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Green Living Resource Guide
What can you do?
From dawn to dusk, you can reduce your environmental footprint and enjoy an eco-friendly
lifestyle. You can help make a difference, whether brushing your teeth or drinking fine wine. Below
are a few suggestions to get you started.
Green Actions Green Resources
Recycle as much as you can locally Call 1-800-CLEANUP or visit www.earth911.org to find
local recycling resources.
Collect hair clippings for recycling Visit Matter of Trust at www.matteroftrust.org to learn
about how your salon can participate to create hair mats
used in oil spills.
Clean with less-toxic cleaning products Read Clean & Green: The Complete Guide to Non-Toxic
and Environmentally Safe Housekeeping by Annie
Berthold-Bond. Visit www.seventhgeneration.com,
www.ecover.com or www.ecos.com.
Install a low-flow showerhead or a faucet
aerator
Available free at some local water and energy utilities and
for a fee at most hardware stores.
Choose compact fluorescent (CFL) or
LED light bulbs
Check out energy saving tips and products at
www.energystar.gov. CFL’s are available at local
hardware stores or buy online at www.energyguide.com.
Choose certified organic sheets,
mattress or pillow
Order online at www.greensleep.com, www.gaiam.com,
www.ahappyplanet.com, or www.h3environmental.com.
Brush with a recycled and recyclable
toothbrush
Find them a store near you via www.recycline.com.
Eat locally-grown and organic foods Buy from your local farmer’s market or food co-op. Visit
www.localharvest.org or www.thefoodalliance.org to find
your closest option.
Eat vegetarian meals or meat raised
without routine use of antibiotics
Learn more about eating vegetarian and antibiotics in
meat by visiting www.vrg.org and www.eatwellguide.org.
Choose sustainably-harvested fish Check out the Ocean’s Alive Seafood Guide at
www.oceansalive.org to find fish and sushi that’s good for
you and the environment.
Buy fair trade, organic, shade grown
coffee
Learn more at www.peacecoffee.com.
Serve organic beverages Visit www.ecowine.com to learn more about organic
wines.
Find a more fuel efficient vehicle and
pledge to use alternative transportation
once a week
Find information on a vehicle’s fuel efficiency at
www.fueleconomy.gov or www.greenercars.com.
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Want to learn more?
Check out the library. Surf the web. Create your own solutions. Send your ideas and
inspirations to [email protected]
Books to inspire
The Lorax Dr. Seuss
Blessed Unrest Paul Hawken
The Omnivore’s Dilemma Michael Pollan
Hot, Flat and Crowded – Why we need a green revolution Thomas L. Friedman
The Better World Shopping Guide – Every dollar makes a difference Ellis Jones
Websites for greener lifestyles
Fun, hip daily email tips www.idealbite.com
Environmental news source with a sense of humor www.grist.org
Wide array of sustainability topics and resources www.newdream.org
Short stories covering environmental and social news www.treehugger.com
Start your greener lifestyle at home www.greenhome.com
Practical steps for using your consumer and investor power for social change
www.coopamerica.org
Websites for greener workspaces
Resource Center on Business, the Environment and the Bottom Line www.greenbiz.com
Products and guidance for saving energy and money www.energystar.gov
Products and guidance for saving water www.epa.gov/watersense
Tips and tools from the Alliance to Save Energy www.ase.org
National directory of green building products www.BuildingGreen.com
Magazines that inspire and educate
Organic Style www.organicstyle.com
Natural Home www.naturalhomemagazine.com
Organic Gardening www.organicgardening.com
E, the Environmental Magazine www.emagazine.com
Mother Jones www.motherjones.com
The Ecologist www.theecologist.org
Note: Resource recommendations are not an endorsement for specific products or companies