1. Don’t Throw Out Those Turkey Bones!

    Posted on November 28, 2008 by Allie

    Make soup!  It’s easy, economical, and a great way to get many more meals out of your Thanksgiving dinner.  Homemade turkey soup freezes well, and is so much better than anything you can buy in a can.  Read more…

  2. A National Day of Listening

    Posted on by Allie

    Looking for something to do today while you sit around buying nothing?

    Today is the National Day of Listening: Read more…

  3. Happy Thanksgiving!

    Posted on November 27, 2008 by Allie


    I wish you and yours a day of happiness, warmth, and love.

    I am so thankful for all of you. Thanks for reading. Thanks for making greener choices. And thanks for sharing your eco-friendly ideas.

    Have a good one!



  4. Greener Holiday Gift Guide – AGreenPlace4U.com

    Posted on November 26, 2008 by Allie

    Looking for the perfect gift is hard.  Looking for the perfect green gift can be a little more challenging.  From now until the end of the year, I’ll post green gift ideas to make things easier. Read more…

  5. FDA Finds Melamine in Leading U.S. Infant Formula

    Posted on by Allie

    According to an Associate Press article, the FDA has found traces of Melamine, the substance that left 50,000 children sick and three dead in China, in popular brands of infant formula in the United States.  The FDA urges parents not to switch their child’s formula, but also admits that there is no level of melamine found to be safe for infants.

    Here are some of the results from the tests: Read more…

  6. What’s Going On

    Posted on November 25, 2008 by Allie

    Blogfish says Greenpeace dumped 5 tons of fish heads on the government’s doorstep, and now I’m going to be singing the fish heads song all day (warning: video above contains gratuitous fish heads and political incorrectness).

    EarthFirst tells us if pushing a lime into a beer bottle renders it unrecyclable, and Fake Plastic Fish tells us why BioBags don’t belong in the landfills.

    Ecoraazzi says Bush is ruining the planet in his last hours of presidency, and The Daily Green takes a look at Obama’s chances of undoing the Bush anti-environment legacy.

    Petite Planet has an eco-friendly Thanksgiving craft that is just adorable and Grist has some Thanksgiving e-cards that really aren’t (but they are dark and funny).

    Mrs. Good Human loved The Green Beauty Guide too, and Howling Hill is excited to get her hands on the copy she won here yesterday (it’s in the mail, btw, and like everything that comes from our house I’m sure there’s some dog hair included as a bonus).

  7. The End of CSA Season

    Posted on November 24, 2008 by Allie

    This weekend I picked up our last CSA bag for the season.  We won’t be drowning in veggies again until June.  I’m a little bummed and a little relieved at the same time. Read more…

  8. The Green Beauty Guide Winner

    Posted on by Allie

    And the winner is . . . Read more…

  9. A/V Fridays – The Case for Wolves

    Posted on November 21, 2008 by Allie

    Katie, from the NRDC e-mailed to let me know about the NRDC’s latest video on the gray wolf situation in the Rockies.  The video is fantastic, and I’m thrilled to be able to post it.

    Let me know what you think, and consider hosting the video on your site too.  Let’s spread the word!  And don’t forget to add your name to the cause to help successful recovery of the gray wolf population.

    Thanks, Katie!

  10. Elfster Holiday Gift Swap

    Posted on by Allie

    The other day, NancyPearlWannabe mentioned Elfster.com, a fantastic “Secret Santa” resource for the holidays, and I immediately e-mailed the family to get us all signed up. Read more…

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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