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In honor of Earth Day, what steps do you take to tread more lightly on the Earth?

lt krisI'm trying to commute more on my bike and buy less stuff.

Kris Ayer
Santa Cruz | Nurse/Midwife






lt joshUse less water for lawn irrigation.

Josh Smith
Santa Cruz | Project Manager






 lt janWe really try to cut back on our use of plastics. We use a lot of reusable cups and bags and things like that so that we’re not adding to the landfills.

Jan Asendorf
Ontario, Canada | Social Worker





lt garrettEarth Day 2014 I will start composting at my house.

Garrett Lack
San Jose | Teacher






 lt taviaI think first and foremost is to avoid plastics. That’s the best thing that you can do for the Earth. And reduce, reuse, recycle.

Tavia Danch
Santa Cruz | Program Manager

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