Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Monthly Green Read

Today is the day! Get your copy of Skinny Bitch-Ultimate Everyday Cookbook: Crazy Delicious Recipes that Are Good to the Earth and Great for Your Bod!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


Have you heard of greenwashing?

Definition: Greenwashing (a portmanteau of "green" and "whitewash") is a term describing the deceptive use of green PR or green marketing in order to promote a misleading perception that a company's policies or products (such as goods or services) are environmentally friendly. The term green sheen has similarly been used to describe organizations that attempt to show that they are adopting practices beneficial to the environment. ~ wikipedia:)

Monday, October 18, 2010

What's in your make-up?

For all my make-up wearing ladies out there, check out ewg.org/skindeep to see what toxic chemicals are being placed on that gorgeous face of yours:)

Friday, October 15, 2010

When Organic isn't that important

According to the Daily Green: avocado's, corn, pineapples, cabbage, and watermelon are on the list of what you really don't need to by organic. Note to self...

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

REDUCE your water use

Just a few reminders on how you can reduce water...

-Cut off the water when you are brushing your teeth
-Take shorter showers
-Use a faucet aerator on each faucet (this saves energy and water but keeps the pressure high)

Thank you treeliving.com for the useful tips!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Eat your carrots... well kind of.

So, this might not be in the realm of saving the environment, but I sure as hell want to look good trying;)

Check out caratdiet.com!

Friday, October 8, 2010

FREE composting class in Manhattan Beach

Composting Workshop Basic Information

Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Question and Answer session at the end)
Location: Manhattan Beach Botanical Garden in Polliwog Park (on Peck Avenue, just north of Manhattan Beach Boulevard)

Learn more at http://www.ci.manhattan-beach.ca.us/Index.aspx?page=327

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

EcoSmart vent free fireplaces

"EcoSmart Fireplaces are fuelled by bio ethanol, a renewable liquid fuel produced from agricultural by-products which burns clean - no smoke, no harmful emissions. bio ethanol is completely composed of plant products resulting in a neutral ecological balance. The combustion of bio ethanol produces Heat Steam and Carbon Dioxide."~ ecosmartfire.com

Monday, October 4, 2010

TEN inexpensive ways to create a Halloween costume

Here are 10 tips that I found on the Boston Globe:

1. Take a look in your own closet for inspiration.
2. Make reusable treat bags for the younger crowd in your family.
3. Instead of purchasing overpriced plastic and rubber masks, utilize makeup and face paint that you may already have around the house.
4.Organize a costume swap with a group of people.
5.Raid your recycling bin (and your neighbor’s, too!).
6.Go to a local thrift store with a huge selection of not-so-fashionable clothing and see if anything jumps out at you.
7.Giant pieces of cardboard can definitely be your friend for the holiday season.
8.Use a friend's "costume."
9.Consider buying an inexpensive, traditional costume from a discount store, but then do something funny and ironic with it.
10.Don't be afraid of tradition. CLassic white sheet for a GHOST costume.

Check out boston.com for more info!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Genetically Engineered Salmon

Would you eat genetically engineered salmon?

Read more at Eatocracy on CNN!