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Beaverhausen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-11-07 12:19 PM
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5. Decided to get books from the library instead of buying them
I already changed my bulbs, use canvas bags, drive a hybrid, turn off light and unplug appliances.

I will now try to simply pare down my "stuff" and I decided to start with books. There are some I will buy (Al Gore's new one for example) but for instance, I'm in a book club so every month I will get that book out of the library instead of buying it. I only really like half of the ones we choose, so it isn't worth it for me to own them anyway.
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  -Four days after Live Earth, what changes have you made? cally  Jul-11-07 12:13 PM   #0 
  - Adapters are no longer left plugged in  SoFlaJet   Jul-11-07 12:16 PM   #1 
  - It's the first step  cally   Jul-11-07 12:18 PM   #3 
  - My wife and I used to leave our cell phone chargers plugged in even when our phones were in use.  Aristus   Jul-11-07 02:50 PM   #26 
  - I'm turning off lights like a mo-fo  libnnc   Jul-11-07 12:16 PM   #2 
  - What I'm embarassed about is that I knew I should do all this  cally   Jul-11-07 12:19 PM   #6 
     - yep. me too.  libnnc   Jul-11-07 12:23 PM   #8 
  - I've stopped eating and drinking  DavidD   Jul-11-07 12:18 PM   #4 
  - Decided to get books from the library instead of buying them  Beaverhausen   Jul-11-07 12:19 PM   #5 
  - cally, your final line is the key: little steps in the right direction are  Gormy Cuss   Jul-11-07 12:19 PM   #7 
  - Already switched to CFLs a few months ago...  ljm2002   Jul-11-07 12:25 PM   #9 
  - Another suggestion - dry clothes on a clothesline whenever possible  notsodumbhillbilly   Jul-11-07 12:29 PM   #10 
  - Not much I admit  shadowknows69   Jul-11-07 12:30 PM   #11 
  - Been doing this for awhile  marions ghost   Jul-11-07 12:34 PM   #12 
  - Replaced 12 more bulbs with CFL's n/t  Bluestar   Jul-11-07 12:45 PM   #13 
  - I changed bulbs, about 10 more than I already had...My five year  Nimrod2005   Jul-11-07 12:48 PM   #14 
  - Little steps here too,,,,  KarenS   Jul-11-07 01:25 PM   #15 
  - Had already replaced my bulbs, most of them, and when I have  Spazito   Jul-11-07 01:30 PM   #16 
  - Ah good,  MatrixEscape   Jul-11-07 01:48 PM   #17 
  - And those lightbulbs contain ... mercury! n/t  ieoeja   Jul-11-07 02:12 PM   #20 
  - Nothing  Aya Reiko   Jul-11-07 02:06 PM   #18 
  - Nothing. What's Live Earth? n/t  ieoeja   Jul-11-07 02:10 PM   #19 
  - it's the opposite of what we are to become. nt  Javaman   Jul-11-07 02:47 PM   #25 
  - we've been doing all this a while  doni_georgia   Jul-11-07 02:24 PM   #21 
  - Started to replace bulbs, one at a time, every week, because  sfexpat2000   Jul-11-07 02:28 PM   #22 
  - Driving on Bio  JBear   Jul-11-07 02:36 PM   #23 
  - I've replaced all my CFL's with incandescents, have the a/c cranked down to 60  Javaman   Jul-11-07 02:46 PM   #24 
  - Little steps for now  WolverineDG   Jul-11-07 03:17 PM   #27 
  - we are looking into solar panels  bambino   Jul-11-07 03:19 PM   #28 
  - Tried to encourage cycling on this site  taterguy   Jul-11-07 03:21 PM   #29 
  - I'll make sure that my 81 year old MIL  libnnc   Jul-11-07 04:56 PM   #30 
  - None. However, I have been making changes that make sense for me for years.  radicalcapitalist   Jul-11-07 05:24 PM   #31 
  - Here at the Tesha family...  Tesha   Jul-11-07 06:32 PM   #32 

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