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  1. 1. be less obsessive
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  2. 2. ride in a hot air balloon
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    2,742 people
  3. 3. crochet a garment
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  4. 4. conquer fear
    54 people
  5. 5. camp in the mountains
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    15 people
  6. 6. remember names
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  7. 7. feed a giraffe
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  8. 8. floss twice a week
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  9. 9. be a good teacher
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  10. 10. learn how to blow glass
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    477 people
  11. 11. eat more fruits and vegetables
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  12. 12. go to yoga once a week
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  13. 13. visit all 50 states
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  14. 14. stop biting my nails for one year
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  15. 15. complete a scrapbook
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  16. 16. sculpt more
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  17. 17. build a dollhouse
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  18. 18. do a 6000 piece jigsaw puzzle
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  19. 19. compile a family history
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  20. 20. be a better friend
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  21. 21. make a smaller ecological footprint
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    997 people
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make a smaller ecological footprint (read all 3 entries…)
"There are enough bags in the world"

I make infrequent, large grocery trips, so I would need an awful lot of cloth bags to go shopping. I struggled with the “paper or plastic” question for a long time. They are both recyclable, but which one is more reusable?

I think paper is the better choice, hands down. I take them to the store with me, and I have been using some of the same bags for over a year. If the baggers aren’t rough with them, they last a really long time! Plus I was pleasantly surprised to find that I get a bag credit for bringing my own.

When I’m buying just a few items at any store, I always say “no bag, please.” More and more stores are starting to ask whether you want one.

make a smaller ecological footprint (read all 3 entries…)
Something I'm already doing...

I’m fortunate that Longmont has an excellent city-run recycling program. I have a large curbside recycling bin alongside my trash bin. One side of it is for paper, the other for “mixed containers” (glass, plastic, metal). I also recycle cardboard and paperboard, which I have to take to EcoCycle myself.

My household of 2 adults (+ cat) produces just one kitchen bag of trash a week, and it is VERY light and usually not even full. This makes me happy. When I was a kid, I always wanted to recycle, but my Mom refused. She didn’t want to deal with bins. Now that I run my own home, I get to do things the way I want :)

make a smaller ecological footprint (read all 3 entries…)
All wind power!

I have signed up for 100% wind generated electricity through my utility company. It’s produced at the Medicine Bow wind farm in Wyoming, and it only costs me about $15 extra a month.

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