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  • By tchiles43 on Feb 08, 2013 at 8:17pm

    Very Excited to See This On Ebay!!

  • By 14sparky* on Apr 27, 2012 at 7:59am

    Wonderful program. Great job eBay!

  • By itsabender on Apr 16, 2012 at 4:00am

    I recyle all the packing materials from EBAY GREEN

  • By cuteloveu on Apr 15, 2012 at 4:09pm


  • By chryle1219 on Mar 23, 2012 at 7:25pm

    I am really excited that e-bay has added this program. I re-use all the packaging that I receive when I ship out my products. Green has been very important to me. I re-purpose furniture and other cool finds. Green is the way to go. Thank you (:

  • By rileysky-2008 on Mar 21, 2012 at 5:15am

    If we can make this world of ours more greener than the beautiful landscape with the same color, I believe that we can change the future for the better good for generations to come in our time and beyond.

  • By mrm0129 on Feb 27, 2012 at 10:06pm

    Let's teach our children to be green and make smart environmental choices. This way, the benefits will continue past our own generation and into the next. Model green habits. Get kids involved. Learn your family's carbon footprint and reduce it!

  • By climbingguy on Feb 23, 2012 at 7:33pm

    Use your GPS in your every day drive on the save fuel setting , and find new ways to save gas and money everyday.

  • By braxia on Feb 22, 2012 at 5:50pm

    Our home is filled with yard sale and thrift store pieces, and we "shop" Craigslist whenever we need something and use Freecycle when we feel the need to give something away.

  • By dirts005 on Feb 21, 2012 at 10:09am

    Reuse...also try making crafts out of old things u don't use anymore.

  • By 54fordfreak on Feb 19, 2012 at 11:42pm

    hey...just recycling my beer cans is a big help......,o.k. a couple pop cans too...

  • By blondie104402 on Feb 19, 2012 at 6:59pm

    My mother is a master quilter. My treasured quilts are memories to recycle through our generations to come, she uses pieces of our childhood clothes, wedding dresses, neck ties, and more....tracing all the way back to my great grandmother!

  • By alliana88m on Feb 19, 2012 at 4:25pm

    Before buying new furniture look at yard sales and second hand stores to see if they have furniture that could be useful to you.

  • By kimi90 on Feb 19, 2012 at 8:51am

    Our home is decorated with previously loved, repourposed items. We even fashioned an old twin bed as a modern sofa in our outdoor living room.

  • By enizete on Feb 19, 2012 at 1:11am

    one planet left for ourselves,we either learn to inhale carbon monoxide or resolve kicking the oil industry in the nads instead of constantly embracing alternative fuels of oil,ex gas,oil,natural gas,shale

  • By hankborg on Feb 18, 2012 at 6:33pm

    You can recylce your used coffee grounds in your gardens and yard. Coffee grounds can be used to amend the soil and as a compost ingredient.

  • By forevervintage11 on Feb 18, 2012 at 7:44am

    I sell vintage designer accessories to help save the planet! Buy vintage designer accessories and incorporate them into your 21st century wardrobe! Peace to all !

  • By vannab4 on Feb 18, 2012 at 5:47am

    We recycle everything we can. Some of the things we do are: we recycle our clothes by donating them to the local thrift store, we try to re-purpose old items as much as we can.

  • By latour58debra2012 on Feb 18, 2012 at 1:36am


  • By princessvessna on Feb 17, 2012 at 10:19pm

    I love giving and getting things off Freecycle

  • By bevrmet238 on Feb 17, 2012 at 9:19pm

    I recycle everything I can and put my potato peelings, etc. in a compost pile and after they are composted into my veggie and flower gardens. I also garden organically and don't use any pesticides. Thanks for having this contest!

  • By cgroverla on Feb 17, 2012 at 9:02pm

    Keep a spray bottle of white vinegar and water solution and use it for an all-purpose cleaner.

  • By chromiumman on Feb 17, 2012 at 8:45pm

    avoid buying "over packaged" products, the packaging is really just a waste of resources

  • By daisynkatie on Feb 17, 2012 at 8:36pm

    We are fortunate to live in a community that provides, free or charge, a full sized garbage can that is picked up for recycling every other week. Makes it very convenient and easy for the whole family to participate.

  • By lyonsksl123 on Feb 17, 2012 at 7:30pm

    I recycle everything I can: newpapers, glass,plastic, aluminum; donate clothing to the local women's shelter, etc.

  • By radiofreeutah on Feb 17, 2012 at 6:53pm

    I like to use old magazines, junk mail, etc. for craft items for my children. It gets their creative juices flowing and re-uses "trash" in one move!

  • By radiofreeutah on Feb 17, 2012 at 6:52pm

    I like to use old magazines, junk mail, etc. for craft items for my children. It gets their creative juices flowing and re-uses "trash" in one move!

  • By ycougar on Feb 17, 2012 at 5:08pm

    We moved into a neighborhood where for $10 we were able to purchase a recycling bin to go along with our normal trash can for collection. It is picked up each week at no additional charge, and I am teaching my kids the importance of recycling.

  • By chickadee3 on Feb 17, 2012 at 4:52pm

    My magazines go to nursing homes and laundromats for recycling after I finish reading them. Paperbacks undergo the same fate. I take my cloth bags to the grocery store and when I am given plastic bags at other stores I reuse them in my wastebaskets.

  • By athome784 on Feb 17, 2012 at 3:57pm

    I avoid buying products that are "over-packaged". Excess packaging is a waste of resources.

  • By schuggie1 on Feb 17, 2012 at 2:57pm

    In our home we recycle everything and have for quite some time. We have even taught our children the importance of this and feel good that they also will be helping stay green.

  • By ann-tics on Feb 17, 2012 at 1:57pm

    We all need to get really serious about recycling and although I do fall off the bandwagon at times, I am making a more concentrated effort to give away all things I don't use and getting away from paper products. Using natural cleaning products.

  • By cultureinc on Feb 17, 2012 at 10:34am

    I love to recyle everything. I recycle my kids clothes, paper products, make crafts using recycled materials etc... I do it all. I also make sure to involve my kids and have them participate in local earth day and green living activities.

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  • By billy-tom on Feb 17, 2012 at 9:45am

    One thing I have always tried to recycle is old magazines. I tear the address label off the cover and take them to hospitals, nursing homes, or even doctor's offices.

  • By villaninth9 on Feb 17, 2012 at 9:29am

    Just run the hot water heater a few minutes before you need hot water then turn it off.

  • By cyt51 on Feb 17, 2012 at 8:00am

    I am a recycle nut! I can't stand waste and I'm very frugal. Every week I have 2 large cans of recycled papers, plastic and metal to put to the curb for pick up. If it can be recycled I don't throw it in the trash!

  • By mrsesquilo on Feb 17, 2012 at 7:43am

    We don't use disposable ANYTHING. We have a huge stack of kitchen towels we use instead of paper towels, we use cloth napkins, have reusable bamboo fork/knife/spoon sets we use when eating on the go, use reusable shopping bags, etc.

  • By luckyc4 on Feb 17, 2012 at 7:30am

    Have you considered....worms! Seriously, they make great pets because they will eat (most) all of your leftovers and leave you with 'black gold' that will leave your vegetable garden in heaven! Search 'worm bin' for great ideas!

  • By microracer on Feb 17, 2012 at 7:17am

    I've made bio diesel for the past 7 years from old fryer oil. When u follow me you get a fry craving.

  • By guyincolo on Feb 17, 2012 at 4:01am

    I've been getting into hyper-miling while driving and I can instantly see the difference pay off.

  • By betsypauzauskie on Feb 16, 2012 at 10:01pm

    We compost our leaves and use them in the vegetable garden. You can make an easy to assemble compost bin using wooden pallets for the sides of the bin; and the wooden pallets are often available for free.

  • By crystalj82 on Feb 16, 2012 at 9:42pm

    One of my biggest things is reusable grocery/shopping bags - I love that we don't have an endless supply of plastic bags in our house anymore!

  • By poofduh on Feb 16, 2012 at 7:48pm

    Use a food grade barrel to capture rainwater. Rainwater can be used to irrigate food gardens.

  • By sis29 on Feb 16, 2012 at 7:46pm

    We don't buy bottled water because of the plastic. We use refillable washable bottles. No waste.

  • By simpler-times on Feb 16, 2012 at 6:20pm

    Repurpose 1/2 gallon juice & milk cartons. Cut off the top and use the bottom 1/2 or 1/3 for starting your garden seedlings!

  • By coyotedraw on Feb 16, 2012 at 6:00pm

    To make your own feed scoop (dog/horse/chicken, etc) to an empty 1-gallon plastic milk carton. Cut the top and the side opposite of the handle out. You know have a very sturdy, FREE sccop.

  • By nomicm1 on Feb 16, 2012 at 3:23pm

    I grow some of my own vegetables and fruits, recycle, and use energy efficient bulbs in all of my lamps. I unplug appliances that are not in regular use.

  • By flyerstakedown716 on Feb 16, 2012 at 1:56pm

    I recycle 95% of everything I used to throw out. I no longer use paper plates or towels. It's rewarding and I save on garbage bags

  • By slcmarine on Feb 16, 2012 at 11:56am

    changed all the lights to energy efficient bulbs, and have begun to leave home an extra hour early so I can take the commuter train to the university rather than drive alone, saves my $$ and I cut out hundreds of miles worth of driving

  • By coloradobestfinds on Feb 16, 2012 at 11:46am

    Composting is both fun and rewarding. It's easy to do and my garden is all the better for it! It's the ultimate form of recycling!

  • By txblue49 on Feb 16, 2012 at 11:20am

    No batteries needed, I have a Crank style Radio that I use. It is a multi purpouse Radio, Weather Channel and LED Flashlight......ITS AWESOME!

  • By taylormaid4u on Feb 16, 2012 at 11:19am

    We buy organic and grow our own organic veggies. We use energy efficient bulbs. We recycle.

  • By riversmom on Feb 16, 2012 at 10:40am

    Buy used clothing. The patroleum & pesticides used to produce new clothing is huge! Buy local, pre-owned clothes, then donate them back to the thrift shops when they no longer fit. This is a great way to recycle & cut out packaging too!

  • By all_access01 on Feb 16, 2012 at 10:01am

    I limit purchases of new items. I purchase used and then return items I no longer need to the used market.

  • By ladykikiforever on Feb 16, 2012 at 9:57am

    We reuse as much as possible. Jugs get turned into work out weights. Laundry sheets get reused and after they are no longer good for laundry they go towards craft projects. Even though we don't have a yard we have a porch garden.

  • By alrosev on Feb 16, 2012 at 4:42am

    Whenever I empty a laundry detergent bottle, I fill with water and keep under the bathroom sink to use to freshen the stool between cleanings. I keep refilling until no more suds left then recycle it.

  • By speedishopper on Feb 16, 2012 at 12:10am

    i reuse packing supplies and boxes make from recyclable materials for shipping, its cost effective and its green. I also recycle boxes that have been worn out from being used too much.

  • By villaninth9 on Feb 15, 2012 at 9:51pm

    My green shopping list is empty because you actually have to stop buying to be green. Do without.

  • By julies773 on Feb 15, 2012 at 4:07pm

    I sell vintage clothing on eBay. I live a green lifestyle, all my clothing, glasses, sunglasses, accessories are used. I walk, bike, skateboard, and take public transportation. I use reusable shopping bags & glass containers, I clean with vinegar.

  • By waanderlust on Feb 15, 2012 at 2:37pm

    I recently opened a consignment store that consigns and sells clothing and accessories and home decor items to help people save money and to recycle, instead of having all that fabric, plastics and synthetics going to landfills.

  • By yourfavoriteamber on Feb 15, 2012 at 1:17pm

    I reuse and repurpose everything from dryer sheets to clothing. I recently made a bustle out of a jacket that didn't fit very well. This bustle is fantastic! 'No New New' is my motto. http://www.facebook.com/Conservationista.org

  • By chrishabs on Feb 15, 2012 at 11:01am

    baking soda keep the bottle fresh and water filtered into a reusable bottle and the kids love water. Reused kids shirts to make them blanket covers

  • By shortcakeluvsu on Feb 15, 2012 at 10:58am

    I use vinegar and other homemade cleaners instead of harmful chemical ones!

  • By tuinimary on Feb 12, 2012 at 7:10pm

    I always think of phantom electricity use and make sure to unplug my microwave and plug my electronics into power strips, turning of the power strip when not in use

  • By medgirl2001 on Feb 12, 2012 at 12:23pm

    I recycle everything I can, from padded envelopes, paper, bags, glass, and plastic

  • By joleen01 on Feb 11, 2012 at 10:47pm

    I conserve energy (and save dollars) by using low-energy alternatives when it comes to appliances and electronics- and keep them turned off when I'm not using them for extended periods.

  • By mcafeep on Feb 11, 2012 at 10:44pm

    I pay attention to items I'm buying, checking out the competitors and trying to support ones that are green.

  • By lpwilmer4gpn on Feb 11, 2012 at 2:47pm

    The county picks up your recyclables here. They come twice a week, it's free. It's a no-brainer.

  • By ktech.55 on Feb 09, 2012 at 6:31am

    Be green is be smart. Reuse, recycle, separate, just a few steps to a better envroiment. Lets contibute to the future! Lets participate of eBay Green Team!

  • By ohiostatefans on Feb 07, 2012 at 6:17pm

    I LOVE to be able to re-use clean packing materials when I ship out products! When we switched to a fresher diet we were amazed but how much LESS trash was in the bin on a weekly basis -- all those processed food boxes and packages really add up!

  • By bargainhuntress* on Feb 07, 2012 at 5:01pm

    I reuse all the boxes and envelopes that I receive to ship my eBay items. I've also been known to send eBay items in a Lucky Charms box or a Pop Tart Box and I once used a toilet paper roll to protect a delicate item in the mail! Its green and fun!

  • By homeliquidater25 on Feb 07, 2012 at 2:42pm

    This is a video I created on sustainable marketing techniques and practices that have been beneficial to lowering my overhead cost and lowering my environmental footprint. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIKNsipJvhU&feature=player_embedded Thanks, Nick

  • By kikithespunkymunky on Feb 07, 2012 at 7:52am

    I consider how to recycle/upcycle any piece of 'trash' before sending it to a landfill. Almost everything can be recycled if you think creatively...empty Cafe du Monde cans for planters for example.

  • By xanderbsb0ahe on Feb 06, 2012 at 10:44pm

    I use reusable bags when I go grocery shopping.

  • By ssefam on Feb 06, 2012 at 6:28am

    I try and reuse everything I can when shipping items, shipping boxes, tissue paper to wrap items, bubble wrap, peanuts you name it. Also I am a huge shopper at thrift stores, garage sales etc, great way to recycle and reduce land fills.

  • By heavenlysenttreasures on Feb 06, 2012 at 2:22am

    We reuse boxes from local businesses to ship our treasures. We love helping reduce the amount of items sent wastefully to landfills and instead placing the treasures with the rightful owners worldwide that have much appreciation for them.

  • By mikedhasskills on Feb 05, 2012 at 8:44pm

    check where products are manufactured before you buy them. look for products made in the US. if it's made in china, don't buy it; it's not green - the fuel spent shipping to the US automatically eliminates it from 'green'. miked

  • By anniesantiques2 on Feb 05, 2012 at 6:34am

    I grew up green! My family has recycled my whole life. Never throw away something, reuse it. I learned this back in the '60s from my grandmother and have continued the process throughout my life.

  • By bluedragon51 on Feb 05, 2012 at 12:11am

    We recycle/reuse everything we can to avoid having it end up in the landfill.

  • By *diamondbaby* on Feb 04, 2012 at 3:39pm

    Always buy organic when you can, even clothing and linens. I just learned that one bed sheet made with non-organic cotton uses 2 gallons of pesticides...poisoning our lakes, rivers and eco system.

  • By mpettiford on Feb 04, 2012 at 2:02pm

    I reuse the plastic grocery bags for everything. I bring my lunch to work in them. I carry my shoes in them. They are fantastic in MN winters because the plastic bag keeps things dry.

  • By papase95 on Feb 04, 2012 at 8:52am

    I always reuse the boxes that I receive in the mail or from UPS. Irresponsible to throw them out.

  • By haverwench on Feb 04, 2012 at 7:33am

    Here's one that's incredibly easy: drink tap water. Why pay a buck a bottle (and clog up landfills with all those bottles) for something you can get for less than a penny a gallon? If your local water really does taste bad, just get a Brita pitcher.

  • By auditory_experience on Feb 02, 2012 at 9:37pm

    My parents and me are trying to support local and organic food; this means having a garden and buying almost all are food from companies located in California.

  • By luvzwood1u6q on Feb 01, 2012 at 8:12pm

    I take the pits and seeds from various fruits and vegetables and have grown whole new plants/trees from them. I have lemon, orange, avacado and guava trees in my yard. If everyone grew new plants from their garbage, we would help stop world hunger.

  • By purrfree on Feb 01, 2012 at 9:21am

    I save egg cartons, toilet paper and paper towel cores and boxes from things we buy to use for "green" packing and shipping. No complaints so far, and a few feedback comments like "great creative packing" have been posted on my account.

  • By aml10702009 on Jan 31, 2012 at 9:04pm

    We reuse the roll of drawing-paper from our toddler's easel as wrapping paper for gifts. It's colorful, unique, and always well-received.

  • By karend12345 on Jan 31, 2012 at 7:00pm

    Trivial probably but ... My bathroom is the farthest away from the water heater. I like water flowing out of the tap when I brush my teeth, I "prime" my shower by turning on the hot water at a small trickle while brushing. Cake and eat it too.

  • By gupco on Jan 31, 2012 at 5:51pm

    We have stopped using disposable plates and glasses/cup while entertaining.

  • By 13luckyme13 on Jan 31, 2012 at 5:49pm

    We use programmable thermostat and adjust the temperature while sleeping and while we're at work.

  • By abbeytopaz on Jan 31, 2012 at 2:02pm

    We use a tankless water heater. We have used it almost 2 years and it works great.

  • By cosmo9256 on Jan 31, 2012 at 1:57pm

    We installed a tankless hot water heater and a programmable thermostat so we can keep the house cooler when we are not there or are sleeping. We started using power strips on all electric appliances and powering down whenever possible.

  • By finesilver21 on Jan 30, 2012 at 9:01pm

    Recycling and motivating friends to: use stairs instead of elevator, installing power strips, volunteering in green organizations, buying products from green companies, driving fuel efficient (not too fast, not idling)

  • By strigoivii on Jan 30, 2012 at 7:46pm

    We've installed solar panels and purchased energy efficient appliances & lighting. Installed insulated double pane windows and increased the insulation in our house. :)

  • By jenee on Jan 30, 2012 at 4:06pm

    We added screen doors to our house so we can use the air cross flow to keep it cool.

  • By plumfruway on Jan 30, 2012 at 3:06pm

    We use programmable thermostat and keep the temperature low while we're at work and sleep.

  • By tarantino_chick on Jan 30, 2012 at 1:53pm

    I brush my teeth while I take a shower to save water!!!

  • By greenbytamara on Jan 30, 2012 at 1:24pm

    I am using those clear plastic clamshells that pastries come in as mini greenhouses for starting seeds for spring. I use the cardboard egg cartons to plant in and then place them in the clamshell, water and place in a sunny window. Works great.

  • By tnsfan1 on Jan 30, 2012 at 12:58pm

    we recycle everything allowable and take our own bags to the grocery stor

  • By cjhiles on Jan 30, 2012 at 12:10pm

    In Portland Oregon we can recycle all of our kitchen waste including pizza boxes, paper towels, and paper napkins, in with our yard debris. Now I only fill the garbage every 2 weeks.

  • By kotty50 on Jan 30, 2012 at 12:05pm

    I make my own bags to take to the grocery store and shopping. It's cheap to make and easy to keep in my car trunk. You can use any sturdy, sewing material/fabric and make them quickly and easily. You do not even have to have a sewing machine.

  • By momanddb on Jan 30, 2012 at 10:54am

    I make post cards out of cereal boxes, cake mix boxes, etc.

  • By msjanet79 on Jan 30, 2012 at 9:18am

    Eco Bulbs, reusable shopping tote bags, & my favorite item is Belkin Conserve Switch F7C01008Q Energy Saving Surge w/ Remote - already own one of these in the living room, & planning to buy another for my home office! I highly recommend it!

  • By riyank on Jan 30, 2012 at 8:15am

    Take a casette tape player...split it open and remove the tape...use as a note holder.

  • By ncgigi on Jan 30, 2012 at 5:55am

    sounds cool!