It's Now Easier to be Green

Bloggers Unite - Blog Action DayIt's everywhere in the news these days – thousands of things we can do, products we can buy, actions we can take to be more eco-friendly. Without getting on any type of soapbox, I figured that for today (Blog Action Daymy RSS feeds.

The site is called Low Impact Living and it writes about all sorts of ways that we can help reduce our carbon footprint. One of my favorite posts talks about how those of us who rent our dwellings can also do things that can greenify our place.

One other spot that's pretty cool is the Earthlab Carbon and Lifestyle Calculator. It takes less than 3 minutes to take the quiz and gather your score. Mine was 367 – but I'll be taking steps to lower that over the next year. What's your score?

+ original post date: October 15, 2007 07:00 AM
+ categories: Dwellings, Environment, News, Web Stuff


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My score is 184. It was a little misleading on some of the questions since I don't commute at all, and the train I ride is electric with that electricity being renewable (hydro). Oh well.

Another site you'd probably like is Apartment Therapy's green section. It's a little froo-froo for me sometimes, but I bet you'd like it.

I also made a list of 60 ways to make your life greener, and they are all targeted to people in the city (apartment dwellers, mostly). Most of them are cheap or free and will probably save you money in the end. Plus they are all really important!

Seth, in honor of Blog Action Day (and because it's the right thing to do), I think you should quit the Pop Tart habit for good. Eat local eggs instead. Or organic fruit. Or cereal you buy in bulk with local milk. Hell, just make a big batch of brown rice. In the morning, scoop some out, add some milk, sugar, cinnamon, raisins, and nuts or seeds, and pop it in the microwave for a while. I'll make a tree-hugger out of you yet!

+ author: danica
+ posted: October 15, 2007 09:34 AM


+ author: bev
+ posted: October 15, 2007 03:47 PM

I just bought a solar charger for my gadgets from Solar Style. They are way cheap and you can get adapters for most gadgets. I got the pack that included one for my phone and ipod.


Up next, it's the solar messenger bag

KCP&L is offering rebates on compact flourescent bulbs. It's not as good a deal as last year where you could get them for $1, but it's still a good deal

+ author: Andy
+ posted: October 18, 2007 11:10 AM

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