1. Tip of the Day – How to Care for a Live Christmas Tree

    Posted on November 30, 2007 by Allie

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    A live, potted tree is probably the most eco-friendly Christmas tree option, but you can’t treat it like a cut tree. Read more…

  2. What’s Going On

    Posted on by Allie

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    Iceland tops UN’s list of best countries to live in.

    Rats wipe out seabirds on Rat Island.

    Air quality a serious concern in 2008 Olympics.

    Global warming sends salamanders packing.

    Drought hinders CO2 uptake.

  3. One Person’s Lightbulb is Another One’s Snowman

    Posted on November 29, 2007 by Allie

    Once you switch over to CFL’s or LED bulbs, what can you do with the old lightbulbs?  Make snowman ornaments! Read more…

  4. What’s Going On

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    Greenhouse gases may have “boiled off” all the water on Venus.

    Indonesia planting 79 million trees.

    2007 set to be 6th warmest year in history.

    How cow manure becomes fuel.

    Check out this wind turbine.

  5. Tip of the Day – Buy Greener Electronics

    Posted on November 28, 2007 by Allie

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    Does your Christmas shopping list include things that beep and flash, play music or movies, and run on batteries or electricity?  Read more…

  6. Celebrate Buy Nothing Day

    Posted on by Allie

    Eat a leisurely breakfast. Spend more time with your family. Read a book. Read some blogs. Knit. Craft. Write a letter. Go for a hike. Walk the dog. Bake some cookies. Play a board game. But what ever you do, don’t buy anything.

    Celebrate Buy Nothing Day.

    AdBusters, the organization behind Buy Nothing Day urges you to “participate by not participating.” It’s a 24 hour moratorium on spending as a response to hyper-consumerism.

    Not content to just stay home and buy nothing? Get out and protest creatively. Walk the malls like a zombie or get some friends together and push empty shopping carts around. But whatever you do, don’t buy anything.

    Limiting your consumption is one of the best ways to be eco-friendly.

    Read more about Buy Nothing Day at Big Green Purse and Best Green Blogs.

  7. What’s Going On

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    Is “toilet to tap” a good idea?

    Japan’s cherry trees blooming out of season.

    Rising sea disrupts flights in Indonesia.

    Nanoparticles may be bad in sunscreen, but they could kick some serious butt in the fight against cancer.

    A weird looking three-wheeled hybrid car.  I want one!

  8. A Holiday Gift Idea from Oceana

    Posted on November 27, 2007 by Allie

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    I just got an e-mail from Oceana, an amazing organization that is working to protect and restore the world’s oceans. Their new campaign would make a perfect holiday gift for the environmentalists, bakers, and/or cookie lovers on your list. Read more…

  9. Tip of the Day – Gift Shops Gone Green

    Posted on by Allie

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    Still need some traditional gifts for the people on your list?  Buy from stores that use the profits to benefit environmental and humanitarian causes.  Read more…

  10. What’s Going On

    Posted on by Allie

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    EU agrees to curb bluefin tuna fishing.

    Toxic deep-ocean water triggered “great dying.”

    Dioxin contamination from Dow plant on Michigan’s Saginaw River may be worst case yet.

    Japanese whalers expecting more protests from environmental groups.

    Four-fold increase natural disasters in the past two decades due to global warming?

Tip of the Day

If It Doesn’t Smell, Don’t Wash It

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According to Real Simple, if every American made an effort to launder less — cutting out just one load of laundry a week per household — we’d save enough water to fill seven million swimming pools each year.

So if it looks clean, and it smells clean, call it clean and wear it again. Consider hanging worn clothes out on your clothesline to freshen them up between wearings.


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