what on God’s green earth are you doing (to keep it green)?

check out The Green Bible, made with recycled paper and printed with soy-based ink. i think it’s very cool, but the last thing you should do is throw out your current Bible to get the new eco-friendly version. that would be defeating the purpose.

i would like to take this opportunity to list some steps you can take to be greener if you don’t need a new Bible. some of these i’ve already mentioned in previous posts, but it can’t hurt to hear them again, right?

 

Preserve Recycline Toothbrushes: You will have to replace your toothbrush eventually, and when you do, look no further than the Preserve toothbrush. Not only is it super cute, but it is made from recycled yogurt cups and is fully recyclable. Preserve provides postage-paid mailing envelopes/labels for you to send your toothbrushes and their cases back, and then transforms them into neat picnic tables and patio furniture. Recycline also offers other recycled/recyclable personal care products, too. just check out their website for more info.

Reusable grocery bags: If there is a Whole Foods Market near you, stop in and pick up a reuseable grocery tote made from recycled plastic bottles (it says: “I Used to Be A Plastic Bottle”). Of course, if you don’t have a Whole Foods Market near you, any old sturdy tote bag will do for your groceries, and most grocery stores are carrying their own versions now anyway! And whatever you do, please DON’T throw plastic bags away! Take them to a local plastic bag drop-off (many grocery stores have them).

Don’t flush every time you go: “If it’s yellow, let it mello; if it’s brown, flush it down”. Obviously, this does not apply to public restrooms- be courteous!

Women: have a green period: Sorry guys, i recommend that you don’t proceed any further. women: this little product  will save you money, be healthier for your body, and save the earth from getting cluttered with your disposable female products. i can testify that it is truly awesome!

Buy recycled paper products: I buy 100% recycled and unbleached toilet paper from Trader Joe’s, and Seventh Generation recycled paper towels. to offset the cost of the paper towels (which do cost more than the unrecycled kind), i just try not to use a lot. regular old fashioned dish towels work just fine.

Bring your own to-go box: Don’t box up your food in a restaurant provided styrofoam container! If you anticipate leftovers when you go out to eat, take your own Gladware or Tupperware container with you! Your food will say fresher, you will save room in your trash can, and you won’t pollute the earth with another unbiodegrable piece of styrofoam!

Recycle!!!! You can even if you don’t think you can, but you may have to be inconvenienced. I have to drive 10 miles away every couple of weeks as my apartment does not have a recycling facility. Check your county’s website to find the nearest recycling options for you.

Compact Flourescent Light Bulbs: They will save you money and they will save energy. What’s stopping you? Sam’s Club has a reasonably priced multi-pack (there are 8-10 in a pack). Check out Energy Star’s site to find the right CFL bulb for you!

 

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