Saturday, February 28, 2009

Inching Towards Spring

Spring is by far my favorite season and it is right around the corner! It's time to grab some eco-friendly spring staples. Swing by your local secondhand shoppe, participate in a springtime clothing swap with friends, or pickup some seasonal goodies in planet-friendly fabrics.

For the ladies:

Velvet's Hanazia Dress (note: the dress is not made of velvet, but by a company called Velvet) is the perfect day-to-night dress that will get you from work to evening activities.

Pair it with some Bonannos and an eco-friendly tote and you're ready to go!

And for the gents:

Try on Loomstate's organic cotton chino shorts.

And what says "Welcome to spring" more than a white button up oxford in comfortable hemp and cotton?

Roll up the sleeves, toss on a cap or some sunglasses, and you're ready for a barbecue!

Fresh Off the Presses

Greetings all! I've just returned from a fun little trip to visit the family, but I wanted to alert you to Josh Dorfmann's new book, The Lazy Environmentalist on a Budget. It's full of fantastic tips to help you green up AND save you a little money.

Happy reading!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Greening by Adopting a Pet? You Bet!

So sorry for the lack of regular posts, but it's been very busy around our house lately. Don't worry though, it's been a good busy. Soon, life will go back to normal and I'll have more time to post more frequently. As most of the regular readers know, I'm a huge proponent of pet adoption. Harper and Salinger are both adoptees and they make our house a happy place. If you're considering getting a pet, consider adoption. Adopting a pet is green because it employees the basic green tenets of reduce, reuse, recycle (in a very rudimentary sense). By adopting a pet that needs a home, you're cutting down on the number of animals in shelters and therefore cutting down on the resources necessary to sustain these organizations. has listings for all sorts of pets (from reptiles to barnyard animals and everything in between) from all across the country. So if you're looking for the perfect addition to your preppy plaid couch or a pal to ride along in your Volvo, you're guaranteed to find a forever friend through any of the many adoption services available. And just think, you'll finally have an excuse to buy that Vineyard Vines dog collar you've had your eye on!

Some friends of mine have a great organization set up in Nashville called Camp Chaos 37206. Visit their website here. They do fantastic work and I throw my support behind them 100%! Isn't life happier when you share your love? Get happy, adopt!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Green is the Color of Love

Photo by Mesut Ilgim

Wondering how to green your Valentine's Day? Check out these tips from Grist.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Meanwhile, Back in Nashville...

RPD and I met up in Nashville this past weekend and we did the usual rotation...Musician's Hall of Fame, The Country Music Hall of Fame, Pancake Pantry, The Charlie Daniels Museum, The Pie Wagon, Loveless Cafe, Printers Alley, and the all-too-famous "Buy one, get two free" sale at one of the boot shops on Broadway.

But the highlight of our trip was our visit to The Green Wagon, the precious little store I mentioned in a blog post a while back.

We got to browse the store and chat a bit with Jen, the owner. I can't wait to get back and do some more shopping at The Green Wagon!!!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Crying Crocodile Tears

As I'm sure most of you have already heard, two of my favorite publications are shutting down production. Green 'zine Plenty is closing its doors.

Perhaps even sadder is the end of Domino.

Now I guess I will have to read People when I fly...just like everyone else.