1. Free Veg Starter Pack

    Posted on February 27, 2009 by Allie

    The following is a guest post by Sally Anderson from Living WIthout Meat and The Humane League.

    Eating meat, especially when it’s from a factory farm, is one of the worst decisions we can make for the environment. The independent news network AFP recently declared hamburgers the hummers of food because the carbon emissions from production of one-half pound of beef is equivalent to that of driving 9.8 miles. Beef may be the worse, but all meat production creates pollution in our air and water and harmful greenhouse gases. Each step of meat production is detrimental to the environment; none of it is green. From animal waste running into our waters to lengthy shipping routes, the process is wasteful. Read more…

  2. An Interview with Elizabeth Fletcher from EnviroVogue

    Posted on February 26, 2009 by Allie

    Elizabeth Fletcher from EnviroVogue took some time to answer questions about her reusable bags, charitable connections, and going green.

    Leave a comment on this post with your favorite EnviroVogue bag design for another chance to win one of three EnviroVogue bags.  See Monday’s post for details.

    1. Why did you start making EnviroVogue bags?

    I have always been a reusable bag person…even before it was fashionable to be green! My family is very outdoorsy. We camp, and swim and ski and hike every chance we get, so we are very in tune with our natural surroundings, and very aware of the damage caused by filling landfills and oceans with unnecessary plastic and paper.  So, I was looking for another small business to launch, and I saw the need, and it resonated with me personally… it was just a perfect fit!

  3. It’s Neil Day!

    Posted on February 25, 2009 by Allie

    I’ve been wanting to fill you in on my friend Neil’s latest project, and also wanted to do a Neil’s Cambodia Challenge wrap up.  So check out Neil’s post below, and the tip of the day.

    This past Sunday, there was a talk about the trip to Cambodia. It was to be given at a yoga studio in Brooklyn, and over a dozen people had come to hear about the fundraising challenge and the trip. There was a reporter there from a yoga magazine, and some people had even brought food to contribute to a potluck once the slideshow was over. I was pleased that all of these people had come out on Oscar night to hear about fundraising, which had been such an important campaign for me over the course of 2008.

    The thing, though, was that I wasn’t the one giving the talk. Read more…

  4. What’s Going On

    Posted on February 24, 2009 by Allie

    Blogfish says male whales like big humps (and they cannot lie).

    The LA Times reports on a “magic” water processing system that could revolutionize the way we clean.

    Ecorazzi says Neil Young is planning to bring a sustainable dog house to the White House.

    National Geographic talks about nano-foods.

    Grist reviews organic beer.

    Skepticblog debunks the oil chance conspiracy.

    Enviroblog has great guidelines to help you figure out what fish is safe to eat.

    Earth First shows you how to make indoor seedling boxes from things you already have around the house.

    Rob makes lentil burgers.

  5. EnviroVogue Giveaway!

    Posted on February 23, 2009 by Allie

    I am super excited about this week’s giveaway.  We all know we’re supposed to bring our own bag when we shop.  What that bag is made of is important.  How that bag is manufactured is too.  And if that bag is really good looking, all the better. Read more…

  6. This Week’s Tips

    Posted on February 21, 2009 by Allie

  7. A/V Fridays – Sustainable Grocery Shopping

    Posted on February 20, 2009 by Allie

    Here are some tips for making greener choices at the grocery store.

  8. Streamlining Green

    Posted on February 19, 2009 by Allie

    Well, I’ve suddenly gotten very busy.  I have to shift my priorities around a bit and reorganize my days to give myself more time to write.  So, I thought I’d take a look at what green habits I might need to change or give up in the interest of saving time. Read more…

  9. Planning My Victory Garden

    Posted on February 18, 2009 by Allie

    I won’t have as much time for my garden this year, but I still want to have a garden.

    There are three reasons for this:

    1. I really enjoy the solid thinking time gardening gives me.  I come up with some of my best ideas when I’m doing yard work.
    2. I love the satisfaction of growing and preserving my own food.
    3. I dug up a quarter of our backyard last year, and if I don’t garden it, it’ll turn into a muddy weed pit. Read more…
  10. What’s Going On

    Posted on February 17, 2009 by Allie

    Rob’s World talks about using goats a city workers.

    Scientific American explains why cold winters do not mean there’s no global warning.

    The Good Human makes a scratching post.

    Petite Planet has a great solution for getting extra wear out of your child’s clothes.

    Ashley Sue takes a look at the Lil Green Patch application on Facebook.

    The Daily Green says we should let people volunteer for their unemployment benefits.

    Tiny Choices found an outstanding recipe resource.

    The Green Life uses Google to track home energy use.

    Skepticblog questions autism/vaccine data.

    What’s going on with you?

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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