Making Reuse Convenient – Incubating Consumer Behavior Change On Campuses

The lesson of The Three R’s – Reduce, Reuse and Recycle helped us shape our view of the environment. America’s college students have embraced new solutions pertaining to reducing and recycling, but the area that hasn’t been addressed properly is reuse....more


Reduce – to bring down to a smaller extent, size, amount, number, etc. -

Solving the Garbage Can Liner Dilemna

Green Tip -   Garbage Can LinersDilemna -  how to avoid using plastic bag liners, but not end up with a dirty, stinky pail?  If you are really diligent about bringing cloth bags for shopping -  not just at grocery stores but ALL stores - this eliminate the source of reusable plastic bags.   On the other hand, NOT lining the pail ends up with food waste stuck on the bottom/ side of the can and the need to wash out the pail each time.   A waste of water....more

Living Low-Income is Green

Living the low-income life, when done well, is a very green way of living. Think about it: If you have little money or are trying to save the money you do have, then you are less likely to be wasteful. Low-income families often follow this rule: Reduce, reuse and recycle, whether they realize it or not. Reduce...more
How is a shirt sitting in a landfill bad for the environment?   Going "green" is a ...more

Trash Talk Tuesday: Advice from the Little People

Last night my little Robert read to me his take home book from school “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.” He read each page slowly, soaked in the pictures, and when he finished he beamed with pride. Mom,” We do all of this! We recycle!” His excitement peaked my interest and I was curious to see what advice my little guys could for making our lifestyle more green. So, I piped up “What else do you think we could do to help the environment?” My oldest son Alex exclaimed, “Clean our rooms!”

Do It Gorgeously: An Interview with Sophie Uliano

Can living green make you look gorgeous? Ask Gorgeously Green author Sophie Uliano, and she'll say yes -- and you'll save green too. The trim and energetic 45-year-old environmentalist is out with a new book -- Do It Gorgeously: How to Make Less Toxic, Less Expensive, and More Beautiful Products -- a can-do girly guide to green DIY tips that'll save you money and make you more self-sufficient -- all while looking good and doing good for the planet. ...more

I actually am really interested in the book after reading this post. I like that she gives the ...more

Earth To Humans.....

…..You’re all a bunch of idiots! Thankfully, more than one billion people in over 190 countries around the world will be taking part in Earth Day 2010 today. This is an opportunity to spread awareness & take steps towards making retribution for the state of our planet....more

Money-saving Green Habits Let You Work Less, Play More

Thanks to the high price of organic arugula at Whole Foods, green living still makes people think of an expensive lifestyle. In reality though, living green -- which mostly means living smartly and efficiency -- usually costs less than trying to keep up with the Joneses. ...more

Yay on the paperless kitchen! I have a paperless kitchen too :) The occasional visitor who ...more

A Reuse 2.0 Gift Guide for Women on the Go

Started toting a reusable bag back in 1999? Sick of seeing "bring your own bag!" blog posts a decade later? Then here's a green gift guide for you -- a Reuse 2.0 guide with new eco-items you never knew were available in reuse versions. Get them now and waste even less in 2010 -- ...more

It would be cool to use it, like they are in the photo, with flowering teas, like Numi ...more