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LynzM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-19-08 09:01 AM
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80. Wow. I thought IKEA had a commitment to using sustainably-grown?
Maybe I'm making that up, will Google.... (and that said, you're right, it does encourage you to buy new instead of used.)

Am not finding much on Google. Anybody else have any thoughts on this?

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  -How to be a climate hero LynzM  Jan-17-08 06:28 PM   #0 
  - I put tote bags in the car, at the office, and at home, so I've always got one or more  patrice   Jan-17-08 06:47 PM   #1 
  - Yep!  LynzM   Jan-17-08 06:54 PM   #2 
     - There's another lady at work who talks about this with me. We encourage each other.  patrice   Jan-17-08 07:04 PM   #4 
  - Great post - thanks!  InvisibleTouch   Jan-17-08 07:04 PM   #3 
  - Thanks, InvisibleTouch  LynzM   Jan-17-08 07:24 PM   #12 
  - if it helps I'll inject some controversy  Djinn   Jan-17-08 07:36 PM   #28 
  - Ick, yeah. Shareholders.  LynzM   Jan-17-08 07:39 PM   #32 
     - Agreed!  hippywife   Jan-17-08 07:43 PM   #36 
  - as soon as the snow is gone I'm riding my bike. everywhere. I  roguevalley   Jan-17-08 10:51 PM   #52 
     - Awesome, roguevalley  LynzM   Jan-18-08 06:56 AM   #53 
        - I love screwing over utilities by being frugal. My light bill went from  roguevalley   Jan-18-08 01:23 PM   #67 
           - Awesome :D  LynzM   Jan-19-08 09:05 AM   #81 
  - We've already been doing tons of things!  hippywife   Jan-17-08 07:10 PM   #5 
  - Hi Hippywife!  LynzM   Jan-17-08 07:26 PM   #13 
  - Believe me, I've tried.  hippywife   Jan-17-08 07:37 PM   #29 
     - Ah, I hear ya.  LynzM   Jan-17-08 07:52 PM   #41 
  - A suggestion for newspapers: Place them between rows  Notorious Bohemian   Jan-18-08 01:28 PM   #68 
     - We have done that before  hippywife   Jan-18-08 03:27 PM   #71 
        - Our recycle center takes newspapers and magazines,  Notorious Bohemian   Jan-18-08 03:29 PM   #73 
           - I'm not sure because we  hippywife   Jan-18-08 03:38 PM   #74 
  - I bought about a dozen of those reuseable grocery bags last fall  KitchenWitch   Jan-17-08 07:16 PM   #6 
  - Awesome, KitchenWitch!  LynzM   Jan-17-08 07:28 PM   #16 
     - It is funny, people here look at me like I am strange - and I am.  KitchenWitch   Jan-17-08 07:33 PM   #26 
        - Yep, same here.  LynzM   Jan-17-08 07:35 PM   #27 
           - I agree. The IKEAs here have started charging per plastic bag  KitchenWitch   Jan-17-08 07:40 PM   #33 
  - .  SarahBelle   Jan-17-08 07:18 PM   #7 
  - Thanks, SB!  LynzM   Jan-17-08 07:28 PM   #17 
     - No problem.  SarahBelle   Jan-17-08 07:33 PM   #24 
  - I use the reuseable blue bags from Ikea  NightWatcher   Jan-17-08 07:19 PM   #8 
  - Those bags are awesome!  LynzM   Jan-17-08 07:29 PM   #19 
  - Part of my personal commitment to the planet is not shopping at IKEA.  Gormy Cuss   Jan-18-08 01:06 PM   #66 
     - Wow. I thought IKEA had a commitment to using sustainably-grown?  LynzM   Jan-19-08 09:01 AM   #80 
        - They have a toothless commitment, according to the Mother Jones article.  Gormy Cuss   Jan-19-08 12:10 PM   #84 
  - I have been knitting and crocheting bags....  CraftyGal   Jan-17-08 07:20 PM   #9 
  - That's wicked cool!  LynzM   Jan-17-08 07:30 PM   #22 
  - My dear LynzM!  CaliforniaPeggy   Jan-17-08 07:22 PM   #10 
  - Thanks, Peggy!  LynzM   Jan-17-08 07:33 PM   #25 
  - when we bought the new place 18 months ago, we installed only CFL bulbs  AZDemDist6   Jan-17-08 07:23 PM   #11 
  - good for you - just be careful with the Hg in the bulbs n/t  JoeIsOneOfUs   Jan-17-08 07:28 PM   #15 
  - when one of them finally goes out I'll figure out where to take them  AZDemDist6   Jan-17-08 07:30 PM   #20 
     - I hope household haz waste programs can take them?  JoeIsOneOfUs   Jan-17-08 07:39 PM   #31 
        - they should be good for 5 more years at least  AZDemDist6   Jan-17-08 07:50 PM   #40 
  - Dude, you rock!  LynzM   Jan-17-08 07:37 PM   #30 
     - well I have those econo heaters all through the house so the furnace only  AZDemDist6   Jan-17-08 07:48 PM   #38 
        - Ooh, the baking for heat trick!  LynzM   Jan-17-08 07:57 PM   #42 
           - just start small, find one of those drying racks at the thrift store  AZDemDist6   Jan-17-08 08:06 PM   #46 
              - Good plan.  LynzM   Jan-17-08 08:53 PM   #47 
                 - dryers kill elastic  AZDemDist6   Jan-18-08 07:37 AM   #55 
                    - LMAO  LynzM   Jan-18-08 10:47 AM   #60 
  - Question for dog owners ...  gauguin57   Jan-17-08 07:26 PM   #14 
  - i have an acre  AZDemDist6   Jan-17-08 07:29 PM   #18 
  - I know ... but the poop's messy enough with PLASTIC (and you wanna make sure you get it all up ...  gauguin57   Jan-17-08 07:30 PM   #21 
  - the dog cleanup issue  JoeIsOneOfUs   Jan-17-08 07:32 PM   #23 
  - How about using  hippywife   Jan-17-08 07:41 PM   # 
  - I find a piece of litter on the ground and use that to clean up the poo.  quantessd   Jan-17-08 07:43 PM   #35 
  - I can't quite get away from the plastic bags...  InvisibleTouch   Jan-17-08 07:44 PM   #37 
  - thank you to the dog owners ... those are good ideas.  gauguin57   Jan-17-08 07:50 PM   #39 
  - one other idea - feed the dog high quality food!!  JoeIsOneOfUs   Jan-17-08 08:05 PM   #45 
  - that's one of the reasons that i will ALWAYS continue to get the plastic grocery bags.  QuestionAll   Jan-18-08 10:56 AM   #64 
     - You can't carry a  hippywife   Jan-18-08 03:29 PM   #72 
        - nope.  QuestionAll   Jan-18-08 06:13 PM   #75 
           - Wow!  hippywife   Jan-18-08 06:37 PM   #76 
              - no problem.  QuestionAll   Jan-18-08 07:23 PM   #77 
                 - I find this rather ironic, given your username  LynzM   Jan-19-08 08:56 AM   #78 
                    - what an incredibly ignorant post you've made...  QuestionAll   Jan-19-08 08:43 PM   #87 
                       - You're right, I made that comment without knowing your background  LynzM   Jan-19-08 08:58 PM   #88 
  - One other way: Go to Home Depot and buy Compact Fluorescent lighbulbs. Only 7 bucks for  Redstone   Jan-17-08 07:41 PM   #34 
  - Thanks, Redstone!  LynzM   Jan-17-08 07:59 PM   #43 
  - Thank you for all of these great tips.  Pool Hall Ace   Jan-17-08 08:02 PM   #44 
  - Isn't it great!  LynzM   Jan-17-08 09:15 PM   #49 
  - All my trees are prollee going to freeze tonight.  lonestarnot   Jan-17-08 09:06 PM   #48 
  - That's a bummer...  LynzM   Jan-17-08 09:16 PM   #50 
     - Grapefruit, ficus, palms and then that big thing that sort of resembles  lonestarnot   Jan-17-08 09:23 PM   #51 
        - Oh dude, I'm sorry.  LynzM   Jan-18-08 06:57 AM   #54 
           - Well it's morning and I'm afraid to look.  lonestarnot   Jan-18-08 08:11 AM   #57 
  - Might I please recommend that some of you consider  ThomCat   Jan-18-08 08:05 AM   #56 
  - Oh yes!! Eat less (or no!) meat!  LynzM   Jan-18-08 10:48 AM   #61 
  - I got the local mom n pop to stock a line of vegetarian food.  sfexpat2000   Jan-19-08 09:01 AM   #79 
  - That's awesome! What brand?  ThomCat   Jan-19-08 04:31 PM   #86 
  - Or just trying meatless alternatives, if you don't want to give up meat.  quantessd   Jan-19-08 09:36 PM   #89 
  - Great post, LynzM! I try to encourage people to learn about "hypermiling",  bullwinkle428   Jan-18-08 08:20 AM   #58 
  - Cool!  LynzM   Jan-18-08 10:49 AM   #62 
  - I know our household has had a major  Le Taz Hot   Jan-18-08 08:31 AM   #59 
  - Awesome, dude  LynzM   Jan-18-08 10:50 AM   #63 
  - Giving a kick for Friday afternoon. n/t  InvisibleTouch   Jan-18-08 12:25 PM   #65 
  - Thanks, I.T.  LynzM   Jan-18-08 01:36 PM   #69 
  - It's easy to do all this in Europe  48percenter   Jan-18-08 01:46 PM   #70 
  - I know!!  LynzM   Jan-19-08 09:08 AM   #82 
     - :)  48percenter   Jan-19-08 09:31 AM   #83 
  - Started riding the bus this year.  NC_Nurse   Jan-19-08 12:42 PM   #85 
     - Good for you, NC Nurse :)  LynzM   Jan-19-08 09:47 PM   #90 
 

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