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  • Green Information Overload!

    If you’re like me, and others in the US right now, you’re hearing about how to be green from your morning anchor person, the sign at your supermarket, and your dry cleaner. So who should you listen to and how can you figure out which sources are the most accurate? Well, there’s good and bad news. The good news is that there are a lot of valid sources; the bad news is, well, the same. Below,…

  • Reducing Your Carbon Footprint - Planting Trees

    If you’re thinking about planting trees to offset the carbon dioxide emitted by your car or plane trip, think again. Don’t get me wrong - I LOVE trees and green spaces. But planting trees is not the most effective way to counterbalance CO2 pollution. US Today had an interesting article about this, which goes hand in hand with research that I have read about in the past. Essentially, the article points out that planting trees is a…

  • Movin’ On Up to a Greener Wardrobe

    A couple of days ago, I received an email from a friend about a clothing swap. She is getting ready to move and was about to donate her clothes when she got the idea of having a swap with friends. I’ll admit it, I still have some clothes with tags on them that looked cute in the store but somehow never made it out of my closet. Perfect for the swap! This got me thinking about the evils of impulse shopping and consumerism, but before I digress, and…

  • Green is the New Black

    For all you fashionistas out there... listen up! Sustainable, organic and fair trade fabrics are IN. Sweat shops, pesticides, and toxic materials are OUT. With the green craze that has taken us all by storm, even the famously fickle world of fashion has jumped on the bandwagon. Designers are starting to source their fabrics with more care and produce their clothes in a more responsible way. Yay!! This is so exciting! I have now resolved to try to gradually build a…

  • Green Graduation Gifts

    Wondering what to get the graduate in your family? How about getting them something that’s eco-friendly and matches their interests? Eco-friendly doesn’t necessarily mean an organic shirt or Fair Trade items, although those are great as well. You can get something related to your graduate’s interests that he/she will use longer term or something for his/her next stage in life, be it college or entering the…