Recently, The Daily Green asked its Twitter followers to tweet green tips using the hashtag #tdgawards. One randomly selected tweet won a $500 prize package made up of products from Heart of Green Award-winning brands. While the winner has been selected and the sweepstakes is over, we wanted to share some of our favorite tips tweeted by our followers at @the_daily_green!
Angiee1: #tdgawards Compost and recycle!! Often!
CarlyCole2: #tdgawards Reuse your wine bottles as flower vases or paint them for decoration.
Neekyme: #tdgawards My green tip is to find ways to make disposable items you use around the house reusable. If you can't reuse, find an alternative!
Prismperfect: RT @the_daily_green #tdgawards Recycle all junk mail, it won't stop it from coming, but u can do your part by not putting it in a landfill!
Samanthafarr: Green tip: Reuse paper by printing on the blank side or using it for to-do & grocery lists. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. #tdgawards
RicheyWoods Bought some fabric & ribbon about 3 years ago. I reuse it to wrap all gifts. Saves money and no waste of paper, ribbons, bows... #tdgawards
Sanfab44: @the_daily_green Set up & label recycle area so kids know where 2 put items! Let em help by decorating signs! Family green time! #tdgawards
Spugjen: #tdgawards Use hard plastic leftover/takeout containers as jewelry/makeup organizers. Put clear lid on upside down to stack, save space.
ST_Digital: Use cloths instead of paper towels in the kitchen, then toss them in with the laundry. #tdgawards (we would donate the $500 prize to charity)
UrnabLightLife: Keeping fresh flowers in empty glass bottles is a beautiful way to support local farmers/florists and practice reuse. #tdgawards
AngieBrownGirl: #tdgawards my favorite green cleaning product is equal parts vinegar and water in a spray bottle. My stainless steel looks great!
Reneefelicity: Use vinegar in a spray bottle and a reusable cloth to clean up almost everything. #tdgawards
Bloodypickle: #tdgawards I use vinegar and lemon juice to clean nearly everything in the house. Smells good & is eco-friendly!
Dahlia625: @the_daily_green ...Reuse your fabric softener sheets instead soak them in greasy pots which release all the gunk w/o scrubbing. #tdgawards
Gigstarr: @the_daily_green Clean windows and glass w/a coffee filter instead of wads of paper towels. #tdgawards
MaeLuu: White Distilled Vinegar + lemon juice + dish soap + water = all your household cleaner needs, EVER! #tdgawards http://ht.ly/4F0c4
WideAwakeMomma: Go solar, dry your clothes on a clothesline! #tdgawards
Greenlobster: #tdgawards To c if ur toilet leaks water through the seal, add cpl drops of food color in the tank. If clr in bwl, rplc flppr 2 save h2o.
JudyMalabanan @the_daily_green Shut off lights & unplug appliances when unused. Walk more- take big green steps with a reusable bag on hand. #tdgawards
KatInChicago Reuse glass jars as containers for coins, homemade preserves. Reuse glass bottles as vases #EarthDay #tdgawards
Kellywtp: Turn off lights when not in the room, open the drapes during daylight hours. Use egg shells & coffee grounds in garden. #tdgawards
LaureJNY: #tdgawards Here is a green tip-when it rains try not to flush the toilet it forces sewer overflows that run into the bay, ocean, rivers.
Lolamichele: @the_daily_green Only use what you need, no more, & shower together. it saves water. ;) #tdgawards
Marjorz: ...Carpool, ride a bike, or walk to work #tdgawards lol!
Martagrin: #tdgawards Save trees and money - buy an ereader and "borrow" books from the library.
ToothFairyCyber: @the_daily_green UNPLUG electrical plugs. Even if something is switched off it uses energy just by being plugged into the outlet. #tdgawards
Surfin2day: @the_daily_green Turn the water off when you brush your teeth! #tdgawards
Surfin2day: @the_daily_green Get a cloths line or rack to dry your cloths!! #tdgawards
Sanfab44: @the_daily_green Put outside lights on timer/auto sensors to reduce electricity used. #tdgawards
BotanicalB_B: #tdgawards Tip: When ever you had "extra" prints, paper, or bad copies - rip them in 1/2 make a pile and you have paper for "notes."
JudyMalabanan: Make a simple green switch today! Use recycled paper or use both sides of paper before using a new one. #tdgawards @Ecothings2010
WideAwakeMomma: Carpool, ride a bike, or walk to work. #tdgawards
CoolGreenSprout: #tdgawards Grow your own organic tomatoes this summer! http://bit.ly/giucim Even a small, garden plot will work.
Em_Naturals: Landscape with edible plants - herbs, fruit trees, etc. They look - and taste - great! #tdgawards
Jennipher317: Compost your kitchen scraps, junk mail, dryer lint, or start an indoor worm farm to eat your trash and make awesome fertilizer. #tdgawards
Kapakai: Use food scraps, coffee grinds, paper towels/napkins, grass cuttings, leaves, chopped branches for composting to grow organic produce #tdgawards
KissForUsAll: @the_daily_green #tdgawards Install rain barrels outside to conserve water. Great for watering the garden!
SmallbonesJane: Plant native species instead of often-invasive ornamentals. There are lots of beautiful natives for every environment. #tdgawards
Veggiegator: Don't run your irrigation system between 11am-4pm! It's a waste of water and will burn your grass esp when its sunny. #tdgawards
Dtrose: #tdgawards - set up a CSA delivery to your office by cntctng a lcal orgnc farm you bnfit frm the gr8 food n the farm bnfits frm the addd biz
Naturelover87: Support your local farmers market, join a CSA, or grow your own vegetables! #tdgawards http://www.localharvest.org/farmers-markets/
Noteasy2begreen: Cook dried beans in large batches, then freeze in smaller portions. Convenience w/o cans or BPA! #tdgawards
PizzeriaSerio #earthday tip: RT @SwoonAndSpoon: Using a reusable water bottle is my #1 green tip. Easy, affordable, & sustainable. #tdgawards
Veggiegator: Buying fruits and veggies that are in season and as local as possible reduces carbon emissions and excessive pesticides. #tdgawards
VoxAmerica: #tdgawards Green tip: fast one day a week. That saves 52 days worth of groceries, the gas to go to the store, packaging, clean up, etc.
WideAwakeMomma: Join or start a community garden! #tdgawards
WideAwakeMomma: Shop at the farmers market for what is fresh and in season! #tdgawards
Samanthafarr: Green Tip: Use a reusable coffee cup when buying coffee. Disposable cups lead to more waste --> http://bit.ly/oAmLe #tdgawards
ValleyCrest: RT @rpunews: #tdgawards GREEN TIP: Eat and buy local! Try to purchase foods and products grown or made within 100 miles.
Hybridideas: Vote with your wallet don't buy products that are obviously over-packaged. #tdgawards
Carrwinery: RT @WideAwakeMomma: #tdgawards Tips for going green: Bring your reusable bags everywhere! Leave them in your car so you don't forget them.
Dolls123: I keep a reusable bag in my purse. #tdgawards
FalPalAmy: #tdgawards Once you've emptied your reusable bags hang them on the door knob so you'll remember to bring them with you next time you go out.
Scottpoynton: Write to companies applauding their green efforts - consumer feedback is taken VERY seriously & every one needs encouragement #tdgawards
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