9.19.2013

A Fair Deal


For those that know me, one of the things I love about the holidays is giving.  The feeling you get when you do something nice for someone or give them a gift that brings a genuine smile to their face.  That is what the holiday season is all about for me.  Another thing that many people know about me is that the "holidays" start around my house October 1st and go through February.  I live for this time of year.  
Pumpkin Spice, Gingerbread...oh those aromas pouring through the air.  I just can't get enough coffee as the weather turns cool.  As much as I would love to make a gourmet coffee run several times a day, my budget just won't allow for it.  And quite honestly, who has that kind of time? Thank goodness for my stash of Fair Trade Certified™ Green Mountain Coffee® and my Keurig machine.  


In this season of giving and doing for others, I like to remind myself how rewarding it is to buy Fair Trade whenever possible.  Fair Trade is a global movement to help improve the lives of farmers and their families by providing a fair price to coffee farmers which leads to a better quality of life in coffee-farming communities.  I have learned so much over the past few years about paying it forward and living a servant lifestyle.  While I am far from where I need to be, I have become a lot more environmentally conscience in my purchases.

I just like knowing that there are good companies out there who are working hard to protect human decency and the rights of women and children.  By purchasing Fair Trade Certified™ Green Mountain Coffee®, you help small-scale coffee farmers and their families, you ensure that kids stay in school
and you provide a way for women to help support their families.  
So, if you are looking for me bright and early in the morning this is where you will find me.  My little "peace" by the glassful.  I may be reading my devotional or I may simply be staring out of the window.  Either way, my soul is renewed every morning by this 8 ounce slice of heaven (and a few prayers.)
I can't change the world, but I can do my part to try to make a difference.  Purchasing Fair Trade is just a decision I have made that I am proud of.  Now that you have caught up on your blog reading for the day, why don't you grab your warm cup of coffee (you know you are craving it now) and watch these exclusive videos of Kelly Clarkson’s adventures in Peru and learn more about Fair Trade at ChooseFairTrade.com.  
When you are done, leave me a comment below telling me What actions can you take in your daily life to promote environmental friendliness?"  
One person from this blog will receive a Green Mountain Coffee gift basket and 6 random commenters will be chosen to win a new Keurig® Brewing System and a Green Mountain Coffee® gift basket!
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170 comments:

  1. We recycle everything we can, plus keep a compost bin for our biodegradable items!

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  2. Hi,
    The action that I can take is a clean up litter problem that I have in my neighborhood. I live below a gas station, so there is litter everyday that blows into my neighborhood so my granchildren and I have started picking up the trash at least 3x a weeks in order for the neighborhood clean. I also recycle anything possible at home and work.

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  3. I think the biggest thing we've done is chosen to live in a small home close to work. My commute is < 5 miles, meaning very few miles on our cars. Saves on gas money too!

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  4. I LOVE this giveaway! I always try and buy fair trade when I see it, and we absolutely love Green Mountain coffee at our house.

    We're working on trying to use less plastic and more reusable materials. We used to drink a LOT of bottled water, and we really try and steer toward reusable bottles instead.

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  5. I try to use as little water as possible. I don't wash dishes until the dishwasher is full, and it's the same with washing clothes. We also have our water heater on a low setting, as to not use as much electricity.

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  6. I love the convenience of Keurig, but not the environmental impact. The k-cups are not recyclable! I won't get a Keruig for home, but we have them hardwired at work. I use a refillable k-cup to reduce the environmental impact of the system when I do use it. I get a wee bit frustrated that everyone is anti-water bottle for environmental reasons, but at least they are recyclable. But no one thinks twice about the non-recyclable k-cups, because they are fair trade. Double standard. I will say though.. convenience of the keurig + reusable k-cup seems to be a pretty sweet solution!

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  7. Being a nursing student and environmentally conscious, the amount of waste and paper we go through kills me. But, I also know that it is something that has to be done in the medical field. Having said that, I hate hate hate when people leave rooms and leave lights on - my number 1 pet peave! Having a keurig in my room would be so convenient when I get to leave at 4am for 12 hour clinicals!

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  8. We use re-fillable water bottles :) Thanks for the giveaway!

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  9. We just started using resusable little juice boxes for our four boys that need to pack a lunch and snack for school (8 juice boxes!). While it may be easier to grab the juice boxes, I like that we're saving some space at the landfil!

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  10. We recycle everything we can in our house, and I always use reusable water bottles. I've never tried the Green Mountain coffee, I'll give it a try.

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  11. We recycle as much as possible and have a HUGE recycle bin in our kitchen. We also are very conscious of our water use - using as little as possible, and support companies that actively help the environment and the world.

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  12. As a mom of 3 young boys we do our best to conserve on everything. We drink nothing out of plastic ever. My boys always shut off the water when not using it and we use a low water washing machine. We buy organic and support local food growers.

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  13. It's important for my family to recycle as much as possible and also to teach my young daughter the importance of recycling and taking care of our environment!

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  14. We donate things we no longer use/need like clothes, and household items. We don't use plastic water bottles, but use frig water and washable bottles. We hike and enjoy the outdoors and respect nature. I purchase Fair Trade whenever I can because I want to support the "little man". I love Green Mountain coffee!!

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  15. We try to recycle when we can we reuse everything we can!!

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  16. I think the best thing is to teach my kids about recycling and why their Papa rides his bike to work.

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  17. We recycle, buy recycled items, and donate items we don't use anymore!

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  18. We bring reusable shopping bags to the store, cloth diaper, dont buy items with excessive packaging, and recycle!

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  19. We tend to get lazy about putting things in our recycling - we should be better about that! :)

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  20. I love the Fair Trade market!

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  21. I think one of the easiest ways to be environmentally friendly is by watching what goes in the trash and what goes in recycling. It takes just a second to decide where trash should go, and it helps to preserve Mother Earth. Walking or biking places can also be beneficial.

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  22. I do a lot of things to try to be environmentally friendly. We cloth diapered and use no paper towels or paper napkins. I keep baby wash cloths in a basket in the kitchen for the kids, bigger wash cloths in a basket for clean ups, cloth napkins for meals, and flannel "unpaper towels" in the bathroom. We toss them in the laundry after each use usually so not sharing germs but not wasting a paper towel. I also live for consignment sales so that I am not always buying the girls new clothes, we save money and we are part of recycling.

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  23. We haven't had trash pick up for years and years. We recycle, have a huge compost pile, roll our papers to burn in the woodstove and take things we don't use/need to Good Will. Feel good to help out our planet!

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  24. My husband and I have committed to buying only fair trade coffee since
    college. He spent some time in Ethiopia and it really hit home how much
    fair trade coffee can help farmers.

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  25. We are very conscientious of what we can recycle. I am also starting a compost in the bottom of our property. My family love to donate to Good Will and another organization in our community called Eastside, which does many things to help families get back on their feet, get good jobs, and mentor children and teens. Now that my Emma is in school, I am more aware of what I'm packing in her lunch and how I'm packing it, trying to minimize trash. Thank you for all the great ideas on the comments for this blog. God bless you guys!

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  26. We have 3 kids, and we try to make taking care of our environment as natural to them as taking their next breath. Whether it's recycling, picking up trash as they walk thru a parking lot, gardening, or supporting certain companies, we want it to be so natural that they do not consider not taking care of our environment. We'll keep leading thru example.

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  27. I recycle and try to limit the paper products I use

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  28. Recycle! I love my coffee!

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  29. We recycle and try to pass on to others instead of throwing items we no longer need or want in the trash.

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  30. I use all homemade cleaners for my whole house. I now prefer them over store bought chemicals! We also use cloth napkins at the table and use very little paper towels. And my kiddos lunches are packed with washable containers and metal thermos.

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  31. Recycle more!! We do have three recycle bins we fill up for trash pick up!

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  32. On the days I work from home I do not use my car. My kids ride their bikes and I pull the little one in the trailer to school.

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  33. I am an elementary School teacher and in my classroom we recycle everything that we can recycle. We have a container for recycling but we also make sure that we use the fronts and backs of our papers. The students will even remind me when they turn an assignment in that only the front side of a paper they can still use the back side for another assignment. We also compost for our school garden.

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  34. We try to purchase free trade or local products when possible!

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  35. we are using less pesticides in our gardens to become more organic and i pack the kids lunches in washable containers to reduce waste.

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  36. We recycle and use homemade cleaners for the windows and floors! :)

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  37. I use all homemade, natural cleaners in our home; no pesticides or insecticides and I use cloth diapers on our boys. We recycle and I now have replaced all our old plastic containers with glass; don't use ziploc baggies anymore; use linen napkins & "paper towels". I buy much of our "new" clothing from thrift & consignment stores (production of new clothing is NOT environmentally friendly at all). These things started out as a means of saving money for us as well as just a journey I wanted to take toward a healthier lifestyle (eliminating chemicals and toxins we put into and onto our bodies) but I really enjoy the fact that I know I'm also doing a little something extra for our world--the world that my children and grandchildren will one day inherit from us--I want it to be clean for them.

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  38. I am a coffee addict and would consider trying fair trade coffee


    elena150980@yahoo.com

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  39. https://twitter.com/ElenaIstomina/status/380878118266740736



    elena150980@yahoo.com

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  40. Thank you for sharing about fair trade! Now that I know, I will look for it! We recycle around the house and use refillable water bottles. We donate our clothes to Goodwill when the kids outgrow them, and they love to get their "new" things there or at the thrift shops when we can.

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  41. For my little part in trying to make a difference, I use a refillable water bottle, bring my lunch in reusable containers, use actual silverware and plates at work for lunch instead of paper, recycle, and use dish towels instead of reaching for paper towels all the time.

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  42. Recycle and swap books and toys with friends.

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  43. I recycle all my cans and bottles, I put all my old clothing in the clothing bins in town, and either try selling or giving away household items before throwing anything in the trash. One man's trash is another man's treasure. :)

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  44. Oh how I love fall coffee and the holidays!!! We love fair trade products too!

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  45. Love this idea - and Green Mountain is one of my coffees to but (dark magic, I adore you). But after this post I will look for this kind of coffee - what a wonderful idea :):):)

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  46. Having that warm cup of happiness in my hand instantly makes the day better!

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  47. I love reading your blog and following Lucy's journey. She is always in our prayers and we are so very happy to know she is doing so well! I'm not sure how to say this, but I do think it's a little unnerving that the posts are now often sales pitches or sponsored posts that act as advertisements for certain products. You and your family are such an inspiration to me and your children are precious. We have been through our battles with cancer in our own family and it has been a long, hard road. The focus of your blog has changed and I'm sorry that commercialism has made it's way into such a pure and beautiful expression of a family's journey through childhood cancer.

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  48. Our family uses reusable lunch containers, a washable thermos, travel mugs and insulated lunch bags.. Just our small way of daily helping the environment.

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  49. I have convenient recycle bins at the back door and donate clothing quarterly. I'm like you and love my morning coffee. Knowing the story now behind Green Mountain, it'll be my go to coffee from now on.

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  50. We buy organic, fair trade bananas all the time for the same reason. Bananas are one of the cheapest fruits out there, even when you pay organic prices and they are so good for you!

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  51. I have loved the last couple months because I have been able to purchase food from our local farmer's market. I love talking with those sweet, small town farmers. We also have a relatively new recycling program in our community that we participate in.

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  52. I am always trying to reduce and use less! And recycle when I can....although our city doesn't have a recycling program, I try to put all aluminum in a bag in the garage to be recycled by someone in our community that collects scraps for a living. I take all of our paper products to the BIG red bins around town for recycling too! Each effort...I'm sure pays off in some small way.

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  53. Kate, I take recycling seriously! I repurpose and reuse if at all possible. My "glass" drinking cups are repurposed glass jars that once held peanut butter or pickles. I love coffee mate creamer and buy the big one. I reuse the plastic, pour spout containers to hold homemade laundry detergent, rice, beans, etc. I buy organic foods whenever possible, supporting local farmers. And what we can't reuse/repurpose goes to the recycling bins behind our local Middle School.

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  54. I have made a concerted effort to walk instead of driving whenever possible. Our son and I have been walking (well, he's on his bike) to school each day. Luckily I live in an area where there are lots of destinations close enough for walking and I count this as a blessing in my life. I am grateful to be using my own energy instead of having to pump more gas into my car. :)

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  55. I send my kids' lunches in re-usable containers and recycle as much as possible. I also love to give gifts that are fair trade items whenever possible!

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  56. I am always conscious about how much paper products I use on a daily basis. I always try to recycle paper instead of just throwing it away. Recycling bins are a GREAT way to be environmentally friendly and it is something we can all practice in our daily lives! Love your blog post and love me some green mountain coffee!

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  57. I try to be very aware of my environment, recycle as much as possible, ensure my children eat organic food and buy fair trade when available mummytotwoboys@yahoo.com

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  58. Tweeted

    https://twitter.com/mummytotwoboys1/status/381058055913234432

    mummytotwoboys@yahoo.com

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  59. Thank you and this wonderful offer Kate. I use recyclable lunchbags for my daughters lunch and walk to school instead of driving. We also recycle heavily at home.

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  60. I reuse plastic grocery bags for cat litter and many other things and ziplocks that I pack chips/crackers in for lunch are reused the next day with the same chips/crackers. We also started a small garden this year to eat more fresh vegetables to save on packaging from store bought items.

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  61. We use cloth bags when grocery shopping, and recycle at home and at work.

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  62. In my own life, as a student, I try to avoid using disposable items (tupperware for lunches, purchasing snacks and packaging them myself rather than getting the box of twenty mini bags, etc.) and use environmentally friendly products wherever I can.

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  63. We use cloth diapers and we also use cloth napkins :)

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  64. I prefer to use cloth dishtowels and napkins rather than paper. I also take my lunch in re-usable containers, in a cute little lunch bag - and a refillable water bottle. I LOVE my Keurig coffe machine and I typically buy Green Mountain Coffee!

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  65. I am an art teacher & we use recycled materials all the time.
    I would love one of these brewing systems.

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  66. We break down every cardboard container that comes into the house and take them and all the aluminum cans to the local recycling center.

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  67. What I have done is chosen to never purchase mined diamonds. I don't purchase them and don't wear them. It is disheartening to my fiancé but I cannot support an industry that exploits so many families and destroys our earth at the same time.

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  68. I use natural cleaning products and we recycle as much as possible... I even got my roommate recycling.

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  69. I have embraced the 'standard ways' -- purchasing reusable water containers, packing lunch in washable containers instead of plastic baggies, etc. But the thing that has really helped me is the buying locally and pretty much ending my purchases of cheap kids toys. I no longer do goodie bags or buy my kids dollar store type toys on the fly. It has helped all of us lead a less disposable life (in more ways than one), in addition to helping the environment. It has also helped to open all of our eyes (including their friends) to what we want vs. need, and what is wise purchasing.

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  70. I recycle all paper, magazines, and such, at home and at work. I've been known to take cans out of the trash when I see them just to recycle them.

    madelinebrubaker {at} gmail [dot] com

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  71. Tweet link: https://twitter.com/shala_darkstone/status/381232837191409664

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  72. The Keurig coffee machine is ridiculous. It produces about 10x as much waste as a traditional coffee maker and instead of paying $10-$13 per pound of coffee, you'll pay $40-$53 per pound. But here's the best piece: with the number of Keurigs in the US, they estimate that we trash the equivalent of about 150,000
    Hummer H2s each year IN COFFEE PODS. The inventor of Keurig said that if
    he knew all of this in the beginning, he wouldn't have produced it. If you're really interested in protecting the environment get rid of your Keurig!!

    http://www.eastbayexpress.com/oakland/waste-the-dark-side-of-the-new-coffee-craze/Content?oid=3687220

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  73. http://www.amazon.com/Solofill-Refillable-Keurig-K-Cup-Brewers/dp/B005K0L2U2


    Buy Green Mountain by the lb. and use this!

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  74. I've stopped using plastic bags. If I'm going to do major shopping, I bring cloth bags, and if I'm just picking up a prescription or something I put it in my purse. I like to think it adds up

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  75. We try to buy fair trade as much as possible and our family uses reusable bags and containers. We also recycle and try to avoid using plastic as much as possible.

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  76. tweeted https://twitter.com/DeeGee13/status/381656014526767104

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  77. Whenever possible, i send my kids lunches in re-usable containers instead of a million plastic bags.

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  78. We recycle at our house and reuse what we can and try not to waste. Also, we are the weedy yard in the neighborhood of immaculate yards that I'm sure our neighbors don't love. We pick the dandelions as quick and often as possible and keep the lawn mowed but we just can't stand putting all those awful poisons on our grass to kill the weeds.

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  79. We try to make as little waste as possible by reusing as many things as we can, from grocery containers to milk jugs. We make as much as we can homemade, we garden, and even in my job I try to help the environment. I help farmers and ranchers do what they can to conserve their ground and help keep the water sources for humans and livestock clean.

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  80. We try to recyle whatever is possible or donate items we don't want, so they can be reused.

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  81. I tweeted: https://twitter.com/peg42/status/382277653668982785

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  82. We try to use everything organic and recycle.

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  83. We recycle and reuse to help the environment

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  84. -https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/382720197137690624

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  85. We try to recycle paper products and donate items to be reused or re-purposed.

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  86. I try to recycle everything I can.

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  87. I tweeted: https://twitter.com/sweepschick/status/383403006563057664

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  88. We have an organic garden and we recycle. I swear also for a family of 7 people, 3 cats, and 2 gerbils we sure do manage to put out a lot less trash than just about everyone else seems to. Our can is usually only half full (if that) and our recycling can is overflowing. I learned a lot from my mother and grandmother about uses for things others throw away (like dryer lint). I'd brag we shop at thrift stores and garage sales, but that's mostly because I'm cheap.

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  89. We recycle and have a compost pile.

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  91. We recycle papers, magazines, etc.... I also reuse things that can be used more then once.

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  92. https://twitter.com/disneyfan40/status/384353964738621440

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  93. i use reusable bags and recycle as much as i can
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  94. https://twitter.com/HappyTina0115/status/385952958258499584

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  95. Yes, I am a coffee-a-holic! I look forward to my coffee every morning! I would definitely try Fair Trade Coffee :)

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  96. tweeted https://twitter.com/pittsy82/status/386173451477602304

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  97. We try to carpool wherever we go so it cuts down on gas. We also try to remember to bring reusable bags to the grocery store. We also make sure to break down boxes and use our apartment complex's recycling system. Every little bit helps!

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  98. Would love a K machine!?! Love my coffee too! I love to promote environmental friendliness too! We recycle everything we can at home that has a close drop off point from our house!

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  99. I buy fair trade coffee occasionally. We have a hybrid car. I am a consistent recycler. I think my family has a small carbon footprint.

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  100. I am a coffee lover and will buy fair trade

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  101. its important to recycle - i'll also buy fair trade coffee!


    debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

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  102. i try to recycle as much as possible!


    debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

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  103. i posted a tweet! https://twitter.com/bellows22/status/388468626979713025

    debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

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  104. Recycle more and walk instead of drive when possible.

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  105. I try to recycle regularly!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

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  106. tweet--https://twitter.com/WildOrchid985/status/391989906257354752

    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

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  107. We recycle, use cloth napkins, fleece hankies, cloth diapers, and cloth wipes. We also garden and keep our yard with out pesticides and herbicides.

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  108. When painting, we prime with leftover paint from previous jobs.

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  109. Hi,
    I love READING your blog. You are such an amazing mother. I try to be environmental conscience, i recycle anything that I can I go yo family members house and teach them and set up recycling bins for them. I buy American made product when I found them. I swap children clothes with my friends.

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  110. Love reading about your family and the amazing journey you have taken. You are such an inspiration and encourager to others. I do a lot of decorating for our church. We reuse everything! We make old decorator items into something new and fresh and people never know....but they like it! :)

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  111. We have been trying a lot of things around the house, like using newspaper as a weed block in the landscaping.

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  112. I recycle and reuse things when I can.

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  113. tweet https://twitter.com/hburmeister/status/392757866714517504

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  114. We recycle as much as possible and use our own water bottles instead of buying the plastic throwaways.
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  115. tweeted: https://twitter.com/KerryBishop/status/392803652395483138
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  116. I drink coffee at least every morning, and sometimes make more in the evening if the craving hits! I would buy fair trade. I don't have a Keurig, but I think it could become my favorite kitchen appliance!

    chambanachik at gmail dot com

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  117. We like to recycle! P.S. I am a coffee drinker and would totally consider fair trade coffee! Thanks for a chance to win!!!! kmassman gmail

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  118. I used a water saver shower head and sink water saver. I used reused shopping bags and a water cooler to save on bottles water

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  119. https://twitter.com/purplelover04/status/394527666985897984

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  120. I try to recycle to promote environmental friendliness whenever I can

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  121. https://mobile.twitter.com/electricstar/status/395010264740802560?p=v

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  122. Yes, I'm a coffee drinker and yes, I like Fair Trade because it helps farmers get fair wages.

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  123. I recycle and am careful with my electricity usage.I am a coffee addict and I always buy fair trade! tessa2000(at)mail.com

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  124. Kimberly Deallovingrandma StclOctober 30, 2013 at 2:19 PM

    My family drinks coffee and I believe in fair trade
    ky_grandma40@yahoo.com

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  125. I'm a coffee drinker and would consider drinking fair trade coffee

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  126. We recycle, use cloth diapers when we can and try to conserve water.

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  127. I'm not a coffee drinker, but I love tea. My husband loves both, though. I would definitely consider buying Fair Trade.

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  128. We use the "good" light bulbs and recycle or reuse what we can. I think recycling is really a challenge in an apartment because they don't pick up recyclables - only trash. wilburnnewsome atyahoodotcom

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  129. We always take things to good will so that others can use what we aren't using anymore!


    rachelmarietravis at gmail dot com

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  130. We recycle and collect rain water to take care of our plants.
    darkmysticnight(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  131. We recycle plastic. aluminum, glass, and newspapers. The newspapers are shredded for animal bedding.

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  132. https://twitter.com/smilekisses/status/395693418472415232

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  133. I rarely drink coffee but when I do I have no problem drinking fair trade if it tastes the best

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  134. I recycle everything and have a compost heap

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  135. I try to be mindful and make an effort to turn off any electricity based products/services unless I am using them at the moment and conserve water handwashing dishes.

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  136. I try to reduce, reuse, and recycle. I also buy from local growers.

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  137. I am a strong believer in recycling. And, as an avid backpacker, I practice leave no trace practices.

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  138. I've had fair trade and wasn't disappointed. Love coffee.

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  139. Reduce and reuse my family does trash in trash out when hiking to help out. I am a coffee drinker. I have it every morning it is the first thing I do. I would for sure consider fair trade.

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  140. We recycle all we cam and buy used items. kperales25(at)ao.com

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  141. Theodore EsteghamatOctober 30, 2013 at 8:35 PM

    We try to recycle as much as possible and donate what we don't need to the salvation army.

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  142. I always recycle and donate to environmental organizations :)

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  143. https://twitter.com/eaglesforjack/status/395726660705603585

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  144. We are huge huge huge recyclers. I think when it comes time to have the recycling trucks come by, our "waste" is 4x as much as our neighbors'.

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  145. We recycle everything, we planted a garden and we give our clothes and items to
    Goodwill
    Cathy Truman
    kbtruman(at)att(dot)net

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  146. We recycle, watch our electricity and water usage.

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  147. I can make sure that I pick up trash that I see lying around an put it in the garbage.

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  148. We are recycling and washing our clothes in cold water. We could do better by buying recycled items.

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  149. So many little things we can do for the environment. I know one thing I've been doing is being more aware of what I buy. I try to check where it came from and what the company practices are. I love buying local and recycled items.

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  150. I am a big coffee drinker and would consider buying Fair Trade coffee is the price is reasonable.

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  151. Although we are far from being as "green" as some as probably not as much as we should be we do take the small steps to be environmentally friendlier: we recycle, try to keep our energy usage to a minimum by turning off lights and unplugging appliances we arent using, turn the water off when we brush our teeth, and use our own reusable totes for most of our grocery shopping- little things but they add up :)


    crystalmethod54751@gmail.com

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  152. I drink alot of coffee and would purchase Fair Trade coffe it were available in my area.

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  153. I love love love my morning coffee and never start my day without it! we like to recycle,grow our own veggies and conserve electricity and water whenever possible :)

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  154. https://twitter.com/klp1965/status/395914162087280642

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  155. We recycle everything, and repurpose.
    Freddie8768 at gmail dot com

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  156. We only drink fair trade coffee in our house. We also buy organic foods, coffees, wines, clothing as much as possible to help the environment. We support many environmental programs as well.

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  157. I can carpool to save gas. I can also use things over and over and recycle.
    susansmoaks at gmail dot com

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  158. I recycle
    pokergrl8 at gmail.com

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  159. https://twitter.com/aes529/status/395956986468003841

    pokergrl8 at gmail.com

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  160. We recycle and Volunteer to clean up the Roadsides.


    supergirl198296atyahoo.com

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  161. Tweet: https://twitter.com/femalebiker21/status/395963553586225153

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  162. My family is very into recycling!!!

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  163. I recycle.



    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  164. https://twitter.com/thomasmurphy40/status/396007494343864320


    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  165. I'm frugal.. I reuse a lot.

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  166. I can and will buy new green friendly light bulbs and urge others to do the same.

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  167. Fair trade is the only type of coffee that I buy. :)

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  168. We have decided to use less water, refill plastic bottles and recycle more. Thank you for the chance to win :)

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  169. For the lovers of art be it oil paintings, acrylics, water
    paints, abstracts, still life or just swirls of your imagination on the canvas.
    Find more art at

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgWYZyShA3c

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