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Coupon Abbreviations
  • SC = Store Coupon
  • MC = Manufacturer Coupon
  • SS = Smart Source
  • RP = Red Plum
  • PG = Proctor and Gamble
Coupon Terms
  • WYB = When You Buy
  • B1G1 = Buy One Get One Free
  • .75/1 = 75 cents off one item
  • .75/3 = 75 cents off three items
  • EXP = Expiration Date

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Abe’s Market is an online marketplace to connect buyers seeking amazing natural products with the people who make them. They have all of the natural products you could want, from food to toys, for sale in one place! I also love that you can find out things about your product that you wouldn’t normally find on the back of the box. Who makes the product? What’s in it? Where is it made? How? If you would feel more comfortable chatting directly with the seller, you can ask them any questions so you can trust the products before you bring them home.

Abe’s Market has a new video series to help you stay informed on how to live a green, healthy and natural lifestyle.  They have informative short videos about natural lifestyles with advice from experts in their field.

I confess that I don’t always think about fossil fuels when I buy my produce, but I do agree with him that going local is a great thing to do! By staying in season and buying locally you can save a ton of money on fresh produce!! It’s an extra bonus that it also helps the environment.

Want a way to try out Abe’s Market and save some money?

Abe’s Market is offering Southern Savers readers a one-time only discount code for $10 off your purchase of $30 or more.  Just use the promo code ENB-ukmkp4 at checkout.

If you love all things organic and natural also follow Abe’s Market on Facebook and Twitter to learn about specials, deals and tips.

The Giveaway:

Abe’s Market is offering a $100 credit for their site to one Southern Savers reader.

To Enter:

Leave a comment telling me one thing you have done recently to “be more green” or natural.

The winner for this giveaway will be chosen and emailed Thursday, October 6th.

    • Anonymous

      I try to be more green by recycling clothes or buying clothes at thrift stores.

    • amckenz

      Bring a cup to work to fill up with water so no more bottled water!

    • I have started making more of my own baked goods/ snakcs at home out of natural good to ensure nothing extra gets placed in them.

    • Camiele

      I have been bringing all of my plastic bags to the recycling center at the grocery stores and started using my reusable bags more.

    • Lauren

      I’ve been trying to buy less prepackaged foods.

    • Anonymous

      I have started using Norwex cleaning cloths which are antibacterial and only use water instead of chemicals. 

    • Caroline

      Buying fruits and vegetables from the farmer 3 miles from my house.

    • Kidstuffgirl

      I’ve been using more homemade cleaning products!

    • Kate

      Cloth Diapers!! 

    • Blairford

      We’ve recently purchased a car with a diesel engine and are running it off of bio-diesel produced from used fryer oil.

    • Anonymous

      I would love to win! I’ve been shopping at the local farmer’s market :).

      Amy Lauren
      proudpatriot2007(at)yahoo(dot)com

    • JenniferMathis24

      We have cut out just about all processed foods. We are now trying our best to live by the “5 ingredient or less” rule. We are are all feeling much better, and so proud of the fam for trying new foods!

    • Laura

      stopped buying bottled water

    • Shannon

      How exciting! I just placed an order at Abe’s market recently, and love their site.

      I use a highly concentrated natural bathroom cleaner that is safe for my family and reduces plastic bottle waste.

      ~ Shannon

    • Gonzorose

      I started a small garden and am cooking more good foods.

    • Anonymous

      Much to DH’s dismay, hanging laundry in the backyard to dry!

    • MIRANDACOOKE86

      I HAVE STARTED MAKING MY OWN CLEANING PRODUCTS.

    • Jessi Champion

      when we print our coupons, I save the part of the paper that isn’t marked up and we use that when we do art projects or write notes.

    • Sheenabsb

      I have actually started making my dogs food using organic healthy products, she loves it!!

    • Quantumnarumi

      I’ve been trying to carpool when possible

    • Hingleytrio

      I just signed up to be the head of a drink pouch brigade at my son’s school through terra cycle!

    • Jmclaren14

      About 2 months ago, I asked my work if I could work from home because my husband and I were relocating. I was so excited when they agreed! Now I work from home and my gas bill has been cut in half! Not to mention it helps the environment out. It was a win win. 

    • Ashleigh Savage/Hunter

      It’s hard to decide on just one… Since August I have given my life style a major over haul. I read an article that just made me really passionate about lessening my carbon foot print. One thing I have done was buy labled recycling bags to put next to the waste basket so it made it easier for my husband to be more eco friendly too. Even if I don’t win the gift certificate, I’m excited to be introduced to Abe’s Market since we don’t have a store that sells the organic products we use for our tiny tot in our town.

    • Dblocker44

      Not only have we started growing our own veggies in our patio garden, I also make jewelry with paper beads  made from of old magazines, newspapers and junk mail.

    • Pollard1184

      I have stopped buying bottled water and line dry all my clothes. We also try to put the thermostat up a few degrees while the house is empty during the day to cut down on energy use.

    • Alison V.

      i’ve been talking to the produce managers and store managers at our local grocery stores about buying more local produce, at least from within the us!  (why have sweet onions from peru when you can buy from the good ol’ usa?!)

    • Jennie

      We recycle all plastic, glass, metal, cardboard and paper.  We have way less trash since we’ve started doing this.

    • Brhoff06

      I use more natural products like vinegar to clean the floors.

    • Susanne

      I take my shopping bags to the market, buy organic from a local farmer, compost, and have my own backyard chickens!

    • Tcweir1

      I use reusable bags!

    • Terry

      I have been using no prepackaged foods and cooking from scratch using products bought in bulk

    • Countrygirlncamo

      We have started making our own natural laundry soap, and house hold cleaner!!!  Better for us, the world and our wallet.

      • Ashleigh Savage/Hunter

        Could I get those recipies please?

    • Ywx17

      I bought filter pitcher.

    • Angelas001

      I’ve finally stopped rinsing the dishes before putting them in the dishwasher, it was a hard habit to break. And we finally put in a compost pile.

    • Brandon Agnew

      I’ve been reusing pasta jars after use for other items.  Small things still matter.

    • Melaniesdeals

      I have been buying more organic products packaged in recycled materials.  I have also been reusing my Target bags for small trash can bags.

    • Anonymous

      We only use cloth bags for our groceries.  It saves a ton of plastic waste!

    • Katherine

      I try to buy local fruits and veggies to help support local farmers and cut down on fuel costs for transporting the foods.

    • We have started to recycle more items here at home due to recycle bin placed on site.

    • I try to use green bags when i shop, use coupons, got a water filter to reuse water bottles instead of buying new ones every week. :-)

    • Russell Darnell

      We just had our first child 10 weeks ago.  We decided to use cloth diapers and make our own baby wipes.  We were mocked and laughed at – but we absolutely love them.  We wash them in a plant based detergent and run the washer on off peak electrical rate hours.  We then hang them outside on the new clothes line I built from re purposed landscaping timbers. 

    • Asmith

      I have been combing trips . I try to do as much as possible while out not running out at last minute saves money for me as well

    • Heather E

      We switched to more cloth~ cloth diapers, mama cloth, and no paper towels or napkins, using cloth instead.

    • Connieb03

      Bought reusable water bottles.

    • Nancycrom

      I’m using less bottled water, making less trips in the car, using more reusable bags, and donating alot of furniture and clothes to charity.

    • Michellesmith28

      I’ve recently switched to only hormone free milk and I just bought some Agave today to use instead of sugar.

    • Dinky120101

      I started buying green, natural and local groceries as much as possible!

    • Anonymous

      Buying greener cleaning supplies. It makes the house smell better and not so strong!

    • Frannycwc2002

      we use a waterfilter instead of buying bottled water

    • Mnn803

      I save tissue paper, and any wrapping materials to re-use! Two years ago we didn’t buy any gift wrap!!! Used recycled paper bags,(stamped images on them) reused tissue from former gifts, reused ribbon I had saved,Old atlas pages, etc etc!!

    • Sara Burris

      I have recycled my newspaper and done composting.
      Thank you,
      Ms. Sara Burris

    • EdnaV.

      I stopped bathing.

    • Deannasmiley

      I’m potty training a child. That means fewer diapers. . . . eventually, if she ever catches on.

    • Theaikenparrs

      Oh goodness-where to start? We do a LOT to stay “green” and have, for years.  I guess the thing we have done most recently is made a decision to buy nearly all of our clothes via consignment/secondhand.  We try very hard to not buy any brand NEW clothes. Luckily we live in an area with an AMAZING Goodwill and other really fantastic consignment stores. The only person in our family that struggles to find good options is my husband–but luckily he does so many other “green” things that I give him a pass on this one.  : )

    • Jesse

      I just installed a low flow flusher & pump in my toilet, and CFL bulbs in the whole house.

    • Erisamu23

      I stopped using disposable plates, cups, forks, spoons, and knives. This way I have reduced my trash over 60%. I also don’t buy processed foods. I cook everything from scratch using organic vegetables and fruits.

    • Anonymous

      Started purchasing from the CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) w/ Rosebank Farms.  Got my first bag last week and loving it so far.  Thanks Jenny for letting me know about CSAs many months ago :)

    • Nursewoody81

      we walk to and from school, and it’s not terribly close!

    • ann

      am looking for more organic food.

    • MomL

      We just started eating organic beef and chicken about 2 weeks ago, and I am now making my own bread with whole grains.  Feeling healthier already.

    • Nikkipel

      The recycle bin is a treasure chest of fun things to do with arts and crafts with the kids.  Let them lead and see where it takes you.

    • Allison

      We set up a compost bin in our backyard. 

    • Anonymous

      We switched garbage haulers so that we can easily recycle.

    • Crystal

      We use cloth bags everywhere!

    • Angela

      I bought a Brita faucet mount water filter and refill my own reusable water bottle instead of buying bottled water.

    • Dstpunky

      I started bringing in my old newspapers for my students to use for various projects and silent reading time.

    • jen r

      no more paper towels!
      we cut up old tshirts that were in too terrible shape to pass along or donate and made rags…so perfect for cleaning and just toss in with laundry…what a cost savings and a paper savings!
      thanks for the giveaway!

    • JillVanMatre

      we started recycling again!

    • Jessica Greene

      I have started using cloth napkins to go green and to save money.

    • Coulterdawn76

      We recycle. Also we have started a compost bin for using in our garden.

    • AAI

      We use cloth diapers and wipes

    • AAI

      We use cloth diapers and wipes

    • Melody Brewer

      I make our toothpaste now – I mix baking soda, peroxide, glycerin, and peppermint extract together and use it to refill our old toothpaste tube.

    • Melody Brewer

      I make our toothpaste now – I mix baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, glycerin, and peppermint extract together and refill our old toothpaste tube.

    • Sandy

      I became a vegetarian over a year ago…best “green” thing I ever did!

    • my3sons

      Trying to buy more things that are organic!

    • Stella02

      We use reusable grocery bags and recycle.

    • Saraarwen

      Home gardening! It’s a great family activity.

      • my best friend’s mom makes $77 an hour on the computer. She has been out of job for 9 months but last month her check was $7487 just working on the computer for a few hours. Read about it here CashLazy.com

    • Maxine

      I started making my own laundry detergent about a 1 1/2 years ago. Has saved us a ton and we just reuse old detergent bottles to store it, so no waste. 

    • Kendra Brown

      I started riding my bicycle to work every few weeks. Roundtrip is 26.2 miles!

    • Sloan

      We use cloth diapers on our 8mo old! =) Would LOVE to win this! wow

    • Anonymous

      Gardening and composting!

    • Kara F

      We bought a water filtration pitcher and use aluminum bottles instead of plastic ones.

    • Heather Leonard

      We bought a Vitamix so we’re now eating about 3x as much produce, and much less packaged food and a little less meat. Also, my husband is now walking/biking/riding the bus to work and we’re down to one car that gets used only about 3 days of the week.

    • Asteff08

      We drink raw milk, make bread by grinding our own wheat flour and shop the farmer’s market for fresh produce.

    • Sheryl

      I went 2 1/2 weeks without air conditioning.  It wasn’t voluntary (A/C broke) but I found that it was nice to have the windows open and hear the sounds of the outside world.

    • Danaldrman

      We have been cutting down on processed and pre-packaged foods and cooking from scratch.

    • Adpharr

      We use cloth napkins and I’ve used cloth diapers in the past with my children.

    • Sara

      Using vinegar and water to clean my countertops instead of store-bought cleaners.

    • Jlpirkle

      I stopped buying paper towels & only use cloth. I thought I could never live with out them but it has been a breeze!

    • CJ

      I pack lunches in reusable containers instead of using Ziplocs and put drinks in thermoses. Thanks for this chance!

    • Benjamin

      Dr. Bronner’s for everything!

    • Marietta Mom

      I resue the publix shopping bags as lunch bags for work.

    • Lrooks

      We started using washcloths in place of paper towels.

    • Kerri Horton

      switched to more energy-efficient light bulbs

    • Jodi Maria

      I bought grass fed organic ground beef for the first time. Definitely tastes a little different than the regular stuff!

    • Kimberly

      I got another recycling bin so that I could recycle more!

    • Kimberly

      I got another recycling bin so that I could recycle more!

    • Amym850

      Finally started my own garden and compost.

    • Slowly but surely…I’ve had my kids brush their teeth together and turn it off while they are brushing to save water…Every little bit helps!

    • Sheeba

      I put my used coffee grounds in the flower bed to help enrich the soil.

    • Teach_ashlee

      We’ve been eating A LOT more produce and cut way back on processed foods.

    • Karingjones

      Recycling everything possible!!

    • Molly

      Now that my babies are no longer babies, I’ve been cutting back on paper towels by using the cloth diapers previously used as burp cloths instead. I’m now using less than a roll of papertowels a month. I have also been walking my daughter to and from preschool when the weather allows.

    • Giddyrobin

      One thing I have done is use cloth towels in the kitchen. 

    • Lara

      Most recently, I use reusable bags, recycle everything my city is able to, and compost.  It is a good lesson for my kids as well!

    • Kris

      I started buying homeopathic medicines.

    • soccermomic

      I purchased reusable, washable sandwich bags instead of using plastic.

    • Felicia Ramirez

      The past few years everyone under this roof (including the almost-2-year-old grandson) is doing our part to life better, recycle everything but the pets, eat better and be more efficient in our cooking, laundry, even drinking water — bottled water is a rare now.

      Thanks for the chance at the giveaway!

    • Diane

      We stopped using paper towels and paper napkins.

    • Asali

      My 9 month old has started eating solid foods, and I buy mostly organic. Also, the whole family has been eating in season produce!

    • Anonymous

      I make my own green cleaning products using natural items like vinegar, baking soda, and lemon juice. Thanks!

      shevilkenevil1 at aol dot com

    • Ampepples

      We take reuseable containers to package our lunch at work.

    • Kalynmarie

      Making my own cleaning products, recycling, cloth grocery bags and not buying bottled water.

    • Hsiao3rei4

      Installed motion sensors for all light fixtures around our house, and bought everyone reusable water bottles.

    • We’ve been throwing away less garbage by purchasing products that don’t require as much packaging.

    • Anonymous

      We’ve been using cloth grocery bags and cut way back on using paper towels and paper napkins.  Using vinegar as a household cleaner.  Also buying more organic products.

    • Brandon

      We don’t have a recycle pick up where we live now so I started taking it to a facility.

    • JeannieS Armstrong

      I’m using whole food, organic vitamins. The brand is New Chapter. I’m also taking a sustainable fish oil. I’ve been pleased thus far.

    • terri

      I started emptying my humidifier water in my potted plants.    I just returning to nature the humidity back that she so freely gives me in SC!

    • Nazokatt

      I use cloth towels, instead of paper towels in the kitchen, always turn off light if nobody is using the room or turn off electrical devices when not in use. Also I try to combine all my shopping trips in one day a week – use up less gas and produce less emissions.

    • Vegantazz

      We’ve been “greening” it for awhile, but there are always ways to improve so we continue to add to the following… we’re vegan (so are the 4 dogs we rescued), we recycle, we compost, we use coth diapers at home, we use biodegradable diapers when we go out, we use cloth bags for shopping, we use 100% recycled toilet paper, paper towel and multipurpose paper…

    • Srhtabor

      We don’t buy bottled water anymore. We all have our own cups we use. Also we bring our own bags @ the grocery store.

    • Kevinstacy

      I have started recycling my five newspapers each Sunday and our daily newspapers.

    • Jenny

      I have quit purchasing meat that isn’t free-range or cage-free. Although it is more expensive, it makes me feel better to know that my chicken or beef hasn’t been in treacherous conditions before it made its way to our plates. 

      I’m looking forward to getting to know more about Abe’s.

    • MIchelle

      I am trying to be more green every day. I have twin boys and one of them have Food Allergies. After his diagnoses I went as green as I could. Once I started reading food labels and ingredients I was scared to eat half the food in my pantry. We shop our local Farmers Market twice a week for our produce and meat. I still shop our grocery store for organic or whole items. Eventually changing our diet raised our grocery bill to rise $50-$60 more a week. So I started feeding my family one to two meatless meals a week. That has helped a ton. Other things I do to save on our bill is stopped buying plastic bottles and I also don’t waste our left overs. I re use as much as I can. I even learned how to make my own chicken broth. All of this plus recycling is how we are trying to be more green.

    • MIchelle

      I am trying to be more green every day. I have twin boys and one of them have Food Allergies. After his diagnoses I went as green as I could. Once I started reading food labels and ingredients I was scared to eat half the food in my pantry. We shop our local Farmers Market twice a week for our produce and meat. I still shop our grocery store for organic or whole items. Eventually changing our diet raised our grocery bill to rise $50-$60 more a week. So I started feeding my family one to two meatless meals a week. That has helped a ton. Other things I do to save on our bill is stopped buying plastic bottles and I also don’t waste our left overs. I re use as much as I can. I even learned how to make my own chicken broth. All of this plus recycling is how we are trying to be more green.

    • Stickrn3

      we recycle every week!

    • Heather

      My big impact has been carrying a reuseable water bottle everywhere.  I used to either just grab  a paper cup from the dispenser or a water bottle out of the machine.  I didn’t realize how much waste I was creating until starting to do this.  Also, buying local products rather than a big box stores.

    • Holdgate04

      I got a SIGG bottle for drinking my water, instead of buying plastic. I love my SIGG!

    • Holdgate04

      I got a SIGG bottle for drinking my water, instead of buying plastic. I love my SIGG!

    • Holdgate04

      I got a SIGG bottle for drinking my water, instead of buying plastic. I love my SIGG!

    • I try to use cloth diapers

    • I use a stainless water bottle

    • M

      I try to use a water filter instead of buying bottled water

    • Marcella Bess

      We started eating Paleo in an effort to eat more living foods and less processed.

    • Anonymous

      We try to go to our Local Farmer’s Market on Saturday for fresh produce, breads, and sometimes meats :)

    • Kimberly Quinn

      We use the reusable grocery bags, use water from a Brita pitcher instead of water bottles, and are looking to begin using one car and carpooling instead of using 2 every day. 

    • Ree213

      I purchased a groupon for Abe’s market

    • Teachergirl225

      I recently started a Green Team for the 5th Grade students at the school where I teach. We sponsored a recycle box contest for all the classes and placed plastic recycle bins in the cafeteria. We collect paper recyclables from each class every Wednesday. This past Saturday we participated in the Big Sweep Day for our county where we worked in our school neighborhood to clean up litter.

    • momma4

      I have started using cloth diapers on both my children. We also have one car so I use my stroller as our second car! I also make most of my own breads and snacks

    • Maria

      We buy our meat from local farms through the local farmer’s market, CSA, and buyer’s group.

    • jen

      using more natural things to clean with like vinegar etc.

    • Angied6428

      We’ve started carpooling to work.  My co-workers and I have started a kids clothing exchange at the beginning of each change of season.

    • Jennifer C

      We use our own grocery bags, water bottles and recycle what we can.  The biggest change has been to add composting.  Our garden has been amazing this year!

    • Kelly B

      We use the cloth grocery bags and our own water bottles.

    • Maurine

      I have been using more reusable bags.

    • Megan

      I bought some of the reusable shopping bags at Publix!

    • Photomaniac10

      Our family installed high energy efficient heating and air to our house.  It has saved so much energy and money. 

    • Jennifer

      We have been setting our thermostat to 78 in the summer and 68 in the winter.

    • Coupongirlshelly

      I have switched all my lightbulbs out to the energy saving ones

    • Travis Kelley

      We take our own bags to the grocery store

    • Georgia Mom

      I manage my outgoings for the week to minimize my vehicle on the road.

    • Holly

      I use reusable bags and LED or compact florescent bulbs.

    • tygmom

      Our family joined a local CSA and also buys grass fed beef directly from a cattle farmer.  A bit more expensive but worth it!

    • Michelle

      Recently, to be more natural/green, I made my own apple butter instead of using jam or jelly from the store!  We also use reusable water bottles instead of disposable.

    • Ldbug8

      Well besides  flourescent bulbs (everywhere) and buying used items. I have been shopping only at stores I must pass going to or from work.  Luckily, I pass 2 larger grocery stores and a small mom and pop market, which has a fantastic used clothes store inside . I have been buying all my clothes from them  for the last 6 months.  I only work 4 miles away from my house , my hubby and I share a car and I can walk to Publix.  Going greener has helped me keep more green in my pocket.

    • Tara Fischer

      We make our own laundry detergent without all the added ingredients. We also use cloth napkins instead of wasting paper ones.

    • laura

      We’ve made a lot of changes in the past year, including going paperless in the kitchen and waste-free with lunches.  Currently trying to reduce the amount of plastic packaging as well!

    • We collect rain water in a cistern and use it to supply water to our garden.

    • Anonymous

      I have started buying most of my produce from local farmers at our downtown market.

    • Paulavb22

      Just bought our first grass fed cow locally!

    • Mrsgtkaparos

      Making reusable bags from old t-shirts

    • Neena Gulley

      We all take our own water bottles when we go anywhere.  Saves money, the environment, and keeps us all hydrated!

    • we are continuing to swap out our regular groceries for only organic and grass feds and hormone frees. We started with milk and meats, and have moved into most dairy and fruits and veggies. It’s more expensive but we feel that it’s what is best for us and for a healthy and sustainable future for our children. We will cut back in other “excess” areas if needed so that we can make sure we’re putting the right things in our bodies. And we’re hoping to plant a few of our own veggies come spring!!

    • Anonymous

      reduce paper products by using “real” napkins at dinner and washing dishes instead of tossing plates into the trash.  Also stopped buying bottled water.

    • Ashlee

      I have started using green cleaners instead of those productis with tons of chemicals.

    • Amy A.

      I use natural items to clean my home and my body. I grow a garden and compost. And, I hope to cloth diaper soon!

    • Aimee

      we use all natural baby products and cleaning products.  We also choose organic snacks and stock up whenever we find them on sale.  Love Abe’s Market

    • Susupurple

      We live 30 miles outside of Charlotte.  We have started asking friends whenever we go into the city if there is anything they need and they do the same for us or we all ride together, map out all the stops that need to be made so we don’t waste gas driving around once we get there.  Works out well for everyone.

    • mamaofthree

      We try to use our vehicle that gets better gas mileage to cut down on our gas consumption.  We also started growing some of our own veggies. 

    • Anonymous

      I have started using more reusable bags when I go grocery shopping

    • Cindy

      My family has started using reusable shopping bags and love growing our garden.

    • SRLunsford

      I use reusable shopping bags when shopping and also, have moved to purchasing as many local varieties of produce as possible.

    • Amy Lee-Shank

      I cancelled getting the phone book.  And use reusable bags every time I shop.

    • Tcolley

      We have really tried to start recycle more – even papers that come home from daycare now go in the recycle bin instead of garbage.

    • angela w.

      we’re planning on using cloth diapers for our new baby.

    • Natasha

      I try to get as much of my meats and produce from the farmer’s market and my local Homegrown Co-op. 

    • Del

      I’ve stopped dumping used motor oil in my neighbor’s yard

    • Caroline

      In the spring we bought a composter and a rain barrel.  The rain barrel worked great, and really saved our water bill!

    • Shannon Finer

      Cloth diapering!!

    • Laurie Rau

      Recyclebank has taught me alot.  I have been recycling my cardboard boxes lately!

    • Christy D. R.

      My husband and I have switched to almost entirely natural foods!  I’ve had so much more energy!!!

    • Emilyg

      I JUST bought some soapnuts from Abes instead of the nasty detergent. I love it and the laundry loves it! :)

    • kathy

      drinking real milk

    • Chbucchino

      We recycle everything we can! Hardly anything hits the trash can, I even make my husband put his beer bottles in the recycling bins! I keep my massive stash of reusable shopping bags in the back of my car, so I’m never without them and we do paperless billing on all of our accounts!

      • Chbucchino

        I know that is not necessarily more natural but it is green!

    • Christen

      About a month ago we decided to buy organic fruits, veggies, meats, and dairy.

    • Gn3estrada

      I have recently started sewing my fabric scraps into new things.  I have even been able to sell my new crafts at a local shop!  This has been a great way to use what I have and keep them out of landfills.

    • Ej_M

      i go to pinterest to get creative ideas to organize my things and recycle at the same time. For example, water bottles can keep the colored pencils together!

    • Chuchubi

      i always bring my own reusable bags

    • Denise P.

      This summer we joined a CSA and received organic, locally grown veggies each week.

    • Pan_102

      I do a lot of the things Recycle Bank espouses.

    • candace

      well i first have to start by saying that i love viva paper towels. but after deciding to go green i have changed my brand completely. i now use the marcal small steps which are 100% premium recycled :)

    • Jellybean

      We recycle everything possible and there is nearly nothing in our ‘trash’ can. We do paperless billing and a group of moms and I ‘recycle’ infant and toddler clothing. I also collect recycling at work, as my job only recycles paper. We also eat all natural and as much organic as out budget can afford and carpool when possible:)

    • Deb

      I recycled styrofoam for the first time a few weeks ago as part of our town’s recycling program in addition to plastics and paper.

    • Asperomano

      cloth diapers!

    • Nicolette

      My 90 year old grandmother is on a tight budget and wants to make something for the family members for Christmas.  She originally wanted to make candle holders out of plastic water bottles :/.. instead I am saving baby food jars and am going to help her make snowglobes out of them.  I am also saving them for my mom who is using  them to store beads for jewelry making.  If you nail the lid to a piece of wood (or the underside of a shelf) you can easily screw the jars on and off. :)  sorry if this is a repeat, dont think my original post went through

    • Buzzfalcon

      I BUY AND SELL AT KID’S CONSIGNMENT SALES! THE METHODIST CHURCHES IN MY AREA HAVE FALL AND SPRING CONSIGNMENT SALES WHERE YOU CAN SELL AND BUY CLOTHES AND TOYS FOR YOUR CHILDREN. I SELL EVERY SEASON AT 3 DIFFERENT CHURCHES CONSIGNMENT SALES FOR MY KIDS CLOTHES AND TOYS. I ALSO SELL MY USED CLOTHES ON EBAY AND BUY NEW CLOTHES FOR MY HUSBEND AND MYSELF AT THE GOODWILL.

    • sue

      started composting

    • Anonymous

      Visit my local farmer’s market.

    • jessica, greenville, nc

      1.  I recycle everything that I can so hardly nothing goes in the trash.  Also by recycling it greatly saves on the amount of trash bags i have to use.
      2.  I use reusable shopping bags.
      3.  I car pool with friends & family when going shopping.
      4.  I just upgraded to an energy efficient rated washer.
      5.  I unplug all devices when not in use.
      6.  when i need something new I also check to see if I can find the item used at a yardsale, ebay, or second hand store.

    • Terenanic

      We’ve recently started recycling

    • Anonymous

      reusable shopping bags

    • Natalie559

      we recycle and use reusable grocery bags!

    • Sarahlepacoupons1

      We aredoing some major home greening by replacing our pesticides with diatomaceous earth and essential oils, we’ll see how well itt works in south florida!! Also started experimenting with making our own dishwashing and laundry detergeants, very cheap and green!

    • Lnhawkins

      I try to bring my reusable canvas totes wherever I go (plus I can save 5 cents for each bag at Target and Farm Fresh!), I do “military style” showers (I get wet, turn water off, shampoo, rinse, turn off, condition, etc.), i recycle everything that I can, and I like to dry my clothes outside.

    • stand snatcher

      We have started recycling paper and boxes.  I hope this makes a difference for my children.

    • mamacofthree

      I switched totally to reusable grocery bags.