Do you remember making homemade bird feeders out of 2 lt. soda bottles when you were a kid? We used to make them for Mother’s Day gifts or at camp in the summertime. Terracycle has created the FIRST bird feeder in stores to be packaged in a re-used soda bottle. SO, it’s definitely EASY being GREEN! This TerraCycle Bird Feeder comes filled with wild bird seed. All you have to do is hang the feeder outside and enjoy birds coming to your garden. TerraCycle makes the world’s first line of “ultimate eco-friendly products. I spent about an hour this morning checking out all of their products at: http://www.terracycle.net/ and was amazed at all of the great stuff they’re making all with recycled materials.
On to the Giveaway:
* Leave a comment telling me either what YOU are doing to be GREEN or what you would
like to see on my blog in the coming months.
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* You must be over 13 years old to participate.
* This will be a random draw.
* Giveaway ends on Sunday, October 12, 2008 at 11:58pm EST.
* Winner will be posted on Monday, October 13, 2008 and notified via e-mail.
turning lights off when i leave the room and keep heat thermostat much lower this year are just a few things i will be doing..
thanks for the giveaway
Deborah Stinson-editor says
What I do to be green is to recycle or reuse everything that I can. I also am trying to eliminate plastics from my life as much as possible. I don’t use chemical cleaning products and always try to conserve energy. I consolidate trips to use less gas and ride my bike to the store more often.
just do what we can, conserve water, unplug and recycle however it is best for the item
I recycle everything I can, use reuseable grocery bags, conserve water and use natural cleansing products. I am also trying to get away from plastic but that is very hard to do in this day and age as many products come in plastic containers.
We also have a “victory” garden in our back yard.
Recycle/Reuse and Compost. We also drive less and try to keep all our errands for one day or when we are already in town for work.
We just started a compost pile this summer.
I have been recycling bottles and cans. I also cut down on my sprinklers only watering 2 days a week. Would love more ideas!
I wash and rinse my dishes in dishpans, then use the water in my flower gardens.
We recycle all our aluminum cans.
When I’m ready to wash dishes (in sink, no dishwasher) I run the water into 2-liter soda bottles as I’m waiting for it to warm up. We use that for drinking water. That saves water and reuses plastic bottles.
sandra jensen says
we will be covering our windows with plastic to reduce the heat lost AND cutting down on driving!
In order to be more GREEN, I am going to start off by turning off the lights and the T.V when I leave my room. Definitely am going to recycle much more since we have the blue recycle bins at our house. And I will do more once I think of it or when the time comes…
taking shorter showers and turning out lights when not in use.
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We’ve replaced the light bulbs with florescents and we use cloth bags at the grocery
I compost,have a garden, recycle,& my husband carpools to work!
I’m not doing as much as I could be doing. Ever since I had a baby, I have been more wasteful than I was prior to her birth.
I garden, I use no chemicals in my garden, I save my flower seeds to plant for next year, I recycle.
Planting a lot of trees, shrubs, flowers etc
We have a recycle bin that we dispose all of our cans, papers, plastics, ect.. in!! We turn off the water when we brush our teeth–it is a hard habit to break–to run water while brushing your teeth–
I love your blog and love the saving money ideas you share with us!! Thanks
Im trying to grow xeric gardens (uses less water).
My daughter is doing a big recycle project for her high school science class. We are picking up litter in different areas and recycling at home.
I pass my magazines on to friends and they pass it on to friends so that the magazine has been read by at least three households.
The city only accepts certain plastics, so I bring other plastics to this co-op store that accepts yogurt and other plastic containers. The containers are cleaned and given to teachers for projects.
I wash clothes in cold water and recycle when I can. I look forward to reading your blog!
I use recycled bags when shopping, I try to conserve energy at home and reduce waste. I reuse the water I cook with to water plants and use my shredding for mixing in with potted plants and my flower beds.
walking to the stores that are close to home,, post office, bank, library We all feel better because of this and We are saving wear and tear on the Van and gas
recycling all i can, using my own tote bags to shop, combining stops for 1 trip.
What can be done with meat trimmings? That is green?
I put vegies, fruits, and non-meat scraps in the compost. But other them feeding to dogs or cats, what can be done with meat waste?
I recycle and I am changing to eco-friendly cleaning products.
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I’m using my clothesline all the time
I got my entire family to stop using disposable shopping bags! I’d like to see recipes for my crockpot. email@example.com
I got our entire house of lighbulbs switched over to the energy saving type, wash laundry in cold water, hang laundry outside to dry (and only use dryer to fluff a bit)and am working on turning all my cleaning products over to eco-friendly.
Jenn S. says
Using natural lighting during the day. Recycling. Washing in cold water. Filling up gas tank at night. Carpooling.
I have changed the way I do lots of things in an effort to “Go Green”. The biggest being, removing all the grass in my yard and replacing it with cinders, a by product of the coal industry. It really makes life easier as well as green without a single blade of grass.
We’ve been most successful with letting the car sit in the driveway. We shop and run errands in the car once per month, and we mostly walk for other trips (unless the weather is really bad…we are older now).
In the past, other than not littering, I haven’t done much to help clean-up Mother Earth. For the last couple years I have taken much more notice on whats going on with Mother Earth. I recycle cans,
I have over time changed all our light bulbs over to enery saver bulbs (the energy saver bulbs are more costly so I changed over a few at a time) and I have started to recycle our paper. They say, every little bit helps. Thank you
Thank you for having this! We are trying to be green. We have started with recycling. We used to have 2 large trash cans a week full for the trash company but only have 1 maybe 2 bags and that is mostly my daughters’ diapers – I know poor trash company :). We have a garden and a compost pile. We only drive when we have to and am looking to install a fireplace next month. Thank you!
use clothe bags everywhere for shopping
We always are watching our heat and shutting off lights. We also recycle our aluminum and carpool to work.
We recycle everything that we can! We used to just do aluminum, but now do glass and plastic as well. Also, we are limiting our shopping trips because they necessitate a 50 mile round trip. Nowadays, we only go every two weeks or so.
Jacqueline in Atlanta says
I have always been pretty thrify and recycled. An old lady friend in Florida got me recycling and composting when I was first married. She was originally from Maine – those thriftiest of folks.
I do things like buy 20 pounds of chicken breasts when they are on sale for $1.99/pound. Then I bag them up in Ziplocs 4 breasts to a bag. This way I save money and avoid putting all that packaging in the trash (although I do recycle most of it.)
I also take my magazines to the recycling center after I read them and my shredded office paper. We have curbside reycling for everything else (glass, plastic, aluminum, steel, newspaper, cardboard, etc.) which is really nice.
I live on just over an acre with lots of bird friends. They would be delighted to have another feeder to fight over.
Thanks for having the giveaway.
We recycle everything we can and compost too.
Great giveaway! My toddler loves watching the birds outside, and she would love to see them up close. Thanks!
Yipppeeee! To stay green I recycle, reuse, reduce, garden, and compost!
We’ve been recycling for years… our regular trash amounts to less than one small bag a week! Turning off lights is a biggie too.
Great site and awesome giveaway… I love the birds! Thank you!
I don’t eat meat, I use all-natural cleaning and self-care products. I re-cycle, and try to keep my electricity use down, especially my heat and air-conditioning (use my ceiling fan whenever possible). I use re-cycled toilet paper and paper towels. I bring bags to the supermarket and try to limit my use of plastic bags. I take short showers most of the time and I don’t flush the toilet every time I use it! Also, I try to be nice to people and animals.
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recycle bin that we dispose all of our cans, papers, plastics
Great Prize 🙂 Enter Me Please !!
We just bought an EARTH MACHINE mulch unit for the yard.
I wait til I have a full load to do laundry, and then I use cold water. The next step is to hang the clothes on the line.
We do all of our own composting!
I’m line-drying more clothes instead of using the dryer. Thanks!
We recycle everything. I’d love to see more neat ideas like this.
We actually cleaned up a lot of contaminated dirt from a gas tank that leaked on the very location where we be selling all-electric cars. Very exciting for us. We recycle as much as we can, always turn off lights and use cloth bags.
champagne wishes and caviar dreams
We are slowly trying to be more green in little steps at our house. We have switched to almost all compact fluorescent bulbs, we bring our own reusable bags to the grocery store with us, we are trying to combine errands more to reduce our use of the car, and we are trying to buy groceries from local sources.
I’ve also blogged about your giveaway here:
Lovely little feeder; wonderful site. What better way to stay green than to incorporate our animal caretaking?
I’d like to see more articles on inexpensive ways to expose our children to the arts. My son is in a local theatre which is great but he is interested in music and the piano lessons are killing me! For a family of three , it’s over 60 to go the movies. To visit an amusement park is like a big major vacation. Any cost saving ideas for families interested in the arts?
My heart breaks when I see little children that may never be able to go to a Broadway show , a baseball game or a museum because of the expense.
Fangirl Jen says
I recycle, use green cleaning products, and carpool.
washing clothes in cold water ws my big thing this year. Recycling. turning off lights etc, trying very hard to be a good citizen of the earth.
Jackie B. says
I read a lot of green blogs so I have gotten many green tips over the past few months. I try to implement each tip I can into my life. Some are not real feasible for me now but those that are have become part of my lifestyle. I have learned to be more conscious when it comes to turning off lights, unpplugging appliances, and taking shorter showers just name a few easy things!
I blogged your giveaway for an extra entry ( and the hope that I will win!)
I use simple green cleaning products. I refill my cup it’s cheaper and it keeps the cups out to the landfills. I have planted a pesticide free garden and I compost what I can.
I cancel all the little magazines that I get in the mail to save on paper – I reuse the plastic bags from the grocery store to put my kitty litter in.
We are militant about recycling, we live within 5 miles of our jobs (on purpose), we compost, and we reuse waste water to water plants in our yard.
carpooling, using compact florescent bulbs
Cloth diapering for my daughter, cloth pads and a diva cup for me! I have a paper-and-plastic-free period 🙂
i’d like to see more green contests! woo hoo!
I changed all of my light bulbs to CFL. I also haven’t run the home air conditioner for almost three months.
Thanks for this giveaway
Bonnie in FL says
I changed all my lightbulbs. I separate all my trash to recycle cans,galss, plastic and papers. I don’t use the AC and this winter will just put more blankets on the beds to save on heat. I only use the car one day a week and do all my errands on that day.
I have growen a veggie garden this year and also made jams and jellies from my fruit trees
I take my magazines to the drs office so that they are reused
I have a rainbarrol to save rainwater in and use it to water my plants during dry times
Bonnie in FL
I do what I can to reuse and recyle, and always encourage/force others to do likewise.
I recycle and reuse as much as possible, take magazines and fabric scraps to the craft center of an assisted living, changed lightbulbs, grow vegetables, and compost.
Thanks for the contest .. still trying to win my first blog contest so here’s my 2cents.
My dd came home from school nagging us to “reduce, reuse and recycle”. We now do more. We also accompany her to beach clean up days and help pick up bags of broken beer bottles, cig butts, fishing line and assorted debris.
I replaced all of my light bulbs with those energy efficient florescent light bulbs. Thanks!!
We have had our first garden this year and have started composting as well, I am really enjoying learning how to be greener via the internet, so many helpful sites out there!
Try to recycle 🙂
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Recycle…creative ways…I ask my art students and we invent new ways…the little artist-inventors learn to THINK, such as “painting on leaves, saves paper and trees!” The children inherit the future of the earth, involve them!
That’s my contribution to this planet, I guide the kids.
I do many things, but a unique thing is that since before 2000, I always use reusable gift enclosures. Usually I use self-made cloth bags, which circulate and sometimes come back to me. I also use baskets and tins and I have made and given away hundreds of reusable cloth bags.
Oh wow, what do I do that isn’t green?
Cloth bags instead of plastic. Reusable gift wrap. Turning off lights left and right, unplugging appliances not in use, CFL bulbs, etc. etc.!
Thank you SO much! alison523 at gmail dot com
I recycle as much as I can and compost the rest. I use my totes when I shop
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Eat organic. Would love to see reviews of organic products.
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I have started using tote bags for shopping
My 90 year old dad would love this recycled bird feeder! He still feed the birds and squirrels daily. Our family has turned the temperature on the water heater, take shorter showers and use our cars less. Please enter me in your drawing. Many thanks, Cindi
We recycle everything we can. I would love to see more tips.
I purchased fabric grocery bags and if I forget them I always ask for paper and use that to recycle junk mail, newspapers, etc. We also recycle everything possible.
I recycle as much as I can and am using more eco-friendly products. I also now plan my outings using my car by doing several errands in one trip. It ends of saving me gas as well as time.
i recycle almost everything including the coffee grounds for compost
The green thing that I’m doing is passing my magazine subscriptions on to friends who like the same magazine. When they give it back to me I put it in the recycle bin at home.
My family and I recycle at home. We volunteer and plant trees in our community. We reuse grocery bags. We turn off the light when not in use.
I started a recycling program at work. My job recycled cans and paper. However, I laid out buckets in which fellow employees can recycle there lunch trays (microwave meals). I take those buckets home and recycle them in my recycle bin. I also car pool to work.
Wearing clothes longer between washings and using cold water. Started composting. Use canvas bags for shopping.
We walk and take mass transit whenever possible
I bring bags with me to the store not to use their bags! I love my shoppy bags as my boys call them!
Thanks for the chance to win!
I recycle plastic and cans, compost and grow some vegetables pesticide free.
Recycle, ride bikes, keep the air conditioning off.
We use Bird waste, i.e. seed kernels as ground cover firstname.lastname@example.org
We have stopped using paper napkins, paper towels, disposable cleaning wipes, or any disposable tableware. We only use green cleaners and toiletries.
Jennifer, jennem22 at yahoo dot com
We recycle plastic and also aluminum cans. We had our own garden of vegetables this summer.
We combine as many errands as we can when we use our car.
I use reusable totes at the grocery stores and do not use bags at all at smaller stores.
I am going green by recyling and walking when I can instead of driving!
I recycle everything possible and reuse containers instead of using disposable ones.
I unplugged everything that can be unplugged when I’m not using it to save energy + money, and I do, my energy bill says so!
I use reuseable bags at the grocery store, drive a Hybrid, and plant trees when ever I can!!!
To be GREEN we are recycling. I use reuseable bags. We ride bikes whenever possible, and I even started a compost pile with my son. Johnlenoraplus2@yahoo.com
I take the bus to class, recycle every material possible (even though I have to haul it all to the local recycling center!), use cloth grocery bags, and avoid polluting chemicals in products like detergents and shampoos by using natural alternatives!
Thanks for the contest!
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E Pettit says
I remember the soda bottle bird feeders! I’d love to have this one!! Going green, we have stopped using the air conditioner (saved money)and changed all light bulbs to energy savers, I use reusable totes for shopping bags, recycle all aluminum, glass and newspapers, and make my own compost and natural fertilizer. Thanks for the great site! Enter me for the birdfeeder! Thanks!!!
I am trying to recycle even more items than before, walk/ride wherever I can, and take my own bags to the grocery store.
Christina – email@example.com – To be green I do not drive a car and walk everywhere!, besides tons of recycling and participating in my city’s Free Market, where you bring whatever you don’t want or need anymore (clothing, appliances, etc.) and are also able to take whatever you need!
we recycle as much as we can.
In order to be more GREEN, I am going to start off by turning off the lights and the T.V when I leave my room.
We recycle anything and everything, use a programmable thermostat, and use reusable shopping bags.
I am staying home alot more and have almost everything energy effenicent.
Reuse and recycle everything that I can
No more throw away plastic glasses, use real ones and wash them
I recycle cans.
Great forum! I would love to see green ideas specifically for the winter months. Thanks! firstname.lastname@example.org
We bicycle just about everywhere we go!
We have our thermostat on a timer for lower temps at certain times.
all our lightbulbs are now cfls
We’ve really been keeping tabs on our energy consumption.
As of right now, we have only taken a few baby steps toward going green in my house. THe biggest one is we now use the energy efficient light bulbs
We use energy efficiente light bulbs, we recycle aluminum cans and we don´t use plastic water bottles.
Jinxy and Me says
I try to drive less and buy less wasteful packaging. I would love to see more easy tips to be more green!
I’ve just started unplugging all of my household appliances when they’re not in use.
I always, always take my own reusable bags with me to the supermarket
i recycle aluminum cans
Natural cleansers like vinegar and baking soda do a great job without harming the planet. I use reusable grocery bags, recycle and compost and try to conserve gas by driving much less. Thank you for the opportunity to participate in this giveaway!
zoe hunter says
I have been using public transportation and recycling everything , including my clothes 🙂
Samantha P says
we’ve been using old printed on paper to use for scrap printing paper or to write down notes! it saves a lot!
I recycle cans and reuse bags.
I have switched to Arm & Hammer Green Clean products.
I walk to university most days instead of taking the bus or riding in a car.
Some of the things we do to be greener is to reuse and recycle, cut down on energy and gasoline consumption, and pick up litter on walks. Thank you for the giveaway!
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I’m using a safe container and re-filling with filtered water everyday (instead of bottled water – saves over 300 plastic bottle a year) – for my daughters lunch. I feed the birds with her “crust” on her sandwiches. She likes to save them until the next morning – its a morning ritual now. We do this everyday, this is teaching her how to conserve, the best gift we can give our future generation is that EVERYTHING they do CAN make a difference.
Recycle, made a compost pile for lawn cuttings, bought a rainbarrel for outdoor watering, buy energy efficient bulbs and appliances and watersaving toilets. email@example.com
I am unplugging, turning things off and recycling.
I have been turning lights off and buying energy efficient light bulbs.
we try to recycle all that we can and i just replaced all my light bulbs with ge energy savers throughout our house 🙂
Tracy Preslar says
To be green my son and I walk everywhere possible instead of drive, we reuse grocery store bags and shop garage sales.
How to stay green during these tough economic times. Its hard to buy the organic apple sometimes.
We recycle, have changed out all old bulbs, and teach our children to appreciate the earth firstname.lastname@example.org
carol drury says
I have never been much of a recycler but have decided it is time for me to get on board!
I quit using bottled water, bought a filter for my faucet, and am getting used to it!!
I try to recycle everything and keep as much out of the landfill as possible.
I try to drive as little as possible, putting all errands in one big list to do on one day of the week. I recycle grocery bags, either by re-using them or turning them in to be recycled. Also, I use freecycle.org forum for my area to help stop things from unnecessarily ending up in the landfill- try it, there’s a chapter for most towns in the USA!
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I can still remember my mom asking us if we live in a barn, or to shut off lights, make sure the water is off, I starting to think she was green years ago. I use only eco friendly cleaning products, I use reuseable bags for my lunch now and seperate my garbage.
I am car-pooling and in 4 weeks have only used a quarter tank of gas. We also recycle cans and use energy saving light bulbs. We also reuse shopping bags.
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I’ve been trying to live green by buying locally farmed produce at a market, using re-usable bags both there and at the grocery store.
Thanks! I really have enjoyed reading your blog!
We recycle everything.
We recycle soda cans by taking them into a recycle place. We turn off lights when we are not in the room.
I put things out for recycle every week. I try to turn lights out as a leave a room and I try not to let the water run too much.
saving plastic bottles for recycle, nightlights all over so i do not have to put on lights till needed, using bath water for watering plants, use overhead fans year round, plan all outtings in a driving circle. dry paper towels and reuse for dirty jobs ( i never thought i would do that, my mother did!) carry shopping bags rather than waste bags>>NOT FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We just had a new energy efficient oil burner/boiler installed. It will pay for itself in the long run. Have finally adjusted to using reusable tote bags for shopping. Have learned to save the cold water I am running waiting to get it hot and use it on plants, gardens and outdoor birds’ water dish. Everything is gradual and painless.
I recycle what I can and I am changing to eco-friendly cleaning products.
I got chickens to be more sustainable. Fresh organic eggs. Yum.
I carry a reusable canvas tote bag with me when I go grocery shopping.
Turning lights off when I leave the room and keep heat thermostat much lower this year are just a few things I will be doing.
Your bird feeder is a nice gift idea for bird lovers.