1. Weleda Rosemary Hair Oil

    Posted on December 31, 2008 by Allie

    I have curly hair that is prone to frizziness.  If I let it dry curly and then brush it, I end up with hair so big it would make the folks at Rocklahoma jealous.  Read more…

  2. What’s Going On

    Posted on December 30, 2008 by Allie

    Earth First found a chair made of hair, and I’d be happy to send a bag of dog hair to the creator if he wants to send me a chair in return.

    Howling Hill goes “no poo” with much better results than I had.

    The Good Human thinks pregnant women might want to take FDA advice on fish with a grain of salt.

    Carrie from Wise Bread starts a yeast farm.

    Scientific American tells us what happens to the Rockefeller Center tree after the holidays.

    Tiny Choices checks in from India.

    What’s going on with you?

  3. And the winners are . . .

    Posted on December 29, 2008 by Allie

    I used the Random Number Generator to select five winners for the last Cambodian Challenge Giveaway.  Read more…

  4. One Day Contest – A bag of goodies!

    Posted on by Allie

    I helped Neil get some donations for his Yoga Dollars program, and we were both blown away by the generosity of many eco-friendly companies.  Neil gave me some gift bags full of sample products to give away on the site and I’m doing a one day contest.

    Read more…

  5. Yes to Carrots/Yes Man Winners

    Posted on December 23, 2008 by Allie

    And the winners (chosen by the Random Number Generator) of a pair of tickets to see Yes Man are . . . Read more…

  6. Last Minute Green Gifts – Consumables

    Posted on by Allie

    Consumables make great gifts.  Who doesn’t love homemade cookies, or fresh baked bread (well, except gluten-free people like me)? Fancy coffee, roasted nuts, a nice bottle of wine, or decadent chocolate aren’t items people often buy for themselves, but it’s a nice luxury when it’s gifted.  And giving a gift that will be used up is a great way to reduce waste. Read more…

  7. Yes To Carrots/Yes Man Giveaway

    Posted on by Allie

    Yes To Carrots is celebrating the release of their holiday product lines:

    • Frosty Love C Lip Butter Set
    • Travel With C Shower Essentials
    • Travel With C Body Essentials.

    I haven’t tried the new lines, but can’t wait to.  Yes To Carrots Melon Lip Butter is one of my beauty must haves.  I use it every day.  I love how well it works, and I love that the ingredients are organic.

    In celebration of the release, Yes to Carrots is offering two Allie’s Answers readers a pair of tickets to see Yes Man with Jim Carey.  All you have to do is leave a comment telling us one thing you plan to say yes to in the new year.  Read more…

  8. Guest Post

    Posted on December 22, 2008 by Allie

    I have a post up over at The Good Human.  Check it out!

  9. Last Minute Green Gifts – Donations

    Posted on by Allie

    Oops!  You forgot someone on your list, or just have not been able to think of a good gift.  Charitable donations can be a nice way to honor your relationship with a friend or loved one over the holidays.

    Many gift donations include a note, card, or some small physical gift to give to the recipient.  While those items probably won’t get to the recipient in time for the holidays, you can include a small gift of good organic, fair-trade coffee, chocolate, or tea, a note, or letter telling them how much you value them and that a donation has been made in their honor to celebrate the holiday.

    Here are a few eco-friendly and/or humanitarian charities to consider for holiday gift giving:

    Read more…

  10. Last Week’s Tips

    Posted on by Allie

    Sorry!  I forgot to put these up over the weekend.
    Here’s a recap of last week’s tips.

    Monday – Recycle Your Wine Corks

    Tuesday – Recycling Wine Bottles

    Wednesday – Use Your Towel More Than Once

    Thursday – Regift

    Friday – One Person’s Lightbulb is Another One’s Snowman

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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