Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Daily Green Action #11

Take a page out of my book...actually, take the whole book too!

Join the sustainable reading movement and start enjoying ebooks, library books, or your local book swap.

And if you wanna get global - or if you just can't give up the feel of the page beneath your fingers - join an online book swap like one of these:


Happy reading!

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Daily Green Action #10

Only run your dishwasher when you have a full load. Use energy-saver drying features and dry powder detergent.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Daily Green Action #9

Draw the curtains. According to the Department of Energy, heating and cooling buildings is responsible for 42% of the fossil fuels consumed by homes and businesses in the United States. Much of this energy escapes from poorly insulated doors and windows. Whenever possible, keep your blinds and curtains drawn so your home's energy - and your hard earned cash - won't be gone with the wind.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Daily Green Action #8

Ditch the microwave popcorn. Conventional microwave popcorn contains diacetyl, an additive that destroys the lung’s ability to expel air, causing the disorder bronchiolitis obliterans or Popcorn Lung. Next time you get a popcorn jones, drop one teaspoon of olive oil and ¼ cup loose organic kernels into a covered pot. Listen for the first few pops, then lift and shake the pot occasionally to prevent burning. In just a few minutes, you’ll have fresh, healthy popcorn than you can season to your own taste with salt and real butter. Now that’s tasty!

Monday, December 3, 2007

Daily Green Action #7

When you go out to a restaurant, bring along a plastic container to carry your leftovers home.

Friday, November 30, 2007

Daily Green Action #6

Forget the counterculture - it's all about vermiculture, baby! The practice of composting with worms can fit into any lifestyle - you can even get a bin that slides under the kitchen sink! Once your worms have done their magic, use that good rich dirt to grow your favorite potted plants or replenish your garden. You can even give it away to a local community garden.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Daily Green Action #5

Switch from liquid laundry detergent to powder. Liquid detergent is 80% water, which not only takes water out of our drought-stricken environment but requires more petroleum to transport. Next time you throw a load in, grab a scoop instead of a spout.