Posts Tagged ‘eco tips’

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The Easiest Way to Compost

Did you know that vegetable scraps, paper, yard trimmings and other naturally “biodegradable” items can not decompose in most land fills? This is because most land fills are anaerobic (air-locked) which deprives the biodegradable materials of oxygen and of the micro-organisms that break them down. What this means for all of us, is that we […]

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Eco-Friendly & Vegan Valentine’s Day Gifts

Most of you know I’m not very big on shopping.  My idea of a great Valentine’s Day would simply be time with your sweetheart.  Be it a picnic at a gorgeous park, a gourmet homemade meal, or hours set aside for one on one time (no cell phones allowed).  But lets face it, sometimes gifts […]

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FAQ: Where Should I Start First (when going green)?

The question I probably get asked most often is, “What should I change first?”. Greening our lives and learning to live more sustainably is a process and the answer to this question is really to start wherever you can. The important thing is that you start. I know that is the annoying answer that no […]

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I Found my Bliss at YogaGlo

One of the hardest parts about moving to Las Vegas was leaving my yoga studio. Let me tell all my Los Angeles friends now, you are spoiled with the amount of yoga studios around. Where I lived in Santa Monica I had 4 yoga studios within a half mile from me! Needless to say, I […]

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Ready to Talk Eco Toothbrushes?

Talking toothbrush may not seem so important, but its the little eco things we do that all add up.  And it turns out toothbrushes aren’t so insignificant. According to a 1999 report from the White House task force on recycling, toothbrushes represent more than 100 million pounds of plastic waste each year! So when eco […]

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Green Girl in Las Vegas Part 1: Sustainable grocery shopping

I have been living in Las Vegas for about 10 days now. It’s amazing how different everything can be just a 4 hour drive from Santa Monica. But I’m learning to navigate this city & to find my green living options. Whether you are new to a city or have lived there your whole life, […]

The Green Girl Next Door is Moving

Well, its official… I’m moving.  Check out where I’m moving and what I’ve been up to so my move is as eco-friendly as possible.  

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Welcome to Plastic Ocean. Would you like fecal bacteria with that?

Two weeks ago I posted an article, A Cry for Help, about a local surfer who collects trash while out surfing.  The images he had of the amount of trash being picked up in the dry season (aka: clean season) were deeply saddening.  Last week, shortly after posting that article, on October 5th we got […]

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Green your Halloween

Halloween is just 3 weeks away which means there is plenty of time to hit the thrift shops and re-sale stores to find your perfect costume.  Most people don’t think about their Halloween costume until a few days before the 31st, leaving them to scrounge around the costume shops for an overpriced but very cheaply […]

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Video tip: Say goodbye to paper towels!

It has been a month since I last did a video.  I apologize!  Todd has been working so much lately that I can’t bug him to make my videos.  So, I used my little digital camera and learned how to edit.  It is a bit rough but I’ll get better over time.  And now that […]