Going green

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Southern28Chick, Mar 14, 2008.

  1. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
    Am I the only green freak out there? I'm so scared about what we're doing to our environment...our HOME. Seriously we have to think about what we are doing in our everyday lives that's empacting our planet!

    Anyone else feel this way?
  2. 1acrefarm

    1acrefarm Songster

    Nov 3, 2007
    I am always searching for ways to be more self sustainable to save nonrenewable resources and money.
  3. I am a strong believer that every little bit helps and everyone should do what they can. We have a responsibility to ourseves, our future generations and to the creatures we share the planet with.
  4. Nichole77

    Nichole77 Songster

    Jul 14, 2007
    Agreed. I have replaced most of my appliances with e star.
  5. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator

    Jan 11, 2007
    NE Washington State
    I am not whole hog green, but I try to do what I can. Recycling, reusing paperbags at the grocery store, upgrading all appliances. Like that. We are looking into solar for our hot water or electricity in the near future as well.
  6. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    I am with terrie. We use the coil light bulbs and recycle. We use those green bags for shopping to. but other then that I dont think we will own a hybrid anytime soon but I know my new car will run on bio-diesal [​IMG]

    oops forgot to add. when my mom moves to PA she is going to add solar panels onto the roof of the house and no more powerplants or oil
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2008
  7. Subirdban Farm

    Subirdban Farm In the Brooder

    Apr 17, 2007
    Hanover PA
    My household is ran as green as possible. We recycle as much as possible, car pool, energy saving bulbs, unplug appliances when not in use, green cleaning products and detergents, reusable grocery bags, grow as much of our own food as possible...... we do as much as we can. It's not easy but it is soooo worth it. It makes you feel so good about yourself and the earth.
  8. lacyloo

    lacyloo Cooped Up

    May 26, 2007
    north florida
    I totally believe in recycling. This planet is deteriorating everyday, the polar is melting, and all of our natural oil is being used up. Hopefully one day all cars will be Eco friendly [​IMG]
  9. redoak

    redoak Songster

    Feb 27, 2008
    Russia, NY
    We've cut our electric usage by more then half from last year mostly by switching over to "green" light bulbs and not using the dryer. (Use clothes line in the summer and installed one inside near our woodstove for winter usage). We have an oil hot water heater but would like to try to switch that to solar in the near future. We are also looking into a solar light for our to-be chicken coop (3 walls and counting).
  10. ams3651

    ams3651 Songster

    Jan 23, 2008
    NE PA
    same here, I grow what I can and am planning more this year. Turn off lights and the ones that are used most are the energy effecient ones. I installed a programable thermostat last year and it helps tremendously. Would love to have a wood heater to cut down on heating costs but installation I cant afford. We keep an automatic night light in the bathroom so you dont always have to turn the light on. I say I go to the store for my food then to grams freezer for my meat. Lots of Venison from my son and dad and pork from my uncle. I just bought a handmade purse because Id rather pay someone for their work then something that was made over seas for $1.25 same with farm markets, its local.

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