Comments on: Question of the Week: What are your New Year’s resolutions to help protect the environment in 2010? The EPA Blog Fri, 31 Jul 2015 15:03:35 +0000 hourly 1 By: Sandra Hulls Thu, 31 May 2012 08:56:35 +0000 Thanks for your information.Good post.

By: Aaron Thomas Fri, 11 Jun 2010 19:12:26 +0000 I know this isn’t quite the time of year for NEW Year’s resolutions, but it IS time to re-commit to the resolutions made 6 months ago.

In the beginning of the year, we installed several solar panels and have been extremely pleased! We’re actually sort of thankful summer has been warm this early in the year (Texas).

As a family, our next mission is to recycle more water! The Ogalala Aquifer won’t last forever, and our pocket books won’t either. We hope to install a water filter to process grey water to water the lawns. Hopefully that won’t cost too much.

We decided to try to not only help the environment, but also help our bank accounts at the same time! We are contributing all of the proceeds received from advertising to our gray water water filter project. :) Hopefully we can get it done before next years resolutions!

By: angela (phg) Fri, 04 Jun 2010 05:20:39 +0000 If only I could afford a fuel efficient or hybrid car, one that uses water for fuel. Presently I drive about 87 miles a day to and from work.

By: chrise Sun, 09 May 2010 14:08:12 +0000 Replace my old freezer with one of the energy efficient chest freezers. Wont just save the environment, it will save me money too!

By: Libby Sun, 21 Mar 2010 23:06:01 +0000 My 2010 New Year’s Resolutions to protect the environment is to:
1. investigate solar energy for home use (
2. grow more of my own food even though I live in a townhome (no yard just a back porch)
3. begin a food storage program
4. investigate how to store water (rain barrels maybe?), purify water in an emergency
5. consider a hybrid car

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By: Teresa Mon, 11 Jan 2010 17:23:39 +0000 I am planning to lose 5000 lbs in 30 Days- off my carbon footprint! I’m going on the low-carbon diet.

Last night I installed a low-flow shower head and I line dry most of my laundry in the basement- it will take less energy and money to heat water for showers now!

I also ride the bus to work everyday and recently got off the direct mail junk mail list.

By: Andrea Davis Mon, 11 Jan 2010 16:19:17 +0000 Last year, I maintained a local website about becoming more green in my city of Lincoln, NE.

And I basically used 2009 to get the gist of what my partner and I were doing right, and what we could do better.

This year, in 2010, I have more direction, and I have pledged to blog once a week about my progress. I wrote more about my goals here:

By: Steve King Mon, 11 Jan 2010 02:02:08 +0000 My big plan for 2010 is to try and and get more people to use alternate home energy in the UK. I am just looking into the feasibility of using either solar power or wind power at my home and have set up a website to share the information I have found, you can see it at, I plan to chart my progress as I make it

I was hoping to have started on my own house already but we have been snowed in in the UK, with what is seemingly uncharacteristic snowy weather…that’s global warming right there!

I’ll keep you posted on how it goes
all the best

By: kaden Sun, 10 Jan 2010 20:32:49 +0000 i will use green bags and i will not use a hair dryer and will not go to school in a bus but i will go to school on my bike and will plant a tree on arbor day
Thank You