1. I Get By With A Little Help From My Friends. . .

    Posted on August 31, 2008 by Allie


    Since I started this blog, I have put up at least two posts a day, every week day, with breaks only for the really major holidays.  And if my calculations are correct, I’ve written over 2,000 posts in just over a year.  All of this makes for a blogger who is . . . well, I’m a little burnt out.

    I love Allie’s Answers.  I love all of you.  I’m not going anywhere, but I am taking a little break — a blogcation, if you will — to clear my head, make some plans, and keep this blog from getting stale.  But you won’t be left hanging.  Oh, no!  Some of the amazing, fantastic, wonderful, incredible, smart, witty, challenging, kind blog friends I’ve met in the past year are going to hold court for me.  They have interesting things to say, and I think you’ll enjoy some different perspectives on going green.

    When I come back, there are going to be some exciting changes around here.  Please, stick around.  And while I’m gone, drop me a note or leave me a comment to let me know what content features you love, the segments you don’t ever read, or what you’d like to see included in the new and improved Allie’s Answers.

  2. A/V Fridays – What’s Wrong With What We Eat

    Posted on August 29, 2008 by Allie

    This one is a little longer than the videos I usually put up (it’s just over 20 minutes), but well worth the time.

  3. Recycled Tip of the Day – Wear Play Clothes

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    When you were a kid, did you have to change into play clothes when you got home from school?  Well, keep it up.  It’s a good practice.  Read more…

  4. What’s Going On – Friday

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    Rob eats dandelions.

    No Impact Man redefines the good life.

    Organic Needle tests out a greener concealer.

    Practical Nourishment dehydrates.

    The Good Human has green facts for getting your oil changed.

  5. HFCS Free – Cereal Bars

    Posted on August 28, 2008 by Allie


    Terri wrote:


    I have trouble finding cereal and granola bars/cereal bars we have already cut out the hydrogenated oils, and colors which doesn’t leave many to choose from, then on top of that my son has severe peanut/tree nut allergies so alot of times that eliminates alot of the organic or alternatives that would normally work. If you have any ideas that would be great!

    Thanks so much, Teri

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  6. Recycled Tip of the Day – If It’s Yellow . . .

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    Do you remember that rhyme from the drought during the 80’s? If it’s yellow let it mellow . . .

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  7. What’s Going On – Thursday

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  8. Going Green, Saving Lives

    Posted on August 27, 2008 by Allie


    Dave, from the Mesothelioma & Asbestos Awareness Center e-mailed me recently to discuss another cost of fossil fuels. I thought you’d be interested in what he had to say.

    While the consequences of destructive energy policies have been thoroughly covered by national media outlets in recent years, some of the most destructive practices have gone relatively uncovered. Indeed, we all are aware of the cost of fuel, the disappearing rainforest, and dying manatees, but are we aware of perhaps the most dangerous environmental flaw? Undoubtedly, this flaw is within the fossil fuel industry. Read more…

  9. Reuse Plastic Mesh

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    Do you ever buy produce in mesh bags? Don’t throw the bags away! Here are some ideas for reusing them. Read more…

  10. What’s Going On – Wednesday

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    National Geographic talks about the lionfish population explosion, a hazard of home collecting (video).  They say the fish were either dumped in the ocean or escaped.  But how does a lionfish “escape” from a fish tank into the ocean?

    It’s the Little Thinks mourns her Sigg bottle.

    Eddie discusses dog food additives.

    Haute Nature found great bags to solar charge your geek gear.

    Enviroblog says WalMart and Burger King may be more concerned about your health than some elected officials.

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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