1. Recycle Your Wine Corks

    Posted on February 29, 2008 by Allie

    Kir asked about ways to reuse wine corks and wine bottles yesterday, so today we’ll revisit this tip about corks, and tomorrow we’ll talk about bottles.

    I save corks. We don’t drink a lot of wine, but when we do, I feel bad throwing out the cork, so I toss it in the junk drawer. Read more…

  2. What’s Going On

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    Ever wondered why organic bananas are smaller?

    A Goods 4 Girls announcement.

    When it comes to fish, only the wimpiest survive.

    Emeril’s going green.

    The earth has more than one north pole.

    My kitty litter recipe was picked up by MSN’s Smart Spending MoneyBlog.

  3. “License to Kill” Plan Takes Wolves Off Endangered Species List

    Posted on February 28, 2008 by Allie



    Last week, the U.S. Government announced that the Gray Wolves of the Northern Rockies will be taken off of the endangered species list.  In response, eleven conservation groups plan to follow this case through to federal court in a law suit against this violation of the Endangered Species Act. Read more…

  4. Tip of the Day – Replace #7 Plastics

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    Seventh Generation’s Non-Toxic Times newsletter (soon to be 7Gen Newsletter) advises weeding out the #7 plastics and other household items that contain Bisphenol-A.  Let’s talk about why it’s a problem and what you should do about it. Read more…

  5. What’s Going On

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    Petite Planet gets a jump on eco-friendly Easter crafts.

    Velo Orange chats about bamboo bikes and vegan biker fuel (and speaking of bikes, I’m so jealous of Erikka’s upcoming trips!)

    Put a turbine in your toilet, and other high-tech ways to go green.

    Something smelly happened at The New York Times.

    Crunchy Chicken‘s hempuccino.

    How recycling = energy.

    I really like David’s new hat.

  6. People Powered Heating System in Sweden

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    How wild is this?  In Stockholm, body heat will be harnessed to heat buildings. Read more…

  7. Tip of the Day – How Cold Can You Go?

    Posted on February 27, 2008 by Allie


    We’ve been keeping our house at 68 degrees (Fahrenheit) during the day and 64 degrees at night.  It’s a little chilly, but I’ve been wondering how low we can go.  Read more…

  8. What’s Going On

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    Only you can prevent forest fires, sort of.

    I wish I could go to climate camp.

    Prince Charles just says no to foie gras.

    Don’t talk trash, teach with it.

    Going green doesn’t have to be expensive.

  9. Tip of the Day – Take a Dr. Bronner’s Bath

    Posted on February 26, 2008 by Allie


    I’m obsessed with Dr. Bronner’s Organic 18-in-1 Hemp Lavender Pure-Castile Soap. Over the past two weeks I’ve used Dr. Bronner’s to wash almost every surface of my house, and I still have half of my tiny 4 fluid ounce bottle left over. Just a few squirts in some warm water cuts dirt on kitchen floors, but it’s gentle enough for your skin too.

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  10. What’s Going On

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    Do you know which American city is the greenest?

    How green is your presidential candidate?

    Enter Green & Black’s Chocolate Challenge.

    South Africa to allow elephant killing.

    The water you drink leaves a “fingerprint” in your hair.

    My make your own kitty litter post is included in today’s Festival of Frugality at  No Credit Needed, and Make it From Scratch over at Stop the Ride.

Tip of the Day

If It Doesn’t Smell, Don’t Wash It


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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