Things You Can Do to save the environment

On May 27, 2012 at 281 Powder Pt. Ave. Duxbury, MA, a gathering was held titled 

Duxbury Honors Olga Owens Huckins and Rachel Carson

Attendees were invited to write down their ideas for things anyone can do help save our natural environment.

Here are the ideas:

  1. Organic Gardening “IPM”!
  2. Consume Less
  3. Drive Less
  4. Conserve Gas
  5. Walk more
  6. Conserve Water
  7. No Ballons
  8. Turn Down Heat
  9. Hang Clothes up to dry
  10. Don’t idle the car engine
  11. Insulate homes
  12. Better light bulbs
  13. Buy organic
  14. Plant a tree in your own memory
  15. Buy locally
  16. Keep Thermostat at 72
  17. Use newspaper as wrapping paper
  18. Recycle old electronics
  19. Compost
  20. Get an energy audit
  21. Say “no” to nitrogen lawn fertilizers
  22. Use eco-friendly cosmetics
  23. Avoid synthetic dyes
  24. Walk in nature and just watch
  25. Use a clothesline
  26. Solve garden problems organically
  27. Have a green wedding
  28. Buy less gadgets
  29. Buy big in season
  30. Buy into a CSA […]
  31. If it’s yellow let it mellow, if it’s brown flush it down (NYC)
  32. Investigate content before buying
  33. Make your own pet food
  34. Ride a bicycle
  35. Use a reel mower – human-powered
  36. Teach kids to turn off video games when done
  37. Plant a tree in someone’s memory
  38. Just sit and relax
  39. Support Audubon
  40. Recycle all plastic bottles
  41. Don’t use plastic bottles
  42. Encourage power saving
  43. Run car on ethanol
  44. Offer a ride
  45. Bike a lot more
  46. Read more – not watch
  47. Ask caretakers to use local organic
  48. What are the humpbacks singing?  “Save the whales again” Life is amazing
  49. Replace filters on cars
  50. Turn off all electronics before bed
  51. Shop at farmer’s markets
  52. Before you throw, ask “Can this be re-used?”
  53. Save our environment
  54. Consume Consciously
  55. Walk – don’t ride whenever possible
  56. Use eco-friendly building materials
  57. Appreciate plants “skills” and survival mechanisms
  58. Use re-usable shopping bags
  59. Appreciate the capabilities of local fauna
  60. Don’t litter
  61. Keep car tires inflated for fuel efficiency
  62. Use baking soda + vinegar to clean
  63. Read “The Lorax” to a child
  64. Walk, enjoy, unplug
  65. Eat only sustainable fish
  66. Drive a hybrid
  67. Don’t waste paper
  68. Save trees
  69. Recycle
  70. Save polar bears
  71. Talk less
  72. Line dry clothes to save energy
  73. Use less
  74. Replace Tupperware with pyrex
  75. Less plastic
  76. Lights out!
  77. Brush teeth without running the water
  78. Bike more often
  79. Grow some of your own food – make compost
  80. Lobby for green laws
  81. Eat less meat
  82. Educate yourself on cetaecans
  83. Save energy
  84. Be kind like a princess
  85. Cut down on light pollution
  86. Eat mindfully and slowly
  87. Reuse water
  88. Be more quiet
  89. Re-use glass
  90. Clean the beach
  91. Turn off electronic entertainment
  92. Contemplate nature
  93. Meditate in the woods
  94. Save money !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
  95. Be nice to the birds
  96. Plant new things
  97. Compost your leftovers
  98. Use Earth-friendly dish detergent
  99. Turn off A/C – open windows
  100. Plant new trees
  101. Dispose consciously
  102. Consider train travel
  103. Plant flowers
  104. Buy recycled products
  105. If can walk to school
  106. Reuse plastic
  107. Turn off lights when you leave the room
  108. Help Clean Up
  109. Save trees
  110. Enjoy the free things in life
  111. Protect animals
  112. Leave more space
  113. Slow down
  114. Clean up Duxbury
  115. Re-use packaging
  116. Insulate attic
  117. Brew certified coffee
  118. Copy on two sides
  119. Check out naturalnews.com
  120. Use less pharmaceuticals
  121. Stop buying animal tested products
  122. Bring your own coffee cup
  123. Don’t buy water in plastic bottles
  124. Use fabric and yarn to wrap gifts
  125. Turn off your computer when not using
  126. Save the giant pandas
  127. Don’t waste energy
  128. Be aware of political candidate’s environmental stances
  129. Work to protect all living things; everything has it’s place in the balance of nature
  130. Give away stuff
  131. Listen the dawn chorus
  132. Plant a rooftop garden
  133. Be an eco-friendly fashionista
  134. Stay home and rest more
  135. Take a vacation in your home town
  136. Support the aquarium
  137. Meditate on the ocean tide
  138. Recycle cell phones
  139. Spend lots of time by the ocean
  140. Whatever your bring in – bring out
  141. Donate or barter my old things
  142. Try growing some of my own produce
  143. Buy sufficient and not excess food to avoid waste and save money
  144. Wean myself off of disposable items
  145. Use non-toxic house cleaners
  146. Don’t use pesticides
  147. User air, not your hairdryer
  148. Reuse what you can
  149. Have a “vintage” wedding
  150. Eat healthy foods
  151. Don’t waste water
  152. Save animals
  153. Plat native garden and lawn plants
  154. Conserve your energy
  155. Save the birds – save the world
  156. Eat in-season produce
  157. Don’t buy tchotke, disposable items
  158. Join a co-op
  159. Shop less
  160. Resist buying “the latest”
  161. Leave minimal damage to the environment
  162. Build a solar outdoor shower
  163. Have a toy swap
  164. Drink tap water
  165. Spay and Neuter your animals
  166. Walk
  167. Take public transportation
  168. Volunteer for an environmental group
  169. Avoid petrochemicals
  170. Shop local
  171. Recycle batteries
  172. Avoid artificial frangrances
  173. Go green
  174. Turn off your cell phone
  175. Build a solar house
  176. Find out about Duxbury’s community garden
  177. Car pool
  178. Use Tupperware instead of plastic bags
  179. Install a grey-water system
  180. Eat more vegetarian meals
  181. Have a clothing swap
  182. Build a windmill
  183. Be a green power of example to others
  184. Drive a fuel-efficient car
  185. Take the s-t-a-i-r-s
  186. Plant a tree
  187. Teach a child about being green
  188. Turn off water
  189. Wash your clothes in cold water
  190. Eat local
  191. Install green roof
  192. Buy carbon offsets
  193. Don’t’ forget to turn out the lights
  194. Check for air leaks around windows, doors to enhance energy efficiency
  195. Buy products that last
  196. Do outdoor yoga
  197. Don’t prewash dishes
  198. Protect the plants
  199. Take shorter showers
  200. Reduce, reuse recycle
  201. Don’t use dishwasher unless full
  202. Take care of your body
  203. Let nature teach you
  204. Never accept a plastic bag
  205. Pull invasive weeds – especially bittersweet
  206. Join / contact organic association
  207. Buy at thrift shop
  208. Meditate
  209. Use re-usable lunch bags
  210. Plant bamboo
  211. Admit you have more than enough stuff
  212. Use re-usable water bottles
  213. Give up gym / exercise outdoors
  214. Switch to EE light bulbs
  215. Ride GATRA and the “T”
  216. Use air conditioners sparingly
  217. Buy used…

 Video of the event

PACTV filmed the proceedings, youtube:

 Speakers at the event

Roger Payne, Whale Biologist: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roger_Payne; and founder of the Ocean Alliance: http://www.oceanalliance.org/about-us/staff-and-board/roger-payne-ph-d/

Peter Alden, Naturalist: http://peteraldenwildlife.com/about/

Rob Garrity, Director of the Massachusetts Climate Action Network, http://massclimateaction.wordpress.com/

Sherrida Woodley – Naturalist, Author: http://www.sherridawoodley.com/

Betty Anderson – Founder of Manomet Bird Observatory: ; Honorary director of Mass Audubon: http://www.massaudubon.org/news/index.php?id=1300&type=press; Chair of Natural Heritage Endangered Species advisory committee, founding president of Massachusetts Wildlands Trust.

See also…

Sustainable Duxbury: http://www.sustainaUpload/Insertbleduxbury.org/events.html

Video of the event: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7tuJ_gNdZk

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