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Jun 13, 2007

Dear Care2 friends:

In large part my reason for being a part of Care2 is because of my fervent belief that people can change. We need to change our habits so we can heal our environment. And what better way to do that than to start with ourselves? This list of products and suggestions are just some of the things you can do to help stop global warming. It isn't something we should think about - it is something we all must do. Without worldwide cooperative effort our planet will die from our apathy. We need to become active participants in the repair of our environment. Get involved now. Shrink your carbon footprint.  It's your planet - your life.

Whatever happened to green consumers?

Simple Shoes - Great shoes, tee-shirts, bags and caps made using renewable and recycled resources. Great stuff!
Green Home - the Environmental Store
- Everything from clothing to appliances to electronics - if you can't
find it here, you didn't look long enough. FABULOUS site!! (Check out
Green Home Living magazine - their informative publication!)
ZERO EMISSION VEHICLES:
- Phoenix Motorcars - pickups and SUV tye body styles. Fairly reasonable, good range, mainstream design. NICE!
- Myers Motors NmG - Street legal, interstate capable, single person electric vehicle. Drives like an enclosed motorcycle.
- Zap Smart Car
- Three wheeled zero pollution cars and pickups, sporty cars and SUV
style vehicles. All-electric. Zap plants trees every time a car is
sold. The Zebra sells for about $12K.
- REVA the ElectriCity Car - An Indian import which will be test marketed in the U.S. this year. Watch for it.
- Telsa Motors - The Tesla Roadster is certainly a sexy little devil. It has a 200 mile range as well. BUT - it's $90K.
RAISE YOUR OWN or BUY LOCAL PRODUCE
- Don't buy from your grocery store during the growing season - buy at
farmer's markets and roadside stands instead. ASK if their products at
the farmer's market are locally produced. If not - don't buy them.
Produce grown in other states and shipped to your community contributes
to the pollution cycle. Locally grown fruits and vegetables have a far
smaller carbon footprint.
WALK or BIKE TO WORK
- If you work where you live - walk for Pete's sake. We don't have to
crank up the car for everything. You'll get some exercise, too. Walk to
the Library - to the book store - to the bakery. Walk to a nearby
restaurant instead of driving and chat on the walk home. What a concept!
JOIN A RECYCLING COOPERATIVE - OR ESTABLISH ONE
- I became involved quite recently with a great recycling cooperative
called Janesville Freecycle through Yahoo Communities. I have given
away a hampster cage, received gutter toppers, and found a place to get
perennial plants! Instead of chucking the hampster cage or the gutter
toppers in the landfill they will be reused, thereby avoiding the
trucking needed to move new hampster cages and gutter toppers and
bedding plants to my community. Free products. Tiny carbon footprint.
USE YOUR OWN SHOPPING BAGS
- Years ago I bought four woven mesh bags with sturdy handles and I'm
still using them for all my shopping. I LOVE them. Hang them on the
doorknob so you'll remember to take them with you every day. Works like
a charm!
BUY LOCALLY PRODUCED MEATS, EGGS, CHEESES, MILK - Again - shipping has a HUGE carbon footprint. Buying locally shrinks the carbon footprint and often the prices are better.
GET A HOMEOWNERS GUIDE TO ENERGY USAGE - Learn how to lessen your home's carbon footprint. Get an a homeowner's guide to energy usage from your energy provider.
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Posted: Wednesday June 13, 2007, 9:25 am
Tags: walk grow local green vehicle bicycle zero carbon footprint shipping consumer emission shrink

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Mary Kay Thompson
female, age 69, single, 1 child
Janesville, WI, USA
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