Alas, it’s the end of Earth Week. Now that you know all about Freegans, Locavores, Righteous Recyclers, and Eco-Consumers, let’s peek at the Earth Mother. From Gaia, the Greek Goddess of the Earth, to Rachel Carson, whose Silent Spring kick-started the modern green movement in 1962, to Erin Brockovich, who continues to take on corporations polluting communities, ladies have been loving the earth forevs. Keep reading »
Yep, it’s still Earth Week, y’all. So far, we’ve discussed the Freegan, the Locavore, and the Righteous Recycler. Now, let’s turn our eyes towards Eco-Consumers, who aim to shop their way to a greener planet. You know, the ones who brush with organic toothpaste, wear clothes made from sustainable materials, and wipe with recycled TP. Keep reading »
And how many of them do you actually want? Yesterday, I received six catalogs for quite possibly some of the most obscure clothing companies out there. The only one I was happy to keep was the Barneys one (which I had actually signed up for). As for Casual Living, Ulla Popken (I have no idea what that means), and Gump’s San Francisco, these would be great if I was in the market for some embroidered crepe dresses, elastic-waistband cropped pants, or dragonfly pillows.
Cut down on your paper waste with CatalogChoice.org, a free service that lets you unsubscribe from your unwanted junk mail in one go and communicate your preferences to merchants, so you actually get what you want. Sponsored by the Ecology Center and endorsed by the National Wildlife Foundation, Catalog Choice is a great way to make your Earth Day contribution without even leaving your desk.
And if you’re seriously set on keeping that Newport News catalog, we’re not judging. [Catalog Choice] Keep reading »
Big ups for Earth Day! On Monday, we gave you the skinny on Freegans, and yesterday we profiled Locavores. Today, we’re loving on the Righteous Recycler. You know, that friend who picks your Diet Coke can out of the trash and keeps it until you pass a recycling bin, unplugs all electronics, and composts foodthings in her kitchen. Keep reading »
Being fashionable and eco-friendly at the same time can be less about the green in your clothes and more about the green in your wallet. Luckily, Loomstate, the organic clothing company known for its jeans and t-shirts, has launched a line with Target. Keep reading »
This week, we’re saying, “Thank you, Earth, for giving us life, and a home, and stuff,” by celebrating folks trying hard to save the planet. Yesterday, we looked at freegans, people who dig their food out of the trash. Today, let’s learn about Locavores, who live by the mantra: “Think globally, eat Locally.” Not to mention deliciously. Keep reading »
Holla, everyone! It’s Earth Week. To celebrate, every day this week we’re profiling a group of people who are hell-bent on saving the planet. We’ll start with freegans, the peeps you see sorting through your trash and walking away with discarded lamps and leftover Chinese food. Keep reading »
Earth Day is next Wednesday, and it’s high time you start realizing where the stuff you toss in your garbage can goes, because it doesn’t just vanish. In Garbage Land: On the Secret Trail of Trash, author Elizabeth Royte explores what happens to the things you throw away, and what you should be doing to avoid making our planet one big landfill. [$10.19, Amazon]
We’re giving away five copies of Elizabeth Royte’s book Garbage Land, but you have to work if you want it. The five best commenters for this coming week — from today, Friday, April 17 through Thursday, April 23 — will be awarded with one. So, be as clever, smart, and original as you can! Click HERE to read the official rules. Keep reading »
Tuesday was Earth Day, but now that the weekend is here, you can actually celebrate. Here are a few (pretty obvious) tips to help you get your green on.
Everyone looks better when the lights are way down low. The Sun Jar captures energy throughout the day so you’ll have five hours of its glowing radiance at night. [Elsewares]
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High-waisted pants are tricky. They have the potential to make even the Skinniest Minnie look dumpy. But this pair from eco-friendly designer Anna Cohen (her company runs on sustainable practices, from raw materials to end-of-life use) has the ever-so-elongating vertical stripes and an extra long leg that fit down over a pair of high-heels. [AnnaCohen.com via EcoSalon] Keep reading »