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Week 22: Be the Green Sheep

This is not exactly what this week's blog post was supposed to be about...I think that topic may have to wait until next week, because right now this is the topic on my mind. When you start making the switch to green living, you may find that the transition is relatively easy on a personal… Continue reading Week 22: Be the Green Sheep

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Week 21: Don’t Get Greenwashed!!

Sometimes, my family and I butt heads over the whole green movement thing. As I've mentioned time and time again...it isn't super convenient. When it comes to my choices for deodorant or shampoo or even food, I often leave my family scratching their heads. However, my family does care about the environment quite a lot.… Continue reading Week 21: Don’t Get Greenwashed!!

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Week 20: Get Used to Getting it Used

Woohoo!!!! 20 weeks into the sustainable living challenge! If you've been keeping up with me so far, give yourself a round of applause! I would do it myself...but somehow writing it just can't compare to the real thing... This week, I have a challenge for you that is not only fantastic for the environment, but… Continue reading Week 20: Get Used to Getting it Used

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Week 19: Stay Hopeful For a Green Planet

This week's challenge may seem a little unrelated to the usual list of topics I talk about on this blog, but it's still extremely important. Too many people look at what is happening our planet and develop a nihilistic attitude. Some people I encounter will ask me, "Well, we're all screwed anyway, why bother?" The… Continue reading Week 19: Stay Hopeful For a Green Planet

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Week 18: Fun in the Sun With Eco-friendly Sunscreen

It's that time of year again!  The sun is out, the beach is calling, and so is the sunburn!  If you're like me, summer is a mixed bag.  I love being outside, but I don't tan.  The sun says "bippity boppity boo", and suddenly I look like a humanoid lobster.  But did you know that… Continue reading Week 18: Fun in the Sun With Eco-friendly Sunscreen

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Week 17: Stop and Smell the…Chemicals?

Have you ever walked into a room only to have your nose assaulted with the overwhelming smells of lavender or fruit from an air freshener or cleaning products?  Well, I hate to break it to you, but those aren't natural fragrances you're smelling.  And all of those synthetic fragrances are getting into our water, impacting… Continue reading Week 17: Stop and Smell the…Chemicals?

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Week 16: The Straw That Breaks the Planet’s Back

When I was a kid, straws were one of my favorite things.  You know those neon bendy ones?  Yeah, those were the BEST!  Now that I am older, wiser, and more environmentally conscious, I've come to realize that straws are not so great.  This single-use plastic is something many of us don't even think about… Continue reading Week 16: The Straw That Breaks the Planet’s Back

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Week 15: Get to Know the 5 R’s of Green Living

It's been another busy week!  So I am extremely grateful to have the Memorial Day Holiday.  As I write this, I'm riding the train down to Charlottesville to visit a friend for the weekend.  Since I have tons of leg space and a nice tray-table, I thought I would take the time to go over… Continue reading Week 15: Get to Know the 5 R’s of Green Living

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Week 14: Public Transit by the Numbers

This week, I'm cat/dog-sitting for a friend in the city, which means that yoga has become an obstacle course.  It also means my commute is down to 15 minutes!  But normally it's quite a bit longer!  I could go about this commute any number of ways, but there are always options for making the commute more… Continue reading Week 14: Public Transit by the Numbers

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Week 13: She’s Got a Ticket to Ride (Public Transit)

Why drive when you can take public transit? This week I'm putting out a plug for riding the bus and using public transit to cut down your carbon footprint!