Comments on: Pick 5: Spread the Word! http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/01/pick-5-spread-the-word/ The EPA Blog Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:15:11 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 By: Gabriela Leon http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/01/pick-5-spread-the-word/#comment-16942 Sat, 20 Apr 2013 06:56:35 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1293#comment-16942 I have been committed to use and not abuse our resources for the past 12 years at least. I recycle plastic, glass, aluminum, etc. I stopped washing my car too often and when I do, I try to use 1 bucket of water only. I have educated my children to be aware regarding our depleted resources and care for the environment. We walk and bike as often as we can; we use public transportation when possible to save in gas and create less pollution. I have planted trees in front of my house to keep it cool and avoid buying an A/C unit and my recent, ongoing project is converting my front lawn from a useless, water consuming turf into a nice, native plants and flowers minimalist garden, in a bigger effort to reduce our water consumption and waste. I love my planet and want to do any little thing possible to help save it for our children’s sake!

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By: Marianne http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/01/pick-5-spread-the-word/#comment-16941 Sun, 24 Mar 2013 23:55:49 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1293#comment-16941 The Pick 5 project is a very useful, and focused method to engage people to think about simple steps that make a difference for a more sustainable future for all.
The Ballybunion-North Kerry Environmental Forum is a voluntary association committed to raise awareness and educate the local community on sustainable development, coastal erosion, sustainable towns and villages, climate change issues and habitat and biodiversity loss.

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By: Thomas Berry http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/01/pick-5-spread-the-word/#comment-16940 Sun, 24 Apr 2011 09:23:15 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1293#comment-16940 I think what the EPA does is great. The short list of just picking 5 things to do really helps set smart goals for someone that are achievable. Although there are options like get solar power or start an event which takes a lot of time and effort, almost 90% of the options were very easy to implement and follow through with.

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By: Joyce Williams Graves http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/01/pick-5-spread-the-word/#comment-16939 Tue, 18 Jan 2011 23:15:28 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1293#comment-16939 I recently was married to my best friend. However, I didn’t realized how much he was into recycling various products, like plastic bottles, newspapers and soda cans until after our marriage. Anyway, we both understand that it so much better when you do your part to help make the world a little better. To help in the “Going Green” initiative, we have purchased energy light bulbs, automated our home thermostat when we aren’t at home, and we buy in bulk most of our food products, which helps with excess packaging. At work, I print my work on both sides of the paper. Oh, there are many other things we do to recycle our products. So, I’m happy that Glen and I are trying to do our part in the “Going Green” project. I will continue to spread the word!!!
Thanks

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By: Jay Stevens http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/01/pick-5-spread-the-word/#comment-16938 Wed, 15 Sep 2010 03:40:11 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1293#comment-16938 I am so glad to hear that so many people are going green. We are a construction company and we are filling out all the necessary paperwork to go green in all aspects of our work. Glad to hear that others are doing the same.

thanks

jay

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By: Marzena Ziembicka http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/01/pick-5-spread-the-word/#comment-16937 Mon, 03 May 2010 14:27:53 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1293#comment-16937 As an owner of cleaning service I switched the regular toxic cleaning products to green ones. It is better for the earth and for the health. Also I’m trying to reduce use of paper towels by using rugs and fiber cloths.
At my own home I gave up paper napkins and replace them with cotton once.
I’m using a cloth shopping bags, but if I don’t remember bring one I reuse plastic once while walking a dog;))
And recently I purchased reusable cotton rounds which are very, very soft. And they don’t go to land field.

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By: Paul Ladda http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/01/pick-5-spread-the-word/#comment-16936 Thu, 22 Apr 2010 23:46:42 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1293#comment-16936 I’m a Green member since 1996. While in Tanzania in 1996 I managed to plant more than 20 hecters of different species of trees. I conducted seminars, workshops to different group of people, and started seedlings at my headquarter( Gula Parish). I have written proposals on Environmental conservation looking for Grants in order to encourage people to preserve the environment by planting more trees. Please care for the world God had created and it will be a good home to live.

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By: Paul Ladda http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/01/pick-5-spread-the-word/#comment-16935 Thu, 22 Apr 2010 23:31:34 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1293#comment-16935 Cut one tree, plant five trees. Reduceor eliminate the use of pesticides, instead use manure.

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By: Ashley Greeno http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/01/pick-5-spread-the-word/#comment-16934 Wed, 21 Apr 2010 20:57:33 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1293#comment-16934 I chose to “share my commitment on a social networking site” because my husband and I are JUST getting into bloggingn and have decided to make the focus be on encouraging others to “go green” and to give creative/affordable ways to do so :) I’m excited about this site!

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By: Charles http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/01/pick-5-spread-the-word/#comment-16933 Wed, 07 Apr 2010 15:02:53 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1293#comment-16933 We go right to the audience… We provide training and testing for recyclers, and one thing we’ve learned is that some companies like the training part but really want to avoid their people getting tested. We aren’t sure why, the tests are really only to help them reinforce the methods for recycling. So to get the companies to agree to let their people take test, we go right to the audience – we hit them in the test-ees and spread the word that way! It never fails.

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