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lame54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-25-08 12:38 PM
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27. look closely at every package...
and if it says made in china(chances are it will) put it down no matter how much you think you need it
We have been looking for solar lights for our front garden but have yet to buy any because we have not found any that aren't made in china - we even looked on-line - no luck
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  -List one new habit you've adopted prolesunited  May-25-08 11:45 AM   #0 
  - compact flouresecent light bulbs  Unkguy   May-25-08 11:47 AM   #1 
  - I'm trying to start composting.  PeaceNikki   May-25-08 11:48 AM   #2 
  - Cycle.. no car.  rAVES   May-25-08 11:48 AM   #3 
  - Just in the past year? What took you so long?  taterguy   May-25-08 01:06 PM   #33 
  - Swapped out every light bulb, for starters  flvegan   May-25-08 11:52 AM   #4 
  - Minimal bags coming home.  roody   May-25-08 11:54 AM   #5 
  - aha, I was gonna say nothing  hfojvt   May-25-08 12:23 PM   #23 
  - we stopped buying anything made in china...  lame54   May-25-08 11:55 AM   #6 
  - Have you read "A Year Without 'Made in China'"?  PeaceNikki   May-25-08 11:56 AM   #9 
  - Any tips for the  laylah   May-25-08 12:31 PM   #25 
     - look closely at every package...  lame54   May-25-08 12:38 PM   #27 
        - Turns out you really don't need them!  roody   May-25-08 04:11 PM   #38 
  - Oh, and I have switched to ALWAYS using canvas bags.  PeaceNikki   May-25-08 11:55 AM   #7 
  - In the past year? Not much.  gristy   May-25-08 11:55 AM   #8 
  - We switched to all CFLs in those fixtures that can take them; it's nice  grannylib   May-25-08 11:56 AM   #10 
  - Using cloth shopping bags  Canuckistanian   May-25-08 11:57 AM   #11 
  - New 93% Energy Efficient Two Stage Furnace, Re-usable bags at the Grocery Shop  BeatleBoot   May-25-08 11:58 AM   #12 
  - broom more, vacuum less  havocmom   May-25-08 12:01 PM   #13 
  - Always used paper towels sparingly, hang hand towel near sink.  yy4me   May-25-08 12:03 PM   #14 
  - I use hankies to clean my eyeglasses.........  kestrel91316   May-25-08 12:12 PM   #18 
  - My flannel sheet go from bed to car seat cover for the dogs to chopped for rags  JoeIsOneOfUs   May-25-08 12:14 PM   #19 
  - I like that one...  lame54   May-25-08 12:19 PM   #21 
  - Has anyone found a material that absorbs as well as paper towels do?  tridim   May-25-08 12:43 PM   #28 
     - Trader Joe's "Super Amazing Kitchen Cloths"  PeaceNikki   May-25-08 06:37 PM   #43 
  - I almost always walk to the grocery store to shop. And the drug store.  kestrel91316   May-25-08 12:09 PM   #15 
  - stopped bottled water  patrice   May-25-08 12:09 PM   #16 
  - quit drinking soda; reusable coffee mug  JoeIsOneOfUs   May-25-08 12:11 PM   #17 
  - Traded in my car  izquierdista   May-25-08 12:18 PM   #20 
  - We cut out 99% of our driving. She moved to a job within  Texas Explorer   May-25-08 12:21 PM   #22 
  - been a cloth napkin person for years. drive a hybrid. starting to compost. CFLs.  nashville_brook   May-25-08 12:29 PM   #24 
  - Excercise.  asthmaticeog   May-25-08 12:34 PM   #26 
  - Chico bag, twisty bulbs, almost no driving  Jed Dilligan   May-25-08 12:45 PM   #29 
  - Driving less, planted bigger garden, raising more chickens  uppityperson   May-25-08 12:49 PM   #30 
  - unplugging appliances, including computer,  raincity_calling   May-25-08 12:52 PM   #31 
  - My composter arrrived last week, am putting it together today; have  Nay   May-25-08 01:03 PM   #32 
  - CFL's LED's, open windows in summer, sweaters in the winter.  alfredo   May-25-08 01:14 PM   #34 
  - I didn't heat my house at all last winter  aint_no_life_nowhere   May-25-08 01:26 PM   #35 
  - Seriously reducing car use  MountainLaurel   May-25-08 02:02 PM   #36 
  - Buying local or fair trade and organic foods whenever possible  Lydia Leftcoast   May-25-08 04:08 PM   #37 
  - CFLs and cloth bags at the store.  Fox Mulder   May-25-08 04:13 PM   #39 
  - We switched out all the lightbulbs  Blue_In_AK   May-25-08 04:22 PM   #40 
  - Several things:  femmocrat   May-25-08 06:33 PM   #41 
  - hanging my clothes on the line and not using the dryer as much  greenbriar   May-25-08 06:34 PM   #42 
  - Using public transportation...  ColbertWatcher   May-25-08 06:38 PM   #44 
  - The canvas bags are better for big trips, too.  PeaceNikki   May-25-08 06:43 PM   #46 
     - Thank you. n/t  ColbertWatcher   May-25-08 07:14 PM   #50 
     - that has been my biggest thrill  Horse with no Name   May-25-08 07:54 PM   #55 
  - At work:  danagsk8   May-25-08 06:42 PM   #45 
  - I probably should do more but  Irishonly   May-25-08 06:44 PM   #47 
  - Not new, but we use a single cup of water each to brush our teeth. n/t  cherokeeprogressive   May-25-08 06:44 PM   #48 
  - Walking whenever possible for errands, recycle *everything* , talk it up,,  pinto   May-25-08 06:47 PM   #49 
  - Recycle near everything, cloth shopping bags, CF bulbs in every socket  Lorien   May-25-08 07:20 PM   #51 
  - Same here.  JackDragna   May-25-08 07:29 PM   #52 
  - Many things through the last few years.  anitar1   May-25-08 07:41 PM   #53 
  - Everytime I go to the Goodwill  Horse with no Name   May-25-08 07:49 PM   #54 

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