Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Going Green Tip: Visit the Library

This week's tip for living a greener life:

Visit the library

Instead of buying books, CDs, movies and magazines, borrow them. The library is free, local, and eco-friendly. Imagine how many resources are saved when hundreds of people share one book from a central locations.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Going Green Tip: Buy Local

This week's going green tip:

Buy Local

On average, food travels 1,500 miles from farm to table. Buying local supports small farmers in your community. It also uses less fossil fuel in transport.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Going Green Tip: Bring Your Own Bag

This week's going green tip:

Bring Your Own Bag

Bring reusable bags everywhere, from the grocery store to the mall. If you can't afford to buy bags, then reuse the plastic ones you already have. If you don't need a bag for your items, politely decline.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Going Green Tip: Go Natural

This week's tip for living a greener life:

Go natural

Natural materials produce less waste and last longer than man-made materials like acrylics. Choose wool, cotton, leather, silk, and linen over synthetics whenever possible.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Going Green Tip: Use Cloth Napkins

This week's tip for living a greener life:

Use Cloth Napkins

All disposable items hurt the environment, and that includes paper products like napkins. In the end, you'll save money by investing in cloth, which also looks more sophisticated.