Readers are walking, recycling, biking, composting …

Wow, what awesome participation in last week’s Comment Contest Tuesday and a great celebration of Earth Day.

Like myself, many of my readers celebrate Earth Day every day … as it should be.

Thank you to everyone who participated. You all shared some great things. Thank you.

And the winner is … Gail!

She will be receiving a pack (pictured at the right) of Washable Reusable Produce bags.

One of the things she mentioned was that at work there aren’t recycling containers, so she uses a paper bag, which always seems to be around the office and fills it with recycling and takes it home to put in her home recycling container.

The other participants shared some great tips below:

Going green by reducing, reusing, recycling

I consider myself environmentally conscious and environmentally friendly. Nothing extreme. I just try to be aware.

When I first moved to Oregon recycling was a big deal. And dividing each item was important as well: cardboard; paper; brown glass; green glass; etc. At the apartment complex I first lived in there were bins for each item. It made it easy to recycle.

When Curt and I first moved to the Phoenix area we lived in a townhouse. There was no recycling onsite. We bought our own bins and recycled glass and cans. About once a month we took all the stuff to a recycling center.

Recycling in Berkeley is pretty strict. Pretty similar to how we had to do it in Oregon.

Curt and I recycle and compost. We also recycle batteries, CFL bulbs, turn in ewaste at designated drop-off locations.

I reuse plastic bags, including the produce bags. When we had Joey all those bags were great for cleaning the litterbox. Now I try to be even more conscious about using reusable bags and reusing the produce bags multiple times.

I carry a Chico bag in my purse in case I have an unexpected shopping trip. The bags … Continue reading