Buying second-hand products as a means to saving money and resources is kind of a no-brainer: gently used items will always cost you less, and you’re making more efficient use of the materials and energy that went into creating them. Taking your thrift shopping online expands the possibilities of finding just the right thing…
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Missed our discussion about localizing your holidays on today’s edition of Hangin’ with sustainablog? Not a problem – we’ve got recordings ready to go.
Not ready to green every aspect of your life? Your choices as a consumer make for a relatively painless way to start living more responsibly… and these five online tools can help you do it.
Feeling the need to do some holiday shopping over the next few days? No doubt, some will find Black Friday (or, shoot, Black Thursday now) deals too tempting to resist. But if you can wait a day, and focus your buying on small, local businesses on Small Business Saturday, you’ll avoid a lot of environmental impact, and do more good for your local economy.
Shopping local at farmers’ markets, craft shows and other eco-friendly events is one great way to kick off the Spring season, and you’ll be supporting artists creating completely handmade and recycled products from things you may throw away.
Green is a hot trend, and businesses try to capitalize on consumers’ concern for the environment by touting their products’ eco-friendly traits. “Recyclable”, “natural”, “compostable”, “biodegradable”, “organic”…what do these terms mean? Unfortunately for consumers, there are no standards or consensus about what green actually signifies. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is the governmental agency in […]
After several weeks of the annual press release barrage, I generally agree with David Quilty’s assessment of marketing efforts surrounding this event… and his claim that “we cannot shop our way to a cleaner planet.” Like David, I’ve gotten those same press releases… and, by and large, ignored them. On the other hand, people do […]
Did you know that organic food can save you money? This may possibly surprise you, since supermarket organic food sometimes has the reputation for being wilted and overpriced. But there’s a few tips and tricks (which you are about to learn) which make it possible for you to save money while going organic with your […]
Reduce, reuse, recycle. How many times have you heard that one? Whatever the case, one of my favorite ways to practice the second “r” is by frequenting the local flea markets. Why buy new when there’s plenty of used items in this world that could use a good home? I am convinced you could get […]
Millions of Americans are declaring financial sustainability, even if they don’t exactly call it that. After all, we can’t borrow our way out of debt. We’re paying down or paying off credit cards. We’re getting rid of our mortgage or putting an extra payment toward the principal balance (which has huge cost savings advantages). Or […]
In a previous post, I listed five of the best things I think you can do in order to live a sustainable lifestyle. Now, here is the top five list. #5: Leave the Plastic Plastic probably has not shown us it’s true face yet. We think it’s convenient, useful for many things, and cheap. But […]
GenGreenLife, National Geographic Green Guide and EVO.com partner to form new online portal to green products and services Looking for a carpet cleaner that doesn’t use all kinds of dangerous high-VOC cleaning products? Have a hunkering for some tofurkey slices but are out of town and away from your favorite natural foods grocer? If you […]