Being environmentally friendly means having a lifestyle that is better for the environment. It’s about taking small steps to make this planet a better place for our communities and generations to come. Conserving water, consuming less energy, buying r...more
Lately I’ve been on a mission to become a more environmentally responsible citizen. I really feel that humans’ impact on the planet is one of (if not the most) important issues of our time. For those of us who don’t yet feel drastically inconvenienced (or horribly threatened) by the effects of climate change, it is all too easy to push some frightening realities about what will happen if we don’t change our collective behaviour to the back of our minds....more
As some of you may recall, I'm doing some work with Mother Nature Partnership, a fabulous organization providing women in rural Cameroon with reproductive health education and hygienic, reusable menstrual cups to replace the dangerous, unhygienic, and just all-around uncomfortable and inconvenient methods of managing their periods.
Obviously I think this project is brilliant and am a big fan of menstrual cups because there are fewer chemicals in the body and fewer tampons in the landfill. At least, I was a big fan of them in theory.
Despite talking them up all over the Internet and to anyone who didn't look ready to keel over from squeamishness in person for the past couple of months, I had yet to actually use one myself.
World Wildlife Fund sent a newsletter out earlier this week for Earth Day which encouraged people to reduce printing by adopting a new file format: .WWF It would seem that the "Think before you print" campaign and the increasing digitization of the workplace have not realised the elusive "paperless office" we've been hearing about since computers entered our lives....more
Concidentally, this year, Earth Day and Good Friday fall on the same day. Today! That means we're already pretty ahead of the game in terms of reducing consumption today, since many stores and businesses will be closed... :)If you're trying to find something to do around town, check the EPA EarthDay site and EarthDay Canada website for local events....more
Hello Crafty Blogher readers, I recently posted new items to my shop and wanted to share them with you. Please allow me introduce myself first for those of you who haven't seen my posts yet. My name is Monica and I graduated with a degree in dance and minor in studio art. I was lucky to be able to do post-college studies in Natural Sciences and Sociology....more
Hello my fellow BlogHer readers! I'm new to BlogHer and happy to be here. One of the first blogs I checked out was the green blog. I loved reading some of the blogs and decided to contribute some information I didn't spot right away through out my reading. Here are my two cents in being greener......more