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Gene Spelman

Bohemia, NY

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What do you do to go green?

Posted on 3/07/10 at 11:43 AM By Gene Spelman | 7 Replies

Post how you go green.  Some of the things we do are use all natural bio degradable laundry detergent, no bleach, do our best to recycle as much garbage as we can, and use bio degradable cleaning products.

We also ditched our bag vac for a bagless vac by Bissell.

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Lee Jacintho

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My laundry comes back folded in a large plastic bag.  I use that bag to line a box for recycling in my kitchen and one in the livingroom.

That way all paper, cans, jars, foil, etc., automatically get put in there.  I then take the bag to the recycle bin and empty it in the bin.  I use the bag again if it is clean.  If not, since it cannot be put in the recycle bin, I put it in the garbage bin.

Any garbage I can put through my garbage disposal goes into it.

I take all refundable bottles and cans back for refunds.   I keep a 13 gallon garbage bag hanging to put them into.  when full(or I need the $$$! ;))I take it to the store for the recycle machines.

I clean almost everything with a microfiber cloth and water.  Even my windows get cleaned that way.  I also have a canister style steamer on wheels to clean very messy areas or super clean my stove or fridge.  It uses only water to clean.

For very bad stains or messes(seldom have them) I use sometimes like to use Spic and Span liquid, and clean my toaster oven or microwave with Lysol wipes.

I even recycle fast food bags by turning them inside out and wrapping books(paperbackswap.com) and small packages with them.

I shop only with a basket or cloth bags. 

I use freecycle to get rid of usable things I no longer want.  I also get things that way.  LOVE thrift stores!!!

That's about all i can think of right now.


Posted on 3/27/11 at 4:02 PM

jamie esser

naugatuck, CT

645 Community Rewards Points

We have done alot to not only live greener but simpler also.

Batteries have become a problem...kids go through them like crazy. We bought 2 rechargeable docks that accept all different sizes so we have cut down on the amount that are bought and thrown out.(responsibly)

We have repurposed old clothing by cutting them up for quilts.We make our own GREEN grocery bags. We buy clothing from the salvation army and other consignments. We also use pill shavers to clean up and prolong the life of what we do own.

We free cycle things we no longer need or want. We also trade curtains and other decorative items with family we don't live with before going out to buy more "stuff".

More products that are bought are either organic based or we use homemade.

Rather than buying prepacked foods like snacks or breads, we make them ourselves.

Posted on 3/05/11 at 10:28 AM

Jetblue OTTG

31 Community Rewards Points

Wow! There are a ton of great ideas being circulated in this forum. You're all definitely contributing to making the Earth a cleaner, greener place!

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Maggie
OTTG Team

Posted on 6/17/10 at 2:00 PM

Proestheater

Burlingame, CA

119 Community Rewards Points

im lazy so i dont drive much.

Posted on 4/17/10 at 5:00 PM

Lisa Nelsen-Woods

Columbus, OH

34 Community Rewards Points

I sprinkle baking soda on my carpets, let it sit, and seep it up to deoderize them. It also made me realize that my current sweeper (not a Bissell) doesn't have to power to sweep up something as easy as baking soda from a carpet.

Posted on 4/15/10 at 8:37 PM

Erica Petty

Dayton, TX

347 Community Rewards Points

Recycling

Posted on 4/14/10 at 1:48 AM

Susan Sucher

Spring Grove, IL

142 Community Rewards Points

Cloth diapers!  And recycling.

Posted on 3/22/10 at 12:57 AM
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