Friday, April 23, 2010
My roomie Amber L. knows how much I complain about unessary packaging when purchasing an item. Well THANK YOU Puma for finally getting it right. They have created an eco-freindly shoebox that combines the bag/box in one. This is alone makes me want to go out and by a pair.
Image coutesy of Runway Magazine and puma.com
Thursday, April 22, 2010
I'm convinced that Earth day should be a National Holiday:) This EARTH DAY I decided to plant some flowers in a car and drive around the city. I'm kidding. Here are a few ways you can participate this Earth Day:
#1: Go to americanforest.org and plant a tree.
#2: Conserve energy and shut the lights off for a night. Light a few "SOY" candles, open a bottle of your favorite Organic Wine and enjoy the evening with a special someone;)
#3: Celebrate Earth day by purchasing some Organic skincare from Golden Path Alchemy. Recieve 25% off. Enter: MotherEarth at checkout. Minimum order: $15.00
HAPPY EARTH DAY!
Monday, April 19, 2010
Thanks to Livy C., I had the opportunity to listen to Steve Solomon, author of Water: The Epic Struggle for Wealth, Power, and Civilization. Solomon talked about the importance of water and the sense of urgency that needs to be taken into consideration since its one of our most important resources. I mean think about... Could you go a day without water?
Specials thanks to the RAND corporation for hosting this event and the Zocalo Public Square.
Friday, April 16, 2010
For whatever reason whenever I'm with gal pal Victoria P., I always learn another way to be eco-friendly. While making our way around the city we came across the El Segundo 5-miute car wash. I was a huge fan as soon as I read a sign that said that they recylcle the water used to wash your car. As much as we all love washing our cars at home, we are actually conserving water by going to a car wash that recycles its own water. If you want to take an extra step, try a waterless car wash substance to clean your car. For more information on waterless carwash products check out ecotouch.net!
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Friday, April 9, 2010
Earth day is less than two weeks away and here are FIVE things to do:
#1. Attend a beach clean-up through Heal-the-Bay. Go by yourself or make a date out of it with that special someone;)
#2. I say it every month and I'll say it again. Sign-up for a Sustainable Living workshop.
#3. Plant a tree.
Visit www.treepeople.org or www.americanforests.org
#4. Forget about New Year's. Make a GREEN resolution now. It's never too late.
#5. Google Earth Month and see what you find!
Image courtesy of blog.katrina4kids.com
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
If reading the Water Issue from National Geographic isn't enough, take a visit to the Anneburg Space of Photography. The Space partnered with National Geograhic and will be displaying photos from the Water Issue until the middle of June. It's open Weds-Sun. from 11-6pm. Don't wait until the water runs dry to check it out!
Monday, April 5, 2010
National Geographic is by far one of my favorite reading materials. I especially love when they have Special Issues. For the month of April, they have introduced the Water Issue. The enitre issue is AMAZING! One of the coolest programs I came across is SODIS. This program developed a way to disinfect water using the sun's energy. Check out more at nationalgeographic.com!
Image used from digitalrabbit.org
Friday, April 2, 2010
On April 22, many people will be celebrating Earth Day. This day was created back in the 70's to promote earth awareness. Get a jump start now and celebrate it all month long! There are plenty ways to get involved. What will you do this Earth month?
Image used for ecofabulous.com