You’ve still got two days left to catch all the Labor Day sales. And remember, don’t go shopping just because you feel like it, because consumerism isn’t green. Buy if you need to replace something, and make your dollars speak for you by choosing more sustainable products. Trust me when I tell you that manufacturers are paying attention. Now on to the links: :: READ THE FULL POST
From the Blogosphere (and News-O-Sphere):
Green Your Decor has been nominated for Divine Caroline’s “Love This Site” awards, and I could use the votes of my faithful readers to make it to the top of a very competetive category: Home & Food. I’m competing with the likes of blogs like Blissfully Domestic (which I coincidentally just became a contributor for) and Simple Mom, one of my favorite blogs.
The top vote getters from each of our category will receive a $250 Visa gift card, along with one editor’s pick from each category. But I’m more concerned about spreading the word about Green Your Decor. So head on over and cast your vote! :: READ THE FULL POST
My very first entertainment center was a piece of junk. It was one of those cheap (my bad…inexpensive) pieces from Wal-Mart that had to be put together. It was made of a very lightweight MDF, and lets just say it didn’t last very long. The next was a behemoth from Best Buy that my husband and I almost broke the last time we moved because we couldn’t lift it. It was a sturdy piece, but it was also entirely too large — meaning it took over our living room. I vowed that the next time we were in the market for a piece of TV center, it would be minimal and have just enough storage space for the essentials. :: READ THE FULL POST
I remember watching an episode of the Discovery Channel’s “Dirty Jobs” when host Mike Rowe worked with a company that does tire recovery. They went out to a forest with beautiful scenery along the way. Then all of a sudden in a clearing, tens of thousands of illegally discarded tires. Stacks of them for as far as the eye could see. They spent all day loading a truck with precision to ensure they could fit at least 800 tires on board. They didn’t even put a dent in the pile. :: READ THE FULL POST
There are reasons all of us greenies want everyone to take care about the products they are bringing in to their homes. Reasons that will make sense to even those people who are against the whole idea of “going green.” Yes, we want to have the least impact on the Earth as possible. But we are also doing all this detoxifying and patronage of organic, natural and non-toxic products for the sake ouf our health and the safety of our families. Next time you buy a can of paint, think about whether you’d want your infant breathing in the fumes. That should be all the convincing it takes to get you to go low- or zero-VOC. :: READ THE FULL POST