Be eco-"logical" about planning your family gatherings right from the get-go. Shopping locally for an organic Rosh Hashanah meal, apples and honey will not only help support your neighbours and community, but you will also serve kind, chemical and pesticide-free food.
Critics delight in accusing environmentalists of hypocrisy. They take deep satisfaction in forwarding emails about Al Gore's colossal home energy bills. If they like that, they'll be delighted to learn that people like me and Al who identify as environmentalists aren't so green on average.
Ever thought about how many chemicals you sprayed, slathered, swallowed or sniffed even before you left the house this morning
Before you make a reservation, check out what the restaurant offers in terms of ingredients, menu items and eco-aspects. Ask if they use reusables, including cloth napkins and tablecloths. If you currently frequent establishments that use disposables (plastic cups for condiments and coleslaw), suggest that they switch.
There is no doubt the word "smart" is overplayed and devalued. A good example is smart meters for measuring home electricity
In July I spent four days in Edinburgh at TEDGlobal listening to a broad range of talks by amazing people who are doing amazing
Stop people on the street and ask them if the air quality in their home matters to them. I bet they would say "yes" across
For almost eight years, I have been dedicated to trying to help myself and others live a more ecological life. Yet, in my
Stop ignoring. Stop laughing. Stop fighting. Most who are trying to encourage positive, healthier change, are not doing it for themselves. Our children deserve and need a kinder, gentler, and greener planet to grow up on, and it's up to all of us to give it to them.
We're encouraged to consume more in order to reduce our impact. Buy green. Try this. Throw this out. Maybe you find it overwhelming, but just take a deep breath (of clean indoor air because I'm sure you've already rid your home of all toxic chemicals, right?) and don't write off living green.