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Lostby7
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 5:52 am Reply with quote Back to top

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Team Honeybunnies
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 7:44 am Reply with quote Back to top

Earth Day is my birthday, so it's an easy one to celebrate. Who else has cake at their Earth Day celebration? Cool
 
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 7:47 am Reply with quote Back to top

So what are YOU doing to save the Earth today?

I biked to work... Razz
 
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Trekkin and Birdin
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 8:01 am Reply with quote Back to top

Happy Birthday, Seth!

I can say I was part of the very first Earth Day, way back in 1970. Unfortunately, I can't really bike to work today, since I have a gig in Madison WI, but we live a fairly green lifestyle with the exception of the darn cars and geocaching.

I struggle with that part of this hobby every time we head out. Eat local and organic, bring your own bags, recycle, reuse, shop little, use the library instead of the bookstore, CITO, CF bulbs for years!, walk or bike in town, but this geocaching....it eats the gas!

I'll bring a bag and do some CITO as I cache my way home (hopefully) today.

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TyeDyeSkyGuy
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 8:18 am Reply with quote Back to top

Lostby7 wrote:
So what are YOU doing to save the Earth today?

I biked to work... Razz


This morning I brought my son to school with 5 boxes of garbage bags and urged his teacher and principle to allow the children to go outside and pick up garbage. The crew will be doing the same after work/school/soccer practice this evening.

I've also opened a new permanent CITO cache in a troubled area here in K-town this week. The FTF (3Hawks) has already carried out an armload including a lawn chair. For his efforts he found $1.36 in the process!!!

I'm also going to have a talk with my car tonight and tell her that she needs to calm her turbo. She gets all excited when she sees me coming! Smile

We already unplug everything but the fridge when not in use. The whole house is CF bulbs. We recycle, shop at Goodwill as often as possible. Buy almost exclusively organic foods, and we try desperately to buy locally grown/made products, although that seems to be getting more difficult by the day.
 
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-cheeto-
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 9:21 am Reply with quote Back to top

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So what are YOU doing to save the Earth today?


Not sure yet about today but...

I hosted and ran a CITO event this past weekend. We separated out recyclables while cleaning up the park too! One of the most rewarding experiences I have had, ever.

As part of the event prep, seldom|seen and I published 2 new caches with Earth Day related themes...
GC1B245 - What a load of Garbage?
GC1B0JF - Dude, Don't Waste the Resins!
(Bit of caution on publishing caches like this, make sure that your page does not sound like an "agenda" or it won't be published...)

A few weeks ago I added this text to my work email signature:
Please consider the environment before printing

Typically, I have not in the past been all "gung ho" on the particular subject but my family has always religiously recycled and tried to limit garbage and reused items. We too are converting all the bulbs in our house.

Happy Earth Day!
 
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Lostby7
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 9:24 am Reply with quote Back to top

-cheeto- wrote:
A few weeks ago I added this text to my work email signature:
Please consider the environment before printing

Oh I like that! I wish my work emails were important enough for people to print out. Confused

When I do print peoples emails out at work if only half of the paper has text on it (which is about 99.9% of the time) I tear it in half and use the clean part for scrap paper for writing notes and "stuff" on. I used to use post-its but now I have dozens of scraps on my desk (organized by size and neatly in my paperwork bin) instead. OK it seems silly but I feel like every little bit helps. We as a company have been recycling paper, metals, plastics for years.
 
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Mister Greenthumb
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 10:24 am Reply with quote Back to top

Someone once told me that I was as old as dirt so I guess I'm always doing my part. Happy birthday to everyone who has a birthday this week. Mine is this Sunday and I'll be 61. We're going to West Bend to find as many as we can. The most we've ever done in one day is 18 so it should be fun.
 
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Lostby7
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 10:29 am Reply with quote Back to top

Mister Greenthumb wrote:
Someone once told me that I was as old as dirt so I guess I'm always doing my part. Happy birthday to everyone who has a birthday this week. Mine is this Sunday and I'll be 61. We're going to West Bend to find as many as we can. The most we've ever done in one day is 18 so it should be fun.

Happy birthday to ya (and to Seth)! Topping 18 should be a breeze in West Bend...have fun!
 
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gotta run
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 2:48 pm Reply with quote Back to top

For Earth Day, I have gassed up the SUV and drove all over the countryside searching for rubbish...I mean, camouflaged, non biodegradable containers...that people have scattered over the countryside. But I left them there when I found them.
 
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Team Hemisphere Dancer
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 6:28 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Well for Earth day I walked uptown to grab some breakfast. While in route I considered buying a bike.

A couple of days ago I helped Cheeto Pick up trash at his CITO event. I think the CITO events should be done year round but it just seems to get done around earth day.

After Breakfast I went to work where we make paper tubes, all out of recycled paper.

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I M W/U
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Joined: 2006-10-17
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 7:17 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Team Honeybunnies wrote:
Earth Day is my birthday, so it's an easy one to celebrate. Who else has cake at their Earth Day celebration? Cool


happy bEARTHday!

Other steps to be taken on Earth Day and thru out the year...

Take a moment today and celebrate the earth!

Step1-Pitch in on an Earth Day project near you, whether it's a beach cleanup, a tree planting or an urban "Alley Rally" to gather up debris and cart it off to recycling plants. Check your local newspaper for listings, or contact the closest Audubon or Nature Conservancy office.

Step2-Join an environmental group. Nearly all the national organizations publish informative newsletters and magazines, offer discounted admission to parks and wildlife sanctuaries, and organize guided tours of natural places near and far.

Step3-Support downtown businesses - in your own city and in those you visit for business or pleasure. You'll be doing your bit to curb urban sprawl, the No. 1 destroyer of wildlife habitat, farmland and open space. (For information, contact the Main Street USA division of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.)

Step4-Plant some native trees, shrubs or flowering plants in your yard. To find out which plants hail from (and therefore do best in) your neck of the woods, explore nearby parks, nature preserves and native-plant nurseries. (Ask your local Nature Conservancy chapter for recommendations and plant inventories.)

Step5-Furnish your digs with antiques and quirky finds from thrift shops, secondhand stores and flea markets. You'll be practicing recycling in its highest form, and you'll have a nest with more character than you could ever buy at a trendy home-furnishings store.

Step6-Buy a few large canvas shopping bags and take them along when you do your grocery shopping. Then, when the checkout clerk asks, "Paper or plastic?" just say, "Neither, thanks." Choose bags that are big and strong enough to do the job and attractive enough that you'll want to use them.

Step7-Read "Silent Spring," Rachel Carson's 1962 classic that spearheaded the whole environmental movement in the United States. While you're at it, introduce yourself and your kids to another of Ms. Carson's mind-altering books, "A Sense of Wonder."

Step8-Go cold turkey on herbicides, pesticides and chemical fertilizers.

Step9-Leave your car at home and walk, every chance you get. As you go along, pay attention to the life around you - birds, insects, trees, flowers, even the plants we call weeds. That's all for now: Just pay attention.
 
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