Down with Dirty Cleaning

Ever though that the products you use to clean your shower might be polluting the environment, or you? Turns out many can.  Household cleaning products also contain many harsh chemicals (bleach ect) that are bad both for humans and animals (hence all those warning labels) and the earth (most are not natural substances nor easily biodegraded). Continue reading

February 17, 2011, 2:39 PM
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Last time I posted about avoiding bottled water. Today, a related topic- recycling.  Most of us know that recycling glass and plastic bottles, as well as aluminum cans, can be a way to get extra cash. But what about other items around your home? Continue reading

Bottled Water Blues
February 10, 2011, 2:46 PM
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Bottled water has become part of most people’s lives. It’s convenient and many think it’s healthier than tap water. But the effect the bottles have on the environment is huge. ¬†There are environmental impacts from the oil that is drilled to make the bottles (plastic is made with petroleum), pollution from shipping the bottles, and pollution from the waste the empty bottles create (only about 12% of plastic water bottles are recycled and it takes 1,000 years for one to biodegrade) according to MSNBC. Continue reading

Save Electricity for the Planet and your Pocket

The first thing that comes to my mind when I think of saving electricity is to turn off lights in empty rooms. It’s a basic conservation technique most have heard many times, from conservationists or budget-mided parents. ¬†But as I recently learned, there are sneaky appliances that waste energy. I recently discovered how much these can waste ¬†over time- making your energy bills higher and taking a toll on mother nature. Continue reading

Green is Important

I know some may wonder why it is important to live a green lifestyle. Isn’t that kind of thing for environmentalists and Al Gore? ¬†For the record I do not consider myself an environmentalist or an Al Gore groupie, I’m just someone who cares about where I live. ¬†We need to take care of the earth for the same reason we ¬†keep our apartments and houses clean, ¬†so that we can live in them comfortably (well, at least most of us keep our houses clean). Continue reading

Hello world!
February 1, 2011, 6:25 PM
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My name is Kassandra. I’m starting this blog to write about ways to live an environmentally or “green” lifestyle.¬† I will post about different aspects of going green from transportation options, to products for your home and body, to food and packaging decisions. Some of these options can be expensive, but I will be posting options that are budget friendly. Continue reading