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  • Green Your Resolution

    So have you decided what your New Year’s resolution will be yet? Same as last year’s? Still resolving to give up the chocolate, stop smoking, or lose the weight? No worries—you have plenty of time to do it from now on. AND you can do it and be green at the same time, so it benefits both you and the planet.   Get fit and lose weight by walking and biking: About 70% of car trips are less than five…

  • Party like a (green) rock star!

    So how many parties have you gone to in the last couple of weeks? I'm guessing you've lost count by now. And now you're planning on throwing one?? Well, if you've got the energy, read on, to make your party as green as your Christmas tree or Hanukkah bush or the other green plants in your house. Send electronic invitations: Use evite - it's quick, easy, and everyone is joined at the hip to their computers anyway. If this is a more formal…

  • It’s a Wrap!

    Have you been waiting until the last minute to do your holiday shopping? Me too! For those of you, however, who have been organized enough to have bought your gifts and are now thinking about getting some nice shiny paper with pretty pictures to wrap them in, DON'T. Or at least not until you've read below for other wrapping ideas:   > Reuse wrapping paper: Did you know that, on average, each of us wraps 20 gifts during the holidays? We could…

  • Let’s go shopping . . .

    Do we really need to? Maybe. If you aren't looking forward to battling the crowds and waiting in long lines while listening to ‘Here Comes Santa Claus,’ but want to show your love and keep it green, you’ve got many choices. Get creative, use your talents: write a song, paint a portrait, give a foot massage, you get the idea Give an experience: theater or concert tickets, a cooking class, a spa day, a ride in a hot air balloon…

  • Organic Ingredients

    So you're off to do your grocery shopping, equipped with a list of the essential ingredients for the dinner you'll be making tonight for your friends. You get to the store and are faced with a now-familiar dilemma - to buy organic or conventional? Does it matter? Will your friends be able to tell the difference? In short, yes and yes (unless their diet usually consists of frozen pizzas). In general, organic ingredients taste better, are healthier for you, and…