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  1. ChickLover98

    ChickLover98 The Chicken Princess

    Apr 24, 2010

    Hello! This is the Official BYC Go Green Club! Together, we can help the Earth become a better place! There will be new activities posted and ways to help the environment! If we work together, we WILL make a difference!

    Do you want to join us and make a change? If you would like to help us make a difference, PM me with your username and something you have been doing to help make a change. I will add you to the list of members! Lets see if someday, some how, we can get 100 members, working to help the environment!

    Ways YOU can make a difference:
    *In the winter, turn your thermostat down and in the summer, turn it up a little to save energy and money!
    *Unplug any unused chargers. Even if the device is unpluged, the charger is still using up energy.
    *Wash your laundry in cold water.
    *Every now and then, just take a walk around your yard and collect trash.
    *Recycle! If you don't have a local recycling orginazation, you can find other ways to reuse your "trash"!
    *Reuse your bottles and plastic silverware, etc!
    *Try to avoid using plastic water bottles. Instead, use reusable bottles that you will re wash.
    *Take shorter showers with colder water. (I know its torture!)
    *Take a shower instead of a bath. Showers often times use up less water than baths.
    *Use CFL lightbulbs in place of energy consuming bulbs.
    *Hang clothing out to dry instead of using an automatic dryer.
    *Try composting instead of throwing food and stuff out. It makes great fertilizer!
    *Turn off lights around the house when youre not using them.
    *Let your chickens free-range! It cuts down on feeding costs and is good for the yard, too!
    *Grow your own garden! Its a lot of fun and you can sell the veggies!
    *When buying a car, choose one with high MPG.
    *Hunt for your own food, or fish for your own food in place of buying it at a store.
    *Feed leftovers to chickens etc instead of pitching them.
    *Pay bills on line to generate less paper waste.
    *Use reusable grocery bags, but if you do use plastic, reusethe plastic bags as garbage can bags etc.


    What do you know? Going green can also save you some green!

    As a member, please post things that you have been doing to help the environment!

    Our motto is... "REDUCE, REUSE, and RECYCLE!"

    8. M to the Maxx
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2011
  2. BobwhiteQuailLover

    BobwhiteQuailLover Country Girl[IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.

    Sep 25, 2010
    I will join! [​IMG]
  3. ChickLover98

    ChickLover98 The Chicken Princess

    Apr 24, 2010
  4. eenie114

    eenie114 Completly Hopeless

    Awesome idea. [​IMG]
    I've been shortening my showers... pure torture, I tell ya. Nothing I love more than hot water in the winter. [​IMG]
  5. Gerbil

    Gerbil Oh, Crazy!

    Jun 24, 2010
    Quote:I admit to the love of hot water in the winter too!! It's cold..... [​IMG]
  6. ChickLover98

    ChickLover98 The Chicken Princess

    Apr 24, 2010
    Thats a good idea!
  7. chickenshagg

    chickenshagg THE ALPHA ROO

    Apr 18, 2009
    St. Charles, MO
    I am not a fanatic about being green but I do think that beeing green means more gr$$n in my pocket.

    I use CFL in as many of my lights as I can.
    I recycle through the trash company as well as recycle for cash in my pocket.
    I use a "high efficiency" washer and drier.
    I hang clothes to dry when possible.
    I have energy star rated appliances.
    I have my thermostat set at 63.
    I have a energy efficient wood burning fireplace that I am able to heat with.
    I compost everything I can. That reduces my trash and creates fertilizer for my garden.
    I have a garden and grow a lot of my own vegetables.
    I let my chickens free range as much as possible. Reduces feed and helps the yard.
    I continuously turn off lights around the house.
    I take cooler, shorter showers. (Now if only I could get my wife to do the same)[​IMG]
    I reuse plastic bottles for water.
    I use a soda maker in place of buying soda at the store.
    I hunt and fish for food.

    Now I know my vehicles are not high fuel efficient and I have a boat that could never be called fuel efficient and I'm sure that there is more to be done to be GREEN but these are the things that I have done so far.
  8. ChickLover98

    ChickLover98 The Chicken Princess

    Apr 24, 2010
    Great! Yup! Going green can save you some green, too! [​IMG]
  9. eenie114

    eenie114 Completly Hopeless

    Sixty-thr-r-r-ee deg-g-g-grees?? [​IMG]
    I get cold easily. [​IMG]
  10. awesomefowl

    awesomefowl Argues with Goats

    Knock some green paint over your head and you will be "green" too.
    I don't believe in being "green" but think people should become more self sufficent and know where their food comes from.

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