Green Living

Deeper Shade of Green

Deeper Shade of Green

Top Five Ways to Take Green Living to the Next Level By Graham Averill Okay, you’ve changed all your light bulbs to CFL’s. Excellent. Now you’re curious about what you can do to color your eco-conscious lifestyle with an even deeper shade of green. Here are five tips guaranteed to make the most dramatic reduction on your carbon footprint. They require more drastic lifestyle changes than replacing your shampoo with organic botanicals, but given the alarming state of our environment, perhaps it’s time for something more drastic. 1) Eat Vegetarian: One of the most significant drains on our natural resources and contributors to global warming? Meat. The United Nations recently listed raising animals for food as “one of the top two or three most significant contributions to the most serious environmental problems at every scale, from local to global.” Growing animals for food is one of the most resource-intensive practices...
It’s Easy Being Green

It’s Easy Being Green

100 Simple, Easy Ways to Green Your Everyday Life by Chris Weller GREEN APPAREL Be hip with what you have – You don’t have to purchase a brand new wardrobe composed entirely of organic cotton, hemp, wood pulp, soy, corn, and bamboo to show off your greener side. Consumerism is consumerism. Wear what you already own with pride. Get thrifty – If you really need to expand the horizons of your wardrobe (or just the waistline), consider shopping at a thrift store or vintage boutique for reusable threads. Remember that one man’s hand-me-down is another man’s pre-loved, stylish treasure. More bang for your buck – Too cool to “rummage” for thrifty threads? If you must buy new, take into account the longevity factor. Think about durability. Reparability. And yes, style (Editor’s note: Listen pal, your skin-tight jean shorts may look trendy now, but let’s think about next summer). A greener...
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