Tuesday, April 22, 2008

happy earth day!

in celebration of this special day, below are some fave tips on ways to be more eco-chic:

use reusable shopping totes.
wash your yoga togs in cold water.
buy food at your farmer's market.
use compact fluorescent light bulbs.
get a bike.
give homemade goodies.
shop eco-friendly designers and reused clothing stores.
turn off the water while brushing your teeth.
sip fair trade tea.
plant trees.
start a compost.
use low-flow faucets and toilets.
recycle your newspapers and pass your glossies along to a friend.
practice on an eco-friendly mat.
sip your water from a reusable water bottle and skip the plastic bottled water.
carry your tea or coffee cup with you to have refilled by your favorite barista.

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Anonymous said...

Fluorescent light bulbs are very unhealthy for some of us.

vocaldreams said...

Thanks, Kimberly -- great tips!! I'm glad more and more people are "going green." I've been doing laundry in cold water for quite awhile now, and I really like reusable shopping bags. Will try to adopt more of these green habits! ;)

Anonymous said...

one of the easiest and most fun green habits i have is using cloth napkins and rags instead of paper napkins or paper towels. Cloth napkins are fun to buy, I always find amazing and super cheap ones at yard-sales/swap meets/vintage store, etc. Not only is it much better for the environment, but its also totally elegant to use cloth napkins. It may seem like an extravagance, but its really much more economical and environmentally -conscious to use cloth over paper.

Anonymous said...

In honor of Earth Day I signed up with www.greendimes.com, which is a service that rids of your junk mail. In addition 5 trees are planted with your paid subscription. I also signed up to donate monthly to www.farmsanctuary.org, which is a farm in upstate NY that rescues animals from factory farms. Just wanted to share :)