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406 Forum: Earth Day

Carie Birkmeier

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Earth Day is celebrated each year on April 22.
What environmentally friendly practices have you adopted in your daily life?
Barbara_Rupp

 

Barbara Rupp
Big Sky, Montana

“Probably the most important thing we try to do is recycle. However, it is difficult here, particularly with the glass. I find us throwing away a whole lot of glass, and I just hate to see that.”

 

 

 

Jacob_Glynn

 

Jacob Glynn
Big Sky, Montana

“I try to reduce the amount of plastic I use … like bringing silverware somewhere if you know they only give [you] plastic silverware, like Chipotle. It’s great to just bring chopsticks or something like that. At the end of the day though, I think there’s a lot of more environmentally friendly practices that … myself and the Earth could benefit from me doing.”

 

 

Paula_Alexander

 

Paula Alexander
Four Corners, Montana

“I’m driving around with a big bag of glass in the back of my car, trying to find a place to recycle it. I usually drive it over to my friend’s house because she pays for glass recycling.”

 

 

 

 

Brian_Van_Eps

 

Brian Van Eps
Big Sky, Montana

“With our [Big Sky Fellowship] church we have a section of the highway that we clean, and on the 22nd for Earth Day, we as a church are cleaning up that section of highway. … I’m [also] really involved with the Gallatin River Task Force and emceed their fly fishing festival last summer. … . I help out with different events that they have and [river] cleanups.”

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