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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!
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.
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
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.
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!
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I’m inspired to follow the tip on http://www.naturaldifference.com to only run our dishwasher and washing machines when they’re full.
Taking shorter showers – although that is a tough one!
We have a local park with a hike trail and we hike there and pick up trash as we walk.
We choose to recycle, even though it takes a bit of extra money and organization!
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.
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!
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.
I am inspired to plant trees and buy organic from my farmer’s market.
we recycle, use cloth diapers(I share my experience with friends) Joined a CSA. there are SO MANY ways to make a difference
We recycle and use reusable products like shopping bags, Itzy Ritzy snack and sandwich bags, etc.
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!
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.
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.
omg i’m a sucker for smucker’s natural it’s my weakness
Recycle and conserve
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!!!!
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!
I recycle and plant trees
I take shorter showers. Keep heat down. Flush less. Keep the tap off while brushing teeth until needed.
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!)
I am inspired to recycle, lower my hot water temperature and use my clothes dryer less.
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I’ve been spreading the word about coconut oil. Coconut oil has so many benefits, it’s organic, and CHEAP!
Educate on the dangers of GMO’s. I have contacted Smuckers in tje past about their peanut butter… it is not gmo free.
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!)
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.
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.
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We recycle as often as possible, and use reusable shopping bags!
I used recycled everythîng!
Recycle! And use reuseable shopping bags.
I am inspired to plant trees and buy organic from my farmer’s market end exercise, recycle bottles and cans!
Wash my car less!
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. :)
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!
I’m inspired to recycle, use electric and water smartly, and to plant more trees.
Plant more trees at my kids school and the local park!
Plant for trees and clean local parks and streets and rivers.
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.
We use reusable products and help to clean local parks.
park cleanup so that families can enjoy time together outside in preserved areas
i love to buy organic foods
take shorter showers… I’ve really gotten out of hand with this lately, I am using the shower to keep warm! ha!
recycling,seed saving,and deck gardening
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!
reduce, reuse and recycle.
I try to ride my bike whenever I can. I have a handy basket in the back to haul things.
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.
We shop the farmers markets and buy local when we can. We also recycle
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
i will try to help where i can
When our city first implemented its recycling program, we handed out reusable shopping bags and flyers encouraging our condo complex tenants to recycle.
We choose to recycle
I think just keeping our community clean will help.
i bring real foods from farms to my city nihborhood
To start taking shorter showers!
We recycle and are more water conscious.
recycle reuseable bags short showers combine laundry cfl’s and led lights
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.
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.
Recycle more items.
I recycle everything possible. I try to purchase organic items from my local area.
Well I cloth diaper and try to use natural products.
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.
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).
I’m inspired to conserve water. To only run the dishwasher and washing machine when they’re full and to air dry whenever possible.
I plan meals at a retreat center and do as much natural cooking as I can get away with.
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 :-)
I try to teach my daughter to be kind with animals and respect other peoples property such as not picking their flowers.
I’m inspired to drive less thus reducing the amount of emissions going into the air.
We promote more natural foods with what goodies we bring to community pot lucks…the good stuff! :)
recycling and pick up trash
I am inspired to plant trees at our local park.
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.
I take short showers and recycle!
I’m raising my kids to be environmentally aware!
I spread the word about cloth diapering and we recycle, reuse and repurpose.
I want my children to know the importance of living green. recycling, eating organic foods and helping to improve our community.
Trees! we lost so many to lack of water!
I would love to help clean up the park by carrying an extra bag when we walk the dogs. Great idea!
Plant a garden and trees
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.
I try to use less electricity and heat by keeping my home thermostat at 62 when I’m gone. Thanks for the giveway!
we are eating more natural foods and really trying to go green on cleaning supplies.
We participiate in trail clean ups.
We try to recycle as much as we can!
Carpooling to work more is my goal this new year!
buy and eat local.
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.
Tell others about the benefits and usefulness of cloth diapers, cloth wipes, and cloth pads.
I’m inspired to watch water usage.
I am inspired to clean up the parks
I am inspired to pick up more litter, recycle more, and plant more.
Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
Try and conserve energy and water
We’re reusing cloth shopping bags at Aldi and consolidating errands to burn less gas.
I recycle and take shorter showers. I’m inspired by the damage that we are doing to our environment.
We recycle and Ive been growing my own veggies!
We recycle and plant a vegetable garden.
I recycle everything!
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!
I try to recycle both trash and toys and clothing.
We don’t buy bottled water, we recycle..and I am always picking up trash on the side of the road
I try to teach my children about the beauty of nature and to not litter!
I’m planting lots of butterfly plants to feed and host them.
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.
Recycle for sure :)
We recycle all and everything possible
I recycle EVERTYHING and make my own mulch
I plant trees and flowers for others, and grow, then share lots of veggies.
I always pick up trash on my walks. It’s never ending.
I recycle everything… I walk to where I am going instead of driving.
I’d like to help plant community vegetable gardens.
We recycle, and have even before it was mandatory. We also only run our dishwasher occasionally.
work in the comunity garden started at our local homeless center.
by biking and by planting veggies in my garden every year
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.
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.
We will be starting a garden this year and trying to get more of our food at the farmer’s market
We have started a community garden in our small town. And they take volunteers to take care of it.
I would love to cook more natural foods and less processed foods for my family.
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.
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 .
I would really like to get a community garden going!
I walk to the grocery store every day instead of driving.
only run dishwasher when it is full tend to scrub but in dishwasher and run a rinse cycle only to get the suds of
I try use reusable bags and containers instead of using ziplocs baggies.
I always use my reusable shopping bags. If I have to use plastic bags it’s very rare.
i want to recycle more.
help clean up our local playground for the nieghborhood kids
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!
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.
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.
I’m Inspired To Create A Community Veggie Garden In My Community!
I am inspired to grow my own fruit and vegetables, eat organic foods and recycle.
Anyone think of thrift shopping!? Hehe
I buy more used products, and i cloth diaper, and remember to bring my reusable shopping bags everywhere.
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.
I am the biggest recycling advocate that I know and I reuse and re-purpose everything !!!
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.
We recycle everything we can.
We started composting!
I use less electricity in the winter and use my fireplace for heat.
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…
We use cloth diapers and wipes and try to conserve water and electricity.
We’re starting to recycle and are looking at what community gardens we can get involved in!
I choose to recycle and we use wind based electricity :)
To recycle, volunteer with the local community.
I am inspired to recycle as much as possible and be a source of info on cloth diapering for moms in town.
We recycle to make a difference.
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.
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.
We pick up litter in the neighborhood and shop at our local farmers market for natural and local produce. :)
Use cloth diapers, recycle, not use paper plates & napkins.
We recycle everything that we can and also volunteer.
we compost, use bikes for transportation, use solar panels, rechargeable batteries, sweaters and are building one of the can heaters featured on you tube
Clean up my local lakes and ponds
We recycle and try to grow most of what we need.
I am inspired to pick up trash in my neighborhood as I walk to make a natural difference within my community.
to pick up trash at our local park which we do already and to recycle
I want the youth of my community to be healthy without GMOs!
I recycle and use reusable totes instead of plastic bags :)
We recycle, also volunteer to clean up trash in parks and along the banks of the New River :)
I am inspired to plant trees and volunteer to read books to kids
to have a healthier, more conscious next generation!
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.
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!
I recycle and conserve energy
we recycle and donate clothing as well.
I want to start up an organic community garden.
I am inspired to start a community garden.
I’d love to start a community garden!
inspired to time how long my showers are
I’m inspired to recycle everything possible – thank you.
I’m inspired to help the homeless..
We cloth diaper our kiddos and I love helping other moms in our community learn about cloth diapering as well.
I recycle items as much as possible and use rainwater when watering our flowers.
We choose to recycle. We just moved so I am hoping to have a garden this year.
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.
our kids do community service through their school
inspired to recycle
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.
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
Conserve water and electric, recycle and use reusable products!
I try to shower less and quicker. I recycle, use cloth diapers, use reusable water bottles and grocery bags.
I volunteer at the Denver Botanic Gardens.
Thanks for the contest.
I’ve been using vinegar and peroxide to clean instead of harsh toxic chemicals. Use reusable shopping bags. Reduce, reuse and recycle:)
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.
We use cloth diapers and advocate for them whenever possible.
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.
To keep the water off when brushing my teeth and to wait until my dishwasher and washer are full before running them!!
we went solar, use cloth napkins, reccle, compost… a few things we do to make a difference
I recycle as much as I can. I also try not to use harsh chemicals when cleaning. Look for products without too much packaging.
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.
As a teacher I try to model natural eating and living the best I can for my students to see.
I try to buy organic when possible and recycle.
We are inspired to clean up our beaches
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!
We recycle and compost to keep our trash pick-up amount low.
we love our community garden
I always try to give back by donating to local food pantries and shelters.
I spread the word amongst families in the community about outdoor activities
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.
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!
I try and support our local farmers market whenever possible
We have a local lake/ playground area that we help clean of litter a few times a year.
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.
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
I’m trying to air dry more laundry to use less energy.
IL am inspired to organized cleanup and trash recycling events.
i would love to start a community garden!
I encourage others to reuse, recycle, repair, donate and find a new purpose instead of adding to our landfills.
recycle and reuse whenever possible.
I jsut want to eat FRESHER! Less processed foods.
To create a community garden or a place with lots of fruit trees.
We recycle newspaper, metal cans and plastic trash.
I do not buy paper towels or napkins. We use cloth napkins. Instead of paper towels I use old, cut up tshirts.
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.
To produce less trash and waste.
I try to inspire with Creative Re-use
Walk instead of drive whenever possible!
We recycle and take short showers.
I reduce and reuse when I can, no recycling center near here. I also don’t litter and clean up any I see.
We finally got recycle bins that get picked up with our weekly trash!!
We are real big recycle-rs and make sure to reuse and not waste :)
Recycle. I have even gotten others to start recycling as well. :-)
We recycle, try to use reusable products instead of throwaways, and pick up trash near our home.
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.
I am inspired to start a garden and grow as much of my food as possible.
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.
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.
Use dryer less and only run water as needed…..
My frugality led me to cloth diapers and it went from there…..
By using glass water bottles and recycling glass, and composting is what I do to help.
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.
I’m teaching my daughter to take care of her things and her environment; not littering and treating animals with kindness.
I buy in-season produce from the local farmers market and orchards!
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 :)
i started a recycling program at my place of employment.
recycle and pick up the parks.
I re-use all my glass jars, never throw them away. I also teach my son to love and respect nature.
Conserve more water and recycle.
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.
We purchase produce from our local farmers market and we support a paper drive to recycle!
Encourage others to grow their own fruit and vegetables and herbs
We conserve water and energy in our home and buy our chicken in bulk from local organic ranches.
We always visit the local farmer’s markets when we can. They are important to the community.
I always shop farmers markets and local produce stands
recycle and grow our own food
We recycle and reuse containers to reduce on waste.
I’m involved in “upcycling” and am a total believer of use it up, wear it out, make it do, do without.
We have a huge paper recycling project at work — every single piece of paper counts!
recycle, ditch the water bottles and get reusable, and use my reusable shopping bags (I purchased them, now I have to remember them!!)
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.
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.
use less water, plant a garden… lots of things!
We are recycling aluminum, paper and glass. Also, we try to save water, electricity and gas when possible.
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!
buying local produce :)
Turn off the water and recycle for sure!
I try to encourage people to buy less processed food and more whole organic foods!
i volunteer in the community and clean up the neighborhood and also organize blood drives every year.
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.
We’re big recyclers.
Recycling more at work.
I would like to have a big organic garden in the summer & share our excess with others.
to recycle and shop at the farmers market
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!
Planting fruit trees in community areas. I have been doing that for years and have many families working together.
I throw trash when I see it on the street
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.
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!
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.
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
we do a garden every year and also share rabbit droppings as fertilizer for our garden and neighbors
Recycling is a must,
Littering is disgust,
Saving water is so cool,
Organic gardening is a rule!
Recycling is the biggest thing we do!
i have recycling bins in my house and try to re-use any glass or plastic items that i can.
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.
i would buy more locally grown fruit / veggies that are free from chemicals.
I recycle everything. I buy my kids used clothes and reuse boxes
we compost, reuse, recycle and every weekend go for a walk where e gather up litter and take care of it
We are contributing to a community garden!
As well as recycling every week.
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.
We use cloth diapers. Use homemade cleaning products (ie vinegar). And try to walk or take public transit whenever possible instead of drive.
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.
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.
We use cloth diapers and we donate/giveaway/sell things that can be reused. We are working on becoming green.
By recycling and trying not to waste as much food.
Using cloth diapers, composting and recycling as much as possible.
I teach my kids to turn off the water when they are not using it and we recycle everything we can.
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”
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.
We grow an organic garden and share our bounty with our friends and neighbors!
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 :)
We are having a neighborhood clean up in April.
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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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.
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.
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
I’m going to start taking faster showers and having my family take faster showers also!
Recycle & conserve water.
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.
recycle my aluminum cans instead of throwing them away in the trash.
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
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.
I don’t litter and I pick up trash when I see it especially on the beach.
We reuse and help our community to stay safe and clean
We make our own laundry detergent & other cleaners. We recycle, and we will be cloth diapering!
I’m inspired to recycle and use reusable bottles.
Teach people to urban homestead and raise their own food via our blog and local outreach.
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.
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!
Wow! How fun!!!
Recycle, reuse things, and pick up trash , save mother nature.
We recycle, avoid using plastic and try to conserve electricity. Thanks!
Recycle and buy local.
We are just trying to do better about wasting things such as electricity, water, and other items.
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.
Lots of recycling!!
A college class I took, learned a lot about the environment & our impact on it
I’m definitely inspired to use reusable containers!
Start recycling bins.
Buying energy efficient appliances, educate community on recycling and being conservative with water and electricity.
Since we have just been declared as in a drought, I will watch my water usage for the benefit of my community
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.
We recycle & we also pick up trash at the park.
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.
I use reusable grocery bags and conserve water.
I am recycling all of my kids clothes and we are sewing them into blankets for the animal shelter
WE RECYCLE PLASTIC, GLASS, PAPER, AND CARDBOARD AND DONATE ITEMS TO GOODWILL.
i’m inspired to do more and do less — more recycling, more walking, and less driving, less water and power usage.
Pick up trash when I see it.
I am inspired to pick up trash on my daily walk
We recycle most of our trash and reuse if possible. We plant our own gardens and conserve rainwater for it.
I recycle and help my friends recycle too.
I’m inspired by http://www.naturaldifference.com/ to “Bring an empty bag while visiting your local park and pick up trash.”
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.
I am inspired to make my lawn and landscaping less dependent on water.
I use coffee grinds in the garden, recycle, and walk places when I can.
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!
we help do litter pick up on our trails.
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.
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.
Walk instead of drive to places close by, and conserve water by taking shorter showers
We often walk around our neighborhood and while walking, if we see garbage on the streets, we pick it up and dispose of properly.
We recycle, shop local, and just started composting
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.
I recycle and compost as much as I can.
i drive all m co workers crazy with recycling. i have always wanted to adopt a highway
I recycle and try to conserve water.
We reuse, conserve water, and if a store is closer, we walk instead of using the car.
I’m a constant recycler and litter picker uppper
We spend a lot of time on creek cleanups!
recycle.. reuse more and buy less.
We wash our car at a car wash that reuses water and we recycle.
Pushing for more accessible paper/cardboard recycling bins….our town has very few
I m inspired to do Recycle and use the reusable bags :)
I’m inspired to recycle.
I help plant our community garden
I was a Cub Scout and Girl Scout leader for years teaching my troops conservation and conserving.
I’m inspired to turn a vacant lot into a community garden.
My husband and I have started volunteering to clean up CT hiking trails.
i’m inspired to buy organic food and to eat clean
I will take shorter showers and volunteer for cleaning up the city.
pick up trash whenever we see it on the ground, eat organic, recycyle and reuse
We recycle everything!
We recycle everything we can. We plant a garden every year.
We now have a recycling center so my family now recycles most of what we can recycle.
I try to recycle as much as I can and plant trees wherever I am offered to volunteer at!
We recycle as much as we can.
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.
I recycle and conserve energy
I try to recycle.
Begin by working towards a healthier family.
To recycle and only run a full dishwasher
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.
Recycling, reusing, buying local, and conserving all help!
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.
Recycling makes a great deal of difference. Even one person can create a wave that inspires others.
I love to use natural cleaning products in my home.
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.
we are involved in our city’s recycle program
We choose to recycle to make a difference in our community.
Recycle, repair, reuse
i carpool with my mom to save gas and money
we reusable it use a recycle group to give and get reusable items
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.
We make a strong effort to reuse & repair whatever we can and to recycle as much as possible.
We pick up trash while walking the dog.
Recycle..including newspaper wrappers and paper towel rolls.
We recycle and I pick up trash when I’m out hiking.
I use the car less and walk more for close trips.
Recycle,make our own compost,reuse cooking water to water plants
NYC just started collecting things to compost so I have been showing my girls how to do it.
I am inspired to do more recycle and volunteer in cleaning our local parks.
I am inspired by repurposing and reusing my recyclable items. If I can re-use it, I won’t throw it away.
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!
I recycle with friends.
Volunteer with the city when they have their clean sweep every spring
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My church inspired me to plant trees.
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.
We recycle everything we can, try to reuse whenever possible, and donate our time to our community garden.
I am inspired to clean up my city and help the homeless with food..
i cloth diaper!!
we recycle and reuse
I planted a fruit tree to share with community..
We do a lot of green things. Most recently, we helped clean up litter at a local school playground.
I recycle plastic into bags, totes, etc., sell them to friends/family and the proceeds are sent to charity.
I am inspired to donate to my local animal shelter
To join up with our company’s ‘adopt a road’ program and help clean up that road.
I donate my time weekly in the local thrift shop who benefits all
I am inspired to use less energy and to recycle more.
I recycle everything possible and shop at local farmer’s markets in season.
my kids and I have picked up litter and bottles left on the trails by thoughtless people in national parks and beaches.
We recycle and eat organic.
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.
Share my views and get the word out
We already do a lot of these- inspired to use even less packaging.
I garden vegetables and berries organically and occasionally plant trees which is good for everyone.
I am inspired to recycle and try to reduce my amount of garbage.
I recycle books to my local library.
pick up trash also the local walking trail before it washes into the river
I am going to try and support local vegetable growers and to recycle more.
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
we recycle, compost & join the keep the lake clean clean up each year
We recycle everything and always pick up litter when we see it.
I recycle, compost, and support local farmers providing organic foods.
Turning off the water while we brush our teeth
My family drinks a lot of bottled water, but we make sure we recycle the plastic bottles.
I would encourage kids to get outside and play instead of playing on computors
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) :)
I love posting and claiming items off of freecycle.com
We recycle and try to use things that won’t make a huge imprint on the environment.
Recycle and buying local.
I’m inspired to turn off the water while brushing my teeth.
We recycle and don’t litter!
We recycle to make a difference in our community
I am inspired to recycle more and conserve water when possible.
I am inspired to plant trees as a lot of the trees where I am from have been chopped down.
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 :)
We try to walk or bike ride whenever feasible. We also grow a small vegetable garden.
The song “this Land is Your Land.”
Help clean up the potomac river
We are recycle and water our lawn less. Thanks for this awesome sweep :)
We have a compost, use cloth bags when shopping, eat organic and local, pick up trash and I am a vegan.
Gardens within my urban community.
im inspired to take shorter showers
To shop at my local farmers market
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.
I grow my garden with the intention of sharing my bounty with my neighbors
We all make an effort to recycle in my household.
work on the hiking trails to keep them clear for others to enjoy
pick up trash were I can and reuse what I can and grow my own veggies:)
I recycle and buy my produce from the local farmers market
Our family chooses to recycle!
I grow a garden and make things fun
I’m inspired to recycle and ditch bottled water for my own filtered water
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.
I am inspired to grow my own herbs & vegetables this season and share them with my neighbors, which is my immediate community.
I am inspired to recycle more of my household bottles, boxes, newspapers, etc.
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.
I have rain water harvesting cisterns and use the water to water my fruit trees and veggie garden
grow my own vegetables
im inspired to be more proactive about using re-usable grocery bags
What inspired me to make a natural difference is my daughters eczema from alleries
Bike to work
I will work with my schools buddy pack program to supply healthy food options for children to take home.
to teach my son to recycle, reuse and to limit excess
Recycle and grow our own veggies
Take part in the community garden
i sometimes pick up trash that people leave at our nearby bus stops
We plant trees.
We currently have 8 Oak trees in our front yard.
This summer we want to add several Birch trees.
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
starat using a refillable water bottle and quit using disposible ones!
by supporting a local community garden.
I tried to use green items as much as possible and we recycle!
I compost and recycle and shop at a grower only farmers market.
I try to recycle and volunteer when I can.
I compost everything I can, it goes back to my veggie garden yumm.
We support our local vendors and farmers.
I am inspired to make a natural difference with my kids at school. We pack healthy lunches with nothing to throw away.
We pick up litter in area parks and hiking trails.
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.
Thanks for the giveaway…we volunteer to help maintain local hiking trails so that everyone in our community can enjoy using them.
Definately recycle & buy locally grown products when able!
I grow my own herbs! :)
We recycle and take reusable grocery bags to the store.
I recycled alot.
walk as much!
reuse water bottles
I garden and am helping my friends and neighbors start their own gardens.
I garden organically and recycle as much as I can. Thanks.
We recycle as much as we can.
I want my own compost pile
I recycle everything our city accepts.
We buy vegetables and fruits in bulk from local organic ranches.
I am inspired to start a campaign to clean up the water in our neighborhood.
I am inspired to buy more organic and natural foods from local grocers.
Shorter showers! It will be hard though.