Week 47 – Buy organic hard alcohol

When I walked into Whole Foods for my usual grocery shopping, I was skeptical that I would be able to find organic hard alcohol.  I should have had more faith!  As with all of their foods and products, they had plenty of organic alcohol options.  2 flavors of vodka, margarita mix, rum, and tequila.  And…

Week 46 – Plan an eco-friendly funeral

I’m not planning on dying any time soon, and I hope no one I know is either.  However, Thistles did this as one of her green changes, and I like the idea.  Each year US cemeteries bury over 30 million feet of hardwood, 107,000 tons of steel/copper, and 1.6 million tons of reinforced concrete.  Is all of…

Week 45 – Ask for eco-friendly gifts

Giving/ getting eco-friendly gifts is a great way to raise awareness about the need to consume less (or consume smarter).  I asked my family to consider giving me eco-friendly gifts (things to save energy, things made from recycled/ organic materials, or things from thrift stores).  This Christmas when I’m shopping for the people on my…

How much did you pay Al-Qaeda last month?

Hot, Flat, and Crowded by Thomas L. Friedman gives a unique perspective on the importance of going Green.  Friedman is not some hippie environmentalist.  He is a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist, and his arguments are logically, economically, politically, and environmentally sound.  He argues that we need to go Green not only to save the polar bears and…

Week 44 – Fix my leaky faucet…..?

I have a confession to make.  I have a leaky faucet in my bathroom.  Yes, I know, I’m the worst environmentalist ever.  We live in an apartment, so I don’t have the freedom to go and tear out all the plumbing and put in new pipes/ faucets.  I did try to have the maintenance crew…