Reduce,Re-use, Recycle

By Amy
Abernathy, Texas
May 14, 2008 8:26pm CST
Does anyone here watch HGTV? And if so, how many of you are following the Green Home Giveaway Sweepstakes? My favourite thing about the giveaway is how it is raising awareness and educating people about living green. And with style. :) What tips do you have about inexpensive way to live in a way that is environmentally healthy, for ourselves and the planet?
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3 responses
• United States
15 May 08
This isn't meant to sound rude but here's a great green way to live. Live with what you have it reduces waste and doesn't pull anymore unneeded strain to the supply around us.
• Abernathy, Texas
15 May 08
Not rude at all. There are still some things we have to buy though, like lightbulbs that can be CFC bulbs or the trashbags mentioned by Ambie. If we have an addition to the family we may need say a new dresser, and we can buy an antique or a thrift store one. These are the tips this discussion is about. Have fun posting!
• Abernathy, Texas
15 May 08
And of course, there are things like, weather stripping on your doors - making sure your doors and windows fit well and the gaskets fit on your fridge. Got any ideas to add to the discussion.
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
15 May 08
I do watch HGTV but haven't seen the green house yet. I think it's good for everyone to try even in little ways to make the environment healthier. Off hand....change the light bulbs! I know it's been said over and over again but by just chaning one of your regular bulbs over to the energy efficient one you can't imagine how much you save on your light bill..but save on the production of energy.
• Abernathy, Texas
15 May 08
That's a great tip. You can put in HGTV Green Home and go right to the site and take a tour.
@AmbiePam (50123)
• United States
15 May 08
Hey, long time no see! I watch HGTV often, but I haven't paid much attention to the green home giveaway. I know I won't be getting it, lol. Something I found is that biodegradable trash bags I can buy at my local health food store, are actually cheaper than the trash bags at Walmart. I actually saw how they worked, on accident. I put the trash I was about to take out on top of my stove, forgetting I had just turned the burner off. I came back five minutes later, and half of the trash bag was gone. Heat hits it, and the trash bag disappears.
• Abernathy, Texas
15 May 08
Okay I snorted when I read this, but wow, what a learning experience, you're very lucky! I will look for these bags at our local Sunflower Market. You never know who'll win - its random. 'Course, although they haven't had the drawing yet, they have a new contest for either fifteen thousand to spend at Sears or ten thousand to spend at Kohler. Nice to see you Ambinator.