remove that wedgy.

September 7, 2010 by  
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Did you know that in most places, recyclables with food stuck to them are considered contaminated and are thrown in the trash by the recycling center?  Yikes!  You’re already doing your part by recycling, so go one step further by protecting your recycling from becoming garbage later.  One way to keep it clean and green in your household is to keep lime, lemon and orange wedges from making their way down to the bottom of beer bottles.  Who doesn’t love a Carona with lime or an orange wedge in their Blue Moon?  Enjoying responsibly means not drinking and driving, but it also means keeping that little wedge of citrus out of the actual bottle.  Sound tough?  Consider pouring your drink into a glass to make sure both you and the planet stay winners.

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a case of the spins.

September 6, 2010 by  
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It seems like the cardio trend of the moment is Spinning — the high-energy stationary bike classes that kick your ass and burn 500+ calories per session.  If you’re into spinning, ask your gym to consider installing Green Revolution energy generators and monitors on its Spinner bikes.  Why?  Green Revolution’s technology helps harness all of the human energy expended on the bikes and turns it into real, clean energy that can be used to power the lights and other electrical systems.  A recent article in the New York Times suggests that if the eight million people living in Manhattan worked out on a Spinner bike attached to the electric grid, they could generate 60 million Kilowatts of electricity per hour. Each month, enough electricity would be generated to power more than 45 million homes, and the reduction in carbon emissions is like taking 34 thousands cars of the road each month.  Awesome!  Imagine a world where working out benefitted your body, your mind and your planet.  Now that’s sexy. Thanks to Kathleen Maloney for suggesting this tip!

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the most out of the dose.

May 26, 2010 by  
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Do you have an ache this big?  For those of us who take medication to help soothe the pain, here’s something interesting to keep in mind: a dose that is prescribed to you or directed on the bottle is not just a suggestion – it’s what your body will take in.  Our bodies only use a fraction of any drug we take and the rest goes through our system and out with our body waste which is then flushed into the water system.  Pharmaceuticals in this water seriously affect ecosystems, and not in the right way. So for your own sake and that of the water supply, don’t take more medication than you need.

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a lighter shower.

May 15, 2010 by  
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When spring flowers bloom, so does romance. And weddings. Which brings wedding showers

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countdown to earth day: make a toast.

April 21, 2010 by  
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Looking for a great way to cheers Earth Day?  Look no further than your local Green Drinks event.  Set up in nearly 500 cities around the world, Green Drinks is a monthly gathering where people of all shades of green can connect over all things environmental.

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Earth Week begins.

April 16, 2010 by  
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Today officially kicks off Earth Week in anticipation of  Earth Day on Thursday, April 22nd.

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go gothic.

April 16, 2010 by  
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Switching your default font to Century Gothic on your home computer could save you $20 a year in printer ink cartridges. It’s true!  Narrow, light and serif fonts tend to use less ink than their thick, bold, sans serif cousins.  What does this mean for you?  Well, when Printer.com tested popular fonts for their ink-friendly ways, Century Gothic and Times New Roman topped the list. Calibri, Verdana, Arial and Sans Serif were next, followed by Trebuchet, Tahoma and Franklin Gothic Medium.

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short cuts.

March 5, 2010 by  
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Long locks got you down?  Think about an update to your look this spring – and cut it off! Not only can you donate your hair to cool charities like Locks of Love , but shorter hair means you’ll be saving in the shampoo, conditioner, and water department each time step in the shower for a scrub (not to mention the hairdryer’s energy each time you plug in to dry).

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green-vite.

February 17, 2010 by  
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We salute you,  sexy ones, as you keep coming to us with great ideas on how to throw a green event.  Check out the February spotlight on John and Allyson Lindsley’s green wedding, complete with ideas on how to keep your impact low, but your style and class high.  One specific to consider?

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for ladies by ladies.

February 12, 2010 by  
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Valentine’s Day is traditionally a day for couples, but it seems to be marketed more toward women.  In fact, 85% of Valentine’s Day cards are purchased by women.  If you’re celebrating the holiday this year, consider buying the woman in your life a gift that benefits other women, while keeping the environmental impact to a minimum.  Rather than a sparkly bauble, consider buying your lady a bracelet or a pair of earrings from Hands Up Not Handouts (HUNHO), which implements programs that give impoverished women opportunities to utilize their native skills and materials to make a difference in their lives long term.  HUNHO is designed to empower women artisans to become business leaders within their communities by supporting the production and retail of unique handcrafts.  All proceeds go back to the women, their families and communities, in order for them to be self-sustainable.  The first two cooperatives launched by HUNHO (sold on their website) are collections from Rwanda (earrings) and Palestine (bracelets).  Another way to support women through your Valentine’s Day gifting is to purchase jewelry from female artists with an eye on sustainability.  We love Jen McGlashan’s Eat With Your Hands series, made entirely out unwanted silverware.  Jen also creates Living Jewelry which makes plants (and most recently, micro-ecosystems) portable, wearable, and sustainable in reused or upcycled materials.  How cool is that?

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