SHESPEAKS Your Power to Influence

With so many people at home, parts of the environment are showing some improvement. How are you helping? Tell us by Earth Day - Apr 22 - to win a 4-pack of AA rechargeable batteries + charger!

Tell us more about what you have been doing! 
 

Using reusable batteries (32.9%)

Eating less meat & more plant-based meals (28.0%)

Turning off the water while I brush my teeth and scrub my hands with soap (62.5%)

Conserving electricity by turning off lights & unplugging appliances when not in use (70.5%)

Washing clothes in cold water (58.4%)

Using cloth towels and/or napkins instead of paper (36.0%)

Making my own cleaning products (17.5%)

Planting a garden and/or composting food scraps (35.3%)

Fixing broken home items instead of buying new (48.2%)

Buying less plastic and re-using or re-cycling plastic (60.9%)

Joining a virtual Earth Day celebration (11.5%)

Other (leave a comment) (3.1%)

None of the above (3.1%)

With so many people at home, parts of the environment are showing some improvement. How are you helping? Tell us by Earth Day - Apr 22 - to win a 4-pack of AA rechargeable batteries + charger!
  • storm1 By storm1
    on Apr 15, 2020  

    All of the above! I try to reduce, reuse, and refuse. Recycling is the last option.

  • kimcres By kimcres
    on Apr 15, 2020  

    recycling, reusing, ignoring the latest/greatest technology, making my items last as long as possible

  • Coryography By Coryography
    on Apr 15, 2020  

    We burn what is burnable.  Recycle what is recyclable.  Reuse what we can.  Our biggest switch was reusable shopping bags.  The amount of plastic bags in our home has been reduced by 99%

  • rkathy288 By rkathy288
    on Apr 15, 2020  

    I also recycle.  Rinse my containers, let dry and put in a container for the recycle bin. I also try to grow my own veggies.  Not sure I'll get to it this year tho.  :(

  • monteque By monteque
    on Apr 15, 2020  

    I try not to use a lot of energy.  I turn off lights and unplug things when not in use.  I like my bills to stay low.

  • igggie By igggie
    on Apr 15, 2020  

    reuse, recycle

  • tweedy By tweedy
    on Apr 15, 2020  

    Cutting water when brushing teeth and washing hands

  • Meemster By Meemster
    on Apr 15, 2020  

    I recycle what I can and keep most lights off during the day as I just don't need them

  • godmother4 By godmother4
    on Apr 15, 2020  

    This quarantine situation is definitely making me more aware of what I use or buy. I am buying only what I really need and using what I have. I do worry about all the plastic gloves that we are all discarding. Let's all take care of ourself, our families and our planet.

  • SunnySideUp By SunnySideUp
    on Apr 15, 2020  

    My comment was too long, so I am breaking it in 2:
    In addition to the above, we use geothermal to heat/cool the house, and solar panels to generate most of the electricity we consume.
    We reuse, recycle (paper, plastic, aluminium and glass) and compost, and have planted a small garden. We do this with kids so it's second nature to them.
    We use natural cleaners and detergents (because whatever we use ends up in our back yard - quite literally - via the septic system).
    We use woolen dryer balls to reduce the time our laundry has to spend in the dryer and the electricity needed to get it dry (we cannot line-dry laundry, unfortunately)
    We buy in bulk to reduce the need of plastic packaging (and gas + carbon footprint by going to the stores less often).