Archive for Green Living

5 Tips for an Eco-Friendly Christmas

Dec 04, 2011 Comments Off

Defy the Consumer Christmas! Instead of going into the red to buy things that will rarely be used, stay green – and sane — this Christmas season with simple eco-friendly tips. You’ll simplify your life, reduce your carbon footprint, and save money as well. A very merry Christmas indeed! 1. The Great Tree Debate: Live [...]

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Temporarily Vegan: The Recap

Jul 20, 2011 5 Comments

The experiment: Could I go vegan for three days? I’m a cheese fiend, a seafood lover, an ice cream connoisseur. The shocking result: Eating vegan was the easiest part. It was everything else that got tricky. Preparing to go vegan was harder than going vegan. Prior to starting, I surrounded myself with books, all of [...]

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Temporarily Vegan: Day One

Jul 15, 2011 2 Comments

I’m going vegan for three days. That’s seventy-two hours without cheese. I’m freaked. I have many reasons for going vegan but only one reason for NOT going vegan. In the “pro” column are the biggies: I get that the vegan diet is better for the earth, for my health, for animals. Intellectually, vegan is the [...]

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Can I Recycle This? – Tech Edition

Jun 10, 2011 Comments Off

Ahh, the fickle heart and the roaming eye of the gadget guru. You know who you are, the one who barely has a new tech toy out of the box before you’re back on CNET to see what will replace it. How quickly our favorite tech toys become relics of our previous lives. But what [...]

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The Real Sign at the Gas Station

Mar 08, 2011 Comments Off

The signs we watch at gas stations become scarier each day. Some days, the prices on the signs jump a few cents; other days, they leap a dime. The scarier sign, though, is how much that number affects our lives. Are we at the mercy of the number on the sign? For many of us, commuting to [...]

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Spring’s Coming! Time to Start Seeds Indoors

Feb 25, 2011 1 Comment

While fall and winter gardening has its charms, if I see another leaf of kale, spinach, or lettuce, I’m going to cry. Enough with the winter greens, I’m ready to plant the fun stuff! Tomatoes! Peppers! Squash! Herbs! If you’re like me and already dreaming of your first fresh-from-the-garden tomato, then get to work – it’s time to start seeds indoors.

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Still Dreaming

Jan 17, 2011 Comments Off

“Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.”
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Love the Earth, Drop Some Pounds

Jan 09, 2011 Comments Off

For all the benefits of green living, here’s another: it tends to make you thin and fit. A green diet contains less fat and empty calories; a green lifestyle involves more exercise. So while your mind is on the melting polar ice caps, your bod is getting ready for the beach.

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The Un-Gifty Gift

Dec 15, 2010 Comments Off

‘Twas the night before Christmas, and both far and near; my closets were full from gifts from last year.
Bath products unused, the lotions still capped; and even a present still sat in its wrap!
When out in the yard there arose a big mess; trash cans overfilled, Santa looked quite depressed.
“You have enough stuff, yet I keep piling more! Time to get creative and not be a gift bore.”

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Drowning in Catalogs? Save Yourself (And a Tree)!

Nov 30, 2010 Comments Off

Another day, another batch of holiday catalogs. By December, your mailbox is as stuffed as the Victoria ’s Secret bra on the cover of the fifth catalog they’ve sent this week. Here are a few tactics to relieve your mailbox of its holiday burden and your conscience of its eco-guilt.

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