uses the revenue to keep the park a green space in the middle of the city.

  • Reply kisha Allen January 16, 2014 at 2:45 am

    i would buy more locally grown fruit / veggies that are free from chemicals.

  • Reply Ruckus the Eskie January 16, 2014 at 3:02 am

    Reuse things!

  • Reply tara pittman January 16, 2014 at 5:12 am

    I recycle everything. I buy my kids used clothes and reuse boxes

  • Reply judy mitchell January 16, 2014 at 10:39 am

    we compost, reuse, recycle and every weekend go for a walk where e gather up litter and take care of it

  • Reply Misty January 16, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    We are contributing to a community garden!
    As well as recycling every week.

  • Reply Gayle S January 16, 2014 at 7:33 pm

    Thanks for getting me thinking! This Spring I would like to get the grandkids together and take them to the park in our city and pick up litter. It would be a great lesson for them and we would be able to spend the day together. At the end of the day I think all of us will feel like we made a positive contribution to our community.

  • Reply DelRae H January 16, 2014 at 8:50 pm

    We use cloth diapers. Use homemade cleaning products (ie vinegar). And try to walk or take public transit whenever possible instead of drive.

  • Reply Gwenni January 16, 2014 at 10:27 pm

    We frequently offer seldom-used goods on our local freecycle board – unused computer mice, exercise equipment that we lacked the ambition to use, kitchen appliances that required too steep a learning curve, that sort of thing.

  • Reply Sandra Beeman January 16, 2014 at 10:33 pm

    Every day I pick up cans and bottles while walking our dog. We walk a different side of town daily and really find a lot of discards.

  • Reply Maegan W. January 16, 2014 at 10:43 pm

    We use cloth diapers and we donate/giveaway/sell things that can be reused. We are working on becoming green.

  • Reply Sonya Morris January 16, 2014 at 11:12 pm

    By recycling and trying not to waste as much food.

  • Reply David January 16, 2014 at 11:44 pm

    Using cloth diapers, composting and recycling as much as possible.

  • Reply amy pugmire January 16, 2014 at 11:51 pm

    I teach my kids to turn off the water when they are not using it and we recycle everything we can.

  • Reply Annerose January 17, 2014 at 2:34 am

    Nightshade allergy awareness needs to happen. People don’t know what it is or how it may be affecting them, and how these foods are in EVERYTHING we eat, even “health foods”

  • Reply Diane Cooper January 17, 2014 at 3:16 am

    I have a vegetable garden every year, I recycle everything possible, buy used if possible, and buy local if I don’t grow or raise it myself.

  • Reply Dede January 17, 2014 at 4:26 am

    We grow an organic garden and share our bounty with our friends and neighbors!

  • Reply Jenn Oldaker January 17, 2014 at 4:48 am

    I don’t turn on the dishwasher till it is full and the same goes for starting the washer. I do not take baths, I shower but I rarely stay in there longer than 5-10 mins :)

  • Reply Dawn Monroe January 17, 2014 at 5:59 am

    We are having a neighborhood clean up in April.

  • Reply mariem January 17, 2014 at 7:33 am

    i am really into water conservation- we depend on our well and i hate water waste
    i also love to shop local for meat and produce

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  • Reply Leidy January 17, 2014 at 2:07 pm

    Whenever we see trash we pick it up, I tell my kids that it doesn’t matter who threw it, we are picking it up because is the right thing to do.

  • Reply Becky Richied January 17, 2014 at 6:53 pm

    I had to because if you look around, you have to step up and do your part because we can’t expect someone else to do something we aren’t doing.

  • Reply Lauren E. January 17, 2014 at 7:29 pm

    We pick up stuff the recycle truck drops between our house & school bus stop daily, to include it in our recycling bin the next week

  • Reply Jennifer Fragomeni January 17, 2014 at 8:21 pm

    I’m going to start taking faster showers and having my family take faster showers also!

  • Reply Colleen Boudreau January 17, 2014 at 9:56 pm

    Recycle & conserve water.

  • Reply Nikki D January 17, 2014 at 10:48 pm

    I am inspired to recycle and support my oldest daughter with her Key Club activities. She holds bake sales to raise money for local non-profits as well as organizes fundraising for larger non-profits. She also volunteers her time around the community and I try to help out when I am able.

  • Reply Susan G January 17, 2014 at 11:14 pm

    recycle my aluminum cans instead of throwing them away in the trash.

  • Reply MARY M RODRIGUEZ January 18, 2014 at 12:31 am

    RECYCLE,RECYCLE, RECYCLE I GO TO THE STORE ALMOST EVERYDAY ANYWAY ,SO I RECYCLE EVERYTHING PLASTIC,GLASS ,CARDBOARD ,NEWSPAPER,MAGS AND MORE! THEY HAVE ALL THE BINS BEHIND THE STORE. TY

  • Reply valerie January 18, 2014 at 12:44 am

    we do a lot here at home and have been for a long time. We recycle everything as much as possible. Like plastic and cans. Also since I buy a lot of sunday papers after over looking them and getting my coupon inserts if our neighbors want to see it or a family member would like to see it we pass them out and after wards recycle them. We also try to wash clothes at night after 7pm. We try to wash everything in one day so we wont waste so much during the whole week. I only wash and dry once a week and so does my mom. We take shorter showers as well. i used to take 30 min showers and have cut it down to 15. or if i feel like i may take longer when i don’t need the water i turn it off then turn it back on when im ready to rinse.

  • Reply wen budro January 18, 2014 at 4:46 am

    I don’t litter and I pick up trash when I see it especially on the beach.

  • Reply Daiva January 18, 2014 at 10:49 am

    We reuse and help our community to stay safe and clean

  • Reply Gina January 18, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    We make our own laundry detergent & other cleaners. We recycle, and we will be cloth diapering!

  • Reply Helen January 18, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    I’m inspired to recycle and use reusable bottles.

  • Reply Dani Meyer January 18, 2014 at 4:53 pm

    Teach people to urban homestead and raise their own food via our blog and local outreach.

  • Reply Jamie Brigham January 18, 2014 at 6:24 pm

    I am inspired to teach young girls that natural beauty inside is what matters, how they view themselves is the only opinion that counts and to never do anything they don’t want to do.

  • Reply Natasha Rodriguez January 18, 2014 at 8:47 pm

    WOW! That is great & there is so much we can do in our communities! Pick up trash is a great one and also trying to conserve energy is a big one in our house along with water and we try to recycle as much as we can!

  • Reply Alexa B. January 18, 2014 at 11:15 pm

    Wow! How fun!!!

  • Reply deb p January 18, 2014 at 11:31 pm

    Recycle, reuse things, and pick up trash , save mother nature.

  • Reply Mandala January 19, 2014 at 12:23 am

    We recycle, avoid using plastic and try to conserve electricity. Thanks!

  • Reply Mar g January 19, 2014 at 12:55 am

    Recycle and buy local.

  • Reply DESIREE H January 19, 2014 at 12:58 am

    We are just trying to do better about wasting things such as electricity, water, and other items.
    Thank you!!

  • Reply Daphne Turner January 19, 2014 at 1:08 am

    My husband and I both care about the environment and we pick up litter on our local roads when we are out walking together each day, plus we do the usual things at home, such as recycling all that we can and being careful about utility use.

  • Reply Marissa M January 19, 2014 at 1:42 am

    Lots of recycling!!

  • Reply Gina H. January 19, 2014 at 2:46 am

    A college class I took, learned a lot about the environment & our impact on it

  • Reply Tara O. January 19, 2014 at 3:05 am

    I’m definitely inspired to use reusable containers!

  • Reply Ashley Fryer January 19, 2014 at 3:09 am

    Start recycling bins.

  • Reply Tara Liebing January 19, 2014 at 3:13 am

    Buying energy efficient appliances, educate community on recycling and being conservative with water and electricity.

  • Reply lauren January 19, 2014 at 3:28 am

    cloth diapering!

  • Reply Natalie U January 19, 2014 at 3:34 am

    Since we have just been declared as in a drought, I will watch my water usage for the benefit of my community
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  • Reply Yona January 19, 2014 at 4:26 am

    I wouldn’t mind participating in a neighborhood cleanup – they usually have one to pick up the city in the spring after all the snow has melted away.

  • Reply Angela saver January 19, 2014 at 4:59 am

    We recycle & we also pick up trash at the park.

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  • Reply AndreaH January 19, 2014 at 5:19 am

    Well, we definitely recycle. We’ve been doing this for years now. It might not seem like a huge difference but we feel that it is. We also encourage others in our extended family to do the same.

  • Reply Kitty Iecvan January 19, 2014 at 5:26 am

    I use reusable grocery bags and conserve water.

  • Reply melissa jump January 19, 2014 at 5:34 am

    I am recycling all of my kids clothes and we are sewing them into blankets for the animal shelter

  • Reply Cheryl Abdelnour January 19, 2014 at 5:35 am

    WE RECYCLE PLASTIC, GLASS, PAPER, AND CARDBOARD AND DONATE ITEMS TO GOODWILL.

  • Reply kath g January 19, 2014 at 6:48 am

    i’m inspired to do more and do less — more recycling, more walking, and less driving, less water and power usage.

  • Reply Laurana H January 19, 2014 at 8:00 am

    Pick up trash when I see it.

  • Reply Sarah January 19, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    I am inspired to pick up trash on my daily walk

  • Reply linda w. January 19, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    We recycle most of our trash and reuse if possible. We plant our own gardens and conserve rainwater for it.

  • Reply Beth R January 19, 2014 at 3:11 pm

    I recycle and help my friends recycle too.

  • Reply Angelique Drummond January 19, 2014 at 3:12 pm

    I’m inspired by http://www.naturaldifference.com/ to “Bring an empty bag while visiting your local park and pick up trash.”

  • Reply beth kelsay-embrey January 19, 2014 at 3:24 pm

    I take my own cloth bags to the store anytime i go so as not to use plastic. If it is not recyclable we have a place where we burn anything burnable to keep the dump from being over run with garbage.

  • Reply Tamara N January 19, 2014 at 3:26 pm

    I am inspired to make my lawn and landscaping less dependent on water.

  • Reply Peter G January 19, 2014 at 3:41 pm

    I use coffee grinds in the garden, recycle, and walk places when I can.

  • Reply Janette Polivka January 19, 2014 at 4:53 pm

    I love to help any way I can. I would love to leave this place as liveable for these kiddos as possible! It’s getting scary out there!

  • Reply Adrienne Gordon January 19, 2014 at 4:58 pm

    we help do litter pick up on our trails.

  • Reply Lindsay P January 19, 2014 at 5:40 pm

    I’m inspired to make a difference in any way I can! I smile at people, pick up trash, and volunteer my time at a help line, all to try to brighten the world a little bit.

  • Reply alyce poalillo January 19, 2014 at 6:06 pm

    I care for a feral cat community in my area and I think this taking care of our natural environment. I also clean up our local stream several times a year.

  • Reply Danielle Wood January 19, 2014 at 6:18 pm

    Walk instead of drive to places close by, and conserve water by taking shorter showers

  • Reply Margaret Smith January 19, 2014 at 6:26 pm

    We often walk around our neighborhood and while walking, if we see garbage on the streets, we pick it up and dispose of properly.

  • Reply Ida lea January 19, 2014 at 6:36 pm

    We recycle, shop local, and just started composting

  • Reply Heather Dawn January 19, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    I recycle at my local center (it’s just a few blocks away from me!) , we use recyclable bags and, we shop at the farmer’s market.

  • Reply Karen Drake January 19, 2014 at 7:54 pm

    I recycle and compost as much as I can.

  • Reply C Butler January 19, 2014 at 8:07 pm

    i drive all m co workers crazy with recycling. i have always wanted to adopt a highway

  • Reply Kate F. January 19, 2014 at 8:12 pm

    I recycle and try to conserve water.

  • Reply Amanda Kinder January 19, 2014 at 8:15 pm

    We reuse, conserve water, and if a store is closer, we walk instead of using the car.

  • Reply Rosanne January 19, 2014 at 8:51 pm

    I’m a constant recycler and litter picker uppper

  • Reply Sonya January 19, 2014 at 8:55 pm

    We spend a lot of time on creek cleanups!

  • Reply Angela P January 19, 2014 at 9:02 pm

    recycle.. reuse more and buy less.

  • Reply Lorena Keech January 19, 2014 at 9:06 pm

    We wash our car at a car wash that reuses water and we recycle.

  • Reply jamie January 19, 2014 at 9:09 pm

    Pushing for more accessible paper/cardboard recycling bins….our town has very few

  • Reply Samath January 19, 2014 at 9:43 pm

    I m inspired to do Recycle and use the reusable bags :)

  • Reply Joanna Allison January 19, 2014 at 9:47 pm

    I’m inspired to recycle.

  • Reply christina m givens January 19, 2014 at 9:57 pm

    I help plant our community garden

  • Reply Jacqueline W. January 19, 2014 at 9:57 pm

    I was a Cub Scout and Girl Scout leader for years teaching my troops conservation and conserving.

  • Reply Theron Willis January 19, 2014 at 10:02 pm

    I’m inspired to turn a vacant lot into a community garden.

  • Reply Desiree Dunbar January 19, 2014 at 10:05 pm

    My husband and I have started volunteering to clean up CT hiking trails.

  • Reply robyn paris January 19, 2014 at 10:19 pm

    i’m inspired to buy organic food and to eat clean

  • Reply Wes Hovorka January 19, 2014 at 10:25 pm

    I will take shorter showers and volunteer for cleaning up the city.

  • Reply Stephanie V. January 19, 2014 at 10:26 pm

    pick up trash whenever we see it on the ground, eat organic, recycyle and reuse

  • Reply AJ January 19, 2014 at 10:32 pm

    We recycle everything!

  • Reply Cathy Truman January 19, 2014 at 10:45 pm

    We recycle everything we can. We plant a garden every year.

  • Reply Tawny January 19, 2014 at 10:47 pm

    We now have a recycling center so my family now recycles most of what we can recycle.

  • Reply Stephanie O'Day January 19, 2014 at 10:51 pm

    I try to recycle as much as I can and plant trees wherever I am offered to volunteer at!

  • Reply Sara Wagner January 19, 2014 at 11:02 pm

    We recycle as much as we can.

  • Reply Lisa V. January 19, 2014 at 11:31 pm

    In my hiking community, I strive and believe in no-trace. I always carry out my trash and have picked up others trash that was left on the trail.

  • Reply Jaime Cummings January 19, 2014 at 11:46 pm

    I recycle and conserve energy

  • Reply chickie brewer January 19, 2014 at 11:53 pm

    I try to recycle.

  • Reply Janine McNally January 20, 2014 at 12:10 am

    Begin by working towards a healthier family.

  • Reply Starr Greenwell January 20, 2014 at 12:13 am

    To recycle and only run a full dishwasher

  • Reply Betty January 20, 2014 at 12:23 am

    Within the community, we are encouraged to plant native landscaping that does not require routine watering. We put mulching blades on our tractor and leave the grass to enrich the ground. The grass is appropriate to the area and does not require watering. Our community bans certain fertilizers.

  • Reply Elizabeth January 20, 2014 at 12:32 am

    Recycling, reusing, buying local, and conserving all help!

  • Reply Jill Myrick January 20, 2014 at 12:33 am

    We plant a very large garden every year and give loads of it to neighbors and shelters in our area, recycle as much as possible, conserve water as much as possible and help out in our local shelters.

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

  • Reply Britty Brannon January 20, 2014 at 12:49 am

    Recycling makes a great deal of difference. Even one person can create a wave that inspires others.

  • Reply CharityS January 20, 2014 at 12:52 am

    I love to use natural cleaning products in my home.

  • Reply Paula Gardner January 20, 2014 at 1:03 am

    Recycle. I have been teaching the benefits of recycling to my family, friends, coworkers, neighbors really anybody that will listen to me for a few minutes. When I talk about recycling we try to buy used for most but not all of our furniture and the same for clothes. Some things I believe should only have one owner but there are so many things in the world that can be reused and maybe not for it’s original purpose.

  • Reply Linda G. January 20, 2014 at 1:04 am

    we are involved in our city’s recycle program

  • Reply Gina Ferrell January 20, 2014 at 1:12 am

    We choose to recycle to make a difference in our community.

  • Reply Diane Vescio January 20, 2014 at 1:27 am

    Recycle, repair, reuse

  • Reply susan smoaks January 20, 2014 at 2:08 am

    i carpool with my mom to save gas and money

  • Reply Vicki andrew January 20, 2014 at 2:18 am

    we reusable it use a recycle group to give and get reusable items

  • Reply Nancy Rodriguez January 20, 2014 at 2:20 am

    When we travel with our dogs, when it’s time for a rest stop, I pick up any aluminum cans that are thrown around, and take them home to recycle with our own cans.

  • Reply angie p January 20, 2014 at 2:35 am

    We make a strong effort to reuse & repair whatever we can and to recycle as much as possible.

  • Reply Erica C. January 20, 2014 at 2:41 am

    We pick up trash while walking the dog.

  • Reply Gail Crawford January 20, 2014 at 2:46 am

    Reclying more

  • Reply DJ January 20, 2014 at 3:00 am

    Recycle..including newspaper wrappers and paper towel rolls.

  • Reply Valerie S January 20, 2014 at 3:09 am

    We recycle and I pick up trash when I’m out hiking.

  • Reply Christine M January 20, 2014 at 3:20 am

    I use the car less and walk more for close trips.

  • Reply Elaine January 20, 2014 at 3:33 am

    Recycle,make our own compost,reuse cooking water to water plants

  • Reply Kerri January 20, 2014 at 3:54 am

    NYC just started collecting things to compost so I have been showing my girls how to do it.

  • Reply Jessie C. January 20, 2014 at 3:59 am

    I am inspired to do more recycle and volunteer in cleaning our local parks.

  • Reply Michelle January 20, 2014 at 4:04 am

    I am inspired by repurposing and reusing my recyclable items. If I can re-use it, I won’t throw it away.

  • Reply AmyBond January 20, 2014 at 4:20 am

    This year we inspire to buy as much local fresh produce as we can. In addition to helping out local farmers, it tastes much better than store bought!

  • Reply soha molina January 20, 2014 at 4:28 am

    I recycle with friends.

  • Reply Richard Hicks January 20, 2014 at 4:35 am

    Volunteer with the city when they have their clean sweep every spring

  • Reply Richard Hicks January 20, 2014 at 4:37 am

    my pinterest id is http://pinterest.com/brich2222/pins/

  • Reply Sky Sparkle January 20, 2014 at 5:13 am

    My church inspired me to plant trees.

  • Reply Lori January 20, 2014 at 5:31 am

    I do all I can, but my next thing is to use edible landscaping using permaculture techniques so that my lawn and yard is worth something more than just grass.

  • Reply Tara C January 20, 2014 at 5:37 am

    We recycle everything we can, try to reuse whenever possible, and donate our time to our community garden.

  • Reply jose benavides January 20, 2014 at 6:01 am

    I am inspired to clean up my city and help the homeless with food..

  • Reply Casey Everidge January 20, 2014 at 6:09 am

    i cloth diaper!!

  • Reply nickie January 20, 2014 at 6:14 am

    we recycle and reuse

  • Reply Malcom Tyler January 20, 2014 at 6:39 am

    I planted a fruit tree to share with community..

  • Reply Brandy Nelson January 20, 2014 at 6:53 am

    We do a lot of green things. Most recently, we helped clean up litter at a local school playground.

  • Reply Benny Sequeira January 20, 2014 at 8:50 am

    I recycle plastic into bags, totes, etc., sell them to friends/family and the proceeds are sent to charity.

  • Reply joseph gersch January 20, 2014 at 9:29 am

    I am inspired to donate to my local animal shelter

  • Reply April V. January 20, 2014 at 10:16 am

    To join up with our company’s ‘adopt a road’ program and help clean up that road.

  • Reply g. penrod January 20, 2014 at 10:40 am

    I donate my time weekly in the local thrift shop who benefits all

  • Reply Shauntea Crutcher January 20, 2014 at 11:17 am

    I am inspired to use less energy and to recycle more.

  • Reply Cynthia C January 20, 2014 at 11:19 am

    I recycle everything possible and shop at local farmer’s markets in season.

  • Reply sheila k January 20, 2014 at 11:38 am

    my kids and I have picked up litter and bottles left on the trails by thoughtless people in national parks and beaches.

  • Reply Renee Walters January 20, 2014 at 11:43 am

    We recycle and eat organic.

  • Reply sheila k January 20, 2014 at 11:45 am

    my kids and I have picked up trash and bottles and cans on the beaches and in the national parks that have been left behind by thoughtless visitors.

  • Reply luckylester34 January 20, 2014 at 12:04 pm

    Share my views and get the word out

  • Reply Sherry Conrad January 20, 2014 at 12:36 pm

    We already do a lot of these- inspired to use even less packaging.

  • Reply Deb C January 20, 2014 at 12:46 pm

    I garden vegetables and berries organically and occasionally plant trees which is good for everyone.

  • Reply Gail Fernandez January 20, 2014 at 12:54 pm

    I am inspired to recycle and try to reduce my amount of garbage.

  • Reply Barbara Lima January 20, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    I recycle books to my local library.

  • Reply Becky Mc Dowell January 20, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    pick up trash also the local walking trail before it washes into the river

  • Reply tina January 20, 2014 at 1:37 pm

    I am going to try and support local vegetable growers and to recycle more.

  • Reply kim January 20, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    I live on the coast and people love to litter and not pick up after themselves, so I volunteer to pick up trash on the beach so it doesn’t harm the wildlife and us

  • Reply Barb Stenby January 20, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    we recycle, compost & join the keep the lake clean clean up each year

  • Reply Maegan G January 20, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    We recycle everything and always pick up litter when we see it.

  • Reply Tara O. January 20, 2014 at 3:03 pm

    I recycle, compost, and support local farmers providing organic foods.

  • Reply Douglas Houston January 20, 2014 at 3:06 pm

    Turning off the water while we brush our teeth

  • Reply Nicole Newby January 20, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    My family drinks a lot of bottled water, but we make sure we recycle the plastic bottles.

  • Reply Linda Lansford January 20, 2014 at 3:49 pm

    I would encourage kids to get outside and play instead of playing on computors

  • Reply Karen Gonyea January 20, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    I am inspired to start taking shorter showers and to recycle MORE (I already do quite a bit, but there is much more I could do) :)

  • Reply Dana January 20, 2014 at 4:26 pm

    I love posting and claiming items off of freecycle.com

  • Reply heather baker January 20, 2014 at 4:38 pm

    We recycle and try to use things that won’t make a huge imprint on the environment.

  • Reply Don D January 20, 2014 at 4:42 pm

    Recycle and buying local.

  • Reply Darlene Carbajal January 20, 2014 at 4:53 pm

    I’m inspired to turn off the water while brushing my teeth.

  • Reply Kristin G January 20, 2014 at 4:54 pm

    We recycle and don’t litter!

  • Reply Susan Smith January 20, 2014 at 4:55 pm

    We recycle to make a difference in our community

  • Reply Jerome Royce January 20, 2014 at 5:23 pm

    I am inspired to recycle more and conserve water when possible.

  • Reply Serena Powell January 20, 2014 at 5:36 pm

    I am inspired to plant trees as a lot of the trees where I am from have been chopped down.

  • Reply Nani January 20, 2014 at 5:58 pm

    My son came home with an “energy conservation box” from school last month. He was so excited that he got me all fired up! We replaced all the energy draining light bulbs in the house, installed new shower heads & kitchen faucets. I wonder what we’re gonna do now :)

  • Reply Mary Gardner January 20, 2014 at 5:59 pm

    We try to walk or bike ride whenever feasible. We also grow a small vegetable garden.

  • Reply Regina M January 20, 2014 at 6:04 pm

    The song “this Land is Your Land.”

  • Reply Nycole January 20, 2014 at 6:11 pm

    Help clean up the potomac river
    knycks1(at)aol(dot)com

  • Reply Susan Ladd January 20, 2014 at 6:19 pm

    We are recycle and water our lawn less. Thanks for this awesome sweep :)

  • Reply Willow January 20, 2014 at 6:33 pm

    We have a compost, use cloth bags when shopping, eat organic and local, pick up trash and I am a vegan.

  • Reply Claudia Davis January 20, 2014 at 6:39 pm

    Gardens within my urban community.

  • Reply chris z January 20, 2014 at 6:43 pm

    im inspired to take shorter showers

  • Reply Steve January 20, 2014 at 7:13 pm

    To shop at my local farmers market

  • Reply heather c January 20, 2014 at 7:20 pm

    We have many bodies of water around here and many birds who frequent those bodies of water. I’d love to make sure they aren’t getting caught up in fishing line, soda rings or other unnatural nasties humans toss around.

  • Reply Kenya Johnson January 20, 2014 at 7:22 pm

    I grow my garden with the intention of sharing my bounty with my neighbors

  • Reply Bri S. January 20, 2014 at 8:01 pm

    We all make an effort to recycle in my household.

  • Reply rich bart January 20, 2014 at 8:07 pm

    work on the hiking trails to keep them clear for others to enjoy

  • Reply JANET January 20, 2014 at 8:19 pm

    pick up trash were I can and reuse what I can and grow my own veggies:)

  • Reply Chrystal D January 20, 2014 at 8:35 pm

    I recycle and buy my produce from the local farmers market

  • Reply Angela Y January 20, 2014 at 8:37 pm

    Our family chooses to recycle!

  • Reply Kathryn Mackey January 20, 2014 at 8:42 pm

    I grow a garden and make things fun

  • Reply Julie Hawkins January 20, 2014 at 8:56 pm

    I’m inspired to recycle and ditch bottled water for my own filtered water

  • Reply pamela love January 20, 2014 at 9:11 pm

    I have my own veggie garden and participate in my church’s community garden that is grown for our local food pantry and lunch kitchen.

  • Reply Kevin January 20, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    I am inspired to grow my own herbs & vegetables this season and share them with my neighbors, which is my immediate community.

  • Reply CJ Godfrey January 20, 2014 at 9:43 pm

    I am inspired to recycle more of my household bottles, boxes, newspapers, etc.

  • Reply Geoff K January 20, 2014 at 9:50 pm

    I try to do my part by recycling and composting, both at home and in the office, by using and sharing canvas shopping bags, and joining a community garden with a group of friends each year.

  • Reply Suzanne K January 20, 2014 at 9:56 pm

    I have rain water harvesting cisterns and use the water to water my fruit trees and veggie garden

  • Reply beth January 20, 2014 at 10:06 pm

    grow my own vegetables

  • Reply jenn giannetto January 20, 2014 at 10:38 pm

    im inspired to be more proactive about using re-usable grocery bags

  • Reply mona January 20, 2014 at 10:57 pm

    Buy local

  • Reply elizabeth miller January 20, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    What inspired me to make a natural difference is my daughters eczema from alleries

  • Reply Brad Merrell January 20, 2014 at 11:14 pm

    Bike to work

  • Reply Lisa Garner January 20, 2014 at 11:15 pm

    I will work with my schools buddy pack program to supply healthy food options for children to take home.

  • Reply Laura C January 20, 2014 at 11:46 pm

    to teach my son to recycle, reuse and to limit excess

  • Reply lisa kay January 20, 2014 at 11:52 pm

    Recycle and grow our own veggies

  • Reply Jason Vaughn January 20, 2014 at 11:53 pm

    Take part in the community garden

  • Reply thischickwins January 21, 2014 at 12:05 am

    i sometimes pick up trash that people leave at our nearby bus stops

  • Reply chris g. January 21, 2014 at 12:07 am

    We plant trees.
    We currently have 8 Oak trees in our front yard.
    This summer we want to add several Birch trees.

  • Reply virgil poore January 21, 2014 at 12:48 am

    me and all my kids and most the family love to hunt and fish..and so many hunters and fisherman throw there trash in the woods and aorund the lake..we always tke trash bags with us and pick it up as we see it.we try to take care of our animals.as it puts food on our table and all the trash really puts them in danger.and even in winter time when we dont fish much we go out to the lakes and pick up fishing line.as that kills the fish and wild life

  • Reply kim January 21, 2014 at 12:50 am

    starat using a refillable water bottle and quit using disposible ones!

  • Reply joyce-ellen holmes January 21, 2014 at 12:51 am

    by supporting a local community garden.

  • Reply Vikki Billings January 21, 2014 at 1:00 am

    I tried to use green items as much as possible and we recycle!

  • Reply Jean F January 21, 2014 at 1:04 am

    I compost and recycle and shop at a grower only farmers market.

  • Reply Susan Climan January 21, 2014 at 1:16 am

    I try to recycle and volunteer when I can.

  • Reply Samantha L. January 21, 2014 at 2:11 am

    I compost everything I can, it goes back to my veggie garden yumm.

  • Reply carolyn January 21, 2014 at 2:26 am

    We support our local vendors and farmers.

  • Reply Sadie B. January 21, 2014 at 2:31 am

    I am inspired to make a natural difference with my kids at school. We pack healthy lunches with nothing to throw away.

  • Reply Trisha McKee January 21, 2014 at 2:50 am

    We pick up litter in area parks and hiking trails.

  • Reply Kayci Stanley January 21, 2014 at 2:59 am

    I use reusable grocery bags and I enjoy buying our fruits and veggies at farmers markets when the weather is warmer. We also grow a garden.

  • Reply Bryan E. January 21, 2014 at 3:20 am

    Thanks for the giveaway…we volunteer to help maintain local hiking trails so that everyone in our community can enjoy using them.

  • Reply Lynde F. January 21, 2014 at 3:22 am

    Definately recycle & buy locally grown products when able!

  • Reply rachel travis January 21, 2014 at 3:25 am

    I grow my own herbs! :)

  • Reply Tamara January 21, 2014 at 3:25 am

    We recycle and take reusable grocery bags to the store.

  • Reply Lily January 21, 2014 at 3:29 am

    recycle!

  • Reply Thomas Murphy January 21, 2014 at 3:31 am

    I recycled alot.

  • Reply Rachel Clark January 21, 2014 at 3:39 am

    walk as much!

  • Reply Emily January 21, 2014 at 3:39 am

    reuse water bottles

  • Reply Emily McVicker January 21, 2014 at 3:40 am

    buy organic:)

  • Reply mysweetiepiepie January 21, 2014 at 3:47 am

    I garden and am helping my friends and neighbors start their own gardens.

  • Reply Beverly Metcalf January 21, 2014 at 3:52 am

    I garden organically and recycle as much as I can. Thanks.

  • Reply Hollie Jahnke January 21, 2014 at 4:02 am

    We recycle as much as we can.

  • Reply laurie January 21, 2014 at 4:04 am

    I want my own compost pile

  • Reply Sand January 21, 2014 at 4:05 am

    I recycle everything our city accepts.

  • Reply Jacquelyn Cannon January 21, 2014 at 4:08 am

    We buy vegetables and fruits in bulk from local organic ranches.

  • Reply Buddy Garrett January 21, 2014 at 4:16 am

    I am inspired to start a campaign to clean up the water in our neighborhood.

  • Reply Carolyn Daley January 21, 2014 at 4:30 am

    I am inspired to buy more organic and natural foods from local grocers.

  • Reply Nat January 21, 2014 at 4:38 am

    Shorter showers! It will be hard though.

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