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Cloth Napkins Work Great
Instead of using disposable paper napkins, which come wrapped in plastics, use cloth napkins and rewash them.You'll save resources.
Recycle Holiday Cards for Kids
Instead of throwing holiday cards in the garbage, recycle them by donating them to kids, who will reuse them as cards, or make art projects out of them. Save paper.
Recycle Mercury-Containing Bulbs and Batteries
Rechargeable batteries and fluorescent light bulbs contain toxic mercury, which must be disposed of properly. In California Ace Hardware and other stores have easy collection for recycling.
Fresh Reusable Bags
Bags On the Run makes great reusable shopping bags. Instead of taking a plastic bag, bring your own bag (byob).
Join Maggie Gyllenhaal in Helping Women
Support the nonprofit Trickle Up, whose celebrity spokesperson is Maggie Gyllenhaal, and you can help women in the developing world start businesses.
Click for Safe Toys and Home Products
Check out Generation Orange online for safe, lead-free toys and home products.
Eat Lower on the Food Chain
Eating meat has a huge environmental impact in terms of waste, resources used, and so on. Eat lower on the food chain, and reduce your ecological impact.
Buy Used Products
Buy used products. The website iReuse.com makes it easy to buy used items online.
Find Safe Car Pools Online
Save money and gas by car pooling. The website Divide The Ride makes it easy and safe for parents to arrange car pools online.
Share Digital Holiday Greetings
This holiday season, instead of sending paper cards, give the new GoldMail service a try, and save paper.
My Green License Plate Campaign
William Djubin of EarthRehab is promoting green license plates in Florida to raise money for nonprofits and bring about awareness of global warming.
Fresh Picks Organic Delivery
With Fresh Picks, a CSA alternative, receive fresh local and organic food without a membership. Order online at www.freshpicks.com whenever you want.
Flex Time Saves Gas
Flex time can be eco-friendly, as well as convenient and morale-boosting. Save gas, and therefore global warming greenhouse gases.
Save 360 Gallons of Water a Year
Use this simple trick, and watch the water savings add up. Water conservation by catching water as you wait for it to heat up.
Take the Bus
Cut down on the greenhouse gases you produce by opting for travel by bus motor coach instead of driving.
Water Conservation, One Glass at a Time
For water conservation, empty leftover water from your glass in a plant or pet water bowl. It saves water.
Cut down on waste and chemicals by shaving the old fashioned way, with shaving soap and a mug instead of a can.
Candlelight Dinners and More
Jimi and his wife had such a good, romantic, sexy night after their power went off, that they decided they want to repeat the occasion.
Reuse Plastic Wrap
Instead of buying trash can liners, reuse the plastic that surrounds multi-packs of toilet paper rolls.
How to Reuse Plastic Grocery Bags
Rinse and reuse plastic bags from the grocery.
Buy in Bulk
Buy in bulk, and buy items that use the least amount of packaging possible.
LED Lighting for Safety and Accents
Save energy and money with leds (light emitting diodes), which produce a soft light, and can be battery operated when the power goes out.
For Car Washing, Kick the Bucket!
Try a waterless car wash product for water conservation. Save water while leaving your vehicle squeaky clean.
Save Water with Fewer Flushes
Remember the old saying? If it's yellow, let it mellow. Save water.
Buy Metal Tools Rather Than Wooden Ones
Choose metal tools over wood tools, which are made from trees. Metal tools will last longer, resulting in less waste and resource consumption.
Spread The Word: Go Carbon Neutral
Share the carbon neutral message with cool bumper stickers and t-shirts. Fight global warming by spreading the word.
Green Cleaning Starter Kit
Check out a Get Clean starter kit of green cleaning products from Shaklee.
U.S. Interactive Carbon Footprint Map
Check out this useful carbon footprint map, to see how U.S. states compare in terms of emission of greenhouse gases and global warming contribution.
Collect and Reuse Rinse Water
Keep a bowl handy to collect lightly used rinse water. It's a simple step to save water for water conservation.
Choose Filters Over Bottled Water
According to recent news reports, bottled water isn't necessarily healthier than tap water. The solution: Try a Multipure water filter.
Plastic Bag Alternatives
Plastic bags of all sorts are a "pet peeve" of mine. It would be great if you were to bring your own reusable bag when you shop. You can either make your own tote or buy a stylish, eco-friendly bag made of hemp, ingeo, jute and so on.
Hero Bags: Reusable Shopping Totes
Check out these fun new carry-all, reusable shopping totes from Hero Bags.
Benefits of Local Honey
Some spectacular results are seen with allergies and even burns after people tried local honey.
Bring Recycling to Work
If you can't recycle paper at home, bring it with you to work... assuming they recycle there!
School Lunch Need Not Be Lousy
By speaking up, parents and students can make a real difference in the quality of food served at local schools. They can fight vending machines and fast food, and advocate for healthy eating.
Rescue a Dog or Cat
In the U.S., 7 million unwanted dogs and cats are euthanized each year. You can make a difference by adopting a pet. Rescue a dog or cat.
DIY Solar Screens
Cut down on cooling costs with this simple, inexpensive project to make a diy solar screen. Passive cooling with the screen will cut down on air conditioning needs, save energy and save money.
Say No to Plastic Bags
Shop at stores that promote reuse and recycled bags, like Trader Joes. Plastic bags are destroying the ocean.
Use Dish Towels Instead of Paper Towels
Cut back on waste and save paper by using towels instead of paper towels to clean up.
Grow an Instant Garden
It's easy to order some seeds and start tending your own edible landscape. Try an instant garden via mail.
Greener Pest Control
An expert exterminator recommends trying Diacore pest control as a less toxic pesticide.
Smarter Grocery Shopping
Eat healthier and reduce your impact on Mother Earth with these simple suggestions. Eat more vegetarian, and consider the packaging and food miles.
Choose Natural Flooring
Wood flooring makes beautiful, hypoallergenic, hygienic interiors. Other green options include bamboo and ceramic tile. Avoid synthetic carpets, which offgas vocs, and laminate floors.
Collect Clean Shower Water
Instead of simply allowing water to run down the drain while you are waiting for the right temperature, collect it for other uses. You'll save water.
Save Paper and Set a Prettier Table
Instead of disposable paper napkins and towels, try reusable cloth dinner napkins. Cut down on waste and help the environment.
Watch Those Lights
It's so simple, yet not everyone's doing it. Turn off the lights when you leave the room to save energy and money.
Use Enviro-Friendly Laundry Detergent
Save energy by washing clothes in cold water, and use enviro-friendly laundry detergent instead of synthetic detergents.
Slow Down to Go Further
Slow down to enjoy life more and feel less rushed. You'll pollute less.
Gorgeous Recycled Shopping Bags
Check out these fashionable, reusable shopping bags made by EarthChic from recycled plastic.