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  • Going Green in DC

    Turkey Day is past us, and the rest of the holiday season is right around the corner. In celebration, and to encourage you to buy green gifts for the holidays, we wanted to provide you with a list of green stores in the Washington, DC, area. I'll keep the list short since you're probably eager to get started right away! Eco-Green Living: Keith's store has been around for a few years and offers a great variety of green and fair trade products, ranging…

  • Low carb(on) diet

    You’ve all heard of the Atkins diet, and the Miami Beach diet, but have you heard of the latest diet craze in green circles? It’s the “low carbon” diet and many of you are probably “dieting” without knowing it. If you’ve been reading this blog and others on how to “green” your lifestyle, and have been making changes…

  • “Did you know?” Some interesting facts about the environment

    This week’s blog will be a little different than the rest, to keep you (and myself) entertained. Here are some things that you may or may not have known about the environment—ok, some of them are fun but some of them are scary. What did you expect?? Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to run a TV for three hours. During the time it takes you to read this sentence, 50,000 12-ounce aluminum cans are made. An…

  • Live Earth-Just the Beginning?

    If you haven’t heard of the Live Earth concerts last week and you’re reading this blog, please tell me that you’ve been on vacation in Bora Bora for the last couple of months! And if you have heard of them, I’m sure you’ve formulated some opinion, which we, of course, would love to hear. Likewise, I won’t miss the opportunity to share my thoughts, since I…

  • Here Comes the Sun

    It's summer, it’s time for the beach! Obviously, we all know by now that we should be wearing sunscreen to protect from the sun’s ultraviolet rays, but with so many sunscreens, which is the best? Here are some criteria to help with your decision: Protect against UVA and UVB rays: UVBs are better known because they cause sunburn and wrinkles, but UVAs are just as bad. UVAs damage the collagen that gives skin its elasticity.…