This thread is for more ways of being a good steward of God's beautiful green earth! This is what my family/I do or want to do, and then I want to hear of more ideas from you guys/know ways you guys are "stewarding" the earth, and save a little money by doing it. ((I like threads like these, and searched and searched 'til I found this one thread by @PirateGirl https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/penny-pinching.1222282/#post-19573024)). 1. Treat all living beings kindly (whether born or unborn...humans and animals, and plants somewhat as well). 2. Using reusable bags when grocery shopping (We do this if we remember to bring our bags! ) 3. Recycle recyclable things. I also sometimes give my gerbil cardboard rolls as a free toy...he loves those things! 4. Eat healthier and natural foods (e.g. potatoes, veggies, fruits, etc.) and cut back/eliminate junk foods. Also, support humanely raised meat, milk, and eggs. Support small local famers...that's the way they can continue to make their living! 5. Feed scraps to your chickens, or even the wild birds hanging around your yard. 6. Grow your own food, and share it with others if you have extra. 7. There's nothing wrong with wearing hand-me-downs clothes, or if you don't have siblings/children, then donate your old clothes to thrift stores. 8. If you have shopping to do, do it after you get off work to save on gas, or when you're out and about, try to make lots of stops at once instead of frequently going out. I don't know what else to put, so I'm looking forward to reading your guys' brilliant suggestions, or hearing what you guys already do.